Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.
American Youth Symphony (AYS), founded in 1982, has a long history of fulfilling its mission of promoting instrumental music in popular culture to counteract the overwhelming use of computerized, electronic sounds in popular music.
One of the landmarks of Harlem, the Apollo Theater is perhaps best known for its amateur night and the syndicated television show that brings African-American talent into millions of homes. The Apollo also screens films and hosts rock and gospel concerts, benefits and theater performances.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series presents free musical concerts featuring African-American and Caribbean stars of popular genres, including hip-hop, R&B, gospel, pop and the blues.
Harlem's 20,000-square-foot living room for film and live performances, including music, from the African and Latino diaspora.
Since its opening in 1965, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has earned a reputation as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of information on the performing arts. Each year, the library presents more than 200 free concerts, play readings, lectures, film screenings and panel discussions.
On multiple platforms, NYC-ARTS reports on New York City‚ cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors‚ from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. Through web sites, television, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City‚ position as a cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.
Solar One is NYC's first green energy, arts and education center, including a sustainably-managed park and a solar-powered class room and event space that hosts outdoor cultural and sustainability events during the summer months. Solar One’s mission is to empower people with the knowledge and resources to unleash and build sustainability in their communities.
Fundraising in the spirit of giving and having fun doing it.
Since its inception in 1981, the Blue Note has become a jazz destination in Greenwich Village, a place where audiences can see top musicians perform in a close, comfortable setting. Over the years, artists such as Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Tito Puente have graced the club's stage.