—The Nonprofit New York City Organization Offers 20% Off Admission to Selected Talks and Readings All Month Long—

New York City (October 1, 2012) — NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today named 92nd Street Y its Culture Spot pick for October. From October 1 to 31, 92nd Street Y will offer a 20% discount on tickets to a selection of talks and readings at 92Y Uptown and 92YTribeca. 92Y’s spoken-word events bring together the finest minds and most intriguing public figures of our time, including political leaders, iconic artists and writers, journalists, scientists and business leaders, for thoughtful and candid conversations. A monthly program that spotlights cultural organizations across the five boroughs, Culture Spot elevates the City’s arts community and encourages local and visitor exploration. To learn more about the Culture Spot program, visit

“The Talks & Readings series at the 92nd Street Y provides an opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors to listen and learn from the some of the most talented entertainers and renowned authors from around the world,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “This October the cultural center is offering an impressive lineup of speakers and events, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this special Culture Spot savings offer.”

“At 92nd Street Y, we are always looking for ways to enrich lives and engage in dialogue with an ever-widening audience,” said 92Y Executive Director Sol Adler. “Being featured as a Culture Spot provides us with an opportunity to issue a special invitation to visitors and New Yorkers who are new to 92Y – as well as our longtime friends – to join us for an upcoming talk or reading, and to learn more about 92Y.”

Talks and readings discounted through the Culture Spot offer include how we can fix it, “How to Love Wine: A Talk and Tasting” with New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov and a reading by Nobel Prize recipient Orhan Pamuk.

Additional Culture Spot events include a conversation between famed comedian, actor and musician Jack Black and Peter Travers on Black’s illustrious, diverse career, a talk by Tim Gunn on the fascinating histories of common clothing items and a reading by National Book Award–winning and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Mary Oliver, who will share work from her new book of poems, A Thousand Mornings.

For a detailed calendar of event dates and times, visit  

To take advantage of these offers between October 1 and 31, visitors can pick up a discount coupon at the Official NYC Information Centers located in Midtown Manhattan, Times Square and Harlem or the Official NYC Information Kiosks at City Hall and in Chinatown ( Starting October 1, the coupon can also be downloaded online at

About 92nd Street Y:
92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people a year visit 92Y’s New York City venues, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit

About the NYC & Company Foundation:
The NYC & Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization whose mission is to support tourism to New York City by promoting the arts and cultural organizations that make visiting New York City a special and exciting experience. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has focused on educating domestic and international audiences about the vibrant and diverse cultural community throughout New York City.



Contact: NYC & Company/ Kimberly Spell 212-484-1270
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