Harlem USA – Arts & Education and More Live @ The Dwyer Cultural Center : 123rd Street Entrance/St. Nicholas Avenue

Dwyer Cultural Center (DCC) is a groundbreaking state-of-the-art multimedia cultural center devoted exclusively to the culture, traditions, and history of Harlem. Created in partnership with Community Works and International Communications Association, Dwyer Cultural Center offers a year-round calendar of activities including:

• Live Theater, Music and Dance Performances
• Interactive Guided Tours
• In-Depth Conferences, Panels and Symposia
• Documentary and Independent Film Series
• Educational and Community Workshops
• Dynamic rental spaces (5 unique spaces – individual, combination or full facility rentals)

Community Works (CW) is an award-winning nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building bridges between diverse cultures and neighborhoods, enriching the arts curricula in public schools, and extending the benefits of the arts to under-served populations. Founded by Barbara Horowitz in 1990, CW began as a small grassroots organization and is now active in every borough of the city, serving more than 350,000 people each year. A pioneer in arts education and community learning, its signature program model Making a Difference was the impetus for the award-winning harlem is … series, which has come full circle to find a permanent home at Dwyer Cultural Center.

International Communications Association (ICA) is an outgrowth of three earlier organizations, Community Film Workshop Council (CFWC), founded in 1968, Third World Cinema Productions (TWC) founded in 1970 and the Institute of New Cinema Artists (INCA) founded in 1971. Cliff Frazier, the president of ICA, founded the organization in 1986; ICA has made magnificent and major accomplishments within the media and cultural industries. In 2007 ICA completed the co-development of the 10-story Dwyer Building in collaboration with Cross Construction Company. The Dwyer Building includes 51 condominium apartments, street level retail space and the 7,000 sq. ft. Dwyer Cultural Center, which houses ICA’s international headquarters, cultural activities and NGO-DPI initiatives.

Dwyer Cultural Center

Barbara Horowitz Co-Director
Voza Rivers Co-Director
Jasmin Heatley Executive Assistant
Jannette Jwahir Hawkins Director of Operations and Community Outreach
Meredith Waddy Technical Consultant
Lynda Welch Rental Coordinator
Brooks McBryde Logistics Coodinator
International Communications Association
Board of Directors
Cliff Frazier President
Ademola Olugebefola Vice President
Voza Rivers Vice President
Andy White, Esq. Legal Counsel
Community Works Board of Directors
Kathleen Benson Haskins Chair
Willie Walker Vice Chair
Barbara Horowitz President
Michael Flanigan Treasurer
Lee Daniels
César Naranjo
Voza Rivers
Paul Tabor
Alan D. Cohen
Paula Mayo
Karen Mackey-Witherspoon
Michael Davidson Senior Consultant
We would like to thank the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and the following funders for their generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center:
  • American Express
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Con Edison
  • Dormitory Authority State of New York
  • Empire State Development Corporation
  • Harlem Community Development Corporation
  • Joseph and Diane Steinberg 1992 Charitable Trust
  • Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York City Council Manhattan Delegation
  • New York City Council Member Inez E. Dickens and Robert Jackson
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • New York Council for the Humanities
  • New York State Assembly Member Keith L. T. Wright
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • New York State Senator Bill Perkins
  • Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
  • The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation
  • William T. Grant Foundation
  • International Communications Association




Please Click on Harlem is… Video link below>

Exhibition Hours

Tuesday-Friday 10AM-5PM,


258 Saint Nicholas Ave # 2  New York, NY 10027-5356

(212) 222-3060

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