Center for Wellbeing & Happiness Membership

Learn about the benefits of our FREE membership. Whether you live, work, or go to school on the Lower East Side, you are eligible to join the Center.

Enjoy FREE programming for Lower East Side community members of all generations and genders. Take a Zumba or Tai Chi class, receive financial counseling, learn new culinary skills, find a community support group, receive one on one wellness coaching, and more.
Center for Wellbeing & Happiness membership is limited to Lower East Side community members. If you are not a community member and want to keep in touch, you can click here to sign up for our newsletter.

Who can become a member?

Lower East Side (LES) residents of all generations and genders can become members. You are a LES community member if one or more of the following applies to you:

Live on the LES

Work on the LES

Member of a LES-based nonprofit organization

Grew up on the LES

Go to school on the LES

Child goes to school on the LES

Personalized Support

Get support on your wellness journey with the help of a trained coach. Through our Community Wellness Coaching program, you will:

  • Choose the goals you want to work on with the help of the Community Wellness Coordinator
  • Develop a personalized plan to reach your goals
  • Meet with the Community Wellness Coordinator to track your progress

A Space To Connect

Take advantage of our newly designed building, which includes a community recording studio, a cafe with grab-and-go snacks, movement space, and a classroom. Stop by our daily open hours to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, free Wi-Fi, our community library, and the company of our members in the Wellbeing Lounge!

How do I sign up?

To sign up for our FREE membership, please visit us at the Center for Wellbeing & Happiness located at 101 Avenue D (between East 7th & 8th Streets). The registration process is simple: after completing a one-page form with your contact information, you will be ready to start your wellness journey!

Frequently Asked

How much does membership cost? How much do classes cost?

Membership is free to all Lower East Side residents, and there is no charge for any of the classes offered by the Center for Wellbeing and Happiness.

If I am not a LES community member, can I pay for a membership or classes?

No, we cannot enroll participants who are not Lower East Side community members in our membership or classes, and we cannot accept payment for membership or classes

When is the Center for Wellbeing & Happiness open? What are the hours?

We are currently open on the following days. We will expand our operating hours in the future. 

  • Wednesday:   12 PM – 7 PM
  • Thursday:   12 PM – 8 PM
  • Saturday:   10:30 AM – 3:30 PM 

Can I become a member if I don't have an email address?

Yes. If you do not have an email, you can become a member by visiting the center in-person at 101 Avenue D, and filling out a paper form.

Can I host community meetings or events here?

Yes, the Center for Wellbeing & Happiness may be rented for civic, educational, cultural, and community-related events.

The Center is not available for:

  • Private social events such as birthday, graduation, or retirement parties;
  • External fundraising events, projects, or programs;
  • Events which offer items or services for sale or which include overt solicitation of clients for products or services
  • Meetings or events held for political parties or interests for the sole purpose of soliciting or raising money.   

If your event meets the above criteria, you may submit an event request form. If your request is approved, you will be responsible for the timely payment of the rental fee.

How do I become an instructor at the Center for Wellbeing & Happiness?

Please fill out the form at, and a member of our team will follow up with you.