92nd Street Y has eight programming centers
Bronfman Center for Jewish Life
The Bronfman Center, generously endowed by the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, offers a distinguished array of lectures, interviews, classes, workshops and holiday celebrations that explore Jewish ideas and themes. Known as a Jewish home-away-from-home to thousands of adults and children, the Center offers a wide range of programs to those beginning an exploration of Judaism, those continuing their studies and those seeking a better understanding of Jewish values, texts, history and rituals.
Charles Simon Center for Adult Life & Learning
The Simon Center offers a unique blend of social, educational and cultural programs for adults at every stage of their lives, from singles to seniors. Internationally known as the presenter of the country's most prestigious lecture series, the Center, endowed by a bequest from Charles Simon, brings the world's finest minds and most intriguing cultural figures to 92Y's stage. Additionally, the Center offers diverse personal growth, career development and language classes. The acclaimed 92Y Residence also falls under the auspices of the Center.
Lillian & Sol Goldman Family Center for Youth & Family
The Goldman Center provides programs that promote the healthy development and growth of children of all ages. From classes for parents-to-be to extensive activities for teens, the Center, endowed by the Goldman Family, provides a supportive, noncompetitive environment that encourages children and families to reach their maximum potential. Center programs include the award-winning Parenting Center, the Nursery School, the 92Y After-School Center, 13 summer camps and activities for children with developmental disabilities.
The Makor/Steindhardt Center was originally housed at our facility on 35 West 67th Street, donated to 92nd Street Y in 2001 by philanthropist Michael H. Steinhardt. This facility was sold in September 2007 to the City University of New York. In the fall of 2008, we opened 92YTribeca, our expansive, ground-floor downtown location at 200 Hudson Street, and moved the operations and programming of the Makor/Steinhardt center to Tribeca. 92YTribeca offers concerts, classes, talks, comedy and storytelling, film and food events, an ongoing series of Jewish community and holiday programs and a cafe with free WiFi.
May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport
The May Center provides adults and children with numerous opportunities for exercise, recreation, health education and participation in competitive sports. Its comprehensive fitness facilities include two air-conditioned gyms, a 25-yard swimming pool, state-of-the-art aerobic and strength conditioning studios, an indoor jogging track and more than 100 exercise classes weekly. The Center, endowed by Leni and Peter May, also offers programs for special populations through its cardiac rehab, nutrition, osteoporosis and women's health programs; individual instruction; and lectures by leading medical authorities.
Milstein/Rosenthal Center for Media & Technology
Endowed in 1999 by two visionary trustees, board chairman Philip Milstein and longtime board member John Rosenthal, the Milstein/Rosenthal Center is spearheading 92nd Street Y's foray into media distribution via technology. Working with the other centers, the division is developing and implementing technology-based programs, satellite broadcasts, long-distance learning, Internet simulcasts, video conferencing and other new media tools that enable 92nd Street Y to extend its reach beyond its four walls to communities and constituencies around the world.
School of the Arts
The School of the Arts continues 92nd Street Y's long history of offering outstanding instruction in music, dance and the visual arts. Under its auspices are the School of Music, founded in 1917, the Art Center, founded in 1930, and the Harkness Dance Center, which offered the modern dance movement its first home in America in 1936 and continues to present a dance performance season. Classes are available for all age groups, from preschool children to senior adults, and at all levels of training, from vocational beginners to established professional performers, teachers and choreographers. The School's Educational Outreach Program brings music, dance and art into the lives of 8,000 economically disadvantaged students in the East and Central Harlem neighborhoods directly north of 92nd Street Y.
Tisch Center for the Arts
Under the aegis of The Tisch Center for the Arts, endowed through the generous support of the Tisch family, 92nd Street Y enjoys international stature as a source of musical and literary programs of the highest caliber. Continuing the legacy of 92Y’s first Concert Series in 1936, 92Y Concerts presents world-class chamber music and solo recitals, jazz, an American Songbook series and family programs. The Unterberg Poetry Center, established in 1939, produces a renowned reading series featuring the most distinguished writers of our time and promotes the literary arts through innovative programs for diverse ages and abilities.