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  • Let’s Dance
  • Let’s Dance

    “If you can walk, you can dance Salsa!” Marlon Mills, one of the best-known faces in NYC’s Salsa dance community, is talking about how easy it is to get up off the couch and take part in one of his online dance classes

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  • ’70s Superstars
  • ’70s Superstars

    Some of the most inspiring work being done in the 92Y community these last months has been the result of the generosity of spirit of a trio of amazing women in our Himan Brown 60+ program. Eleanor (Ellie) Roth (76), Joanne Bernstein (77) and Sara Westhoff (76) have demonstrated that while physical doors may close, open hearts and minds make remarkable things possible. Meet them!

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  • Inside the Young Writers Workshop
  • Inside the Young Writers Workshop

    “You have this outward spotlight on everything around you, and because you’re confined to your home for the most part, you’re hyper aware – not only of what’s happening in the news, but also of what’s happening around you.”

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  • Wennie Huang and the Art of Zoom
  • Wennie Huang and the Art of Zoom

    Wennie Huang is a visual artist and has been teaching watercolor painting, pastel and drawing at the 92Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts since 2005. She developed the sewing and design courses for youth, and art exploration classes for teens. A devoted teacher, Wennie has built up a strong following among her students, many of whom have been taking classes with her for several years

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  • <em>Billie Holiday: Reaching for the Moon</em>
  • Billie Holiday: Reaching for the Moon

    “When Billie Holiday sings, we hear a song but we feel the truth,” says Yana Stotland, director of 92Y’s School of Music, and the force behind 92Y’s new series of events, Billie Holiday: Reaching for the Moon. “Among those truths was an early cry against racism. At this watershed moment in our society in 2020, I thought it time we take a closer look at one of the most iconic figures in music.”

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  • Alex Ross on Why Wagner Matters in 2020
  • Alex Ross on Why Wagner Matters in 2020

    Ahead of his highly anticipated class on the surprising cultural afterlife of the German composer, New Yorker music critic and author of the acclaimed new book Wagnerism talked to us about why Wagner is worth our attention, his own complicated feelings about Wagner’s music, and the music he’s missed most during the pandemic

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  • David Lebovitz and L’Embrassadeur
  • David Lebovitz and L’Embrassadeur

    For bestselling cookbook author and beloved blogger David Lebovitz, there’s nowhere on earth like the cafés of France. But you can recreate the feeling and flavors of a French café at home, with one of his favorite recipes: L’Embrassadeur

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  • Finding community through literature
  • Finding community through literature

    Unterberg Poetry Center Managing Director Ricardo Maldonado talks to us about 92Y’s upcoming literature and writing classes, finding inspiration in literary community during the pandemic, his debut poetry collection, and more

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  • Dorrance Dance and Shamel Pitts/TRIBE: our new dance artists in residence
  • Dorrance Dance and Shamel Pitts/TRIBE: our new dance artists in residence

    Award-winning tap dance company Dorrance Dance, and choreographer/dancer/ performance artist Shamel Pitts and his Brooklyn-based arts collective TRIBE, are the 92Y Harkness Dance Center’s Artists in Residence for the 2020-2021 season. Center Director Taryn Kaschock Russell explains why their work is so meaningful at this moment

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  • Pete Hamill’s New York Legacy
  • Pete Hamill’s New York Legacy

    The legendary journalist Pete Hamill, who passed away on August 5th at the age of 85, embodied the scrappy beauty of New York City like no other writer of his generation. “Whenever Pete came to speak at the Y, it was clear that he related to everyone in the building with deep humility — the maintenance staff, the audience, his fellow panelists on the stage,” recalls Director of 92Y Talks Susan Engel

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  • Questions for Annette Insdorf
  • Questions for Annette Insdorf

    Annette Insdorf, the legendary critic and scholar, was a film professor at Yale where she counted the likes of Jodie Foster, Edward Norton and Angela Bassett among her students. Now a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, she has also been the curator and host of 92Y’s celebrated Reel Pieces series for more than three decades

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  • Five minutes with activist and scholar Mary Frances Berry
  • Five minutes with activist and scholar Mary Frances Berry

    We connected with the author of the acclaimed new book History Teaches Us to Resist ahead of her Great Thinkers master class at 92Y, The History of American Protest, for a dose of practical wisdom about how to get involved in a protest right now, intergenerational activism, climate change, and why you should never give up on progressive action

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  • Charles Renfro on “dissolving the walls between inside and outside”
  • Charles Renfro on “dissolving the walls between inside and outside”

    The architect Charles Renfro — a partner at the visionary firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro — talked to us about making cities more humane, combatting systemic racism through design, rediscovering Central Park during the pandemic, and his upcoming master class on The Future of Cities as part of our Great Thinkers series.

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  • The Emmy Award Nominees at 92Y
  • The Emmy Award Nominees at 92Y

    The 2020 Emmy Award nominees were announced this week. Whether or not you agree with who got the nod, the celebration of TV brilliance offers a welcome respite and distraction from the current news cycle. “We were honored to host a significant number of these talented people on our stage,” said 92Y Talks’ Taj Greenlee, who arranged many of the events

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  • Young Writers Workshop: Finding their voices, writing the future
  • Young Writers Workshop

    For the past five summers, 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center has brought high school students from all over the country together in New York City for three weeks to flex their creativity in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Through small groups with expert teachers and celebrated guest authors, the workshops have effectively helped a new generation find their collective voice and articulate truths that will carry them into adulthood

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