Community Arts

Providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience and participate in the arts

Two men playing an string instrument, one man playing a flute and a woman singing on a stage
A woman singing opera
A little girl holding a small violin with a floor mat with children laying down in the background.

Please Note: For the safety of our community, all in-person public performances have been postponed until further notice. In the meantime, please join our mailing list or see below for our schedule of online events!

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!

Community Arts

Susan Macaluso,


Amanda Hopper,


212-799-9400 ext 4405

647 Columbus Avenue

New York, NY 10025

Program Partners

Upcoming Events

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UWS Live Tuesdays: Afro Roots featuring Finah Poet Kewulay Kamara

Join UWS Live Tuesdays: Afro Roots host Kevin Nathaniel and special guest Kewulay Kamara, a poet, multimedia storyteller and lecturer via Zoom.

Classes and Workshops

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Musicianship from A to G: Exploring the Music You LoveFridays @ 4:00pm, starting May 15th 

What makes a song a song? What makes a tune a tune? Come learn the building blocks of your favorite music with this new Zoom class taught by Jack Bramhall. The six-week session will begin on Friday, May 15th, at 4:00 pm. Open to all ages. A strong interest in music and your presence is all that’s required! Please register here to attend.

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.
Class 1
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Class 2
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