Caribbean Cultural Center

408 W 58th St

The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Culture Center/ African Diaspora Institute was founded in 1976 by Marta Moreno Vega with the intent of promoting and linking communities of African descendants.  Through multidisciplinary programs such as art exhibi... more

The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Culture Center/ African Diaspora Institute was founded in 1976 by Marta Moreno Vega with the intent of promoting and linking communities of African descendants.  Through multidisciplinary programs such as art exhibitions, concerts, lectures and educational workshops the Caribbean Culture Center seeks to inform, educate and entertain the public about the rich cultural and aesthetic history of the Caribbean, while simultaneously reflecting the diversity of the African Diaspora.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Upper West Side Description

Caribbean Cultural Center is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan. The home of diverse cultural attractions, the Upper West side is sandwiched between Riverside Park to the west and Central Park to the east. Both parks are excellent leisurely green spaces to spend a day. Central Park is especially notable, as it is New York’s "flagship" park. With over 843 acres of land, it is home to 275 species of birds. It’s quite easy to spend an entire day there too, as the park has several restaurants on its perimeter, a Boathouse, a Carousel, ball fields, a running track, reservoir, sculptures of Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare, and a nearly endless list of events and other attractions.

In addition to being the most densely populated area of the United States, the Upper West Side is the home of several academic institutions and a litany of famous people too numerous to list here. The American Museum of Natural History is among the most notable museum in the neighborhood. This world-famous museum is comprised of several different Halls, each dedicated to a particular theme. The museum's exhibition-halls house a stunning array of artifacts and specimens from all corners of the world and all historical periods including some magnificent dinosaur fossils. Other nearby cultural institutions worth checking out include the New York Historical Society, and the new Rose Center for Earth and Space which houses the Hayden Planetarium; the most technologically advanced Space Theater in existence.

The Upper West Side also contains some of the greatest venues to hear classical music. There is the Metropolitan Opera House —one of the world’s leading opera companies since its opening in 1883—as well asAvery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the renowned New York City Opera. Additionally both The Julliard School and Fordham University grace the area.

You’re bound to get hungry while visiting the neighborhood, but fear not -there are plenty of famous places to nosh or grab some classic New York smoked salmon in the Upper West Side. There’s Zabar’s—a heavenly deli if there ever was one; Fairway Market which has a huge, gourmet selection of just about everything; Citarella, with fresh fish and much more; and Murray’s Sturgeon Shop—just to name a few. If you're looking for a more substantial meal, head to Prohibition, an upscale restaurant and bar. The interior, which invokes the glamour and romance of the Prohibition-Era style of the twenties and early thirties, helps create terrific ambience. All of this has made Prohibition a mainstay on the Upper West Side. There's also the takeout booth at Carmine's. Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of homestyle antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large; an entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. After your weekend mid-day meal, take a walk back through Riverside Park or stroll down Riverside Drive and admire the impressive monuments, grand apartment buildings, and views of the Hudson River, all while burning off a few calories of course.

Given the number of attractions and cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Upper West Side is an ideal location to spend your stay in New York. The charming Excelsior Hotel is located right near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Meanwhile, the cozy and reasonably priced Belnord Hotel is another conveniently located option for the budget conscious traveler, as is the Comfort Inn Central Park West.

There are no events taking place on this date.

Info

408 W 58th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 307-7420
Website

Editorial Rating

Nearby Subway

  • to 59th St/Columbus Cir
  • to 59th St/Columbus Cir -- 0.3

@cccadi

Upcoming Events at CCCADI | Concert in partnership W/ @HarlemStage, Womxn's Work Dialogue, a Prof. Development and…
https://t.co/pamc6E7e1R Yesterday at 3:31 AM

Today we are highlighting the iconic Jamaican figure Queen Nanny, also known as Nanny of the Maroons. She was a spi…
https://t.co/sMkhGOY4A6 March 16

Happy Womyn's Month! Today we are highlighting the phenomenal event that is the Million Woman March. The march firs…
https://t.co/G1dPhZxGjs March 15

Happy Womyn's Month! Today we are highlighting the work of Afro-Caribbean journalist and activist Claudia Vera Cum…
https://t.co/m1yOflU2Wk March 14

view all

Other Venues Attractions

Panorama Music Festival

2018 is the third year of NYC's newest music event The Panorama Music Festival. ... view

Time Warner Center

Located at Columbus Circle in the heart of Manhattan, the Time Warner Center off... view

The Plaza at 101 Park Avenue

One of the live music venues for Grand Central Partnership's ten-week Celebrate ... view

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Home to many of the Metropolitan Museum's Concert & Lectures series, Grace Raine... view