1. I have loved Andrea Martin from afar for many years, but now, after reading this funny and heroically honest book, I would like to take things to the ‘next level’ and marry her.

    — 

    Tina Fey on Andrea Martin’s memoir, Lady Parts

    See why Tina has fallen in love with Andrea for yourself. The Tony Award-winning actress will appear in conversation with Nathan Lane on September 14, discussing her new book and her career on stage and screen.

  2. Thanks to our friends at The JCC in Manhattan for nominating 92Y for the ‪ALS ‎Ice Bucket Challenge‬. We accept! Our Executive Director Henry Timms boldly stepped up to the plate, with staff supporting him from behind. In turn, we challenge our friends at Jewish Community Centers of North America and our friend Eddie Stern at Seiden Krieger Associates. You have 24 hours to meet the challenge!

    Thanks to our friends at The JCC in Manhattan for nominating 92Y for the ‪ALS ‎Ice Bucket Challenge‬. We accept! Our Executive Director Henry Timms boldly stepped up to the plate, with staff supporting him from behind. In turn, we challenge our friends at Jewish Community Centers of North America and our friend Eddie Stern at Seiden Krieger Associates. You have 24 hours to meet the challenge!

  3. In the latest Inside 92Y, we’re bringing you red carpet glamor, kilts, and musical theater!
Go behind the scenes at the New York premiere of the new hit show Outlander with stars.
Over 1,000 Camp Yomi campers break a world record with their cheer.
Young musical theater talents get a master class from a Broadway actress.
Check out the episode here!

    In the latest Inside 92Y, we’re bringing you red carpet glamor, kilts, and musical theater!

    • Go behind the scenes at the New York premiere of the new hit show Outlander with stars.
    • Over 1,000 Camp Yomi campers break a world record with their cheer.
    • Young musical theater talents get a master class from a Broadway actress.

    Check out the episode here!

  4. #MusicMonday Happy 96th birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

"Electric, vital, intense, charismatic… Leonard Bernstein was all of these things. He enlightened us and inspired us. His passion for music and for humanity came through in all of his work, whether it was directing the New York Philharmonic, his work as a classical composer, teaching and sharing the joy of music, or writing for the Broadway stage.” —Bill Charlap, 92Y Jazz in July artistic director

    #MusicMonday Happy 96th birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

    "Electric, vital, intense, charismatic… Leonard Bernstein was all of these things. He enlightened us and inspired us. His passion for music and for humanity came through in all of his work, whether it was directing the New York Philharmonic, his work as a classical composer, teaching and sharing the joy of music, or writing for the Broadway stage.” —Bill Charlap, 92Y Jazz in July artistic director

  5. Sunday Notes from 92Y’s School of Music Staff: Music on the Brain

    Welcome to our new blog series Sunday Notes, which features staff picks from the musical minds of 92Y’s School of Music. Today, private piano and group keyboard and theory instructor Mandy Chiu shares a video she found that illustrates the benefits playing an instrument has on the brain.

    Being a teacher for over 20 years, I always knew that playing music not only makes one feels amazing, it also brings clarity to the mind. I was really excited to come across this video, which shows scientific research on how music playing affects the brain!

    Interested in taking a piano class with Mandy? Sign up here!

  6. Outlander's Sam Heughan gave us his Scottish fashion tips. See what else the stars of the new hit show had to say when they walked the red carpet during the New York premiere at 92Y.

    Outlander's Sam Heughan gave us his Scottish fashion tips. See what else the stars of the new hit show had to say when they walked the red carpet during the New York premiere at 92Y.

  7. #TuesdayTip How to make a pua (hula flower)“Pua” is the Hawaiian word for flower and an important symbol in native Hawaiian culture and hula. In Hawaii, a flower represents a child or person. Any mention of a flower in Hawaiian song and dance (“mele” and “hula”) is a reference to a loved one. When flowers are sewn together, as in a lei, they represent a family or a community, which is why the gift of a lei is a true gesture of love (“aloha”).  Here’s how to make a pua in hula:
With outstretched (but not stiff) arms to the low right diagonal, place both hands facing down at waist level.
Gather your finger tips together and rotate your hands to create a blossom, facing up.
Repeat on the left side.
Add a hula step for the feet, like a kaholo or ka’o.
To practice your pua and learn more steps, such as the kaholo and ka’o, sign up for hula classes at 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center!

    #TuesdayTip How to make a pua (hula flower)

    “Pua” is the Hawaiian word for flower and an important symbol in native Hawaiian culture and hula. In Hawaii, a flower represents a child or person. Any mention of a flower in Hawaiian song and dance (“mele” and “hula”) is a reference to a loved one. When flowers are sewn together, as in a lei, they represent a family or a community, which is why the gift of a lei is a true gesture of love (“aloha”).

    Here’s how to make a pua in hula:

    1. With outstretched (but not stiff) arms to the low right diagonal, place both hands facing down at waist level.
    2. Gather your finger tips together and rotate your hands to create a blossom, facing up.
    3. Repeat on the left side.
    4. Add a hula step for the feet, like a kaholo or ka’o.

    To practice your pua and learn more steps, such as the kaholo and ka’o, sign up for hula classes at 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center!

  8. Psst…

    Our talk with the beloved and talented photographer Bill Cunningham is SOLD OUT but we’re offering you a chance to win two tickets. Go here to find out how.

  9. Enjoy podcasts? Artisan-chicken and Stumptown coffee? Fred and Carrie? Well today is your day. 
We’re introducing a new ‪podcast‬ series and our first one features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Listen here. 
Upcoming weekly podcasts will feature fascinating people and conversations from our stage—both recent as well as past treasures.
Subscribe via iTunes or RSS. 

    Enjoy podcasts? Artisan-chicken and Stumptown coffee? Fred and Carrie? Well today is your day. 

    We’re introducing a new ‪podcast‬ series and our first one features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Listen here

    Upcoming weekly podcasts will feature fascinating people and conversations from our stage—both recent as well as past treasures.

    Subscribe via iTunes or RSS

  10. Tetzlaff Plays Bach: By the Numbers When you attend an artistic performance, the audience rarely knows the nitty gritty details of all that went into presenting it. For 92Y Concerts’ opening night on September 18, we are breaking down Christian Tetzlaff’s solo performance by the numbers. The German violinist will be performing Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas in full—a marathon achievement. Here’s how the evening stacks up! 2412 bars of music (without repeats).2400 seconds of intermission.1800 eyes on stage.900 glasses of champagne served at intermission.380 calories burned (approx.) by Tetzlaff.212 years since the Sonatas and Partitas were published.130 minutes on stage to perform.64 variations in the famous Chaconne.28 movements.17 years for Bach to compose.12 years old—the age when Tetzlaff first started learning the pieces.6 works.1 violinist.
You’ve seen the numbers, now hear the music on September 18!

    Tetzlaff Plays Bach: By the Numbers

    When you attend an artistic performance, the audience rarely knows the nitty gritty details of all that went into presenting it. For 92Y Concerts’ opening night on September 18, we are breaking down Christian Tetzlaff’s solo performance by the numbers. The German violinist will be performing Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas in full—a marathon achievement. Here’s how the evening stacks up!

    2412 bars of music (without repeats).
    2400 seconds of intermission.
    1800 eyes on stage.
    900 glasses of champagne served at intermission.
    380 calories burned (approx.) by Tetzlaff.
    212 years since the Sonatas and Partitas were published.
    130 minutes on stage to perform.
    64 variations in the famous Chaconne.
    28 movements.
    17 years for Bach to compose.
    12 years old—the age when Tetzlaff first started learning the pieces.
    6 works.
    1 violinist.

    You’ve seen the numbers, now hear the music on September 18!