1. One Free Performance Is Required By All Artists at the Park Avenue Armory

Lobby Park Ave Armory Untapped Cities AFineLyneLobby off the entrance of the Park Avenue Armory

In its commitment that art should be for all, the Park Avenue Armory requires one free performance by all artists. When Branagh’s Macbeth was performed, the 1,000 seats in the Drill Hall were filled with public school students. In addition, student interns work as ushers and set designers under the Arts Education program at the Armory. To date, more than 111 artists have directly interacted with students through this program. Over 1,144 workshops have been created to serve more than 20,000 students and their families.

Bonus: The Women’s Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory

The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Women’s Mental Health Shelter has been welcoming eighty women over the age of 45 to the Park Avenue Armory women’s shelter since 1996. Here, the women find a hot meal and a wide range of social and health services located on the fourth floor. This program is primarily funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services, with some support from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The Park Avenue Armory continues its renovation program, while welcoming the public to a vast array of programming. They are located at Park Avenue and 67th Street.

Next, check out NYC’s 22 remaining armories and how they’re used today. Contact the author at AFineLyne.