Providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience and participate in the arts
Goddard Riverside’s Community Arts program provides opportunities for people of all ages 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, film venue, and more!
September 2021 Update: The Community Arts program has resumed a limited schedule of in-person programming at the Bernie Wohl Center during our Fall 2021 season. For the safety of our community, we require that everyone age 12 and older show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 to enter the building. Absolutely everyone must stay masked and socially distanced while onsite.
Please contact CommunityArts@goddard.org for more information. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!
212-799-9400 ext 4405
Goddard’s Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Presented by Composers Concordance in collaboration with Goddard Riverside, this program includes compositions for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, performed by the Unheard-of//Ensemble.
Works featured include winners of the Generations competition: Matteo Dal Maso (25 and younger) and Rolf Johnson (65 and older).
The event will take place at the Bernie Wohl Center at 7:00pm on October 16th.
A dance theater piece, “between the balance,” discusses the fragile equilibrium of the human self in light of the pandemic. This story is told through the dancers’ dialogue, gestures and movement that is confined to a physical box drawn on the floor as well as virtual boxes. This work is created for two audiences – a virtual zoom audience and a live-in person audience.
Tickets available for in-person or virtually through Zoom!
The physical, live audience will experience both the live event, as well as parts of the zoom performance projected onto the wall behind the dancers.
Performance on October 16th at 7:30 PM and October 17th at 4:00 PM
Calendar Breakdown of Recurring Shows
Classes and Workshops
Join Young People’s Chorus of New York and experience music-making, joy, and friendship!
Open auditions are available for young people entering grades 3-8. No prior training is required. Rehearsals begin in the fall.
To learn more and request an audition visit the YPC website.
Goddard Riverside’s Beacon and Community Arts programs are proud to partner with Ballet and Beyond NYC to offer FREE ballet and dance classes to youth during the school year (September to June).
Students can choose from the following classes: Basic Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, Basic Hip Hop / Street Jazz, Intermediate Hip Hop / Street Jazz, Basic Modern, and Intermediate Modern.
To register, please complete an online registration form and a DYCD form (download below). Both forms must be completed in order to register.
For more information, please contact Michelle Cave at Ballet and Beyond NYC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available on Demand
Creative Jazz: Nicole Kadar, artistic director of NK&D / a movement company, leads a jazz dance class on video that is designed for seniors but suitable for all ages!
Ballet Barre: Michelle Cave’s Ballet Barre Class is available on YouTube – access high-quality ballet instruction anytime, anywhere.
Beginning Ballet: Ballet and Beyond NYC offers two online Beginning Ballet Class videos taught by Xenia Mansou.
Beginning Ballet Class 1 Video and Spotify Playlist for Beginning Ballet Class 1
Beginning Ballet Class 2 Video and Spotify Playlist for Beginning Ballet Class 2