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Renaissance Youth Center

Our mission is simple: to empower at-risk inner city youth to fully maximize their potential as productive and responsible members of society through dynamic, team-building education, music and sports programs. We offer these opportunities while instilling the importance of building a strong community. For more information about the organization please visit our website at

Accessing the Event

  • East Lobby Entrance located on 10th Avenue and 30th Street - once inside, proceed up the left escalator directly into the Tapestry Lobby

  • West Lobby Entrance located on the highline. This entrance can be accessed from the highline itself from the South or West. If coming from the 7 train, walk south past THE SHOPS and The Vessel, and enter via the West Plaza entrance, just before the highline, directly into the Tapestry Lobby

Matthew Rey

Detective Matthew Rey - 2019 Honoree

Matthew Rey began his career in the NYPD in July of 1996, and was assigned to the 42nd Precinct in the South Bronx, where he developed long lasting relationships with much of the community. As his career progressed, he jumped at the opportunity to become a Community Affairs Officer for the 42nd Precinct, the precinct where Renaissance is located, leading him to some of the most rewarding experiences of his 23 years with the NYPD.

Matthew met Mr. Harris and Mr. Q some 10 plus years ago, and has since become an integral part of Renaissance Youth Council, recruiting new participants and attending meetings regularly for several years. He has also supported Renaissance at numerous events every year, like our Youth Connect Summer Tour, "Music With A Message" Band performances, and our recent Youth Council Scholarship-A-Thon. Renaissance is recognizing Detective Rey for his years of service to the Bronx and New York City, and his work as a compassionate, dedicated community partner and advocate, a supporter of Renaissance's programming, and a mentor and leader for our students.

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Renaissance Youth Center


10 Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

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