The LES's Premier Community Center: The NEW Manny Cantor Center

The Manny Cantor Center is the Lower East Side's premier destination for education, fitness, and community programming!  Located in the Educational Alliance's flagship building at 197 East Broadway, the Center will be a thriving, dynamic community that welcomes people of all ethnicities, races, religions and economic backgrounds.

Fitness Center Members will have access to:

* a 7000 sq. ft, light-filled Fitness Center with views & 2 airy exercise studios

* the latest strength training & cardio equipment  (with individual TV screens)

* more than 30 exercise classes per week (indoor cycling, yoga, pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, Tone & Sculpt and more)

* pick-up games on our 5000 sq. ft, indoor basketball/volleyball court

* personal training

* new locker rooms & showers

* babysitting services

Classes, Services, Programs & Events for Everyone on the LES

As your new state-of-the-art community center, the Manny Cantor Center will offer:

  • a comprehensive, spacious health & wellness center
  • more early childhood classrooms
  • beautiful community space to host arts & culture events, performances, lectures, adult classes and workshops, ethnic and cultural celebrations, and other special events.
  • beautiful new space for all ages including Youth and Older Adults.

Plus enhanced facilities for these existing high quality programs:



Additional Information
The Manny Cantor Center will have three elevators and a kosher kitchen and is expected to receive a LEED silver rating.

Executive Director
Joanna Samuels is the Executive Director of the Manny Cantor Center


Join Our Community Campaign
Create your own personal legacy on our donor wall and announce your connection to the Educational Alliance’s esteemed history and exciting future. All individuals who donate $100 or more will be recognized on our community donor wall which will be prominently located in the Center’s light filled lobby staircase.


Project design by Platt Byard Dovell White Architects LLP

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