Community Arts

The Community Arts program offers adults and youth opportunities 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 and film venue.

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For more information: stop by and pick up brochures; visit; write to; or call 212-799-9400, ext 205.

Coming up

February 8, 6 pm

The Ensemble von Paradis presents: A Musical Journey Beginning with the 18th Century to the Present 

This musical journey includes Songs of Faure, Strauss, and the Count's Aria from the "Marriage of Figaro"; a solo cello composition of Bach; "Sisciliane" by von Paradis for cello and piano; and the world premiere of "JOB Fragments" -- libretto by Victoria Sirota and music by Robert Sirota. The Ensemble was named for Maria Theresia von Paradis, a blind Austrian composer, pianist and singer who was a student of Salieri and Mozart. 

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Photo of Ensemble von Paradis in a living room lined with books

February 11, 7:30 pm

Scenes from Rinse and Repeat

An evening of theater/discussion about the struggles of eating disorders, with scenes from the potent off-Broadway drama Rinse and Repeat.

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Performing Arts for Youth

Saturdays, noon – 4pm, more info

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Ages 8-14; no experience necessary but passion is a must.

Next Session: January 11 - March 14, 2020 Dance! Theater! Music! Registration and more information: email or stop by 647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street

Fee: $150 per session, scholarships available

Photo from Goddard Riverside’s Performing Arts Camp 2019 in concert with Ballet & Beyond NYC. 

Program will continue through May 2020

Presented with Ballet & Beyond NYC. We are grateful for the support of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York Council on the Arts.

Music Composition

Learn to compose and produce songs in this program for high-schoolers! No experience necessary, but a passion for songwriting and production is a must.

The program runs for six weeks from 2-3:30 starting February 1 at the Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave. (at 91st St.). It costs $60 or pay what you can. RSVP to or stop by the Bernie Wohl Center.