UPCA Events

Columbia Wine Company’s Art of Wine Classes


Wednesday, February 18
7-9pm, $25

Held in the United Palace annex, enter on Broadway through the green awning

Do you enjoy wine but want to learn more about it? Columbia Wine Company launches a series of wine classes at the United Palace one Wednesday evening a month. The classes will be fun, informative, and delicious!

For only $25 per guest Columbia Wine Co. will cover all the basics while tasting some great wines:

How to read a wine labelWine regions and varietalsBasics of wine pairingHow to navigate a wine storeBasic wine terminologyThe price includes wine and paired bites.

The class is moderated by staff wine consultant Christian Galliani of www.wineforthe99.com.

Upcoming dates include March 18, April 22, May 20, and June 17.

For additional details call 212-543-2633 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UPCA's spring season 2015

Saturday, April 11
Celebrate Xavier's 50th with a "There's no school like old school" party
6:30pm Doors;7-9PM PartyFREE, but $10 donation requested to support Palace programs
Join Xavier Eikerenkoetter, president of the United Palace, as he celebrates his 50th birthday jamming to his favorite old school tunes (Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Green, The O'Jays, Chaka Khan, etc.) played by the house band. Come dressed as your favorite decade – the three best outfits take home prize.

Read more: UPCA's spring season 2015

New York Philharmonic Master Class for the Harmony Program

Saturday, January 31
Doors 3:30pm; Concert 4pm (New Times)

Every year at the United Palace musicians from the New York Philharmonic offer students in the El Sistema-inspired Harmony Program day-long instruction followed by a short concert where they share the stage together. It is one of UPCA's signature events, embodying our mission to transform lives through art by providing local children who only picked up an instrument a few years ago with the opportunity to learn from some of the world's best musicians.

Read more: New York Philharmonic Master Class for the Harmony Program