News & Events

  • Q&A with Summer Session Co-Director, Leslie Azose

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on April 21, 2015

    If you’re curious about our Early Childhood summer programs, check out this Q&A with Summer Session Co-Director, Leslie Azose about why she loves Early Childhood Education and SUMMER! Why did you decide to focus your career in early childhood education? I’ve only ever worked with children. From the time I was 13 and a classroom assistant in Sunday […]

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  • Sunday Closure

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on April 3, 2015

    Beloved community & fitness members, please be advised that on Sunday, 4/5, Manny Cantor Center will have abbreviated hours: THE FITNESS CENTER will be open 7AM-4PM THE BUILDING will close at 4PM We wish everyone a wonderful weekend!

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  • May is LES History Month

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on March 12, 2015

    Did you know that May is LES History Month? AND did you know that YOU can participate in this epic, month-long celebration? Last May, more than 60 Lower East Side-based cultural and community groups participated in the launch of Lower East Side History Month, an annual celebration of the rich, diverse history of the LES. […]

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  • Happy Purim & Early Closure for Weinberg Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on March 5, 2015

    We hope everyone has been enjoying Purim! Our Weinberg Center Seniors certainly have. But Weinberg Members, please note that the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living will be closing at 2PM today, Thursday, March 5th, given the weather. Everyone, please stay safe and warm! 

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  • Throwback Thursday!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on March 5, 2015

    We imagine you’re in need of a few warm and fuzzies to combat this cold and dreary week, so here’s a little ‪#‎TBT‬ to last month when the Teen Center juniors made Valentine’s Day cards for seniors in our Weinberg Center as part of a project for DoSomething.org.

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  • Happy 100th Birthday, Max!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on February 20, 2015

    Max Davidowitz is a member of our Weinberg Center, whose life’s journey has taken him from Romania, to Hungary, to Auschwitz, to the Lower East Side, where he lives now. Yesterday, we were thrilled to honor his incredible life during a special 100th Birthday Lunch! Read Max’s story HERE.

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  • Lunar New Year & Origami

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on February 17, 2015

    Traditionally, red envelopes – symbolic of good luck – are used to create intricate and beautiful designs for Lunar New Year. With thanks to the Weinberg Center, we’ll be decorating our building with red envelopes and origami! Use any origami or regular, square paper you have on hand to try out some of these fun […]

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  • President’s Day Closures

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on February 13, 2015

    Friends, we hope you’re staying safe and warm this holiday weekend!  Manny Cantor Fitness Center will be open from 8AM-6PM on Monday, February 16th. All other programming will be closed in observance of the national holiday.  IMAGE: Installation view of All | Together | Different, on view through April 1, 2015. Special thanks to all who […]

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  • ALL | TOGETHER | DIFFERENT

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day, Upcoming Events | on February 12, 2015

    ALL | TOGETHER | DIFFERENT A survey of Lower East Side Artists | February 12 – April 1, 2015 Curated by Linda Griggs with Curatorial Advisor Yona Verwer  Opening Reception | 2/12 | 7-9PM | RSVP Lore would have it that the storied past of the Lower East Side and East Village art scenes ended with gentrification in […]

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  • WINTER STORM CLOSURES

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on January 26, 2015

    UPDATE: Manny Cantor Center will be open for all regularly scheduled programming Wednesday, 1/28.  PLEASE NOTE: The building will be closed all day, TUESDAY 1/27. We hope everyone stayed safe and warm and had a WONDERFUL snow day!   

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  • Recipe of the month!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on January 23, 2015

    Stay healthy this winter with a hearty Sweet Potato Soup! Recipe courtesy of Manny Cantor Center’s health & wellness staff. WHAT YOU WILL NEED:  – 2 tbs. olive oil – 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts thinly sliced (should be about 2 cups) – 3 tbs. tomato paste – 3 tbs. creamy peanut butter – […]

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  • In Recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on January 16, 2015

    Manny Cantor Center recognizes the immense contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in building a world with more justice, more dignity, and more love. Thank you, Dr. King. May your memory be a blessing and may we all strive to be leaders for positive change. The Fitness Center will be open 8AM-6PM on Monday, […]

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  • You made 2014 spectacular!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on December 31, 2014

    THANK YOU for making 2014 so amazing! As we ring in the new year, please consider making a year-end tax-deductible donation today to support friendships, community, and so much more.  Manny Cantor Center will be closed tomorrow, 1/1/2015 for the holiday. Have a happy, healthy, and safe New Year, and we hope to see you soon!

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  • Holiday Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on December 23, 2014

    Friends and users of the Manny Cantor Center: The building will be closed 12/25/14 & 1/1/15.  Fitness Center Members, please review this detailed memo for holiday hours of operation and class substitutions.  Weinberg Center Members, please see your December schedule of activities HERE for information about scheduling changes.  If you have any remaining questions about hours of operation for specific programs, please […]

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  • SUPPORT FRIENDSHIP @MANNYCANTORNYC

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on December 23, 2014

    This month, our Teen Center members taught members of our Weinberg Center for Balanced Living how to add contacts, send text messages, download apps and even play games as part of an ongoing series that promotes inter-generational interaction and companionship. This season, please consider supporting our programs and events that enrich the lives of our […]

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  • Give the Gift of Health!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on December 17, 2014

    Check out our fitness special offers to help yourself and your loved ones stay on track this holiday season!  PERSONAL TRAINING: Eight 50 minute Sessions for only $499*  *Offered to new, first time clients only. Includes special 22% discount.    2 FOR 1 SPECIAL:  Shape, Cycle & Tone Classes* Members: $30 for 2 classes (save $30) Non-members: […]

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Art School Reopening + Open House

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

    HISTORIC EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE ART SCHOOL TO REOPEN WITH NEW STUDIOS, CLASSES, VISION – Renowned Lower East Side Community Arts School to Serve People of all Backgrounds at Manny Cantor Center – – OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 10, 2014, 6-8PM – NOVEMBER 25, 2014, New York, NY – Following a two-year gut renovation of its landmark building, Educational […]

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  • Thanksgiving Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on November 26, 2014

    Dear friends, please be advised that Manny Cantor Center will be closed Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. The Fitness Center and Weinberg Center for Balanced Living will resume regularly scheduled activities and hours of operation on Friday, November 28. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday!

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  • THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on November 25, 2014

    Friends, don’t be shy! Come by our lobby and stock up on baked goods for your holiday festivities. We’ll be selling pumpkin muffins (4 to a box) and 9″ pumpkin pie on Wednesday afternoon (11/25) from 1-5PM. All these treats have been made from scratch with love in our very own kosher kitchen. Also, while your […]

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  • Celebrate Thanksgiving at Manny Cantor Center

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

    Rosh Chodesh, which falls closely to Thanksgiving, is a day to both connect with the cycle of time in the natural world as well to celebrate and be thankful for the time we get to spend here on earth. Kids ages 2-8 and their families are invited to join us for music, drama, and art during this […]

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  • In observance of Yom Kippur, the Manny Cantor Center will be closed starting Friday 10/3 at 6PM and will remain closed through Saturday, 10/4. We reopen Sunday, 10/5 to enjoy a celebration of Sukkot, appropriate for children ages 2-7 and their families. If you and your family are interested in learning more about Sukkot, RSVP for […]

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  • Art School Registration Now Open

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on September 24, 2014

    Registration is now open for the Educational Alliance Art School’s fall session, October 6 – December 6 at the Sirovich Center! Click HERE for a complete schedule and a list of course offerings, or call 646.395.4235 to speak to an Art School representative. Registration forms are available HERE.

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  • Do some good in our neighborhood!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on September 2, 2014

    This week, Alan van Capelle, Educational Alliance President & CEO, and Joanna Samuels, Manny Cantor Center’s Executive Director, served up delicious lunch to our Weinberg Center seniors with a smile. Nom, nom! If you’re interested in volunteering to serve meals at the Weinberg Center, please contact Karen Taylor at Karen_Taylor[at]edalliance[dot]org. Do some good in our neighborhood!

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  • Adjustments after Barre Conditioning

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on August 27, 2014

    One of the best things about the Manny Cantor Fitness Center is that our amazing fitness instructors make themselves available to answer questions to help you get the best results from your workout. Here, one of our Barre Conditioning instructors is giving helpful feedback.  Curious about our fitness classes? Check out our full Group Ex […]

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  • Ice Cream Social

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on August 20, 2014

    Lunch at the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living was extra special today! These fantastic Wells Fargo volunteers joined us to serve up sweets at the Weinberg Center’s summer ice cream social.  If you’d like to know more about other activities at the Weinberg Center, click HERE. 

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  • Art Everywhere

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

    Manny Cantor Center-based SPARC students in the Spoken Word Hip Hop class recently went on a walking tour of the Bowery neighborhood to view and analyze street art and graffiti as inspiration for their classwork. If you notice any particularly inspiring art popping up in the LES, e.g. murals, installations, sculptures, or even performances, snap a pic and […]

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  • Fresh Produce in the LES

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on August 8, 2014

    We’re curious what your favorite place is to find fresh produce in the LES. Is it a vegetable stand, a local grocery, or a garden? Let us know at @mannycantornyc on Twitter. Also, don’t forget to stop by our lobby on Tuesday mornings to pick up a wholesome snack as part of our “Get Healthy” […]

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