News & Events

  • 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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  • National Night Out

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on August 6, 2014

    Last night, the annual National Night Out Block Party happened right on our doorsteps. Organized by the 7th Police Precinct, there were amusement rides, good food, and an amazing turnout!

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  • Meet our Summer Youth organizers!

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

    Meet our Summer Youth organizers! This summer, we hired 20 dynamic youth as interns and ambassadors for the MCC! Check out their profiles HERE

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  • Get Healthy! Banana & Oatmeal Pancakes!

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

    Get Healthy Summer Series | Tuesdays 8AM | Our Lobby | FREE Stop by our lobby TUESDAY MORNINGS to meet our Health & Wellness Staff and sample a healthy snack. A great way to start the day! Visit us on Facebook to get the latest!

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  • #MannyFitTip: Modified Push-ups!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on July 11, 2014

    Personal Trainer, Cassandra German, demonstrates the Manny Fit Tip of the week – Modified Push Ups. This is a great way to strengthen your upper body as it works your chest, shoulders and triceps. Through practice & proper technique, you will build enough strength to do full push ups on the floor. Cassandra shows these […]

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  • CEO Alan van Capelle featured in the Lo-Down

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on July 11, 2014

    New Ed Alliance President Emphasizes Community featured in The Lo-Down NY, July 8, 2014 The Lo-Down NY sits down with new Educational Alliance president, Alan van Capelle, to discuss his new position and future plans for the Lower East Side community.

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  • Sunset Yoga knows how to #GetOutside

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

    Our first sunset yoga class took place outside on our rooftop terrace! We stretched and decompressed with the setting sun and a marvelous view of the Lower East Side. Join us this Thursday night for the next Sunset Yoga class. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1mLlsAn

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  • Teen Center Show “Don’t Judge Me”

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

    Our teens performed their production, “Don’t Judge Me,” last night. The moving piece was an accumulation of their work with drama teacher, Ms. Pettiford, and was entirely youth-written and youth-produced.

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  • EdAlliance Young Professionals Roof Event A Success!

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

    Last Thursday Night, our young professionals came out to support our programs with their Up on the Roof Event!

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  • #MannyFitTip: Medicine Ball Squats

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

    Personal Trainer: Ricardo Thomas recommends Squats with medicine ball swings to not only engage your core but work your entire lower body and shoulders! To perform this exercise, follow these simple steps: Step 1: position yourself with feet wider than shoulder width apart and toes pointed outwards. Step 2. Go into a deep squat w […]

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  • Feed Me A Story

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on June 11, 2014

    Three member of the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living are featured in Feed Me A Story.  Learn how to make Mendy’s Cauliflower Latkes or Sheyn Vi Di Levone. Read Diana’s Macaroni with Meatballs & Sausage recipe or take a shot at Ludy’s Pasteles.   Learn more about Feed Me A Story here: http://www.feedmeastory.com/two

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  • Photos: Newsies at the Manny Cantor Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on June 9, 2014

    Photos: Newsies at the Manny Cantor Center featured in The Lo-Down NY, June 9, 2014 Cast members of the Broadway production of Newsies came to the Lower East Side last week to work with kids in local Boys and Girls Club programs. The “Cast Experience” session was held at the Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center. […]

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  • #MannyFitTip: Reverse Crunch

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on June 9, 2014

    Personal Trainer Cassandra German recommends a reverse crunch for your lower abs and lower back. To perform this exercise, follow these steps: Step 1: Lay on your back making sure to keep the lower back flat (your hand should not be able to slip underneath your back ). Toes are up with your heels to […]

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  • The Staff Got Centered! #MannySelfie

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

    This week we asked our staff to take #MannySelfies and we got some great responses!! Each person who took a #selfie won one of our BPA-free glass bottles! Take a  this weekend, tag us and YOU could win a bottle too!

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  • Fitness Challenge: The 1 Mile Run

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on June 6, 2014

    This past week’s fitness challenge was the 1 mile run and the 1/2 mile run. We had some excellent contenders but the prize goes to fitness member Ya-Ning, who wins a Manny Cantor Center towel and mesh bag!  New fitness challenge: How many push ups can you do in 1 minute? 

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  • Celebrate Shavuot: The Gift Of Our Story

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Upcoming Events | on June 6, 2014

    Join the Edgies Preschool for story-telling, drama, art & music as we celebrate Shavuot THIS SATURDAY!  Saturday | June 7 | 5 – 6:30pm | FREE  RSVP to EdgiesPA@gmail.com

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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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