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Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Space Rentals

The Cathedral welcomes inquiries about use of its capacious and dramatic spaces for corporate and not-for-profit events and facility rentals. While the Cathedral primarily serves its diverse communities, its history, architecture, and capability to seat more guests than many Broadway theaters make it a highly desirable New York City event and performance venue, with the capacity to accommodate>>>

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Encore Transition Program: Accepting Applications for Spring 2018

Dear Friends, The Encore Transition Program is now a “fixture” here at Union, with the second cohort set to finish on December 12, 2017. This fall, fifteen new participants between the ages of 54-74 spent four months engaged in a bi-weekly process of discernment about their “encore” – or “second” – stage of life. In addition to discussions about aging, transition, creativity, and>>>

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Columbia Christens New Arts Center with Exhibit Showcasing Uptown Artists

MANHATTANVILLE— Columbia University opened the doors of its sleek new arts center, christening the occasion with an exhibit of work exclusively from homegrown artists.The Lenfest Center for the Arts officially opened Friday at 615 W. 129th St. near Broadway, and is one of the first buildings to open since the university announced the development of its Manhattanville campus in West Harlem last>>>

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Grant Houses’ new president brings ambitious agenda to use Columbia funding

Carlton Davis does more than just live in the Grant Houses. He hosts Halloween parties for its children, dreams of organizing a baseball team for its teenagers, and, as of Sunday, is the president of its tenant association. But Davis said that, in addition to bringing enthusiasm to his new position, he will try to reverse what he called a troubling reluctance among the apartment’s current leaders>>>

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Jewish Theological Seminary – Open Classroom 2015

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION JTS’ Open Classroom program enables you to audit graduate-level and Hebrew language courses on a space-available basis. The program is a great opportunity to take full advantage of campus resources, JTS’ outstanding faculty, and to engage with the student population.Open Classroom Students: • Do not take exams or submit papers. • Do not receive academic credit or a transcript>>>

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Kuro Kuma

This petite, eight-seat specialty coffeeshop in Morningside Heights peddles Counter Culture beans, espresso shots pulled from a gleaming La Marzocco machine and Balthazar croissants and scones. The restored cherrywood floors and a wall of sky-blue tiles behind the counter make for a serene, Zen-like room, which is no fluke—the shop’s name is Japanese for “black bear,” an homage>>>

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I-House Appoints New Director of Programs & Resident Life

In July 2015, International House welcomed Sharon La Cruise as Director of Programs & Resident Life. We recently sat down with her to discuss her new role. What were you doing before you came to I-House? Before I joined the staff at I-House, I worked at the Ford Foundation as the Programs Manager in the JustFilms unit. JustFilms was launched in 2011 with a $50-million fund dedicated to the>>>

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The Yiddish Language Group and Other Summer Groups at I-House

During the summer months, I-House is home to a wide variety of groups ranging from Brigham Young University to the International Peace Institute. Summer resident students from the Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at the YIVO-Bard Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture led an evening of language and games in July for the I-House community>>>

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Nancy Streim – Associate Vice President of Teachers College

Nancy Streim joined Teachers College in August 2007 as the Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships and has an appointment as Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost. Streim’s role is to coordinate the College’s activities in NYC public schools and develop new and more intensive partnerships with the Department of Education, local communities and local>>>

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Riverside Church Rentals and Services

Organizations and individuals looking to hold weddings, receptions, concerts, rehearsals, conferences, video productions and meetings in a unique public space will feel right at home at The Riverside Church. We offer a wonderful blend of history and architectural design which translates beautifully to the many locations within the building. This historic landmark provides both grand and intimate>>>

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The Morningside Heights neighborhood is home to the world's leading academic and religious institutions who together, create a truly unique community in which to live, learn, and grow.

Morningside Area Alliance facilitates partnerships between members and is a go-to source for neighborhood information.

Officers of the Board

Brent Dickman, President & Treasurer

Paula Mayo, Vice President

Isadora Wilkenfeld, Secretary


Executive Committee Members

Paula Mayo, Chair | Brent Dickman | Ariana González Stokas | Isadora Wilkenfeld

Committees & Roundtable Leadership

Matthew Camp, Chair: Policy Responders

Brent Dickman, Chair: Finance

Robin Reese, Chair: Communications

Isadora Wilkenfeld, Chair: Nominations