Archive

  • Our Story at the Tenement Museum

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture | on January 11, 2018

    Our Storytelling in Our Immigrant City Exhibition has been added to the Tenement Museum’s Your Story, Our Story website! This project helps uncover the patterns that bind us, no matter where we came from or how long we’ve been here. Explore stories from across the country, upload the story of an object that carries meaning […]

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  • New Year’s Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on December 26, 2017

    Manny Cantor Center will be operating on the following schedule for New Year’s: Sunday | 12/31 | CLOSED Monday | 1/1 | CLOSED MCC Fitness Center will be operating on the following schedule for New Year’s: Sunday | 12/31 | 7AM-3PM Monday | 1/1 | 10AM-5PM Best wishes this holiday season from MCC!

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  • Teaching Painting is Passion: Jodie Niss

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on December 22, 2017

    For Jodie Niss, teaching painting has always been a part of her self-expression. She started teaching painting techniques around 12 years old guiding the younger students at her school. Jodie said, “From a very early age I was teaching people how to paint, it just came naturally. I like guiding others through the process of […]

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  • Christmas Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on December 20, 2017

    Manny Cantor Center will be operating on the following schedule for Christmas: Sunday | 12/24 | CLOSED Monday | 12/25 | CLOSED MCC Fitness Center will be operating on the following schedule for Christmas: Sunday | 12/24 | 7AM-3PM Monday | 12/25 | CLOSED Best wishes this holiday season from MCC!

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  • Storytelling in Our Immigrant City: Croilot

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC | on December 12, 2017

    In anticipation of the opening of Sharing the Miracle: Storytelling in our Immigrant City on December 14th, we will be highlighting a few stories from this exhibit. Within this space, we are celebrating the stories, struggles, successes, and life perspectives of twenty five people whose lives have been touched by immigration. These stories are of […]

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  • MCC Fitness Renovation Closure

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Health & Wellness | on December 8, 2017

    New Us. New You. Manny Cantor Fitness is getting an upgrade this coming week! We will be closed 12PM Sunday, December 10 – Friday, December 15 to refresh our fitness center so that it is providing the very best space for our members to get healthy.  During this time, Manny Cantor Fitness members will have use of our sister-site, 14th Street […]

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  • Storytelling in Our Immigrant City: Fatima

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, Meet MCC | on December 7, 2017

    In anticipation of the opening of Sharing the Miracle: Storytelling in our Immigrant City on December 14th, we will be highlighting a few stories from this exhibit. Within this space, we are celebrating the stories, struggles, successes, and life perspectives of twenty five people whose lives have been touched by immigration. These stories are of […]

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  • Demetra Tsantes: Kidfit Ballet Instructor

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Health & Wellness, Meet MCC | on December 5, 2017

    Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to MCC to teach this course “I have been working at MCC these last two years, but having been working with children for the last 6 years in various dance and afterschool programs. I am a professional Tap dancer who loves dancing and performing and […]

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  • Storytelling in Our Immigrant City: York

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on December 4, 2017

    In anticipation of the opening of Sharing the Miracle: Storytelling in our Immigrant City on December 14th, we will be highlighting a few stories from this exhibit. Within this space, we are celebrating the stories, struggles, successes, and life perspectives of twenty five people whose lives have been touched by immigration. These stories are of […]

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  • Storytelling in Our Immigrant City: Ruth

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on November 29, 2017

    In anticipation of the opening of Sharing the Miracle: Storytelling in our Immigrant City on December 14th, we will be highlighting a few stories from this exhibit. Within this space, we are celebrating the stories, struggles, successes, and life perspectives of twenty five people whose lives have been touched by immigration. These stories are of […]

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  • Feargal Doyle: Watercolor Instructor

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, Meet MCC | on November 29, 2017

    “Watercolor is a very exciting medium, as it is impossible to completely control the results, you are forced into going with the flow and it lends itself to a more intuitive style.”   What is your background with the Educational Alliance/MCC and what brought you to teach at the Art School? “I began to volunteer […]

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  • The Rooftop @ Manny Cantor Center: Shana & Jim’s Wedding

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on October 25, 2017

    We recently interviewed Shana and Jim, a wonderful couple who chose to have their wedding ceremony at The Rooftop @ Manny Cantor Center. Read their story below! MCC: First, thank you for choosing MCC as your wedding venue and sharing your wedding album with us! We loved your photos. We have to know: how did you […]

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  • Why the Red Card is front and center at MCC

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on October 6, 2017

    “We want to affirm that our center is a place where our community can be safe. We serve a large number of recent immigrants, who have felt particularly vulnerable in the face of hateful and divisive political rhetoric.” Joanna Samuels, Executive Director of MCC, wrote about the importance of The Red Card exhibit in the […]

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  • Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on November 15, 2017

    Manny Cantor Center will be operating on the following schedule for Thanksgiving: Thursday | 11/23 | CLOSED Friday | 11/24 | CLOSED MCC Fitness Center will be operating on the following schedule for Thanksgiving: Thursday | 11/23 | CLOSED Friday | 11/24 | 6AM-10PM Best wishes from MCC

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  • Yom Kippur Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on September 28, 2017

    Manny Cantor Center & Fitness Center will be operating on the following schedule for Yom Kippur : Friday | 9/29 | 6AM-6PM Saturday | 9/30 | CLOSED Best wishes from MCC

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  • Donate to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief at Manny Cantor Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on September 26, 2017

    This has been a difficult week for many in our community, especially those who have family and friends in Puerto Rico. This week, Educational Alliance is collecting donations to help with hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Starting at noon today and continuing through October 1st, Educational Alliance is joining city-wide efforts by opening their four […]

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  • Rosh Hashanah Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on September 19, 2017

    Manny Cantor Fitness & all other Manny Cantor Center programs operate on the following Rosh Hashanah holiday schedule: Manny Cantor Center & all programs in building close Wednesday, 9/20 at 6PM. MCC is CLOSED 9/21 & 9/22. Regular hours resume Saturday, 9/23 (7AM-9PM). Shanah tovah!

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  • Introducing KidFit @Manny Cantor Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Health & Wellness, Meet MCC | on September 1, 2017

    MCC Fitness Group Exercise and Programming Director Carolina Walicki talks to us about new KidFit programming! Starting this fall, you can join Zumbini to bond with your newborn, sign your kids up to make new friends and learn life skills they’ll carry through their lives in Kids Wrestling, and let your teen find their own […]

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  • Labor Day Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on August 28, 2017

    Monday, 9/4 | Manny Cantor Fitness Center will be OPEN for reduced hours 6:00AM- 3:00PM All other programs are CLOSED for Labor Day.   We wish you a safe and meaningful holiday!

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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Gina

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News, New York Magazine | on August 18, 2017

    New York Magazine’s “The Golden Door” series by artist Ali Fitzgerald tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center. This month’s column in the series features Gina, a Weinberg member who immigrated to America at just 19 and learned English watching Sesame Street, working her way up to […]

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  • The latest installment of New York Magazine’s “The Golden Door” series by artist Ali Fitzgerald tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center. This month’s column features Ilan & Naama, parents at our Educational Alliance Preschool who started “The Jewish Food Society.” Read their story here. And read last month’s “The Golden […]

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2017 CONTACT: Di Jayawickrema, Marketing & Communications Manager, Manny Cantor Center, di@mannycantor.org   Manny Cantor Center welcomes Howard Greenstein as its new Associate Director of Operations and Business Strategy New York, NY- Howard Greenstein has been named the new Associate Director of Operations and Business Strategy of Manny Cantor Center. […]

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  • We feel extremely lucky and grateful to have been able to host Cozbi A. Cabrera as our Boro-Linc resident artist this season. Cozbi led our spring program attendees in heirloom doll-making workshops inspired by performances from Lincoln Center’s Jazz and Chamber Music orchestras. From April to June community members explored questions of history, family and identity with […]

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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Val

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News, New York Magazine | on June 19, 2017

    Last month, New York Magazine introduced a new column, “The Golden Door,” by artist Ali Fitzgerald that tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center. This month’s column features Val, who has been waiting to get U.S citizenship for 25 years. Read her story here. And […]

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  • Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month With Us!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Events | on June 1, 2017

    Did you know June is Immigrant Heritage Month? As a community hub for one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City, we’re proud to join organizations around the country to partner with Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate our own immigrant heritage, past, present and future. Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center has always been a home and refuge […]

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  • Materials Center: Donate NYC Spotlight

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on June 1, 2017

    The Manny Cantor Center and Teaching Beyond The Square Materials Center was recently featured in donateNYC’s “Donation Spotlight.” In March, donateNYC was contacted by another government agency looking to dispose of almost 1000 outdated uniform shirts responsibly and without producing waste. The catch? Because the shirts were decommissioned uniforms, they could not be worn by […]

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  • With summer around the corner, we interviewed Educational Alliance Preschool Summer Session Director Jessica Bieber to see what’s coming up for kids at MCC this summer! What makes Educational Alliance Summer Session special? The Educational Alliance Preschool Summer Session is located within the vibrant, diverse Manny Cantor Center, which presents many wonderful opportunities for collaboration, whether with […]

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