The Lobby Series


The Monday night “Lobby Series” showcases local artists performing music, dance, spoken word, and other art forms for 100-125 guests in the Palace’s Grand Foyer. With few stages uptown, the series is an important way for local artists, both established and up-and-coming, to share work with neighbors and try out new material. And what a space to perform in: a 3-story ceiling, gilded ornamentation, dramatic balconies, and terrific acoustics. The Lobby Series grew out of funding from the New York City Council Cultural Immigrant Initiative funding in 2017.


Our Spring/Summer 2017 Lobby Series schedule is below:

May 8: Spoken word with Word Up

May 15: Karen Greene's Art Deco Mailboxes

May 22: Concert with Katsicats

June 19: An evening of chamber music

June 26: Cabaret with Jackie Schiffer


Past performances include:

  • Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman playing tango and other Latin American music with accompanying dancers
  • West African drummer Frank Malloy, Jr. and his band combining the rhythms of the African diaspora with hip-hop, jazz, and funk
  • A runway show of local and international designers organized by Uptown Fashion Week
  • Saxophonist and composer Miguel Malla and his jazz group playing live to pre-1930 Spanish cartoons
  • The Uptown Collective Revue featuring Audubon and Tess