Due to the challenging and complex situation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Greenwich House Pottery is temporarily closed. 

Dear GHP Community,

For 116 years, Greenwich House has been looking after its community with singular focus on its health and happiness. Today you remain our top priority and due to the challenging and complex situation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have decided to temporarily close Greenwich House Pottery. The Pottery will close Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Beyond our own operations and logistics, we are even more concerned for our community and its safety, for you personally and for those with whom you interact. To be clear, we do not have a report of infection within the Greenwich House community. We are closing at a time when city and state officials are universally recommending social distancing and limiting movement around New York City.

As an historic provider of important health and human services to our community, Greenwich House, and Pottery, continue to follow the recommendations provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the New York City Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That said, we ask that you please be patient with us during this time. This is all truly new territory for us.

Additionally, and in case you were worrying about our faculty and staff, we are working to provide at least temporary supports for all staff (including part-time and faculty) during this shutdown, to ensure that they don’t experience any undue financial burden as we all do our part during this global health crisis.

If you have questions or concerns about this situation, please contact us at pottery@greenwichhouse.org. We sincerely hope these measures help reduce the spread of the virus in New York City and keep our most at-risk community members safe. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as this pandemic subsides.

Stay healthy and be well.

The Pottery Crew