92nd Street Y
October 2012 Culture Spot
by Annie Bergen, 10/01/2012
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92nd Street Y is one of New York's most dynamic cultural organizations. Few forums can match its thought-provoking lectures and readings, top-notch concerts and performances, and diverse classes and workshops, all of which complement the pulse of New York City life. To celebrate this City fixture, NYC & Company has named 92nd Street Y its Culture Spot for October. All month long, visitors can enjoy 20% savings on select talks and readings at 92Y Uptown and 92YTribeca.
Founded in 1874 by the Young Men's Hebrew Association, 92nd Street Y still proudly embraces its Jewish heritage, but serves people of all backgrounds and religions. Anyone can enjoy what The New York Times has called a "quintessential New York institution." 92YTribeca opened in its current location in 2008. The state-of-the-art venue features free WiFi and houses an art gallery, a stage, a movie theater, a café and a lounge with an illuminated bar. Thousands of people visit 92nd Street Y each year for programs featuring numerous luminaries from the worlds of art, entertainment, literature and politics.
Both locales are chock-full of stimulating talks and readings in October. At 92Y Uptown, Tim Gunn recounts the history of specific clothing items and accessories from his new book, Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible, with NY1's Budd Mishkin on October 1; Camille Paglia discusses themes in Western art on October 15; and Dan Rather and other journalists address social media and the new political landscape on October 21. Casual wine fans can learn how to become oenophiles on October 18, and foodies can celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Julia Child on October 28. In addition, authors Nick Hornby (October 18), Orhan Pamuk (October 22) and Martin Amis and Howard Jacobson (October 29) will read from their writings. Meanwhile, downtown at 92YTribeca, you can see actor and musician Jack Black reflect on his career (October 2); join former NYC mayor Ed Koch in discovering why authors Thomas Beller and Buzz Bissinger are among the many writers in love with Central Park (October 3); and learn about the history of movie stardom and how changes in society and technology have impacted fame as we know it today.
The savings on select 92nd Street Y talks and readings is valid October 1–31, 2012. To take advantage of this limited-time offer, present the discount coupon at the ticket booths of 92Y Uptown or 92YTribeca. Download the coupon via the link above; the coupon will also be available through October at the Official NYC Information Centers in Midtown, Harlem and the Times Square Alliance and at the Official NYC Information Kiosks in Chinatown and at City Hall. The savings is subject to availability and may not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Other restrictions may apply.