MIKE, Department of Integration and Community Engagement
Sound, Sun, Pleasure

17 June 2023

Abrons Arts Center and Henry Street Settlement’s Department of Integration and Community Engagement invite you to a day-long outdoor celebration of our beloved Lower East Side community over Juneteenth weekend. Free performances, activities, and food!

This program is free and advance registration is encouraged. Admission is subject to our capacity at the time of your arrival.


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    12pm Sol Lain Playground Activities

    Free RSVP

Sun Chimes Through the Summer Song, Emily Manwaring, 2022–23 Visual Artist AIRspace Resident

Abrons Arts Center Activities

1–7pm: Sound, Sun, Pleasure Live!

Sol Lain Playground Activites

12–1pm: West African Drumming and Dance Performance with Kotchenga Dance Company

12–4pm: T-shirt Painting with the Black Painters Academy

1–2pm: Double Dutch Workshop with Ms. K’s Swagga Jumpers

12–2pm: Skateboard Clinic with the Harold Hunter Foundation

2–3pm: Magic Show with Joseph Fields

2–3pm: Open Skate with the Harold Hunter Foundation

3–4pm: "Tricks For Cash" Best Trick Session with the Harold Hunter Foundation


The Department of Integration and Community Engagement (D.I.C.E.)

The Department of Integration and Community Engagement (D.I.C.E.) is one of the newest additions to the Henry Street Settlement family tree. Its goal is to foster program integration, authentic community engagement, and culturally relevant marketing and recruitment approaches to agency-wide services. Seven “integration liaisons” serve as ambassadors for programs and services throughout the agency. Their job is to increase programmatic collaboration and awareness by building relationships and actively encouraging participation in programs and events across the Settlement. The department organizes community events such as Summer Saturdays and Halloween festival and assists in coordinating Henry Street’s annual Community Day.

Harold Hunter Foundation (Co-Presenter)

Established in memory of legendary skateboarder Harold Hunter, the Harold Hunter Foundation is a nonprofit community-based organization headquartered in New York City. Its fundamental goal is to provide a network of support, opportunity, and advocacy for NYC youth so they can reach their full potential as skateboarders and young adults.

The Good Company (Tricks for Cash Best Tricks Session Sponsor)

Founded in 2012, The Good Company is known for its streetwear apparel and collaborations with both local and national brands, musicians, illustrators, and other creatives.

Labor Skateboard Shop (Tricks for Cash Best Tricks Session Sponsor)

Established in 2012, Labor Skateboard Shop sells skateboards, shoes, and gear, with locations on the Lower East Side and in Williamsburg.

MIKE (Sound, Sun, Pleasure Live! Curator)

MIKE is a quintessential old soul. The 24-year-old artist’s wisdom is evident in both his calm delivery and measured questioning. Known for introspective, subtly profound rhymes that explore grief, family, and identity, and melt over muffled, soul-seasoned samples, MIKE’s signature sound returns matured and healthy on his eighth album Beware of the Monkey. The beloved rapper has come a long way from making waves in underground hip-hop circles with the [sLUms] collective formed in New York in 2015. Since, he’s released numerous critically celebrated albums, earned Pitchfork’s Best New Music accolade twice, and toured with artists like Blood Orange, Earl Sweatshirt, and Freddie Gibbs.


Sol Sips

Sol Sips provides wholesome, quality, plant-based nourishment, led by chef Francesca Chaney.

Sugar Hill Creamery

Sugar Hill Creamery serves handmade, small batch ice cream and non-dairy frozen desserts, with both seasonal and classic flavors available year around. Many of the available flavors are inspired by the owners’ Caribbean and Midwestern cultures, as well as Harlem, the shop's neighborhood of more than 15 years.

Sweet Chick

Gourmet chicken & waffles star at this hip, down-home Southern comfort-food restaurant.

BEM | Books & More

BEM | Books & More is a new literary home at the intersection of food and Blackness. They carry global cookbooks, nonfiction, poetry, fiction and more.

LES Tha 6th Boro

LES Tha 6th Boro is a project founded by Lower East Side resident Elroy Gay, whose mission is to organize community events, design urban apparel, and support artists and entrepreneurs in spreading messages of hope, positive lifestyles, and literacy development.