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92nd Street Y is a community center for all communities

The 92nd Street Y is a Jewish cultural and community center in New York City’s Upper East Side that occasionally hosts performances and talks with world-class Latin artists.

Latin Artists at the 92nd Street Y

2017 – 2017 Season

Spanish Flamenco guitar legend Paco Peña plays Kaufmann Concert Hall on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 8pm. $30 – $75

2016 – 2017 Season

New York Puerto Rican Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri celebrates his 80th Birthday with a special concert in Kaufmann Concert hall December 15, 2016. It’s actually the day of Eddie’s birthday.

Spanish-French Thibaut Garcia and the European Guitar Quartet play a recital that includes the Argentine Tango of Astor Piazzolla Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:30pm.

Cuban Jazz and Classical music giant Paquito D’Rivera plays Latin Jazz in Kaufmann Concert Hall Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8pm. $15-$41

The Assad Brothers, the legendary Brazilian-born Classical guitar duo, play Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8pm. There is a pre-concert talk with Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music at 7pm.

Jazz in July, New York City’s Summer Jazz festival is Tuesday – Thursday, July 18 – 27, 2017.

About the 92nd Street Y

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.

The 92nd Street Y is also a cultural center. Its 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 Garavini 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.

The 92nd Street Y is a place where greatness begins. One of the artists who got his start there is Alvin Ailey (1931-1989). Today the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the world’s leading modern dance institutions. 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. Who else would have given them the chance to perform?

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.

Visiting the 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 415-5500

Open daily from 7:30am – 8pm

Concert-goers dress casually.

(4) (6) or (N) (Q) to 96th St

Get tickets at www.92Y.org


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