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Experience Science, the Arts, & Culture

The Rockefeller University is an acknowledged cultural center in New York City, offering opportunities throughout the academic year for benefactors and the public to hear from the world’s leaders in science and the arts. The University’s outreach programs include lay-language science lectures, musical performances, and educational initiatives for individuals of all ages.

Elaine Fuchs speaking

Women & Science

For more than twenty five years, the Women & Science initiative has showcased the contributions of women scientists while highlighting the crucial role of basic and clinical research in addressing women’s health concerns and medical issues. In addition to lectures throughout the year, the annual Women & Science Lecture and Luncheon raises support for women scientists at all stages of their careers.  

Sleep and Beyond: How Basic Research is Leading a Revolution in Circadian Medicine

7:30 AM Coffee
8:00 – 9:00 AM Lecture

Sofia Axelrod, Ph.D.


The Rockefeller University Council

Rockefeller University Council

The Rockefeller University Council is an international advisory group of distinguished individuals committed to the advancement of science for the benefit of humanity. Members serve as ambassadors for the University, increasing awareness of Rockefeller’s scientific and educational mission while providing support for biomedical research.

A cellist performs in one of the Peggy Rockefeller concerts

Performing Arts Events

The one-of-a-kind domed Caspary Auditorium, with its finely tuned acoustics, is regularly the site of outstanding musical performances by internationally acclaimed artists.  

The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts

2023–2024 Season

October 11, 2023 – Richard Kogan, M.D.
November 8, 2023 – Modigliani Quartet
January 16, 2024 – Spanish Brass
February 14, 2024 – Zlata Chochieva
March 13, 2024 – Manhattan Chamber Players
April 3, 2024 – Laetitia Grimaldi and Ammiel Bushakevitz


Attendees enjoy an event at Rockefeller University

Events for University Friends

The Rockefeller University has a tradition of giving back to the community.  Lectures on the sciences, as well as the arts and humanities, are offered throughout the year to University supporters and the community-at-large. These programs include:

2023 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

Prize Recipients:
Lily Jan, Ph.D.
Eve Marder, Ph.D.

Guest Presenter:
Ellen V. Futter