News & Events

  • Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Manny Cantor Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on April 17, 2014

    Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Manny Cantor Center, featured in The Lo-Down April 11, 2014 The new $55 million Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance opened in February, but yesterday it was time to make it official. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver joined members of the board of trustees and the historic agency’s […]

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  • LES Boogie With Ernesto Palma

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

    Spice up this rainy day with a FREE Latin dance class tonight from 6:30-8pm in the 6th floor community space. Today’s class is the last one in a 4-week series of Latin dance classes taught by professional dancer, choreographer and instructor Ernesto Palma. Tell your friends and show us your Salsa, Mambo or Rumba skills! […]

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  • Educational Alliance Opens New Manny Cantor Center Lower East Side, featured in Black Star News April 11, 2014. The Educational Alliance, a leading provider of social services and programs throughout downtown New York City, celebrated the opening of the new Manny Cantor Center today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. An innovative new facility […]

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  • New 103,000-Sq-Ft LEED-Certified Manny Cantor Center and Gym Opens on the Lower East Side, featured in Inhabitat April 10, 2014. The Lower East Side has a new community center and fitness facility to call its own thanks to a $55 million renovation conceptualized by Platt Byard Dovell White Architects. The new home of Educational Alliance, […]

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  • A Passover Celebration For Kids

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

    The Edgies Early Childhood Center celebrated Passover this weekend with a seder for kids! Here they are retelling the story of Passover with their senior buddies from the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living. 

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  • Happy Week of the Young Child

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on April 10, 2014

    Our Head Start & Early Head Start programs celebrated the Week of the Young Child this weekend with the Educational Alliance Literacy Fair. The kids had a great time learning about different books and reading. 

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  • #GetCentered with #MannySelfies

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

    What’s up, Lower East Side? Our banners, that’s what! Show your love for the LES and help us get to know you by snapping a nifty #selfie* with one (or all) GET CENTERED banners and posters and you may win a prize! Better yet, grab some friends and gather round for some more fun.    […]

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  • Born Free! A Passover Celebration For Kids

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Upcoming Events | on April 3, 2014

    Join the Edgies Early Childhood Center this Sunday, April 6 from 10am – 12pm in a Passover Seder, celebrating our tremendous luck at being born free! We will update the Seder plate, sing traditional songs like eliyahu hanavi, and read the Passover story. Come eat, drink, sing, dance, act, cook and make art to build […]

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  • Two Weeks In

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on March 24, 2014

    Two Weeks In: Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance, Featured in The Lo-Down Mar. 11, 2014 It’s been a couple of weeks since the Educational Alliance opened the Manny Cantor Center inside its gut-renovated flagship building at 197 East Broadway.  We stopped by yesterday for a progress check with Rabbi Joanna Samuels, the center’s executive director. The […]

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  • Masquerade, Community Take Center Stage

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on March 24, 2014

    Masquerade, Community Take Center Stage During Jewish Holiday Of Purim, Featured on CBS News New York on Mar. 16, 2014. It was all about masquerade and community this weekend as the lively Jewish holiday of Purim got underway. Kids and parents donned costumes at a Lower East Side party on Sunday. The holiday celebrates the deliverance of […]

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  • A Center for All

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on March 17, 2014

    Un Centro Para Todos Featured in El Diario, March 14, 2014 Para la familia Torres, la reapertura del Centro Manny Cantor ha side una bendicion: Minetras la abuelita hace ejercicios en el gimnasio, la hija toma clases de ingles y la nieta recibe educacion temprana en los programas de Head Start. Y todo en la […]

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  • Upcoming: Events for Everyone!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Upcoming Events | on March 13, 2014

    STARTING MARCH 24: EVENTS FOR EVERYONE @MannyCantorNYC  Get to know the Manny Cantor Center, the neighborhood — and better yet, your neighbors, with our free and low-cost cultural and community programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

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  • The Educational Alliance held their annual Gala this week at the New York Public Library. We honored our former CEO & President Robin Bernstein, who was at the Alliance for 26 years, and welcomed our new CEO Alan van Capelle.

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  • DNAinfo Gets Funky At The Weinberg Center

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News | on March 7, 2014

    “LOWER EAST SIDE — One of the Lower East Side’s oldest institutions just got a new look. The Educational Alliance recently opened its $55 millionManny Cantor Center after spending the past two years gut-renovating its 100,000-square-foot building at 197 East Broadway. While the art studio and early childhood classrooms are still under construction, the new center’s fitness […]

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  • We’re In The New York Times!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News | on March 5, 2014

    “These disputes point to a thriving dichotomy in New York, the inclination among many of us to decry economic inequality even as we live with and accept, either by will or by default, significant economic and social segregation. It is for this reason that the experiment underway at the Manny Cantor Center on East Broadway — an […]

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  • Mazel Tov!

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

    This week, a very special member of our Weinberg Center for Balanced Living celebrated his 99th birthday in our brand new, gorgeous event space. Happy belated birthday and mazel tov!

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  • Manny Cantor fitness opens on Feb 20!

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive | on February 10, 2014

    Overheard in the Manny Cantor fitness center: “Yo, this is a sick gym!” Get excited, the fitness center officially opens its doors on February 20!

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  • Climb Jacob’s Ladder

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Photo Of The Day | on December 19, 2013

    Do you have what it takes to climb Jacob’s Ladder? (No, not that one…) Join Manny Cantor fitness today to try out our unique, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and lock in our lowest pre-sale rates!

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