Goddard Riverside strives toward a fair and just society where all people can make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families. We serve more than 20,000 New Yorkers each year with programs ranging from Early Childhood Education to Senior Centers.

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Social Justice Book Prize Submissions are Open!

Our book prizes honor nonfiction works for children/teens and adults that address the key social issues of our time.

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Got Comments or Questions about our Future East 91st Street Safe Haven?

Learn more about the project and share your thoughts.

Star Volunteers Honored

Congratulations to three tutors and our librarian at the Star Learning center, who were honored by the Mayor’s office for their volunteerism.

Resource Center staffers hand out flyers and hand sanitizer at a Harlem Farmers Market the center co-sponsors

What do New Yorkers Need in a Pandemic? “Everything.”

“One client told me she had 2 cents in her bank account. She was overwhelmed.”

With the help of your donations, our Resource Center has been able to support people hit by the pandemic with everything from food to utility bills to rental assistance. Read their stories from the front lines of COVID.

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Extended to April 30th

Held on March 18th as part of the W.H.A.M. Festival, audience enjoyed a cozy musical night in with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Linda Draper. She will sweetly serenade you with soothing sounds, straight from her heart (and living room) to yours!

Subscribe to Linda Draper’s Music Channel on YouTube, follow her on Instagram, or visit her website to find more!

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The Pink Hulk with Valerie David
Extended to April 30th

Held on March 20th—back by popular demand—The Pink Hulk is Valerie David’s award-winning, comedic, inspiring solo show that follows her autobiographical journey to become a THREE-TIME CANCER SURVIVOR with a universal message of hope and empowerment!

Valerie has toured The Pink Hulk across the U.S. and internationally. And she is a THREE-TIME performer of W.H.A.M. festivals!

Compelling, live-streamed excerpts with talkback and followed with a Q&A.

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Extended to April 30th

Held on March 21st as part of the W.H.A.M. Festival, Soprano Cheryl Warfield reflected on her life as an opera singer, entrepreneur, educator, and director in a whimsical revue in word and song. She sangs songs and arias that have influenced and defined her life in this exploration, accompanied by pianist Olga Gurevich.

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UWS Live Tuesdays: Afro Roots featuring Spirit Breath by Colette Michaan

UWS Live Tuesdays: Afro Roots (Afro Roots Tuesdays) is proud to present Spirit Breath by flutist Colette Michaan, who will be joining host Kevin Nathaniel for an evening for performance and conversation.

An intimate evening of solo flute performance by Colette Michaan, inspired by musical genres from around the world.

A first generation American and native New Yorker of Egyptian-Syrian heritage, Colette Michaan is a flutist who has been influenced, inspired and informed by musical traditions of North and West Africa, Cuba, Southeast Asia, and the Americas.

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Extended to April 30th

Held on March 13th as part of the W.H.A.M. Festival, Those Girls like to sing harmony and there’s lots of it in this special evening! With songs from a wide mix of artists, eras and styles, Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, and Wendy Russell are four singers who put their own twist on arranging things.

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Cherub Improv

Held on March 6th as part of the W.H.A.M. Festival, Cherub Improv led a fun- and laughter-filled evening of unexpected stories and situations.

“We Wing It!” and we perform Community Service.

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