Annual Events

The Multicultural Center hosts a number of regular events both on campus and in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Check our events calendar, and social media regularly for updates.

Heritage Months

At Manhattan College, we celebrate the diversity of the institution and of the city in which we are proud to be located. Every month, along with the rest of the country, we celebrate Heritage Months. We host events that celebrate our representative cultures including, but not limited to, Irish Heritage Month, Latino Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Native American Heritage Month. 

Twist! & Shout!

This pair of programs celebrate cultural performances by bringing the world to campus, showcasing the talents of cultures from around the globe and from right around the corner. Twist! occurs during Opening Weekend and is geared to first-year students. Shout! occurs in March in celebration of Women’s History Month, and features dynamic performances by all-female groups that presents culture through the eyes of women. Both events are free.

Poetry Coffee Houses

On the last Thursday of each month, we host a poetry coffee house to celebrate the spoken and written word. We start at 6 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. All are welcome. We invite you to be BRAVE with your expression and share your words with us. We’ll share our snack with you and, of course, our coffee.

Trivia Time

Calling all trivia masters and novices! Every month, the Center will host a fun Trivia Time event. Don’t know trivia? No problem. There are door prizes and snacks for everyone, even if you get every question wrong. Are you a trivia buff? This is the place to be for you, too. Win valuable prizes and bragging rights for the whole month. Come to the Multicultural Center on the last Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. Don’t be late, we start on time! 

Theatre Talks and Movies & Desserts

Our identities are on display all around us. Hollywood and Broadway are two excellent sources of presentations about how people and their identities interact with the world. Each month, Multicultural Affairs sponsors a trip to either a new release film or theatre production. After the presentation, we stop by a coffee house or a local eatery to discuss how different identities were portrayed on screen or on stage. Both the show and the dessert are free to Manhattan College students, so sign up fast. Space is limited.