Michael founded the iconic club in 1987 and ran it until 2002. Some of the history is record, some can be googled, and other elements are lost to the ether.
Michael started this after-school program for his two boys and several other friends. In 2004, he rented a small storefront in Tribeca and brought in other families to help found the school, which quickly grew to 120 kids under his leadership as the Chairman in the first two years. In 2009, the school merged with JCP.
A non-profit organization founded in 2003 to present creative work in Lower Manhattan, and now the developers of the IJPA conference.