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 the finest arts professionals from around the world. When not in use for its own programming, the Cathedral is pleased to consider requests [...]
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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 spirituality, the program provides participants the opportunity for networking, mentoring, and field observation in areas of personal interest. The [...]
The Cathedral is open to all who wish to enter our sacred space regardless of immigration status. Ongoing Resources & Support Clergy conversations Members of the clergy are available for confidential conversations about all sorts of topics, including immigration status. If you or someone you know wants to speak with someone about questions of immigration status, recently announced changes in DACA, or any other personal or spiritual subject, the Cathedral and its clergy provide a safe pace where they can talk. [...]
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 year. The 60,000-square-foot center will host exhibitions, performances, screenings, reading, lectures and more. The university believes it will be a “cultural [...]
[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_custom_heading text="Residents being displaced by Columbia will buy affordable homes built by the university" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:left" google_fonts="font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]By JOSH BARBANEL Feb. 17, 2016 7:26 p.m. ET After waiting decades for a shot at home ownership, Hilda Muentes, 80 years old, a retired sample maker in the garment industry, bounded Tuesday through a new apartment in Hamilton Heights that she soon will buy for $250. She pulled out her cellphone and took a picture of the shiny, single-handle faucet on the tub in her [...]
Grand Opening: Saturday, October 3rd The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling provides our culturally rich neighborhood with a space where children and their families grow and learn about Sugar Hill, and about the world at large, through intergenerational dialogue with artists, art and storytelling. Designed to nurture the curiosity and creative spirit of three- to eight-year-old children, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling provides opportunities to grow as both author and audience, as children engage with the work of accomplished artists and storytellers, and create and share [...]
MUSIC EXPLORERS is an innovate program, where 5-to-7-year-olds explore the arena of musical performance as both soloist and ensemble member through active and engaging musical experiences, with an opportunity to specialize in two instruments: piano or drums AND ukelele or violin. This is a model for teaching instrumental music to beginners utilizing family and peer in community to advantage the social nature of music making for skill development and well-being. The 10 weekly class sessions consist of semi-private lessons ( 4 [...]
With roots dating back to 1841 at the Norfolk Street Baptist Church, through our first Worship Service in October, 1930, to the present day, The Riverside Church in the City of New York has played a valuable role in the lives of New Yorkers, and the world at large, in helping shape progressive Christianity, social change, and community. Our legacy of being an Interdenominational, Interracial, International, Open, Welcoming, and Affirming congregation has truly been a blessing worth celebrating. As we celebrate [...]
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 to tap into available funds. “As far as having any program done, I haven’t [...]
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. • Receive access to course readings via Blackboard • Receive a Student ID card • Enjoy borrowing privileges from the [...]
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 to nearby Sakura Park, a Japanese cherry-blossom garden.
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 field of documentary filmmaking. Since its launch, JF has funded hundreds of [...]
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. Founded in 1968, the six-week Weinreich Program serves beginning- to advanced-level Yiddish speakers and enthusiasts, and remains the oldest [...]
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI5O457W0rc Producer: Susan Morris Cinematographer/Line producer: Lindsay Mann Fine-cut Editor: David Leitner Editor: Eli Susser Interviews: Nicole Davidson, Phil Greven, Susan Morris
International House is pleased to continue its participation in Projects for Peace for the summer of 2015. For a list of grantee profiles, click here: http://www.ihouse-nyc.org/s/707/internal.aspx?sid=707&gid=1&pgid=3057