CANY participant honored by SIDDC

CANY Participant Honored by SIDDC

On Friday, December 13th, SIDDC held a meeting recognizing individuals on their accomplishments and to celebrate their achievements.  We are very proud to announce that Angela, one of our own participants, has received an award. Angela is part of our Day Habilitation Without Walls program.  Through hard work and perseverance she has gained confidence in […]

Danny Aiello

Passing of Danny Aiello

City Access New York would like to express our profound sadness upon hearing of the passing of actor Danny Aiello. Danny was a good friend to us and had attended our Achievement Dinner and Auction Galas. He autographed books and CD’s for our auction and graciously took photos with all the guests. He was so […]

Ellen Rubin Resigns from CANY Board of Directors

It is with regret that we announce Ellen Rubin’s resignation from our board of directors.  Thank you for everything, Ellen! We know that you are going to continue to support us in so many different ways as always!  Thinking about you and wishing you all the best! Message from the Board of Directors Dear Ellen, As […]

Participant Receiving a Certificate

Therapeutic Gardening Project for People of All Abilities

City Access NY volunteers just completed their third summer in the Therapeutic Gardening Project for People of All Abilities.  TGPPAA has been generously supported by a grant from the Partnership-for-Parks Foundation of NYC Parks Department.  Every summer, from the beginning of May through the end of September, we beautify two garden sites — one at […]

City Access New York and Northfield Bank Present: “I am…”

City Access New York is proud to announce an arts collaboration with Northfield Bank.  We are presenting select works from our successful summer art show series, “I am…”.  The paintings explore identity, self-discovery, unexpected potential, and expression through evocative self-portraiture.  The viewer is invited to actively delve deeply into our ideals and dreams; granting a […]

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CDP Participant Performing in Contemporary Ballet

We are proud to invite you this Saturday, August 17th, as one of our Career Discovery Project participants is performing in a contemporary ballet at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens. The event is free and will be held between 10:30am and 11:30am. Come show support!  

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The Universal Page

Reporter Andrew Leland has always loved to read. An early love of books in childhood eventually led to a job in publishing with McSweeney’s, where Andrew edited essays and interviews, laid out articles, and was trained to take as much care with the look and feel of the words as he did with the expression of […]

Abstract Portrait

Summer Art Series: “I am…”

We are proud to invite you to attend our 3rd Annual Art Show, titled: “I am…”, where we will showcase the artwork produced by our talented artists within our Day Habilitation Program.  This year we are hosting the event off-site at The Living Gallery, a local space located in Bushwick Brooklyn.  The gallery is located […]

An elderly couple holding hands.

A Close Look at PTSD Among Aging Adults

Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, can happen to people of all ages. It is especially a common issue among aging adults because they have a more likely chance to have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Examples of traumatic events that could lead to PTSD include military combat, a bad […]

Be Fair to Direct Care

Continuing the Fight for a Living Wage

#bFair2DirectCare are the voice of 130,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities who often cannot speak for themselves. It is also the call to action to remind state leaders that the nearly 100,000 direct support professionals (DSPs) who work for not-for-profit agencies do this work on behalf of the state. These professionals carry out such diverse tasks as […]