1. Meet Brandon Stanton, the man behind the camera of all those incredible Humans of New York portraits. We caught up with the photographer before his 92Y Talks and found out the challenges of taking kids’ photos and why HoNY almost never happened.

  2. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on July 1, announcing the allocation of $23 million in additional funds for the arts in NYC schools.
#MusicMonday indeed! All of us at 92Y couldn’t be happier about this news. Bravo to everyone who helped make this happen!
"We applaud Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer and Chancellor Fariña in their initiative to support 120 new certified arts teachers, improve arts facilities in schools, and create new partnerships with cultural institutions," Larisa Gelman, Director of 92Y’s Educational Outreach Center said. For 25 years, 92Y’s Educational Outreach Center has ensured that arts, science and literacy programs remain accessible to everyone and that students attending NYC public schools grow up with the arts as a regular part of their lives.
Learn more about the Educational Outreach Center here.

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on July 1, announcing the allocation of $23 million in additional funds for the arts in NYC schools.

    #MusicMonday indeed! All of us at 92Y couldn’t be happier about this news. Bravo to everyone who helped make this happen!

    "We applaud Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer and Chancellor Fariña in their initiative to support 120 new certified arts teachers, improve arts facilities in schools, and create new partnerships with cultural institutions," Larisa Gelman, Director of 92Y’s Educational Outreach Center said. For 25 years, 92Y’s Educational Outreach Center has ensured that arts, science and literacy programs remain accessible to everyone and that students attending NYC public schools grow up with the arts as a regular part of their lives.

    Learn more about the Educational Outreach Center here.

  3. Chalk art is one of our favorite signs of summer. 92Y took over nearly the entire block at 91 St and Fifth Ave during yesterday’s Museum Mile Festival with colored chalk. Here’s our fabulous art teacher Lena Chandhok making our mark. It was so fun seeing everyone who came out yesterday to support New York’s great museums and the arts!
Want to take a class with Lena? Find out more and sign up here!

    Chalk art is one of our favorite signs of summer. 92Y took over nearly the entire block at 91 St and Fifth Ave during yesterday’s Museum Mile Festival with colored chalk. Here’s our fabulous art teacher Lena Chandhok making our mark. It was so fun seeing everyone who came out yesterday to support New York’s great museums and the arts!

    Want to take a class with Lena? Find out more and sign up here!

  4. Instructor Spotlight: Amy Park

    Amy Park has been teaching watercolor painting and drawing at 92Y Art Center since 2006. Working exclusively in watercolors, her large-scale paintings of Modernist architectural facades have been seen in Houston, Los Angeles, and next up—a solo show opening at New York’s Morgan Lehman Gallery on May 22. “I always knew I wanted to paint,” Park says, who received her BFA and MFA in painting and drawing at University of Wisconsin-Madison. “For me, painting and drawing is a meditative experience, one that is much needed when living and working in NYC.” If you’re interested in finding that same calmness through painting, Park can show you the way. “Through foundational principles of watercolor and drawing, I assist my students in finding their own style of working. This is true regardless of artistic experience.”

    See Park in conversation at the Art Center’s Third Thursday Artist Talk on May 15.

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Upper East, 2013

About half of the Tumblr search results for the “Upper East Side” tag are Gossip Girl related. Here’s one that is not.

    equinoccio:

    Upper East, 2013

    About half of the Tumblr search results for the “Upper East Side” tag are Gossip Girl related. Here’s one that is not.

  6. The 1970s Pamphlet Aimed At Keeping Tourists Out Of NYC
This is a gem of history.

    The 1970s Pamphlet Aimed At Keeping Tourists Out Of NYC

    This is a gem of history.

  7. We had our annual street festival yesterday. You don’t see rock climbing in the middle of 86th Street and Lexington Avenue everyday.

    We had our annual street festival yesterday. You don’t see rock climbing in the middle of 86th Street and Lexington Avenue everyday.

  8. 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.

  9. At last night’s NYC Mayoral Debate, we had a few pre-recorded questions for the candidates. This was the highlight. Please make this a meme.

    At last night’s NYC Mayoral Debate, we had a few pre-recorded questions for the candidates. This was the highlight. Please make this a meme.

  10. If you’re interested in New York City politics, we’re currently Livestreaming the Mayoral Debate at 92Y co-presented with the New York Observer. The Republicans just finished and the Democrats start soon. Watch now! Follow on Twitter.

    If you’re interested in New York City politics, we’re currently Livestreaming the Mayoral Debate at 92Y co-presented with the New York Observer. The Republicans just finished and the Democrats start soon. Watch now! Follow on Twitter.