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Spotlight On: Isaac, Front Desk

Isaac is a newbie at Manhattan Youth. However, he’s already bonded with some of the kids. “They get attached really quickly,” Isaac said. “I do a lot of things with children, so I figured working here would be cool,” he explained. Before Isaac worked at Manhattan Youth, he babysat and worked with children at a [...]

Nate Andersen & Friends in Concert again — This Friday!

Nate Andersen & Friends are coming back to play another concert this Friday! Click here for tickets. We’re excited to see the band play again, but we’re not the only ones. Below is a testimonial from a community member who was in attendance the last time Nate & friends played at the Community Center: ———————————————————————————— [...]

Spotlight On: Marta, Membership Assistant

Marta is the Membership Assistant at Manhattan Youth. She gives tours and communicates with members. “Basically making sure that all of the members are happy,” she said. She has been working at Manhattan Youth for five years. As I interviewed Marta while she worked the front desk, she exchanged hello’s with several members and staff  walking [...]

Spotlight On: Blake, Assistant Director of Membership

Blake is the Assistant Director of Membership at Manhattan Youth. He started out as an After-School Counselor and has been working at Manhattan Youth for eight years. Blake grew up in Long Island. He started working at Manhattan Youth soon after he graduated from college. When he first got his job here, he had no [...]

Ceramics Classes At the Downtown Community Center

Hi! My name is Maya. I’m a guest blogger for Manhattan Youth, and this is my first blog post! For this post I interviewed Rachael, a ceramics teacher at the Downtown Community Center. “I’ve always loved doing clay,” Rachael remarked. Rachael has been working with ceramics since she was in high school. In high school, she worked [...]

MY Triton’s Swimathon Fundraiser — To benefit The Clean Water Fund

We’re excited to share some updates about our Tritons Swim Team Swimathon fundraiser. On January 28th, our team swam a total of 75,475 yards (that’s 42.88 miles!) and received pledges for donations totaling more than $9,000. All proceeds from this fundraiser are benefiting the Clean Water Fund, a national non-profit organization. Our swimmers have almost reached [...]

Tritons Swimmers Continue to Set Records

Thank you all who participated in the swim meet this weekend! We’re so proud of all of our swimmers, and especially proud of the cheering and sportsmanship that everyone shared! This past weekend, we had swimmers post 94 Personal Best Times (that’s a best time for 93% of the races – that’s amazing!). We also had 11 swimmers [...]

MY Nutcracker 2016

Manhattan Youth’s biggest production of the year was performed at P.S. 89 last weekend. Almost 300 elementary After-School dancers performed 26 dance pieces spread out over 2 separate shows of “The Nutcracker.” Huge thanks to all of the dancers and parents who helped make this happen. And a big shout out to the Tribeca Trib [...]