Manhattan’s Franciscan Community Center to Hold Art Exhibit June 10

Jocelyn Thomas Around the Province

NEW YORK – The art group of the Franciscan Community Center (FCC) next to Holy Name of Jesus Church here is holding its ninth art exhibition on Sunday afternoon, June 10.

The group, Reaching for the Stars, will hold the event at the FCC at 214 West 97th Street from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. Exhibitors range from young people to senior citizens.

The center, established in 1991, offers a wide variety of programs including:

  • senior services
  • after-school programs including tutoring
  • health and wellness programs
  • a sandwich line as part of its food pantry
  • music classes
  • counseling services

The FCC recently received a grant from the Province’s Benevolence Fund which  provided valuable financial resources for its youth theatre program. The center also operates a busy thrift store, accessible from  97th Street, open Tuesday through Sunday.  Information about the FCC’s services is available on its Web page, part of Holy Name Church’s Web site.

“The center does amazing things for the people of both the parish and the diverse community of the Upper West Side,“ said Francis Gunn, pastor of Holy Name.

Information about the center and the exhibit is available through FCC director Mildred Morency, at 212- 932- 8040, ext. 248.