The 52nd Street Project introduces young people (ages 9 to 18) from the Clinton neighborhood to the business and craft of theater production through playwriting workshops, classes and mentoring opportunities with members of the Broadway community.
An educational and historical institution honoring the victims and examining 9/11 and its continued global significance.
This multidisciplinary institution promotes performing, visual and literary arts through classes and performances for a wide range of audiences. Founded to promote issues of Jewish values and American pluralism, the Y now promotes a diverse roster of programs.
ABC No Rio mounts seven to ten exhibitions a year at its Rivington Street gallery. Its Saturday Matinee features independent punk and hardcore music artists. Their Sunday afternoon open poetry readings have become a regular gathering, and their Sunday evening series of experimental and improvisational music presents electric, acoustic and jazz.
This theater company produces plays exclusively by American artists and promotes new work through playwrights' meetings, in-house readings and workshop productions.
The Abrons Arts Center, which opened in 1975 at 466 Grand Street, presents exhibitions in all media by artists-in-residence, and local and international contemporary artists. Adjacent is its landmarked 300-seat Neighborhood Playhouse, housing Henry Street’s visual and performing arts programming alongside its community-based arts training.
Committed to the promotion of American poetry, the Academy of American Poets is home to the award-winning website, Poets.org, hosts National Poetry Month, publishes American Poet, awards the Wallace Stevens prize for mastery in poetry as well as prizes to college students and offers other literary events.
In May 1991, the General Services Administration unearthed the skeletal remains of nearly 400 individuals of predominantly African ancestry while preparing to erect a building in Lower Manhattan. The building was stopped, but these remains are on view in an interpretative center exploring the history of African-Americans in colonial New York.
At its home in Jamaica, Queens, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents a roster of wide-ranging cultural activities of interest to its largely African-American constituents.
The After Dinner Opera Company performs American chamber works for general audiences and introduces young people to music and dance through in-school workshops.