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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Logos of the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice and Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice

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.

Panoramic view of 419 East 91st Street

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 15

Held on March 5th as part of the W.H.A.M. Festival, A screening of Big Little Sis, an award-winning documentary from director Jody Prusan which was recently an official selection at the New York Women In Film & Television 2021 Online Shorts Festival.

Purchase a ticket to watch the documentary. Extended to April 15!

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Extended to April 19th

Held on March 28th as part of the W.H.A.M. Festival, an evening of a mix of live and pre-recorded performances by the dancers of NK&D / a movement company.

With authentic movement collaboration and generation, these dances are appropriate for all ages.

Purchase a ticket to watch the live event. Extended to April 19!

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Extended to April 15

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.

Purchase a ticket to watch the live event. Extended to April 15!

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