News & Events

  • Join us as we stand with Families Belong Together: June 14

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on June 13, 2018

    Dear friends and colleagues, This morning, like most mornings, I stood in the lobby of MCC and watched a steady parade of children and caregivers come to school.  As grown-ups parked strollers and scooters, I could hear snippets of conversation: “Emma, do you have your lunchbox?” “James, please take your rain jacket.” “Sweety, please help […]

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  • Building an Engaged Community: Join us on Sunday, 6/3

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on May 23, 2018

    Here at Manny Cantor Center, we aspire to be a light in our neighborhood, and a place where people feel welcomed, safe, and inspired to take action. As a community center, we are a place where people gather and connect with one another—people from all different races, cultures, religions and socioeconomic circumstances convene within our […]

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  • As the Book of Exodus recounts, the Israelite people were enslaved for generations by a cruel Pharaoh in Egypt. After years of torment, God heard the cries of the people and liberated them from slavery, enabling them to cross through the Sea of Reeds to freedom.  But the story, as told during the Passover Seder […]

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  • From Teacher to Student: Alex Pimienta

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on March 23, 2018

    Alex Pimienta was a teacher with the Educational Alliance Art School over 11 years ago, but recently returned to teach with us again and become a student. Alex moved to New York 25 years ago, and fell into the art scene through live music performances at Washington Square Park. After working for a while as […]

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  • Getting Creative in Open Studio: Shannon Galligan-Stierle

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC | on March 23, 2018

    I began my journey at The Manny Cantor Center in January 2015 in the Two’s Together program co-teaching with Pat Kornfeld.  I have enjoyed the past two years heading the 3-day 3’s classroom in the Educational Alliance Preschool but am very excited to be sharing a room this year with Pat once again in the […]

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  • Program Closures for Professional Development Day

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on March 13, 2018

    The following programs will be closed on Thursday, March 15 for Professional Development: • Teen Center, • Weinberg Center, • Child & Family Services, • Educational Alliance Preschool Manny Cantor Fitness, Educational Alliance Art School and College Prep Program will be open for normal operating hours. All programs will return to normal schedule on Friday, […]

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  • Severe Weather Early Closure

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on March 7, 2018

    Manny Cantor Center and all programs will close early today at 6:00 PM due to severe weather. MCC Fitness will close at 6:00 PM All Art School classes beginning at 6:00 PM or later are canceled Early Childhood programs ending at 6:00 PM will maintain a regular pick-up schedule Teen Center programs will close at […]

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  • College Prep Spotlight: Nyla

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on March 2, 2018

    Nyla Last month we celebrated college week, this month we’re celebrating our College Prep students and their achievements.  Where do you live, and how has that shaped you? I live on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, specifically in the Two Bridges neighborhood. I am proud to say that I live in the only neighborhood […]

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  • Presidents’ Day Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Holiday Hours | on February 9, 2018

    Manny Cantor Center and MCC Fitness will be operating under the following holiday hours on Monday, 2/19: Monday | 2/19 | MCC Fitness | 7AM-9PM | Manny Cantor Center Programs | CLOSED Happy Presidents’ Day and be sure to join us for our Manny Cantor Fitness Presidents’ Day Open House!

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  • LES Citizens Parade

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, Events | on January 23, 2018

    Beginning this January, MCC will be participating in the creation of a performance art piece called the LES Citizens Parade. This event will celebrate the opening of the new eco-park at Pier 35 in June, and will be led by Choreographer Naomi Goldberg Haas (Artistic Director of Dances for a Variable Population) and visual artist […]

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  • 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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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Jane

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, New York Magazine | on November 7, 2017

    This month, dive into Jane’s journey as an immigrant from the Ukraine and her process of creating her community here in New York City. Ali Fitzgerald helps bring to life Jane’s story and a new story each month through “The Golden Door” series. These comics are featured in The Cut in New York Magazine each […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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