The DCC

Dwyer Cultural Center (DCC) is a 7,000 square feet state-of-the-arts multimedia center owned and managed by International Communications Association Inc.

The Dwyer is dedicated to preserving, celebrating and documenting Harlem's History and traditions, through exhibitions, performances, workshops and public programs for intergenerational audiences. 

The-Dwyer3The DWYER offers a year round calender of activites:

  • Art Galleries

  • Live Theatre

  • Multimedia Presentations

  • Music Concerts

  • Dance Studio and Rehearsal Space

  • Public Programs

  • Film Screenings

  • Educational Programs

  • Artists-In-Residence

  • Guided Tours / Space Rental

  • Hands-On-Workshops

Highlights from the DWYER's inaugural year...2009 - 2010.

  • Welcomed more than 25,000 guests/visitors

  • Hosted International Events including:

    • Harlem Salutes the Executive Committee of the NGO/DPI of the United Nations

    • World Harmony Reception honoring "Mayors for Peace" with mayors from around the world.

    • An evening with Ethiopian Filmmaker/Director Haile Gerima

  • Premiered 5 extraordinary films:

    • Harlem is...Music

    • Harlem is...Theatre

    • Still Bill: A story about Bill Withers 

    • Percy Sutton: A Man For All Seasons

    • One Night in Vegas: ESPN

    • Fela NYC: Fresh from Africa

  • Presented 193 public programs

  • Unveiled 4 Major Exhibitions:

    • Harlem Sewn Up

    • Harlem is...Music

    • Harlem is...Theatre

    • The groundbreaking Weusi Revisited - 2010

  • Showcased 492 visual and performing artists

  • Engaged 61 public schools in educational programming

  • Developed 5 Artists-In-Residences

    • Craig Harris - composer / trombonist

    • Kahlil Almustafa - poet / writer

    • Frank Silvera Writer Workshop 

    • Oscar-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre

    • New Lafayette Theatre 

  • Featured in the following print and media outlets:

    • Amsterdam News

    • Budget Travels

    • Daily Challenge

    • Harlem News Group

    • Harlem Torch

    • New York 1

    • New York Beacon

    • New York Daily News

    • New York Times

    • Positive Community

    • Tadias Magazine

    • The Defenders

    • Time Out

  • Selected by more than 50 organizations for events and programming, including:

    • Abyssinian Baptist Church

    • Black Equity Alliance

    • Carribean Cultural Center

    • Coalition of Theatres of Color

    • Columbia University

    • Delta Sigma Theta

    • Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

    • Harlem Dowling center for Children Services

    • Howard University Alumni

    • Purdue University

  • Attracted notable guests and celebrities:  

    • NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

    • NY Governor David Paterson

    • Kareem Abdul Jabbar

    • Ruby Dee

    • Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University

    • Mike Tyson

    • Danny Glover

    • Haile Gerima

    • Kate Levin, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs NYC

    • Chester Higgins

    • Randy Weston

    • Malik Yoba 

    • Amiri Braka 

    • Daniel Beaty  

  • With the support of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, developed partnership with, Harlem Arts Alliance and Northern  Manhattan Arts Alliance, to provide subsidized performance, workshop and rehearsal spaces for community artists and groups.
     

Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027   
For information on programs and events @ the Dwyer, visit: http://www.dwyercc.org/  
For more information on ICA, visit: http://www.icanewyork.com