News & Events

  • Why the Red Card is front and center at MCC

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Feature | 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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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Nour

    By Manny Cantor Center | In New York Magazine | on September 27, 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 Nour, a young Syrian immigrant. Read her incredible story here.

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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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  • Holiday Hours on Fourth of July

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on June 28, 2017

    Manny Cantor Fitness & all other Manny Cantor Center programs operate on the following Fourth of July holiday schedule: Tuesday | 7/4 MCC Fitness | 6AM-1PM All other MCC programs & building| 6AM-2PM *Note: On Monday | 7/3 | all programs operate on a regular schedule We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

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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, Feature, Upcoming 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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  • 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 Senior Health and Fitness Day coming up at Manny Cantor Center on Wednesday, May 31, we wanted to share a couple of great tips for keeping a healthy mind and body into your later years. The following fit tips were collected from our expert MCC Fitness instructors and trainers who suggest that older adults […]

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  • Holiday Hours on Memorial Day

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on May 23, 2017

    Manny Cantor Fitness Center and Manny Cantor Center will be operating on the following schedule for Memorial Day weekend: Saturday 5/27 | 7AM – 7PM Sunday 5/28 | 7AM – 7PM Monday 5/29 | 6AM – 3PM  Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

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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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  • Looking Forward To Edgies Summer Session

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Early Childhood | on May 9, 2017

    Educational Alliance Preschool Summer Session gives children ages 2-5 an engaging and enriching way to spend summer in the Lower East Side. Our nurturing, experienced teachers build an active exploration-based summer camp-style program, drawing inspiration from the interests of the children, our diverse neighborhood, and universally relevant Jewish values and traditions.  Children who take part […]

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  • New York Magazine introduces 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.  The first comic tells the story of Weinberg Center members Gene and Lolita. Read their story here.   

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  • MCC Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Feature, Service | on April 28, 2017

    Since More Hands More Hearts’ inception in 2015, we have had over 900 volunteers perform over 33,000 hours of service, translating to over 910,000 of donated time. Volunteers help our programs run and enable our community to grow and prosper. They give of themselves every day, donating time and support and sharing their expertise with […]

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  • Meet MCC: Manny Cantor, The Founder of Our Immigrant Story

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC | on April 21, 2017

    From the opening of Ellis Island 125 years ago to the welcoming beacon of the Statue of Liberty, New York has always had a rich and strong history of immigration. Today, 60% of New Yorkers are immigrants or children of immigrants, including Educational Alliance Board of Trustee member Richard Cantor, whose father, Manny Cantor is […]

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  • Meet MCC: Jacky, MCC Fitness Member

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Health & Wellness, Meet MCC | on April 14, 2017

    Jacky has been a member at Manny Cantor Fitness for about four years now, since he was fifteen, and being part of the MCC Fitness family can only be described as a life-changing experience for him. Though he didn’t start using his membership until about a year and a half ago, his confidence is already boosted […]

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  • Young Voices Through Art Imagines 2050

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News, Meet MCC, Teens | on April 7, 2017

    Esmeralda, Noelani, and Wilkely are 11th grade members of our Edgies Teen Center and hope the future has some girl power in store. The three impassioned young ladies were part of a team of nine dedicated students who designed a beautiful art piece for the Young Voices Through Art: Our Visions of 2050 exhibition. The […]

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  • In-Site-Ful Journeys, a project of the Jewish Education project, connects colleagues in ongoing learning through site visits to area schools, virtual learning opportunities, and community field trips. They paid our Educational Alliance Preschool a visit on Monday, January 23, speaking with Jacqueline Marks, our Director and Louis Hamlyn-Harris our Associate Director about what makes the […]

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  • Manny Cantor Center CLOSED TUESDAY 3/14

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on March 13, 2017

    Following a decision to close New York City public schools TUESDAY, MARCH 14 due to inclement weather, Manny Cantor Center and all programs will also be CLOSED. Stay warm and safe, Lower East Side!  

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  • Dear Families, Whenever I can, I slip into a classroom to catch one of Mariano’s music sessions. My favorite part comes when the children are given instruments and noisemakers and encouraged to play along. What’s remarkable about this exercise is not the joyous cacophony, but the moments of synchrony—when the group falls into a rhythm, the mass of […]

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