United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)

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UPCA Events

The art of wine


After months of planning, Columbia Wine Co. has announced that its first wine class will be held at the United Palace on Wednesday, November 12 from 7-9pm. The classes will be fun, informative, and delicious!

Do you enjoy wine but want to learn more about it?

For only $25 per guest:

Columbia Wind Co. will cover all the basics while tasting some great wines:

"Paintings from the Balcony" and Other Recent Work by Bernard Winter

An art exhibit by local artist Bernard Winter will grace the walls of the United Palace annex from October 13 – November 11. The exhibit combines work from three bodies of work: "Energy Series," "Drum Council," and "Portraits."

The opening reception is Saturday, October 18 from 3-6pm. Winter will also conduct an artist's talk Sunday, November 2 from 2:30–3:30pm. Both events are free.

About the Artist:

Bernard Winter has lived in Washington Heights in New York City since 1980. He studied art at the Cooper Union (BFA, 1980) and at Queens College (MFA 1982). His work is concerned chiefly with portraiture, landscape and with images based on spiritual themes.

Read more: "Paintings from the Balcony" and Other Recent Work by Bernard Winter

New York Youth Symphony "Season Opening Concert"


Sunday, November 9
4:30 doors; 5pm Concert


The New York Youth Symphony's 52nd season opens with "youthful fire" as it makes it debut at the United Palace. the orchestra performs Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite."

The free, one-hour event will feature works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and a world premiere by Cindy Giron.

Joshua Gersen, conductor

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Cindy Giron: Nelumbo (world premiere)

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

This is the first of three performances the New York Youth Symphony is scheduled to play at the Palace in 2014-2015.

Read more: New York Youth Symphony "Season Opening Concert"