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Join us for Sidney Poitier’s only New York City appearance and special program with clips from his acclaimed films, lecture, followed by questions.

An actor, director, producer, diplomat and bestselling author, his landmark films include The Defiant Ones, A Patch of Blue, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and To Sir, With Love. Poitier was the first black actor to win an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field in 1963, and is credited with breaking the color barrier in Hollywood.

His first novel, Montaro Caine, a “corporate thriller with a twist of religion and science fiction... a tale sure to please his many fans,” (Publishers Weekly) is published this May. Among many other accolades, Poitier has been awarded the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the Life Achievement Award, for an outstanding career and humanitarian accomplishment. In 2009, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.

Dr. Annette Insdorf is Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University and moderator of 92Y’s signature “Reel Pieces” film series.

Enhance your experience! Purchase the ticket and receive a complimentary book bundle to receive a copy of Mr. Poitier's new book, Montaro Caine. Books will be distributed the night of the event.


What would you ask Sidney Poitier? Submit your questions below and they might get used on stage! So get questioning!


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Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Please note that certain events may not qualify for a group rate. To make group arrangements or need further assistance, you may contact Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

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Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

Priority Registration Support

To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.