Neighborhood Tour: Alvin Ailey
New York City is a cultural center of America, and the world – and the birthplace of so many important American artists and art forms. Alvin Ailey was one of New York’s cultural revolutionaries; when he and his group of African-American modern dancers performed at the 92nd Street in March 1958, a new form of American dance was born.
Fast forward to today: over 23 million people have seen the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform, and Ailey has forever changed modern dance in America. In 2008, the US Congress even named the Company as an “American cultural ambassador to the world”. The company now performs both new productions and important works of the past, and is constantly re-inventing modern dance.
With both public classes and professional performances, the Alvin Ailey theater is a true NYC landmark. The Ailey Dance Company performs both at its midtown Ailey Citigroup Theater and across the world.
Lucky enough to see the Ailey Dance Company in midtown, but not sure where to eat before the show? Good news – Brickyard Gastropub is just two blocks away. Come see us for a couple of craft beers from our extensive beer list and some Portherhouse lambchops or exotic Soba noodles before the performance. Bringing the kids? Don’t worry, we’ve got them covered with the kids menu.
If you haven’t seen it yet, this is a must-see NYC performance. Make it an easy evening with a leisurely and delicious meal at Brickyard, followed by the beauty of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. This kind of a night is what NYC is all about.