The Henry Street Settlement and the Project Liberty Downtown Center will hold a neighborhood gathering on Wednesday, July 9, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Project Liberty Drop-In Center at the Terrace Club, 380 Rector Place in Battery Park City. The get-together is designed to help residents network and, if they choose, share thoughts on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. It will feature art therapy, yoga, meditative relaxation, stress management, activities for kids and gourmet treats from local restaurants.
Its in an effort to rebuild the community, said Vita Iacovone, Project Liberty director at the Henry Street Settlement. Theres been a tendency overall for people to isolate themselves.
Iacovone stressed that the event would not have any mandatory therapy components and would instead offer residents a chance to relax and meet their neighbors. For more information on free counseling services through the federally funded Project Liberty program, call (212) 233-5032 or (212) 945-1607 or drop by 380 Rector Place Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.