About

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.

 

 

Location

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
Phone: 212-997-4490
Email: info@centeratwestpark.org

 

Sanctuary & Balcony Theaters

Entrance on Amsterdam Ave

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165 W 86th St

 

Mission

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.

COMMUNITY

We are building a welcoming and inclusive community that spans diverse points of view; cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; national origins and immigration statuses; ages, abilities, orientations, and gender identities; and religious and spiritual affiliations (or none at all). We call the diverse members of our community into relationship through our shared commitment to creative and intellectual expression.

 

HISTORY

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.

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STAFF

The Center staff is led by Executive & Artistic Director Zachary Tomlinson.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group of arts philanthropists, West Park congregates, and local community leaders.

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RESIDENT COMPANIES

The Center houses the rehearsal studios and administrative offices of multiple renowned professional performing arts companies.

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