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Located on Manhattan’s vibrant Lower East Side, the Manny Cantor Center’s light-filled center is an ideal venue for your special events — whether they’re networking or parlor meetings, parties, fundraisers, or weddings. With stunning views and amazing sunlight, the newly-renovated space is now available for rent to individuals, corporations, small businesses, and community organizations. Contact our Rentals Coordinator at 646-395-4188 or to learn more. 

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The Rooftop at the Manny Cantor Center offers incredible, open views of the downtown skyline. Ideal for trainings and workshops, cocktail receptions, launch events, industry gatherings as well as weddings and other celebrations, our affordable, newly renovated space features:

  • 2,900 square foot glass enclosed multi-purpose space with hardwood floors
  • Capacity 250 people
  • Wrap around, one-of-a-kind outdoor terrace with phenomenal city views and sunlight
  • Fully equipped AV/sound system with bluetooth connection, microphones, and projector system
  • Catering pantry

The Manny Cantor Center also rents a full-sized basketball court for teams and events, as well as rooms for meetings. 

Manny Cantor Center Rentals Coordinator / / 646.395.4188


The newly renovated Manny Cantor Center is a transformation of the Educational Alliance’s historic flagship building on Manhattan’s East Broadway at Jefferson street. The five story, Romanesque-revival Educational Alliance building at 197 East Broadway in NYC has been in continuous use since its completion in 1890 by the architects Brunner & Tryon; it is the centerpiece of a larger facility that includes a nearly seamless 1920’s six-story addition to the east and a 1964 modernist community facility and residence, the Podell Building, to the south.

The vast expanse of these buildings has enabled the Educational Alliance (often called the “Edgies”) to serve thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds for 125 years. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects re-imagined the building’s aging facilities with the evolving needs of the community and the aspirations of the Educational Alliance to meet these needs in mind. The result is a fully renovated, environmentally friendly, multi-purpose and gorgeous space–with incredible views. 

The Manny Cantor Center’s 6th floor event space is a beautiful venue and a great choice for organizations looking to host community-minded events. The space is clean and modern and worked perfectly for our panel discussion. Most importantly, Amy, Dara, and the rest of the staff were a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. We certainly hope to work with them again in the future.

– Emma Boast, Program Director, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

We are so happy we decided to have our wedding at The Manny Cantor Center. We got an absolutely beautiful space at a really accessible rate.  All of the staff were really helpful and went above and beyond to make sure we and all of our guests enjoyed our wedding. Also, we loved that were able to support an organization who’s values we share.

Jon & Ashley

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