News & Events

  • 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 […]

  • 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 In March, donateNYC was contacted by another government agency looking to dispose of almost 1000 outdated uniform shirts responsibly and without producing waste.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 […]

  • MCC Fitness: Older Adult Health & Wellness Tips

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Events, Health & Wellness | on May 25, 2017

    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 […]

  • 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!

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.   

  • MCC Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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!  

  • 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 […]

  • The Educational Alliance Art School has been around since 1905 and we’ve been lucky to have some pretty incredible students and teachers walk through our studios: Chaim Gross, Mark Rothko and Louise Nevelson just to name a few. This semester, we welcome two new teachers to the fold, Jessica Olah and Hilary Lorenz who will be […]

  • MCC Member Reflection: Home Away From Home

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on December 28, 2016

    A Home Away from Home: a member’s personal reflection on our Chaim Gross exhibition   Since September 2015, Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center has been my home away from home.  I started coming on a regular basis to drop off my son at pre-school, and then I found myself sticking around, to try out the […]

  • EA Art School: Introducing Winter 2017 Workshops

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on December 12, 2016

    We are so pleased to introduce our brand new series of Winter 2017 Workshops, a perfect way to fill dreary cold winter evenings. Whether you are an accomplished artist or just starting out, these short workshops will help you try something new. In a busy city like New York, we often neglect taking the time […]

  • Moving Stories: A Senior Led Walking Tour

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on November 22, 2016

    “One time I had a pocket book stolen in Pathmark. I got it back in the US mail, missing my ipod with a note that said ‘do not be a pain and complain too much.’” (From Moving Stories: The Pathmark) See the Lower East Side through the eyes of people for whom every mile holds […]

  • Meet Gene Eng: Weinberg Center Member & U.S. Veteran

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC | on November 10, 2016

    Next up in our Pop-Up Series @ Manny Cantor Center, we celebrate Veteran’s Day tomorrow 11/11 with our Weinberg Center for Balanced Living. Members of the Weinberg Center Singing Group will perform in the MCC lobby from 8:30AM-9:30AM in honor of the day, including veteran Gene Eng, a devoted member of and volunteer for our older adults […]

  • We are thrilled to welcome visiting fellow, Yang Zhang to Manny Cantor Center. During her month-long stay organized by the State Department, Yang will be working with our Educational Alliance Head Start programs at Manny Cantor Center and Weinberg Senior Center to help us envision a three-generational model for learning. Manny Cantor Center is proud to […]

  • Manny Cantor Center & Fitness Center Yom Kippur Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on October 7, 2016

    In honor of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, Manny Cantor Center and Manny Cantor Fitness Center will observe the following holiday hours: Tuesday| 10/11 | 6am – 6pm | Closes early for the start of the fast. Wednesday| 10/12 | Closed Thursday| 10/13 | Resume normal hours (6AM–10PM).  We wish you and your loved […]

  • Manny Cantor Center & Fitness Center Rosh Hashanah Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on September 29, 2016

    L’Shana Tova! In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Manny Cantor Center and Manny Cantor Fitness Center will observe the following holiday hours: Sunday | 10/2 | 7am – 6pm | Closes early for the start of the new year. Monday| 10/3 | Closed Tuesday | 10/4:  Closed Wednesday | 10/5 | Resume […]

  • Holiday Hours on Labor Day

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on September 2, 2016

    Manny Cantor Fitness Center will be operating on the following schedule for Labor Day weekend: Saturday 9/3 | 7AM – 7PM Sunday 9/4 | 7AM – 7PM Monday 9/5 | 8AM – 2PM All other programs will be closed. Have a safe and pleasant holiday.   

  • It’s the last weekend to see our featured faculty art show Other Worlds: Rarely Seen Works by our Educational Alliance Art School Painting Educator, Jodie Niss. The show is on view in the Jewish Communal Gallery (Manny Cantor Center Lobby Gallery) until August, 21, 2016. As we get ready for our Fall 2016 semester at Educational Alliance […]

  •   The best part of launching a new program? Growing our community. Our Educational Alliance Preschool staff is busy hand-picking toddler-sized furniture to welcome our inaugural Fall 2016 Toddler Center class, and we are thrilled to welcome three new amazing teachers, Jessica Bieber, Miriam Farciert, and Sami Schwaeber, to our Preschool family. We asked each of our new teachers three questions about […]

  • About the Artist Born in Long Island New York, Faculty Art Show artist Jodie Niss has been an artist for as long as she can remember. Her early exposure to galleries and fine museums helped shape her constant love of art. As a child, she took classes at the Artist League and Rosen School of […]

  • Inter-generational Chesed Fridays at Manny Cantor Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on July 15, 2016

    Every Friday morning, our Preschool Summer Session Director, Mickey Bronstein takes her preschoolers to the Weinberg Senior Center for Inter-generational Chesed Day. Today, the seniors and preschoolers made shortcake pops to give to the porters to thank them for all they do (above). Mickey says, “The idea is to foster a strong sense of community within Many Cantor, and to come […]

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