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NoMAA Women in the Heights Opening Reception at United Palace

Women in the Heights: Women of Substance, Past, Present, Future at the NoMAA Gallery@4140, curated by Andrea Arroyo;  exhibition Dates: March 23 – June 29, 2023
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays & Saturdays, 1-5pm (excluding holidays) or by appointment | closed 5/29 through 6/14

Opening Reception: March 23, 6-8pm

NoMAA’s next exhibition features the work of over 50 Women Artists representing Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem. Refreshments will be served.
Free with RSVP.

United Palace: Historical Tour

Date: Sunday, March 19 | Time: 2–2:30pm | $15 per person

Directions: Meet in the Grand Foyer at 1:45pm

Get up close and personal with the United Palace where you’ll explore this stunning 3,400-seat theatre, its mezzanine, grand foyer, balcony, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to go up on stage!

The history of United Palace, Manhattan’s 4th largest theatre and now a landmarked building, began in 1930, when it was then one of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses. Today, the United Palace hosts concerts, movies, and community events and provides spiritual and cultural programming.

Tours are capped at 30 people. Proceeds go toward maintaining the building.

Learn more about the United Palace here.

***Tour schedule is subject to change. Tours may be modified depending on events within the theatre.



The non-profit Opera Lafayette brings its program “Opera Starts with Oh!” to the United Palace Sunday, March 19th from 11am-noon for children K-12.

The session will explore the recently finished opera “Io” by Jean Philippe Rameau, which Opera Lafayette will perform with de La Garde’s “Léandre et Héro” on May 9 at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem.

The workshop at the United Palace will feature professional singer, instrumentalist, actor, and director Paul Shipper teaching participants what it means to be a musician expressing their emotions through sound. Soprano and voice teacher Erinn Sensenig will take participants on a journey into “Io’s” arias, offering everyone a chance to try out their own opera signing in a real theater. Participants will also get to create a costume piece to continue the fun at home.

“Opera Starts with Oh!” operates on a pay-what-you can model to ensure equity in its programming. Each participant will need their own ticket as space is limited. Parents/guardians must remain with their child(ren) during the entire workshop.

Contact Jace Chambers for any assistance regarding this program: jacechambers@operalafayette.org.

This program is supported by the United Palace of Cultural Arts, in part, by Con Edison’s Power of Giving Program as part of the Lobby Series and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.