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“I was waiting for it!”: Older Adult Centers Reopen with Dancing and BBQ

At the grand reopening of our Lincoln Square Older Adult Center, a DJ spun tunes ranging from Golden Oldies to contemporary bachata. The large dining room was filling up in advance of lunchtime, and a handful of members got up to dance. “I’m very happy,” said Blanca Padilla, sporting a sparkly headband and numerous pieces […]

Meals and Activities, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center—July 2021

Breakfast and Lunch We serve lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. LUNCH TICKET DISTRIBUTION starts at 11:00 AM.  Suggested Contribution for Seniors: $ 1.50  Home Attendants, Guests, Volunteers and Staff Must Pay $3.00 Sign up for meal online or contacting one of the following people: *All Meals served w/ Fruit,  1% Milk and Bread. **Our Menu […]

Meals and Activities, 593 Columbus—July 2021

Breakfast and Lunch Signups are no longer required. Just come join us! There will be two seatings daily: 11:30-12:30 and 12:45-1:45. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday July 5  Agency closed  July 6  -Sliced Deli Turkey  -Welcome back BBQ July 7  -Hard Boiled Egg  -Vegetarian Lasagna -Mixed Green Salad -Broccoli -Banana  July 8  -Cinnamon French Toast  -Italian Sauage sandwich -Mixed Green […]

Building a Better New York: A Goddard Gold Conversation

What will a post-pandemic New York look like—and how can we make it a more equitable city for all? That was the question at the center of Goddard’s annual forum, Goddard Gold.  Our speakers were Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit membership organization for the city’s top corporate, investment […]

TOP Clubhouse Makes an Irish Connection

Travel and exercise both got a lot harder over the last year while the pandemic raged. But the TOP Clubhouse figured out how to do a little of both—with the help of some friends in Ireland. TOP is a gathering place run by and for adults with mental illness. It supports its members to understand their diagnose, cope with […]

Rod Jones Honored by Lawyers Alliance

Goddard Riverside Executive Director Roderick Jones was honored as a nonprofit leader by the Lawyers Alliance for New York last night.  Jones was introduced at the online gala by the president of Goddard’s Board, Chris Auguste.    “Rod believes that by lifting up individuals and communities the entire city becomes a more just and equitable place […]

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Youth Take the Lead in #DegreesNYC’s New Education Agenda

Take action: Sign the #DegreesNYC Youth Council’s letter to the next NYC mayor! Getting an equitable education remains a struggle for too many New Yorkers, said the #DegreesNYC Youth Council while launching a policy agenda calling for reforms earlier this month.   “The experiences of youth are important and deserve to be front and center,” said Youth Council  Co-Coordinator and Policy Intern, Carolina […]

Sheldon Barasch, holding tax papers, stands next to Bobby Idowu. Both are smiling under their masks.

Tax Volunteers go the Extra Mile

Tax season is always a little stressful, but this year was especially so. We’re grateful to the volunteers at Community Tax Aid for going above and beyond to help members of our community file their returns.   Longtime volunteer tax preparers Bill Charlton, Ozzie Frankel, Sheldon Barasch and Marcia Greenberg usually do their work in person […]

Remembering Susan Richman

Susan Richman had a storied career in publishing—starting as a clerk typist at Charles Scribner & Sons and working her way up to Senior Vice President of the Scribner Book Companies and eventually retiring from Grand Central Publishing in 2009. She worked with bestselling authors including P.D. James, Patricia Cornwall and Alan Paton, and served […]

Above and Beyond

Star Learning Volunteers Recognized by Mayor’s Office Congratulations to three Star Learning Center tutors and the program’s volunteer librarian, who’ve been honored by the Mayor’s Office and the NYC Service Mayoral Service Recognition Program for their exceptional commitment! These certificates are awarded to individuals who volunteer 100 or more hours with an organization in a […]