The City College of New York

The City College of New York

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


The City College of New York is the perfect location to host a special event, be it a conference, banquet, concert or fundraising gala. City College is characterized by Gothic architecture set against the modern, urban backdrop of Harlem. The historic campus is also home to unique event venues containing state-of-the-art meeting & classroom space.

The City College of New York offers a number of facilities that are available for special event use with capacity up to 2400.

The Great Hall – The historic Great Hall, located in Shepard Hall, boasts a capacity ranging from 600 to 1100 persons depending on the occasion. Edwin H. Blashfield’s original mural titled The Graduate” anchors the Hall, depicting the passing of wisdom from The Alma Mater onto a young scholar.

Aronow Theater – Aronow Theater, located on the first floor of the North Academic Center, is suitable for lectures, performances, showcases, and seminars. This venue seats up to 380 people. The Aronow Lobby is perfect for pre-/post-event receptions.

Faculty Dining Room – The Faculty Dining Room can be reserved for private catered events for up to 300 people. The room is suitable for banquets, lectures, receptions, and presentations. FDR is also home to private dining rooms for smaller events.

NAC Multipurpose Room – The NAC Multipurpose Room, accommodating a maximum of 200 people (lecture-style setup) can be set-up for various events including receptions, lectures, and performances.

Lecture Hall – CCNY Lecture Halls seat up to 180 people. Offering theater style seating with built in audio/visual capabilities; these rooms are perfect for film screenings, lectures, and seminars.

Shepard Hall 250 – SH-250 is a great space for small seminars and lectures. With space for up to 80 people, this is an intimate location characterized by wood trim and flooring accented by beautiful stained glass windows.

Amsterdam Room – The Amsterdam Room is a private dining room that can be reserved for private catered events for up to 75 people. The room is suitable for banquets, lectures, receptions, and presentations.

Standard Classroom – All City College classrooms offer built in audio/visual capabilities and can accommodate 15-60 people.

Aaron Davis Hall – Aaron Davis Hall, premiere performing arts center in Harlem, home to the Department of Theatre and Speech’s mainstage productions, contains three theaters: The Marian Anderson Theater, a 637-seat traditional proscenium-style space; Theater “B, a flexible theater with 267 seats; and Theater “C,” a 100-seat space, which doubles as a studio classroom. It includes large dressing rooms, the the scenery and costume shops, and the Green Room. There is a “smart” classroom designed for our theatre history and design classes. It also boasts a large lobby and exhibition area.

Nat Holman Gymnasium – Athletic facility capable of accommodating up to 2400.

We look forward to making your next event a success!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2400 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 637
  • Largest Theatre Style: 637
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1100
  • Largest Arena Seating: 2400
  • Largest Seated Reception: 600
  • Rooftop Capacity: 200

Featured Amenities

  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Rooftop Space
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


160 Convent Avenue,
New York, New York 10031


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport



  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no