Group Classes: Jan 10 – Jun 5

For Spring 2022, Abrons Arts Center is very excited to be offering in-person group classes in Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, and more! For our spring semester we are offering even more sessions and students will participate in a public presentation to showcase their newly gained talents and skills at the end of the semester.

Group class settings allow students to expand their talents, awaken new ones and work collaboratively with their peers in a fun and enriched setting. Classes are taught by leading artist-teachers that develop courses that expand students’ capabilities and result in students building both confidence and friendships.

Abrons is pleased to announce the continuation of our NYCHA Arts Initiative program which gives greater access to our community and their ability to enroll in group classes this Spring. Learn more about this exciting program as well as additional tuition assistance options below!

Abrons Education nurtures creative development and fosters a safe space for art-makers of all ages. Come create something new at Abrons!

Important Dates for Spring 2022

November 24, 2021 – Registration Opens
January 10 (Monday) — June 5 (Sunday) – Semester Dates
February 21 (Monday) – February 27 (Sunday) – Midwinter Break
April 16 (Saturday) – April 22 (Friday) – Spring Break
May 28 (Saturday) – May 30 (Monday) – Memorial Day Weekend
May 20 and May 21 (Friday and Saturday) – Urban Youth Theater Performance
June 4 (Saturday) – Group Class Presentations

Opening Doors with our new NYCHA Initiatives

Abrons Arts Center believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. To ensure this commitment, Abrons has created NYCHA Initiatives which offers students and families access to group arts classes in two ways:

NYCHA Arts Initiative

Abrons Arts Center group classes for all NYCHA residents living in zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009, and 10038 will be tuition-free (a $25 student registration fee is still required.)

For eligibility you must submit one of the following documents:

  • Current NYCHA lease that reflects registered student as a member of the household
  • State ID and most recent tax return with matching address listing the student as a dependent
  • State ID and a public assistance letter with matching address listing the student as a dependent

Tuition Assistance 

Assistance is available to households making under $50,000 annually.
All group class tuition will be 50% off for students with household income of $50,000 or less annually.
For tuition assistance eligibility, each family is required to submit a current federal income tax return or public assistance letter that reflects the registered student as a dependent.

Questions about the NYCHA Initiative or Group Classes? We can help! Please contact

Please note, ALL students taking class (regardless of tuition assistance status) will be required to pay a $25 student registration fee.


Vaccination Policies

All persons who are eligible to be vaccinated, aged 12 years and older, must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to be onsite. This means that 14 days have passed since your final dose of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine

Valid forms of proof of vaccination include: Vaccination card, photo of vaccination card that clearly show your name and dates of vaccination with matching photo ID, the NYC COVID Safe app, or the NYS Excelsior Pass

Parent Vaccination Policy

All students requiring supervision must be accompanied by a vaccinated chaperon for pick up and drop off from Abrons classes. In the event that a parent/guardian is unvaccinated and not permitted to enter the building, the student must be joined by another vaccinated adult for pick up and drop off, and all other activities in the Abrons Arts Center building. Abrons Arts Center staff is not responsible for chaperoning students from the lobby to classrooms.

Vaccination policy for children under the age of 12 years old

Abrons recognizes the changing landscape and protocols of vaccination policies for children under the age of 12 and we will be responsive to these changes as city, state and DOE mandates evolve. At this time, children under the age of 12 years old do not have to show proof of vaccination but must wear masks while on site.