- $29 for a 2.5-hour introductory hand-building ceramics workshop ($50 value)
The workshop teaches adults the basics of hand-building to make all kinds of bowls, plates, cups, and more. If you want to keep your work there is a charge of $15 for glaze and firing (to be picked up at a later date).
Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center
Enrichment, education, and recreation receive equal attention at Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center. Originally founded in 1986, the organization has dedicated decades to strengthening lower Manhattan communities by providing inclusive programs for children and families regardless of background or income. The headquarters features everything from a heated indoor pool to media-production areas and rooms dedicated to ceramics and cooking classes. Special programs and summer camps provide diverse recreational and cultural activities intended to teach the importance of personal expression, social interaction, and active lifestyles.
Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center offers nearly 500 classes and events each week. Many meet at the actual center, although the staff also arranges activities at nearby schools and local parks. The schedule includes sessions for all family members, including children, teens, adults, and seniors. By offerings dance lessons, fitness classes, recreational basketball leagues, after-school homework help, and other opportunities, the center strives to build a healthy, vibrant community.