Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center is a forty-year-old organization dedicated to presenting world music in a dance hall setting. Each year it presents more than 300 concerts, classes, and workshops for 37,000 people at its distinctive facility that is modeled after an Eastern European wooden synagogue. Its affordable admission prices, open-to-all-ages policy, and eclectic programming contribute to its reputation as a welcoming and culturally inclusive venue for artists and audiences alike. With renewed support, Ashkenaz would increase attendance and ticket sales by securing higher-profile performers, expand its programs for children and families, and develop its marketing activities.
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1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702-1021, United States
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for general operating support
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is an all-ages music venue and dance hall located in West Berkeley. Each year, it serves approximately 40,000 people through concerts and classes. Its affordable admission prices, all-ages environment, and eclectic programming contribute to its reputation as a welcoming and culturally inclusive venue for artists and audiences, particularly those who enjoy social and partner dancing. Support for Ashkenaz aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.