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The Stonewall Uprising

The 1960s were steeped with important demonstrations involving minority groups standing up for their rights. Along with the Civil Rights Movement, the Stonewall Uprising in New York City laid the groundwork for legislative victories to come. Also referred to as the Stonewall Riots, the Stonewall Uprising, sparked on June 28, 1969, was the result of […]

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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas!

Sunday, June 18 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM Eldridge Street between Division & Canal Streets In its 22nd year, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make up our Lower East Side and Chinatown community. Experience the spirit of this ever-changing neighborhood and the immigrant […]

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Older Americans Month

“With age, art and life become one.” Georges Braque, 20th Century painter What is Older Americans Month? It is said that it’s important to honor and respect our elders. Honoring older adults is just as important, which is why Older Americans Month, celebrated in May, is very special. Older Americans Month is all about acknowledging […]

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International Women’s Day

Of all the special days of the year, International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8, is one of the most important. This is a global day that involves celebrating achievements made by women all over the world, both in the past and present. It also involves taking a stand against sexism. It is special […]

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Hearing Loss Awareness

Since Oscar winner CODA raised the bar for portrayals of people with disabilities last year, and International Week of Deaf People is in September, I would like to discuss hearing loss, which is a noteworthy disability. Hearing loss is a condition in which any part of the ear doesn’t work. This is common in elderly […]

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Special Memories with Dad

Father’s Day is on June 19, and I would like to discuss wonderful memories I have shared with my father. One of them was the time my dad took me on a trip to Istanbul from January 5-11, 2013, as a gift after I graduated college prep. Needless to say, there are few things more […]

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Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Youth

At the 14Y we often say, “You belong here.” We put this value into action by creating and implementing exciting, inclusive programming. One such example is New Country Pride Camp (NCPC), a camp especially for New York’s LGBTQ+ youth. To celebrate Pride month and NCPC’s growth in its second year, we asked two people here […]

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The Healing Power of the Creative Arts

Our first annual Celebrate Arts Festival shines a spotlight on Educational Alliance older adult artists and their creative work for Older Americans Month. Behind these artists and their creative expression are passionate arts educators, all of whom agree that creating art in the time of COVID is more healing and impactful than ever. A recent […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which started in America in 1949 and was founded by the Mental Health America Organization. I would like to share with you what it’s all about as well as some tips about how to take care of our mental health. Mental Health Conditions are Common Mental health conditions in […]

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First Annual Celebrate Arts Festival

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural Celebrate Arts festival, hosted across five Educational Alliance older adult sites throughout the month of May to celebrate Older Americans Month. We could not think of a better time to honor the rich cultural history of our settlement house–committed to improving the public good and […]

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