As a precautionary measure, all Manny Cantor Center Programs are suspended as of 6pm on Friday March 13th, 2020. Read more>>

MCC News & Updates


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…...

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First FREE African Dance Class

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

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…...

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Who’s going to win a fitness center prize?

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 ...

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Throw Back Thursday

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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