The Forum is proud to serve as a unique gathering space open to the entire University as well as the wider New York City community.
The Forum’s ground floor Atrium is a communal space open to the public seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (except University holidays). With ample seating, tech tables for charging devices, and free WiFi, the Atrium is ideal for those needing a quiet place to work, study, or meet a friend over a cup of coffee.
Throughout the year, The Forum joins with other Manhattanville-based Columbia departments to host Community Days, which fill the campus and The Forum with a diverse selection of family-oriented programs for Columbia neighbors to enjoy. In addition to these Community Days, many of the events hosted at The Forum are free and open to the public.
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Slide 1: Community Day at The Forum | Photo by Diane Bondareff
Slide 2: Community Day at The Forum | Photo by Diane Bondareff
Slide 3: Community Day at The Forum | Photo by Diane Bondareff
Slide 4: Community Day at The Forum | Photo by Diane Bondareff
The Forum was proud to collaborate with Columbia University’s Wellness Center and Columbia Doctors to host an open-to-the-community pop-up vaccination site at The Forum. The pop-up was held over four different weekends in April and May, providing relief for some of New York’s most underserved populations.
The Forum was pleased to serve as an early voting poll site for our local Manhattanville neighbors during the New York City Primary Election in June, as well as the 2020 General Election.
To celebrate the creative work of students in the YWCA afterschool photography program at New Design Middle School, sponsored by The Josephine Herrick Project, The Forum, as part of its collaborative programming with community organizations, invited the students to exhibit their photos at The Forum. Click through to view their photographs.