Cultural Sites

Julia De Burgos Cultural Center

Located on 1680 Lexington Avenue, The Julia de Burgos Performance & Arts Center (JdBPAC) is a civic space dedicated to Latino artistic, cultural and educational programming. With a mission to enhance the quality of life and “enlighten the diverse members of the East Harlem community and beyond,” the center various hosts events throughout the year, including (but not limited to) exhibits, performances and film screenings. The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center includes two main venues: the 164-seat Theater and the Multi-Purpose Pavilion, which hosts 200 guests. In addition to these main facilities, it offers Studios A and B, which can be rented out or used as space to host small meetings and rehearsals.

Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Arden Sherman - CuratorArden Sherman, Curator, Hunter East Harlem Gallery 

Serving as another multidisciplinary arts space, the Hunter East Harlem Gallery on 2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street is located on the ground floor of Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work. Since its establishment in 2011, the gallery has provided a space for art exhibitions and public events that not only address topics relevant to the East Harlem community, but also foster collaborations at Hunter College.

The gallery specifically focuses on artists participating in socially engaged projects, public interventions and/or community programs. In keeping to its community-minded mission, all exhibitions have been free and open to the public since the gallery’s inception.