Star-Studded Spring Arts + Ideas Line-up Announced at JCC Manhattan

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas has announced the line-up for star-studded conversations, performances and events, happening in-person in the renovated Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and on the MMJCCM rooftop, plus select programs to take place virtually from April 20 through June 22.

This Spring, the JCC will welcome the return of the popular conversation series, What Everyone’s Talking About with Abigail Pogrebin, where Pogrebin will speak with Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-Winning actress Julianna Margulies (ERThe Morning Show) on May 12 and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Jennifer Egan (Manhattan Beach, A Visit from the Goon Squad) on June 15.

The Spring line-up will also include author conversations with Nyle DiMarco (America’s Next Top ModelDancing with the Stars), Jessica Anya Blau (Mary Jane), Angela Garbes (Like a MotherEssential Labor), and Rebecca Soffer (Modern Loss); a sneak peek of the world premiere musical adapted from the beloved novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler with Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project); a behind the scenes look at the past and future of world renowned candy company Joyva, and the return of The Oy Gevalt Comedy Show in partnership with West Side Comedy Club.

This marks the first full Arts + Ideas season since the pandemic began, when the MMJCCM pivoted to offering one-off virtual Arts + Ideas programs and events.

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is located at 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street. To view the full lineup and learn more, visit

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