Our Venues

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe* is the quintessential New York venue— a generous space in a historic, beautifully renovated building located in popular and vibrant SoHo.

With 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases and mahogany- paneled balconies and bookshelves, this space lends style and sophistication to any event and is a key destination on New York’s literary circuit.

*A portion of the space rental at the bookstore is tax deductible, ask a staff member for more information.

The Bookstore Cafe is an ideal setting for everything from company holiday parties to weddings, from book releases to bar mitzvahs.

Powerhouse Arena

The Works is the preferred caterer at the powerHouse Arena.

Located at 37 Main Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, the 10,200-square-foot space is unlike any other in New York City, featuring a soaring 24-foot ceiling on the 5,000-square-foot ground floor, and an equally impressive 5,200-square-foot mezzanine, with over 175 feet of glass frontage, designed by esteemed architectural firm David Howell Design. Located on the mezzanine level, the lounge functions as a gallery, VIP area, and green room for authors. 150 guests seated; 200+ for cocktail style events.

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DiMenna Center

The Works is a preferred caterer at the DiMenna Center:

At 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan, The DiMenna Center features acoustically-optimized, affordable rehearsal, recording, and special event space. The DiMenna Center’s spaces can be rented by a wide range of organizations for corporate and social events. Renters come from all parts of the entertainment, media and corporate world—including ad agencies, fashion industry professionals, seminars, and television producers.


“We wanted to thank you for making our wedding perfect. The space was beautiful, the food was delicious and your staff was so friendly and professional (and our guests kept telling us so). You are truly amazing— the way you handled every little thing we threw at you was so impressive. Thank you!”

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