Community Arts

The Community Arts program offers adults and youth opportunities to experience and participate in the arts through original and professional-caliber performing and visual arts events, as well as workshops, classes, lectures and partnerships with renowned arts organizations in New York City.

Community Arts events take place at the Bernie Wohl Center at Columbus Avenue and West 91st Street. The Center's versatile auditorium serves as a concert hall, theater in the round, dance performance space, art gallery and film venue.

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Coming up

March is WHAM - Women History Artist Month! Scroll down for our full schedule of events by, for and about women.

Feb 13, 14      

The Many Faces of Love, by Hudson Warehouse
A Valentine's Day monologue festival presented by Hudson Warehouse. Two-minute original monologues by 14 writers; their work performed by Hudson Warehouse actors.
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Feb 17            

Kids Creative Saturdays, 10am-noon, ages 4-11. FREE
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Feb 18            

Kill The Beast, a play reading by L.R. Laverde-Hansen, 3 pm

Feb 20            

Afro Roots Tuesdays, doors open 7:30 pm, music begins 8 pm
Suggested $10 donation at door

Feb 24            

Reverie with harpist Ashley Jackson, 7:30 pm Featuring flautist Anna Urrey and cellist Caleb van der Swaagh, Reverie is Ms. Jackson’s latest chamber music project featuring the stunning and innovative arrangements by harpist Carlos Salzedo of two classic French piano works: Debussy's Children's Corner and Ravel's Sonatine. The program also includes works by Jean-Michel Damase and Gabriel Fauré.
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March: Women History Artist Month   

WHAM is a month of performances by and about women: theater, music, documentaries and comedy.  

March 1

Feisty Women Festival, 7:30 pm Presented by the 29th Street Playwrights Collective and produced by Melissa Bell and Emma Goldman-Sherman, this event features new short plays about women, written by women, and directed by women from the NY metro area.

March 3

Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain, 8 pm In this one-woman play, Rhonda Musak wants to function normally but must unscramble a hidden medical mystery to discover the truth of her baffling and bewildering brain.

March 4

Perpetual Motion, Galileo and his Revolutions, 4 pm This unique interdisciplinary event combines 17th century music of Galileo's time, videos from NASA, and readings from the diary of Galileo's daughter, Suor Maria Celeste. The ensemble Galileo's Daughters (Sarah Pillow, Mary Anne Ballard, Ronn McFarlane, and Marc Wagnon) joins forces with award-winning writer Dava Sobel (Galileo's Daughter) as part of the FIAT LUX festival of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts.

March 6

Batalá New York, 7:30 Our Afro Roots Tuesday series hosts this all-female percussion ensemble as they play Afro-Brazilian music, primarily Samba Reggae, a genre originating in the state of Bahia in northeast Brazil. 

March 8

An Unknown Country, 7:30 pm by Eva Zelig tells the story of European Jews who escaped Nazi persecution to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador. The film follows the exiles' perilous escape and difficult adjustment as they remake their lives in an unknown land.

March 10

The Pink Hulk, 7:30 pm The one-woman plays continue with Valerie David's autobiographical and inspiring award-winning journey about “hulking out” on cancer and beating it TWICE.

March 13

You Never Told Me, 7:30 pm  Billboard-charting singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski drops in for #BreakYourBoundaries: A Music Video and Concert Event. Kubinski will release a new music video, discuss women in music with director Jessica Costa, and give a short performance.

March 15-18

Trojan Women, 7 pm This full-length play presented by Hudson Warehouse is adapted  from the works of Euripides and Charles Mee. It begins with the women of Troy corralled in a makeshift prison as their city lies in ruins.

March 20

Alakande, 7:30 pm This women's percussion ensemble spreads joy with powerful, spiritual, and funky rhythms on the drums. This event is part of our Afro Roots Tuesday series.

March 22-25

Trojan Women, 7 pm See March 15-18

March 26

FUKT @ women telling, 7 pm A staged reading of Emma Goldman-Sherman's latest play. Beginning as a one-woman show, it becomes a meta-theatrical comic romp when three versions of Emma vie to survive. 

March 28

Funny Women: An Evening of Humor, 7:30 pm This stand-up comedy event is presented by Film and TV writer/producer Caytha Jentis and hosted by Sandi Marx.

March 29

Demerara Gold Last year's hit one-woman play returns, featuring Ingrid Griffith as a 7-year old girl who is left behind in the clutches of her grandmothers in the Caribbean when her parents get visas for the U.S.

Now Enrolling: Performing Arts Saturdays!


Please check back for winter/spring offerings!

Write Now Workshops, Mondays, noon-3pm