1. #throwbackthursday “Wow, what a bunch of baby vamps!” That’s the 20s-era slang used to describe these attractive young showgirls, the kind of thing a couple of lalapazazas might say at a beat session during the time period of our next Lyrics & Lyricists show, "Sweepin’ The Clouds Away: Boom, Bust, and High Spirits,” Feb 22 - 24. OMG, dude (Di Mi, sheik), will your future grandchildren understand today’s slang? Banana oil!

    #throwbackthursday “Wow, what a bunch of baby vamps!”

    That’s the 20s-era slang used to describe these attractive young showgirls, the kind of thing a couple of lalapazazas might say at a beat session during the time period of our next Lyrics & Lyricists show, "Sweepin’ The Clouds Away: Boom, Bust, and High Spirits,” Feb 22 - 24.

    OMG, dude (Di Mi, sheik), will your future grandchildren understand today’s slang? Banana oil!

  2. Photo: Masterworks Broadway
#throwbackthursday Elaine Stritch records the original #Broadway cast album of Company in 1970. Joanne becomes one of her most famous roles, earning her a Tony nomination and making her song “The Ladies Who Lunch” iconic. Get your tickets to see the brassy 89 year old talk about her legendary career and new documentary, Shoot Me, at 92Y on Feb 17.

    Photo: Masterworks Broadway

    #throwbackthursday Elaine Stritch records the original #Broadway cast album of Company in 1970. Joanne becomes one of her most famous roles, earning her a Tony nomination and making her song “The Ladies Who Lunch” iconic. Get your tickets to see the brassy 89 year old talk about her legendary career and new documentary, Shoot Me, at 92Y on Feb 17.

  3. #throwbackhursday this week honors The Beatles, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of their arrival in America. Here’s the Fab Four during a rehearsal for their U.S. TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Look closely though—that isn’t George Harrison in the middle; it’s Ed Sullivan staffer Vince Calandra, who was standing in for a sick Harrison. Calandra will be recounting his moment as an honorary Beatle during our event tonight, featuring panelists who knew John, Paul, George and Ringo best. Tune in to our Livecast at 8:15PM EST on 92Y.org! #tbt #throwback #bnw #blackandwhite #blackwhite #paulmccartney #johnlennon #georgeharrison #ringostarr #music

    #throwbackhursday this week honors The Beatles, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of their arrival in America. Here’s the Fab Four during a rehearsal for their U.S. TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Look closely though—that isn’t George Harrison in the middle; it’s Ed Sullivan staffer Vince Calandra, who was standing in for a sick Harrison. Calandra will be recounting his moment as an honorary Beatle during our event tonight, featuring panelists who knew John, Paul, George and Ringo best. Tune in to our Livecast at 8:15PM EST on 92Y.org! #tbt #throwback #bnw #blackandwhite #blackwhite #paulmccartney #johnlennon #georgeharrison #ringostarr #music

  4. In 2014 92Y will be celebrating Camp Yomi’s 60th summer. The years really fly by when you’re having so much fun, as Yomi Bear can attest! With the weather starting to get colder, it’s nice to have these vintage Camp Yomi photos as a reminder of summer.

  5. Alice Munro and Marilynne Robinson at 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center in 1983 (credit: Thomas Victor)
Congrats to Alice Munro on her Nobel Prize in Literature. Check out more pics from our Poetry Center 75th-Anniversary Exhibition.

    Alice Munro and Marilynne Robinson at 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center in 1983 (credit: Thomas Victor)

    Congrats to Alice Munro on her Nobel Prize in Literature. Check out more pics from our Poetry Center 75th-Anniversary Exhibition.

  6. 92Y Social Dance, New York City, 1955
DID YOU KNOW: We’ve been offering dance classes, performances and parties since 1935. 92Y has nurtured exceptional talent including dance pioneers like Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Alvin Ailey and more.

    92Y Social Dance, New York City, 1955

    DID YOU KNOW: We’ve been offering dance classes, performances and parties since 1935. 92Y has nurtured exceptional talent including dance pioneers like Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Alvin Ailey and more.

  7. Sam Waterston, Charlotte Rampling and Robie Porter in James Salter's lost film, “Three” (1969).

    Susan Sontag introduced James Salter at a 92Y reading in 1997 with “If he can be described as a writer’s writer, then I think it’s just as true to say he’s a reader’s writer; that is, he’s a writer who particularly rewards those for whom reading is an intense pleasure and something that is a bit of an addiction. I myself put James Salter among the very few North American writers all of whose work I want to read and whose as yet unpublished books I wait for impatiently.”

    Salter returns to 92Y on Monday night (Apr 29) with Richard Ford.

  8. On this day in 1930, our building at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan formally opened. (Our history dates back to 1874.) Considered the largest and best-equipped Jewish community center in the US, facilities included dormitory for 235 men, two gymnasiums, a 25-yard pool, kosher cafeteria, billiard room and many other amenities.
While still a thriving community center, over the years 92Y grew into a cultural center as well. You can attend talks with Oliver Stone, readings with Martin Amis, concerts with András Schiff and much more.

    On this day in 1930, our building at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan formally opened. (Our history dates back to 1874.) Considered the largest and best-equipped Jewish community center in the US, facilities included dormitory for 235 men, two gymnasiums, a 25-yard pool, kosher cafeteria, billiard room and many other amenities.

    While still a thriving community center, over the years 92Y grew into a cultural center as well. You can attend talks with Oliver Stone, readings with Martin Amis, concerts with András Schiff and much more.