"Rambunctious, frequently inspired film programs" – that’s what you’ll find in 92YTribeca’s screening room, or at least that’s according to New York Magazine film critic David Edelstein. Film events often include discussions with filmmakers and actors like Dustin Hoffman, Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Adam Yauch in the intimate 72-seat screening room; special sneak peeks with the likes of Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman; late-night sing-alongs to old “classics” like Purple Rain and Labyrinth; thought provoking documentaries; indie films currently playing the film festival circuit and those from the past that deserve a second look; shorts, animation and rare gems like the Found Footage Festival and GI Joe Stop Motion Film Festival. And it’s one of the few theaters that allow beer inside the screening room. www.92YTribeca.org/Film.
92YTribeca’s mainstage features an eclectic music line-up: Brooklyn up-and-comers, blues, folk, world music, jazz and hip-hop. Past performers have included Medeski Martin Wood, jazz pianist Jason Moran, indie rockers Sufjan Stevens, The Swell Season, Califone and The Heavy; avant-garde guitarist-composer Elliott Sharp; and alt-country legend Charlie Louvin. Hip-hop has found a home at 92YTribeca with interviews featuring Q-Tip, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Diddy and more. Music can also be heard in Cafe 92YTribeca, where up-and-coming local acts experiment with new material.
Talks, Classes & Daytime Events
If there’s a conversation happening, it’s happening at 92YTribeca: a lunchtime lecture on the history of the Jewish mafia, young Broadway composers going “Behind the Music-al,” a panel of experts contemplating the future of various industries, or even a “Culinary Happy Hour” featuring specialty cocktails and delicious treats. The mainstage has seen famous writers, feminists, and experts on topics ranging from art to education, fashion, politics and videogames. Brain still thirsty? Take a class (offered both day and night) in literature, photography, film, cooking and more. www.92YTribeca.org/Talks , www.92YTribeca.org/Theater, www.92YTribeca.org/Classes and www.92YTribeca.org/Daytime.
B.Y.O.K.™ (“Bring Your Own Kid”)
This is the Sunday morning family music series designed for parents who still remember their “BYOB” days. “Bring Your Own Kid” to 92YTribeca for music by rockers, musicians and crooners you may know, lots of space for kids to move, and time for parents to schmooze over brunch and coffee. Past performers have included the ever-popular Kidrockers, Dan Zanes, Terry Roche, Astrograss, and Audra Rox. So whether you're a mom, dad, babysitter, or uncle, pack up the posse and come on down. www.92YTribeca.org/BYOK.
92YTribeca showcases installations in both the gallery and on the walls around the space. Past exhibits have included the work of Skowhegan alumni and NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students, Sufjan Stevens’ album art, featured exhibits from Williamsburg’s Like the Spice gallery, photography by Sarah Small, and up-and-coming artist Jenny Morgan.www.92YTribeca.org/Art.
92YTribeca Rabbi-in-Residence Dan Ain welcomes people of widely divergent backgrounds and beliefs to a culturally relevant, open, and fun community looking for ways to connect with Judaism. Thematic Shabbat dinners are led by Rabbi Dan and a diverse range of guest hosts, from comedian Amy Schumer to DJ Peter Rosenberg and political writer Ari Berman. 92YTribeca also offers informal, culturally rich Jewish holiday celebrations, as well as Jewish music, films, readings and more. Rabbi Dan is also available for individual discussions about spirituality and experiencing life’s milestones – birth, marriage, death – in a meaningful Jewish context.