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

MCC News & Updates

A Passover Message from Executive Director Rabbi Joanna Samuels

Download Telling the Story: A Haggadah for Our Immigrant City  Like many of you, I found myself glued to the news on Monday, as the first reports emerged about the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Despite the fact that I am neither French, nor Catholic, nor an architecture enthusiast, I…...

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Special Edition Volunteer Spotlight: National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Ruffa Elaine Espejon volunteers with MCC’s Senior Advocacy Leadership Team, working with senior activists on a variety advocacy projects that empower older adults on the Lower East Side to use their voice to make change. Read about her experience in her own words: “I started after I heard about my…...

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Instructor Highlight: Creativity, Expression, and Inspiration

Educational Alliance Art School at Manny Cantor Center is gearing up for Spring and Summer Sessions filled with creativity, expression, and inspiration. Limited-time discounts for new students are available now! We talked to our instructors to find out what motivates them to share their creativity, and how community arts programs…...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sheila

Sheila is a founding member of SALT (Senior Advocacy Leadership Team), a group of older adults that is working to ensure seniors are heard in the community, around issues like transportation, affordable housing and green space. Sheila attends SALT’s weekly meetings at MCC, along with many other events in and…...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ciara

Meet Ciara! She is a data and evaluation volunteer for the Research & Evaluation team, and has been volunteering for five months, and will be with us until May doing a practicum. She is originally from Brooklyn and is in an applied developmental psychology doctoral program at Fordham. She helps…...

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