The Center at West Park is a home for arts, culture, and community in the landmark West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The Center is a secular not-for-profit organization that offers a diverse range of programs for artists, audiences, and the neighborhood; manages the building’s facilities; and stewards the restoration of its historic exterior.
Address: 165 W 86th Street, New York, NY 10024
Subway: 1, B, & C trains to 86th St
Offices & Community House
Entrance on 86th Street
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Sanctuary & Balcony Theaters
Entrance on Amsterdam Ave
165 W 86th St
The mission of the Center is to build a more inclusive community in the Upper West Side neighborhood and all of New York City by
- presenting diverse, engaging, and boundary-pushing artistic and cultural programming;
- providing affordable performance, rehearsal, and event space to local artists and community members; and
- preserving the West Park Presbyterian Church’s historic edifice.
The Center aims to create and maintain a vibrant cultural hub, a forum for conversations and connections that transcend barriers to address the important issues facing our society today.
The Center is a young organization, but our landmark home has history of supporting the arts and social justice that dates back to the 19th century.More
The Center staff is led by Executive & Artistic Director Zachary Tomlinson.More
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group of arts philanthropists, West Park congregates, and local community leaders.More
The Center houses the rehearsal studios and administrative offices of multiple renowned professional performing arts companies.More