92nd Street Y

The 92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural center and Jewish community center in the Upper East Side that serves all communities and cultures.

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Tuesday after Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 27, 2019

September 2018

Pino-Latino: The Intersection of the Latino and Asian Cultures is a performance and discussion with the Harkness Dance Center and Ballet Hispánico in Buttenwieser Hall on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12 noon. From $15

October 2018

In Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco with author K. Meira Goldberg, “La Meira,” Raquel Heredia “La Repompilla” talks about the Roma heritage of her dance on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12 noon. $15

Rio Grande do Sul Brazilians Yamandu Costa and Renato Borghetti play the seven-string guitar and diatonic button accordion on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8 pm. From $43

November 2018

Uruguayan Eduardo Fernández and David Leisner play classical guitar including Études for Guitar by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, Duo concertant in E Minor, Op. 31, No. 3 by French composer Antoine de Lhoyer, and Souvenir de Russie, Op. 63 by Catalan Spanish guitarist Fernando Sor in Kaufmann Concert Hall at 8 pm. From $53


 

Ticket Office

Monday – Thursday: 12 noon – 8:30 pm
Friday: 12 – 5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12 noon – 8 pm

Tickets Online

www.92y.org

Tickets by Phone

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12 noon – 5 pm


 

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
(at 92nd Street)
Upper East Side, Manhattan

(212) 415-5500

Concert-goers dress casually.

Subway

(6) to 96th St. Walk 4 blocks south on Lexington.

(4) (5) to 86th St. Walk 5 blocks north on Lexington.

(N) (Q) to 96th St. Walk 2 blocks west and 3 blocks south.

Bus

M101, M102, M103 north on Third Ave and south on Lexington Ave.

M1, M2, M3, M4 and X90 north on Madison Avenue.

Crosstown M86 or M96 to Lexington Ave.

Parking

Discounts are available with your validated ticket (validate at Customer Service Center in Lobby) at the GGMC Garage on 92nd St between Second and Third Avenues.


 

The 92nd Street Y is a unique institution. It is a community center serving the Upper East Side. From core Jewish values, the 92nd Street Y welcomes and serves people of all races and faiths. Don’t worry if you are not Jewish. You are welcome.


Kaufmann Concert Hall

Kaufmann Concert Hall is one of New York City’s sacred spaces. The hall regularly hosts performances and talks with the world’s cultural and thought leaders. That’s what makes it sacred space, the repeated presence of genius over the years.

There is an intellectual character within Jewish culture that is very influential in American life. The 92nd Street Y is one of the places in New York City where world-class artists announce and promote their latest works, or give retrospective looks back at history.

You find events at the 92nd Street Y like the Spaniard Ferran Adrià, one of the world’s most influential chefs, talking about his new book; or Fern Mallis, the founder of New York Fashion Week, talking with legendary Italian fashion icon Valentino about his legacy.

When Puerto Rican-American Jennifer Lopez announced her new book True Love, she did it at the 92nd Street Y in a conversation with Hoda Kotb, the Emmy® Award-winning Egyptian-American television personality.


Jazz in July

The 92nd Street Y hosts New York City’s summer jazz festival, Jazz in July. World-renowned jazz pianist Bill Charlap runs it these days. He took over from Dick Hyman. Great artists play the Festival every year.

The roots of Jazz are Black and Latin from the Caribbean. The ferry from New Orleans to Havana used to run twice a day. Jazz in July presents mostly Jewish artists. Their jazz has an Eastern European tinge. It’s sort of Bartok meets Marsalis. It’s definitely something you want to hear.


92nd Street Y Guitar Institute

The 92nd Street Y Guitar Institute trains all levels of guitarists. The world’s best guitarists regularly perform for 92Y’s Art of the Guitar subscription series.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Started Here

The 92nd Street Y is a place where greatness begins. One of the artists who got his start there is Alvin Ailey (1931-1989). Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater popularized modern dance around the world. Alvin Ailey became known as “the Cultural Ambassador to the World.”

When Ailey and twelve other dancers performed together for the first time at the 92nd Street Y in 1958, they were just a bunch of unknown African-American dancers. Something magical happened that night in the first performance of Blues Suite. Today it is an American classic. But this was before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. In that time, who else would have given them the chance to perform? It happened here.


Harkness Dance Center

Many other pioneers of Modern Dance developed and taught at the 92nd Street Y, people like Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Today the Harkness Dance Center School of the Arts is an important part of the 92nd Street Y’s programs.


 

Paco Peña is a traditional Flamenco guitar legend

92nd Street Y
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Eddie Palmieri joins Christian McBride at NJPAC

Friday, November 9, 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Featuring Lalo Rodriguez
Lehman Center
Jerome Park, The Bronx
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Puerto Rican Latin Jazz and Salsa Legend

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Birdland Jazz Festival

The Cuban Classical and Jazz sax legend blows the happiest horn on the planet.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
June 12 – 17, 2018

Assad Brothers from Brazil are the best guitar duo alive

Classical guitar duo
92nd Street Y
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Take the A Train: Billy Strayhorn at 100

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the music of Duke Ellington’s collaborator Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8pm with Bill Charlap.

American Rhapsody: Gershwin, Arlen & the Blues

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the classic theater tunes of George Gershwin and Howard Arlen. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8pm.

Kings of Stride: Eubie, Fats & the Lion

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the Stride Jazz piano style that developed out of Ragtime. Featuring clarinetist Anat Cohen on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8pm.

Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Songbook

Cole’s brother Freddy Cole sings hits like “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.” The band is led by Jazz in July Artistic Director Bill Charlap. It’s at the 92nd Street Y, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8pm.

Jazz Goes Hollywood: Dietz & Schwartz

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y goes to Hollywood with the songs of composer Arthur Schwartz and lyricist Howard Dietz. Featuring Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, and Sandy Stewart. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8pm

Bill Charlap Summertime Swing Party

The great Jazz pianist opens Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y with a night of unforgettable Swing-era hits.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8pm

Lyrics and Lyricists: The Songbook Meets Rock and Country

1950s radio played American Songbook standards, Rock and Roll hits, and Country classics. The program directed by two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton features Argentine vocalist Solange Prat.
92nd Street Y
February 27-29, 2016


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