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arts@yaleNYC promotes diverse dialogue and intellectual engagement with the arts in NYC across all art forms through educational, career, and networking events.

arts@yaleNYC Theatre Nights

By popular demand, yale.NYC is launching Theater Nights with talkbacks and post-show drinks to bring you behind-the-scenes access, great conversation, and unbeatable theater experiences. Yale alumni are everywhere in NYC theater, and we want you to meet them! Join us for quality discussion with the show's creators and to meet theater lovers just like you.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Wednesday July 25 at 7pm 
Lyceum Theatre 
 (149 W 45th Street)

Featuring exclusive talkback with Yale Alum Ashley Bryant

Join yale.NYC on Broadway for some mid-week comedy and hijinks at our very first Theatre Night with "The Play That Goes Wrong." Afterwards, get exclusive access to the story behind the laughs with a talkback featuring YSD alum Ashley Bryant. And for our night-owls, we'll head next door for drinks and more great conversation at O'Lunney's. 

Tickets: $59

We are proud to partner with Show-Score, a theater start-up founded by Yale alumni, to offer you this event. Sign up on their website (it takes 30 seconds) to purchase tickets at this private link. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Straight White Men

Wednesday August 8 at 7pm 
Helen Hayes Theatre  
(240 W 44th Street) 

Featuring exclusive talkback with Yale Alum Casey Reitz, Executive Director of Second Stage Theater 

If you're pining for an escape from the midsummer heat, join yale.NYC on Broadway for some Christmas Eve comedy with "Straight White Men." The play is written by acclaimed writer/director/filmmaker and Yale School of Drama Lecturer in Playwriting Young Jean Lee and directed by YSD alum Anna D. Shapiro. Afterwards, get exclusive access to the story behind the show with a talkback featuring YSD alum Casey Reitz, Executive Director of Second Stage Theater. And for our night-owls, we'll keep the midwestern theme alive and head across the street to Beer Culture to continue the lively discussion. 

Tickets: $40 and $109

We are proud to partner with Show-Score, a theater start-up founded by Yale alumni, to offer you this event. Sign up on their website (it takes 30 seconds) to purchase tickets at this private link. Tickets are non-refundable. 


Yale Alumni Band Showcase

Thursday, June 28th at 9:30pm. Pine Box Rock Shop.

It's summer in New York, and Williamsburg is where some of the summer’s best music is happening. Come see FOUR all-Yalie acts bring down the house at Pine Box Rock Shop on Thursday June 28th from 9:30pm-12:30am.

Check out the killer acts we've got lined up for you:

Elliah Heifetz '15
Keren Abreu '15
Hathaways (Emma Hathaway '17)
The Lobbyists (Will Turner '11 & Thomas Crawford '09)


Yalies and friends are all welcome!! 21 and up.

The Met Cloisters: "Heavenly Bodies"

Picnic & Private Tour 

Saturday, June 30th at 11am. Tour at 12 noon.

Join arts@yale.NYC for an unforgettable midday excursion to upper Manhattan. Start the day off in true New York summer fashion: a relaxing picnic brunch in Fort Tryon Park with fellow Yale alumni and families. Then, stroll through the park to the Met Cloisters for a captivating private tour of the celebrated “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit.

Our tour will be guided by Nancy Wu, Ph.D., Senior Managing Museum Educator. yale.NYC board member Steve Scher, Ph.D., has kindly arranged this tour.

Tour groups limited to 10. Book soon!


A new series of intimate art salons and studio visits featuring Yale alumni artists.

Our first event was a big hit! 

Ella Yang

Thursday, July 12th at 6:30 PM. 168 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Art-lovers, artists, and art-curious are invited to the studio of Ella Yang, Yale College '82, in the industrial Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus. A mostly self-taught artist, she revels in plein air painting as well as working in her studio, especially on views of her beloved local Brooklyn neighborhoods. Join us this evening to see art where it is made and to meet and mingle. Light refreshments and snacks will be available.


Yang exhibits her work regularly in the greater NYC area. She's been a participant in the annual Gowanus Open Studios, which takes place in October, for the last 16 consecutive years. Her paintings are in private collections in the USA, France, Italy, Austria, and in the corporate collections of Brooks Brothers, Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Hospital. Three of her paintings are currently on loan to the US Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, through the State Department's prestigious Art in Embassies program. She is honored to have been included in the book "100 NY Painters," by C.M. Dantzic (Schiffer Books). Learn more at

Lucia Hierro

Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 3:00 PM.

860 East 136th Street, Bronx, NY.

We’re excited for Lucia Hierro to open up her new studio to us, where she’ll discuss how she arrived at art and Yale. Her artistic creations mine consumer products to cultivate a conversation on culture, race, and identity, and they have recently appeared in Vogue and Vice, in addition to gallery exhibitions. Yalies and friends are all invited to this art salon!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Lucia Hierro is a Dominican American conceptual artist born and raised in New York City, Washington Heights/Inwood, currently working in the Bronx. She received a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2010) and an MFA from Yale School of Art (2013). She has exhibited in shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, Paris Photo, Casa Quien in the Dominican Republic and recently at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Harlem. Residencies include: Yaddo, Redbull House of Art, Casa Quien, Fountainhead Residency, Bronx Museums Artist in the Market program. Her work is part of the JP Morgan Chase art collection and the Rennie collection in Vancouver. Learn more at

Eleen Lin

Sunday, November 18th at 3:30pm. Long Island City Art Center.

Join us for an adventure as we visit the studio of Eleen Lin, where she’ll give us a walk through of past works and her current project inspired by Moby Dick, as well as introduce painting processes and properties of different painting mediums. Yalies and friends of Yale are all welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.

Born in Taiwan and grew up in Thailand, Eleen Lin holds an MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art, a BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Her work reiterates classical literature into contemporized cross-cultural narratives. The multivalent re-imagination explores the inadequacies of translation and representation within different cultures and eras, while also expresses ideas of diaspora, memory, and sexuality. Lin’s current series retells the story of Moby Dick. Many elements in this American classic relate to her experience as an immigrant artist: the cultural diversity of the crewmates, the disorientated journey from the USA to Asia, the segregation from society, and the mysticism of travel. These paintings celebrate how the globalized world brings us closer together to create a collective consciousness shared across cultural divides.

Lin’s work has been exhibited in Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea; and galleries throughout Austria, Thailand, Taiwan, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States. She has been awarded Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award, Sanyu Scholarships, and has participated with NYFA Immigrant Artist Projects, Fountainhead residency as well as the AIM program from the Bronx Museum of Art. Lin currently lives and works in New York. Learn more at

Got a project coming up?

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Or, want to organize an arts@yaleNYC event? Let us know!

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