Americas Society

Americas Society / Council of the Americas promotes public, private and cultural dialog across the western hemisphere.

‘Kamchatka’ is a new opera about a boy’s view of Argentina’s Dirty War

Produced by Americas Society
Dixon Place
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Wednesday
June 5 – 6, 2018

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830 – 1930 at Americas Society

Americas Society / Council of the Americas
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Saturday
March 22 – June 30, 2018

Americas Society was founded by David Rockefeller (Standard Oil, Chase Manhattan Bank) in 1965. His cousin the Marquesa de Cuevas (she married a Chilean) saved the entire block of town houses. He put Americas Society in one of them.

The Rockefeller family was also instrumental in the founding of the U.N. and of course Rockefeller Center.

The idea was to bring together government, business and cultural leaders for dialogs about the problems we share in this hemisphere. Americas Society has hosted many of the great thinkers of our time.

Americas Society played a role in getting NAFTA passed.

Americas Society has respected art and music programs. Americas Society programs are a great place to meet established professionals.

The concept sounds pretty fancy pants, but where else do governments, businesses and people come together to talk through our problems?


REVIEW: Borges & Piazzolla in New York

October 5, 2012
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gets Americas Society award

Americas Society
Upper East Side, Manhattan
September 26, 2012

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
(between 68th & 69th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan

(212) 249-8950

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm


  • (6) to 68th St and walk 1 long block west
  • (Q) to 72nd St and walk 3 long blocks west & 3 short blocks south


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