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  • Photo Booth Fun!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on June 5, 2014

    The students of the Edgies Preschool got creative this week at their photo booth! How adorable are those masks and mustaches? 

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  • Win A PRIZE! Get Moving This Weekend

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 30, 2014

    Whether you’re joining us at DayLife this Sunday or taking a trip upstate, we challenge you to get outside and #GETMOVING this weekend! Share your best weekend pics with us @MannyCantorNYC on Twitter & Instagram and you could WIN A PRIZE!  Learn more: http://mannycantor.org/manny-selfie/ Photo: Seward Park 1931, the Harvest Festival.  

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  • #MANNYFITTIP

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 28, 2014

    Want to workout your legs and glutes with one exercise? Personal Trainer Ricardo Thomas recommends a reverse lunge with a back leg lift! It’s great for your quads, calves, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors, and outer thighs. Step 1: Stand with your feet about 6 inches apart. Step 2: Step back into a reverse lunge with […]

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  • First FREE African Dance Class

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 21, 2014

    We had our first LES boogie African Dance class taught by Myna Majors Tuesday night. We had so much fun dancing and shaking to the sound of live drums!  Join us every Tuesday at 6:30PM for these FREE classes. RSVP here.

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  • Ex-Pride Agenda director at home at settlement house

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on May 20, 2014

    Ex-Pride Agenda director at home at settlement house featured in The Villager, May 15, 2014 It was then, in January 2010, that he stepped down as executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, less than two months after the state Senate had decisively rejected its first marriage-equality bill. Van Capelle’s seven-year tenure — which […]

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  • Who’s going to win a fitness center prize?

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 16, 2014

    Who’s going to win a Manny Cantor Center prize?! Fitness member Ya-Ning might with 56 squats & 75 squat jumps in 1 minute! Come by to take our fitness challenge of the week and you could win, too!  Join the fitness center TODAY. Call 646-395-4280 or email fitness@mannycantor.org. 

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  • Throw Back Thursday

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 15, 2014

    Our in house kitchen is open and cooking up some delicious food! Today we’re remembering the children’s cooking class at The Educational Alliance circa 1910. 

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  • LES Boogie Line Dancing

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 15, 2014

    We had our last LES Boogie line dancing class on Tuesday night. We’ve had a great time doing the hustle and grooving with our amazing teacher Bernard Dove.  Next week begins our next series of LES Boogie FREE dance classes: African Dance with live music. Join us every Tuesday night at 6:30pm and Get Moving! 

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  • Happy Mother’s Day at the Weinberg Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 14, 2014

    The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living celebrated Mother’s Day on Monday with a delicious luncheon in our 6th floor community space.  

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  • Our CEO Got Moving At The Manny Cantor Fitness Center!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 7, 2014

    Our CEO Alan van Capelle working out with one of our personal trainers at the Manny Cantor fitness center.

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  • Arts Watch: What To Do in May

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on May 7, 2014

    Arts Watch: What To Do in May featured in The Lo Down, May 1, 2014 SAVE THE DATE: Mon. 2 – The Grand Street Cooperatives – A look at the Past, Present and Future at the new Manny Cantor Center: Join The Lo-Down for a lively panel discussion centered around the Grand Street Co-ops. Moderated […]

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  • The State of the Performing Arts on the L.E.S. – a Panel at Manny Cantor featured in The Lo Down, May 1, 2014 Here’s the audio recording from our fascinating panel discussion held at the new Manny Cantor Center on Monday. Our guests included Jay Wegman – artistic director of Abrons Arts Center, Ellie Covan […]

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  • Who got connected at Connect The Dots

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on May 5, 2014
    A gorgeous #rooftop shot by @dustintodd A silly group #seflie by @christinezengo A beautiful #sunset shot by @LosRambles from our 6th floor community space The LES Bid #GotConnected at Connect The Dots @lowereastsidenyc CONTINUE READING
  • New Look For Educational Alliance

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on May 1, 2014

    New Look For Educational Alliance featured in The Jewish Week, April 23, 2014 The venerable Educational Alliance, which opened its doors to serve Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side 125 years ago, has gotten a makeover. With politicians, musicians and Educational Alliance board members on hand at the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, the new six-story, 103,000-square-foot […]

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  • Manny Cantor Center Kicks Off Monthly LES Kids Rock Concert Series featured in The Lo-Down, April 23, 2014 Need a place to jump and shout with your rock n roll kids?  This Sunday, April 27th,  The Manny Cantor Center  kicks off its monthly LES KIDS ROCK series with The Deedle Deedle Dees.  If you haven’t been […]

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  • Aiding Teens to Become Family’s First in College

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 30, 2014

    Aiding Teens to Become Family’s First in College featured in The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2014 Taking a page from his father’s philanthropy playbook, Sam Rosenblatt is helping a group of Lower East Side teens pursue a college dream with a gift of $1 million to the Educational Alliance. Mr. Rosenblatt, 53 years old, […]

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  • Week 1 Fitness Challenge: How long can you hold a plank for? Participants will be entered in a weekly raffle to win prizes! Join us today to#GetMoving!

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  • Lower East Side fitness center offers immigrants chance to get fit, socialize, featured in The New York Daily News April 23, 2014 As the non-profit Educational Alliance made plans to renovate the Lower East Side building they’d been in for more than 100 years, they decided to add something new to their community facility — […]

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  • Educational Alliance Raises $1M at Gala

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 18, 2014

    Educational Alliance Raises $1M at Gala, featured in New York Nonprofit Press March 16, 2014 The Educational Alliance, a leading provider of social services and programs throughout downtown New York City, recently celebrated its 125th year at a gala at New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The gala raised more than $1 million […]

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  • SNAPS: Benefits for children and elderly raise $1M+

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 18, 2014

    SNAPS: Benefits for children and elderly raise $1M+, featured in Crain’s New York Business March 17, 2014 Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20140317/ARTS/314009999

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  • Manny Cantor Center opens in NYC’s Lower East Side

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 18, 2014

    Manny Cantor Center opens in NYC’s Lower East Side, featured in Just Good News March 5, 2014 Manny Cantor Center opened in New York City’s Lower East Side after completing a $55 million renovation. Located in a highly diverse area that includes both multi-million dollar apartments and project housing, Manny Cantor Center’s vision is to […]

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  • A Settlement House Becomes a Cultural Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 18, 2014

    A Settlement House Becomes a Cultural Center, featured in eOculus March 5, 2014 The new 103,000-square-foot, six-story Manny Cantor Center, a community and cultural hub located at 197 East Broadway on the Lower East Side, recently opened. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects (PBDW) designed the transformation of the Educational Alliance’s flagship building by reviving the […]

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  • WorldJournal.com

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 18, 2014

    Manny Cantor Center featured in WorldJournal.com on March 12, 2014

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  • New LES Center Opens; Two Trees, City Strike Domino Deal

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 17, 2014

    New LES Center Opens; Two Trees, City Strike Domino Deal, featured in Curbed March 3, 2014 The Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center at 197 East Broadway opened today after its $55 million renovation. The center “reimagines the idea of the community center and offers high-quality services for people of all ages, backgrounds and income levels […]

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  • Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Manny Cantor Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 17, 2014

    Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Manny Cantor Center, featured in The Lo-Down April 11, 2014 The new $55 million Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance opened in February, but yesterday it was time to make it official. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver joined members of the board of trustees and the historic agency’s […]

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  • LES Boogie With Ernesto Palma

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on April 15, 2014

    Spice up this rainy day with a FREE Latin dance class tonight from 6:30-8pm in the 6th floor community space. Today’s class is the last one in a 4-week series of Latin dance classes taught by professional dancer, choreographer and instructor Ernesto Palma. Tell your friends and show us your Salsa, Mambo or Rumba skills! […]

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  • Educational Alliance Opens New Manny Cantor Center Lower East Side, featured in Black Star News April 11, 2014. The Educational Alliance, a leading provider of social services and programs throughout downtown New York City, celebrated the opening of the new Manny Cantor Center today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. An innovative new facility […]

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