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. .

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

New York Youth Symphony's winter concert

Sunday, February 22
4:30 Doors: 5:00 pm Concert

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) orchestra continues its 52nd season with a concert of Rimsky-Korsakov's picturesque "Scheherazade," conjuring imagery of enchanted lakes, mythical rivers, and tales of 1001 nights.

Music Director Joshua Gersen will conduct this amazing ensemble of 110 student musicians ages 12 to 22.

BBC New Generation Artist Elena Urioste will join the orchestra for Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Named one of the "Future Fifteen" by Latina Magazine, Urioste has been hailed by critics and audiences for her rich tone, nuanced lyricism, and commanding stage presence.

Read more: New York Youth Symphony's winter concert