The 92nd Street Y The 92nd Street Y

The 92nd Street Y

The nonprofit cultural and community center — a proudly Jewish organization — offers first-rate programming in arts and education to the New York City community.

Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton sat down with Samantha Berry on the 92nd Street Y Kaufman Concert Hall stage.

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Mobilizing the Power of Arts and Ideas to Educate and Enrich

The 92nd Street Y

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The 92nd Street Y was established in 1874 by a group of German Jews looking to serve the social and spiritual needs of the Jewish community in New York. Since then, it has grown into a multicultural sanctuary for all things arts and education. The celebrated organization is known for its meticulously curated and provocative conversations with today's cultural leaders and game changers, and it offers notable performances of classical, jazz, popular, and world music as well as dance. The 92nd Street Y also serves as a studio, school, and workshop for dancers, musicians, jewelry-makers, ceramicists, visual artists, poets, playwrights, and novelists of all ages and abilities.

The organization provides early childhood learning, parenting, special needs, and summer camp programming for children and families as well as events for senior citizens. In addition, the 92nd Street Y offers hundreds of virtual and in-person classes, supports the arts, literature, and sciences through its public school initiatives, and serves as a health, fitness, and sports center for the community. In sum, the 92nd Street Y promotes physical and mental health, fosters educational and spiritual growth, embraces Jewish values, and builds a community inclusive of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds. 

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