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Wednesday, November 04, 2009
What a Difference a Year Makes: 92YTribeca’s 1-Year Anniversary


A year has passed since we opened the doors at 92YTribeca. Sufjan Stevens, Osso, and DM Stith helped us get pass that milestone on Oct 26. In the year prior, a lot of (sometimes surprising and quirky) things have happened since.

We’ve done an extensive numbers crunch for you. Counting number of shows, most frequents guests, and more—including esoteric stats, such as the number of Foursquare Check-ins (203 as of 11/3/09) most requested beer (PBR) and the number of hits on our New York Times parody video on YouTube (110,337 as of 11/3/09).

Please enjoy the full list is after the jump!


Keep abreast of music by becoming a fan of 92YTribeca Music on Facebook, or bookmarking this page listing all upcoming music events.

  • Number of bands on stage: Over 300:

  • Most uncommon instrument used on-stage: Sousaphones, Synths and Shofars.  My Robot Friend is a peculiar instrument unto himself. And remember when Medeski, Martin, & Wood played and said such nice things about us?!

  • Biggest surprise guest: Matisyahu on stage with Aharit Hayamim (part of Shemspeed’s 40 Days and 40 Nights), Q-tip in audience at the Spree Wilson Show (Leaders of the New Cool 9/2009), Lucy Liu in the audience at The Swell Season.

  • Most memorable night: Private staff show by Patti Smith, Letting Q-Tip in through the loading dock


    Keep abreast of film by becoming a fan of 92YTribeca Film on Facebook, or bookmarking this page listing all upcoming film events.

  • Number of screenings so far: Over 250:


  • Number of films requiring 3-D glasses: 3

  • Best sing-along costume: Toby, the little brother in red and white striped PJs from Labyrinth

  • Number of surprise bursts into song: 2: Patti Smith, after the screening of her documentary, and Sufjan Stevens with Rosie Thomas after the screening of her documentary

  • Most memorable night: People dancing, singing, shaking tambourines and yelling at the screen during the Purple Rain sing-along


    Keep abreast on comedy by becoming a fan of 92YTribeca Comedy on Facebook, or bookmarking this page listing all upcoming comedy events.

  • Number of comedians who have appeared on stage: About 150:

  • Number of comedians who have also appeared in…Arrested Development: 2 (David Cross and Will Arnett)

  • Flight of the Conchords: 6 (Kristen Schall, Rhys Darby, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Jim Gaffigan)

  • Wet Hot American Summer: 8 (David Wain, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, AD Miles, Jo Lo Truglio)

  • The Daily Show: 6 (Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver, Kristen Schaal, Aasif Mandvi, John Hodgman, Ben Karlin)

  • Biggest surprise guest: Will Arnett on stage with Zach Galifianakis, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the audience for Janeane Garofalo

  • Most memorable night: Zach Galifianakis’ sold-out show in December 2008


    Keep abreast of future events by bookmarking this page listing all upcoming theater events.

  • Number of events featuring current Broadway productions:  6: [title of show], Wicked, Spring Awakening, August: Osage County, Next to Normal, Reasons to Be Pretty:

  • Off-Broadway: 2: Playwright’s Horizons, Fault Lines with David Schwimmer


  • Number of artists featured in the gallery: About 15

  • Number of pieces sold so far: 6

  • Number of artists who have drawn or painted directly on the gallery walls: 2

  • Most memorable night: Going through all the wine within 20 minutes of the Like the Spice show that opened in June (we had to run out and buy more!). That was a record.


    Keep posted on future events by becoming a fan of 92YTribeca Talks on Facebook, or bookmarking this page listing all upcoming talks.

  • Most “niche” topic: Napoleon’s privates (yes, exactly what you think it is), Jetpack Dreams about the history of jetpacks and rocket men

  • Number of social mediaites live-tweeting from the Mashable series panels: Waaay too many to count

  • Biggest surprise guest: Questlove on stage at the Noisemakers talk featuring Q-Tip, and then Q-Tip at the Noisemakers event featuring Raekown, Cameron Diaz in the audience at the World Science Festival

  • Most memorable night: When Q-Tip and Questlove did an impromptu drum solo during Noisemakers, people dressing in 1920’s garb at the Red Leather Diary reading.


    Keep abreast of all Daytime events.
  • Least depressing recession talk: Mark Stevens

  • Best way to understand the internets: Intro seminars on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Most delicious and educational event series: Feasting Through the Ages


    Keep abreast of all Jewish Life events.

  • How many Challah loaves were consumed during Shabbat dinner: 8

  • Most memorable night: Packed Shabbat dinner for singer/songwriter Ari Gold.


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  • Most requested beer: PBR

  • Most requested café item: Garden Tuna.

  • Estimated number of challah loaves gone through during Shabbat dinner: 8

  • Number of musicians who have appeared in our (FREE!) café series: Over 150

    Thanks for being there, and here’s to another great year! See you in the ‘010!

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