In This Issue
January 2019

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Celebrates 125 Years of Service to Our Community

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House has been serving the community since 1894, when we were founded as a free kindergarten for immigrant children in the neighborhood.  Today, 125 years after our founding, we are still here, offering award-winning human services to over 15,000 New Yorkers in need each year.  As we celebrate our 125th year, we reflect on how Lenox Hill Neighborhood House helped shape our community and the overall landscape of New York City. We are proud to honor  the past, engage  the present and ignite  the future, and we look forward to the next 125 years!

Visit to view a timeline of our history.

Children from Neighborhood House Programs Participate in CIBC Miracle Day

The Neighborhood House was thrilled to participate in  CIBC  Miracle Day for the fourth year in a row. As a beneficiary of this wonderful event, we received a generous grant of $30,000 to support our children's programming. We also had the fantastic opportunity to visit the CIBC trading floor with children from our RealArts After School program and Hunter College High School students who volunteer at the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Participants learned about financial markets and met New York sports legends and celebrities, including Curtis Martin, Paul Wahlberg, Joe Torre and more. Every year on the first Wednesday in December, CIBC Capital Markets donates their fees and commissions to local children's charities.

Senior Center Members Enjoy Manicures and Conversation with GlamourGals Volunteers

We had a fantastic visit with volunteers from GlamourGals  at the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. This nonprofit organization was founded with the mission of connecting generations by sending teen volunteers to senior centers to provide makeovers and companionship. In their first visit to the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, GlamourGals volunteers gave our members manicures while engaging in conversation and sharing intergenerational stories. Our members were proud to show off their polished nails, and we look forward to our next visit from GlamourGals later in January!

Flora Bar Natural Dyes Cookie Workshop Benefits Neighborhood House

Renowned pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz and her pastry team at Flora Bar at the Met Breuer hosted a cookie making class, with proceeds benefiting the Neighborhood House. In the workshop, participants learned to decorate cookies using natural dyes including turmeric, green tea, beets and hibiscus. Colorful cookie toppings included black and white sesame seeds, pistachios, lavender and edible fresh flowers. Staff from our Food Services team participated in the workshop and are excited to bring some of these techniques back to the Neighborhood House to use in future workshops with our clients.