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92YTribeca Opens Its Doors On October 18 With “18 Nights Of Inspiration”
Published October 7, 2008

92nd Street Y’s Downtown Venue Offers Nightlife, Talks & Classes and Eco-Healthy Café.

The 92nd Street Y officially opens its new downtown arts and entertainment center, 92YTribeca, on October 18 with nightlife, daytime programming and an eco-healthy café. The venue is located at 200 Hudson, at the corner of Canal.
 
92YTribeca kicks off its programming with “18 Nights Of Inspiration” – 18 chances to sample what’s on the nightlife menu between now and December 18. Opening night – October 18 – features indie rocker and analog-recording fiend John Vanderslice, comedian Michael Showalter, and a screening of Wet Hot American Summer complete with spiked “bug juice” and urban s’mores, followed by an opening-night DJ party.  Coming up are punk-meets-garage girl-band Care Bears on Fire (Nov 6) comedians Aasif Mandvi (on his new movie, Nov 19), Greg Giraldo (on the election, Oct 29), Zach Galifianakis (Dec 10), and Eugene Mirman (Nov 5) a night hosted by Ira “This American Life” Glass (Nov 5), and “Byte Me,” a series on digital gaming that kicks off
with a talk and tournament (Oct 25).  
 
A complete schedule of October music events is below for more information about upcoming events, visit
www.92YTribeca.org <http://www.92ytribeca.org/>
 
92YTribeca has a mainstage/bar for music, comedy and theater a 72-seat screening room for films and talks with filmmakers seminar rooms for classes and conversations on everything from cartooning to politics an art gallery focusing on local, emerging artists and an eco-healthy gourmet café with free wireless access Jewish cultural events and celebrations that are distinctly “downtown” and one of the friendliest community service programs in the city.  

During the day, 92YTribeca offers the adult programming that 92Y is famous for – classes, lectures and events with top-tier experts.  92YTribeca offers classes in watercolor painting, photography and international affairs breakfast talks on real-life business topics like “crowdsourcing” noontime talks on everything from Descartes to Botox tastings and food tours film screenings and seminars and a series on evolution and innovation in Modern American Art presented by the Whitney Museum.
 
Sol Adler, executive director of the 92nd Street Y, says, “With 92YTribeca, we are creating a downtown cultural hub for the 20-something set, where a night o