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About Us

Upstairs NYC is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2022 to connect New York's diverse arts, culture, business, and social scene.

Upstairs NYC focuses on promoting learning and community engagement across four pillars: art and culture, lifestyle, technology, and food. The organization has regularly hosted panel discussions, hosted cultural celebrations, helped bring people together to try new experiences and activities.

Our Goal

Upstairs NYC’s goal is to empower every New Yorker to take ownership of their own culture and to unite with others. In this way, Upstairs NYC can be the platform where people can interact with each other and find what they’re looking for, whether they’re looking for knowledge, experiences, or new friends. Upstairs NYC plans events end-to-end, from ideation to execution, including everything from PR to cultural relations.

Upstairs NYC’s events also provide a forum for showcasing New York’s local creators, thereby providing participants the opportunity to connect with future trend-setters, creators, and collaborators.


We are committed to telling the story of New York’s diverse culture while strengthening connections within and outside of New York City. We endeavor to establish ourselves as pioneers in supporting international exchanges in arts and culture, business, and education.

Our future can only be enhanced by learning from our community and engaging with our audiences. Please join us.

Upstairs NYC connect New York's diverse culture while strengthening connections within and outside of New York City.

Our Mission

How We Do

  • Curated learning sessions with highly qualified members of our community

  • Guest speakers who are leaders of industry, the not-for-profit sector and government

  • Venues and situations which encourage mingling, connections and ideas

  • Cultural events which promote meaningful connections

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