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Community Volunteering: Get Involved in Manhattan Community Organizations

Manhattan is full of organizations dedicated to improving the community around them. By volunteering with one of these organizations, you can learn more about the inspiring individuals behind the efforts and see firsthand what it means to come together as a community. If you’re wondering which organizations offer community volunteering opportunities, read on below.... read more

Investing in Community Healthcare

Around the world, universal healthcare is a right, but not in the United States. In times of distress, American communities have banded together to create their own neighborhood wellness centers when resources were intentionally denied. If in the future, should quality treatment become scarce, it may be time for communities to rally once again to provide solutions when their government refuses. Establishments like LSA Family Health Center in East Harlem already does exactly this.... read more

Asian American Pacific American Heritage Month: 5 Key Facts to Know

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates all of the Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States who have made the country what it is today. During this month, the country celebrates the achievements and remembers the struggles endured by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.... read more

A Dream Grows In East Harlem

East Harlem is one of the last holdouts of the city’s pervasive gentrification problem which allows neighborhoods to constantly be reborn with new housing, chain stores and expanded greenery, but often at the cost of lower-income families who have populated the area for generations who can no longer afford to live there. For over a century, gentrification has disappeared entire neighborhoods for the sake of renewal. East Harlem is currently in between two worlds, and the center of it is Harlem RBI and the kids that it serves.... read more

Arts Volunteer NYC: Volunteer in the Arts Organizations of Manhattan

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and give back to the community. Organizations across New York City are looking for vibrant individuals to volunteer, giving valuable time and helping move their cause forward. If you’re interested in the arts, there are a variety of organizations to reach out to in order to offer your time and services. Here are just some of the amazing arts companies that look for volunteers in New York City.... read more

Where To Enjoy Poetry For National Poetry Month

Emma Lazarus’ plea to bring us “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” just might be the most New York poem of all time. New York City has always been a touchstone for creatives, and some of the most famous and prolific writers and poets were rooted here. From Langston Hughes, Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas, Julia de Burgos, Audre Lorde, Kimiko Hahn, and many, many, many more, the mercurial nature of an urban landscape offers constant inspiration, which explains why so many poets are drawn here. For National Poetry Month, NYXT.nyc tells you where best havens in the city to read and enjoy poetry, and for aspiring writers, how you can take classes to become a poet-in-training!... read more

Spring in New York: "Finding Silence" NYXT Original Series

Spring in New York is here, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. As you shed your winter coat, take some time to savor the sun in a hidden oasis around the city. While many people think you have to leave New York to find a quiet spot, there are plenty of spaces to revel in Spring without going far at all.... read more

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