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A Brief Overview

We teach. We invite. We nurture. We share. We dance. We pray. We perform. We inspire. We sing. We comfort. We advise. We wonder. We laugh. We mentor. We learn. We discuss. We question. We help. We talk. We play. We curate. We edit. We engage. We create. We partner. We celebrate. We listen. We entertain. We inform. We care. We direct. We produce. We write. We screen. We research.

92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life.

Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity.

We offer an outstanding range of experiences in the performing, literary and visual arts for both audiences and practitioners; unparalleled access to celebrated artists, teachers and thinkers; and a place to pursue personal journeys, whether spiritual, physical or intellectual. People from all walks of life come to 92Y to take classesin art, music, dance and literature; play sports and work out; explore the spirit and history of Judaism; spend time with family and friends; and enjoy concerts of classical music, jazz and American standards and contemporary dance.

People also come to 92Y for candid, thoughtful discussions on the most pressing and relevant issues of our time; more than 40 Nobel laureates have spoken or read on our stage. By engaging iconic and innovative entertainers, political and business leaders, journalists and scholars, and experts in virtually every field, we provide an unparalleled platform for the open exchange of ideas.

More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venue annually, and millions more join us through the digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available on 92YOnDemand.org. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and values, such as learning and self-improvement, family, the joy of life, and giving back to the community. We enthusiastically welcome people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds to our community of communities.