The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) is a world-class cultural and community center in the Upper East Side. It serves all communities from a foundation of Jewish values.
The home of the Harkness Dance Center and a school of music, 92NY is mostly a dance, literary, music, and talk venue. Influential in every category, it is a space that births new creative voices, and where celebrities present their latest work.
Many events are can be streamed, so 92NY has a global footprint.
- Kaufmann Concert Hall
- Buttenwieser Hall (dance)
- Weill Art Gallery
- Warburg Lounge
Thank you for sponsoring Latin books and Latin music. You always make us think, and we learn from you. Toda!
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Brazilian Classical Music
Cellist Jay Campbell and pianist Conor Hanick play the World Premiere of “Reticulárea,” part two of a 92NY commission of Brazilian composer Marcos Balter’s “Three Enigmas;” in Buttenweiser Hall at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan’s Upper East Side; on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30pm. From $25. 92ny.org 🇧🇷
We suspect the piece is a reference to renowned Jewish German Venezuelan artist Gego’s “Reticulárea” drawings and installations. Balter composed “Oya” for the New York Philharmonic’s reopening of David Geffen Hall in 2022.
Joshua Henry’s “Get Up Stand Up” (Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” “Shuffle Along”) has the Grammy winner and triple Tony nominee singing classic soul, R&B, and funk that inspires him; in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side, Manhattan; on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7:30pm. From $45. 92ny.org 🇨🇦
Israeli Folk Dance
The 43rd Israeli Folk Dance Marathon is at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side, Manhattan; on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 8:30pm. From $45. 92ny.org 🇮🇱
Modern and Contemporary Dance
The 92NY Harkness Dance Center APAP Showcase features Limón Dance Company, MeenMoves, and Annie Rigney in Buttenwieser Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side, Manhattan; on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 1pm & 3pm. FREE with rsvp. 92ny.org 🇮🇱 🇲🇽
Broadway Singer Talk
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald talks and sings through her 30-year career with Broadway music director Andy Einhorn; in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side; on Thursday-Friday, February 8-9, 2024 at 7:30pm. From $65. 92ny.org 🇺🇸
Latin Contemporary Dance
Ballet Hispánico; dances Latin contemporary dance; in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y, New York in the Upper East Side; on February 21, 2024, at 7:30pm. From $30. 92ny.org 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 🇨🇴 🇨🇺 🇮🇹 🇲🇽 🇵🇷 🇸🇻 🇪🇸 🇻🇪
French Classical Music, Chilean Violinist
Piano Trio Zimbalist and Chilean American violist Roberto Díaz, Curtis Institute of Music CEO, play French composer Fauré’s C-Minor Piano Quartet and more; in Buttenwieser Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side; on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:30pm. From $25. 92ny.org 🇨🇱 🇫🇷
Modern & Contemporary Dance
“Dancing the 92nd Street Y” features dance companies that got their start at the 92NY including: Ailey II, Limón Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company and special guests; in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan’s Upper East Side; on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 7:30pm. From $30. 92ny.org 🇺🇸 🇲🇽
Haitian French American Jazz
Haitian French American jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant plays Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side; on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:30pm. From $40. 92ny.org 🇭🇹 🇫🇷
Cuban Classical Guitarist
Cuban guitar legend Manuel Barrueco plays classical guitar including works by Spanish composers Sor and Albéniz; in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side; on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:30pm. From $30. 92ny.org 🇨🇺
American Jazz Singer, Afro-Cuban Pianist, Italian Saxophonist
American jazz singer Dianne Reeves, Afro-Cuban jazz legend Chucho Valdés, and Italian American sax master Joe Lovano, play a jazz concert of Duets; in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side; on Thursday, May 16, 2024. From $45. 92ny.org 🇺🇸 🇨🇺 🇮🇹
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92nd Street Y, New York (92NY)
(at 92nd St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
(4)(5) to 96th St
(N)(Q) to 86th St
These are just a few of the once and future legends who pass through 92NY.
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, African American modern dance 🇺🇸
- Assad Brothers, Brazilian classical guitar. 🇧🇷
- Berta Rojas, Paraguayan classical guitar. 🇵🇾
- Dorrance Dance, American tap dancing. 🇺🇸
- Eddie Palmieri, Puerto Rican jazz and salsa pianist. 🇵🇷
- Isabel Allende, Chilean American author. 🇨🇱
- Jennifer Lopez, New York Puerto Rican actress. 🇵🇷
- Paco Peña, Spanish flamenco guitar. 🇪🇸
- Paquito D’Rivera, Cuban classical & jazz. 🇨🇺
- Selena: The Series, Regional Mexican tejano Netflix series. 🇲🇽
92NY produces several notable festivals.
- The Harkness Future Dance Festival is a dance talent competition that launches new choreographers into the New York City dance world.
- Giving Tuesday is a global holiday-giving phenomenon that was started by the 92nd Street Y.
- Jazz in July is a hot summer jazz festival with an Eastern European tinge, sort of Bartok in New Orleans. Jazz pianist Dick Hyman led it for years. Bill Charlap has taken the reigns lately.
About the 92nd Street Y
Jewish culture has an intellectual character that is very influential in American life.
Celebrating its 150th year in 2023, 92nd Street Y, New York has grown into one of New York’s sacred cultural spaces ~ because of the calibre of artists who pass through its halls. It gives a stage to the great artists of the times, and nurtures new voices in their first whispers of brilliance.
It’s worth noting that it was New York’s first Jewish community that made New York an open city in 1654, while it was still Dutch New Amsterdam. Like the Statue of Liberty, 92NY carries the flame, and is even part of our own DNA. Toda. Gracias.
Harkness Dance Center
92NY played a role in the development of modern dance and contemporary dance. Legendary pioneers like Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Alvin Ailey developed their craft here.
Ailey’s “Blues Suite,” an American classic, was part of his company’s first performance in 1958. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre went on to popularize modern dance around the world as America’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World.”