The 92nd Street Y is a hybrid institution with the attributes of both a performing arts center and a college. The Young Men’s Hebrew Association was founded in 1874 to assist immigrants. It opened at a downtown branch eight years later. In 1900 the Y opened on East 92nd Street. In October 2008, 92YTribeca opened on 200 Hudson Street as the 92nd Street Y’s downtown art and entertainment venue. It has a performance stage with full bar for live music, comedy, cabaret, theater, digital media, performance art, speakers and dance; a 72-seat movie theater; a cafe with wireless Internet; and a lecture hall and rooms for talks, tastings and classes.