Abrons Arts Center

Lower East Side, New York, New York
(37 Reviews)

The Abrons Arts Center is the performing and visual arts center of Henry Street Settlement. The facility links the 300-seat proscenium Playhouse, originally constructed as the Neighborhood Playhouse by philanthropists Alice Lewisohn and Irene Lewisohn in 1915 to the main art center building, which opened in 1975. The development added two theaters and an outdoor amphitheater. Visual arts exhibitions are mounted in the Abrons Main Gallery and the ground-floor Culpeper Gallery. The underground floor of Abrons is a shared artist studio space. Classrooms and dance studios are located on all floors for arts training and instruction.

Our Mission

The Abrons supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work; cultivates artists in all stages of their practice through educational programs, commissions, and residencies; and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and arts-workers.

Classes & Workshops

The classes and workshops at Abrons Arts Center offer progressive, experiential learning opportunities for makers at all levels of artistic development. We encourage risk taking, collaboration, and embrace curiosity. Participants are encouraged to construct meaningful responses and collaborate while thinking critically.

Reviews of Abrons Arts Center

(37 Reviews)


Attended: Drink and Draw

The instructor created such a fun class vibe. I hope she teaches the class again!


Attended: Starter Piano

Tonino was a great instructor!

Andrea B.

Attended: Starter Piano

The professor is great! He gives individual attention and has you practice with the group. He's fun and calm. Now, I'm signed up for his Piano I course :) it's a Great workshop. You learn some of the basics like finger numbering, treble and bass clef, begin to learn how to read music and play it. Definitely practice in between because it shows. :P


Attended: Drink and Draw: Unprecedented Still Life with Nudity

Good class. Only issue was that it was a little over booked so we were crowded.

Kelvin Eweka

Attended: Drink + Draw

Was a fun light and enjoyable class with great atmosphere

Kechi A.

Attended: Afro-Karibe Dance Intensive

Kechi A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Alek D.

Attended: Bonsai

Alek D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Patrick L.

Attended: School Of Making Thinking - Holy Fools

Patrick L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Summer J.

Attended: Art Reading

Summer J. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Starter Piano

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002
Abrons Arts Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
466 Grand St
At Pitt St
New York, New York 10002

Teachers at Abrons Arts Center

Abrazo Jimenez Adam Parker Smith Alan Lennox Alex Rodabaugh Alex Romania Alexandra Tatarsky Alexia Sky Alina Ruiz Folini Alison Kuo Alison Tynes Alison Kuo & Emma Zurer Alison Kuo and Williamson Brasfield Amanda Alfieri Amanda Parmer Andrew Bui Angela Young Ani Taj Antonio Ramos Ayo Yunyu Shih Barbara L. Tate Baseera Khan Ben Schrier Benjamin Schrier Beverly Acha Brent Birnbaum Carlos Mateu Carolyn Sickles Carolyn Salas Casey Atre Chantara Ellis Charles Jones Chelsea Escher Chelsea Knight Chemin Hsiao Chris Moffett Christine Garvey Christine Hou Colin Self Cory Tamler Cynthia Carr & John Kelly Daniela Mekler Daniela Gomez Paz Danny Carroll David Drake David Bench David Sheinkopf Deidrea Hamid Derek Stroup Diana Crum Dianne Galliano Doreen Garner Edwin Smalling Eleanor Bishop Elizabeth Boyle Erica Guerrero Eroca Nicols Esther Neff Ethan Philbrick Faye Driscoll Hannah Verrill Harold Goldberg Hillary Doyle Hillary Doyle House Show Iele Paloumpis Ilana Simons Iliana Ortega Ivan Forde Jaamil Kosoko Jack “Bicho” Kellogg Jacob Slominski Jaimie Warren Jason Dah Jay Moorthy Jeanine Durning Jenn Grossman Jennifer Patterson Jennifer Rosenbilt Jess Worby Jess Worby & Ryan Toth Jess Worby and Joel Lambdin Jessica Calvanico Jessica Segall Jessica Goldschmidt Jim Robertson Jodi (Mary Jo) Karem Joel Lambdin John Kurzynowski John - Paul Bernbac John Jesurun & Marissa Perel Jonathan Durham Joni Murphy & J. Soto Joshua William Gelb Julian Velasco Juliana May Julie Hill Julie Atlas Muz Julio Badel Jumatatu Poe Jumatatu Poe Justin Cabrillos Justine Williams Kaaron Briscoe Minefee Karinne Keithley Syers & Jen Rosenblit Katherine Cooper Katherine Ferrier Kathy Westwater Kati Gegenheimer Kit McDaniel Kristian Nammack Kyoung Eun Kang Larissa Valez­Jackson Las Hermanas Iglesias Lee Maida Lenora Champagne & Aaron Mattocks llona Bito llona Bito LOLO Haha & Sophie Traub Lorene Bouboushian Luciana Achugar Magali Duzant & Janette Spicer Manuela Gonzalez Maria Rapicavoli Mathew Hogan Mathew Garrity Mathew Mitchel Michael Inge Michael Baggetta Michelle Cole Miguel Gutierrez Mike Mikos Miki Sasamoto Millie Kapp Modesto Flako Jimenez Mor Erlich and Jeff Marras Nami Yamamoto Nate Hill Ned Riseley Neeyma Morgan Ni'Ja Whitson Nichi Douglas Nick Hallett Nicole Schneit Nisse Greenberg Pamela Council Park McArthur Patrick Breiner & Nathan Pape Pavel Zustiak Pie Hole Rachel Lyon Rachel Klinghoffer Rachel Grobstein Rachel Castillo & Nilaja Sun Randy Luna Rebecca Robertson Ricardo Gamboa Richard Johnson Robert La Fosse Robert Randazzo Rosza Levitsky Ryan Toth Sally Bozzulo Sam Corbin Sara Lyons Sarah Dahnke Sarah Maxfield Sarah Maxwell Seth Paris Simone Tetrault Sonya Derman Stephan Wulffen Steven Thompson Sunny Hitt Takashi Horisaki Tamar Ettun Tara Aisha Willis Todd Bigelow Tom Block Tonino Miano Trevor Davis Ursula Eagly & Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Various Instructors Veronica Frenning Vincent Iannelli Wendell Cooper Wilder Duncan Yaminah Legohn Zachary Cruz Zachary Cruz & Randy Luna
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