On Thursday September 19, 2019, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. attended the ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of a $15.4 million renovation on the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.
The project began in November 2017 and took less than two years to complete. It includes 5,595 square feet of enlarged space for the Lehman Center, including a new, visually impressive glass-enclosed main entrance and lobby. There is also brand-new theater seating, new walkway ramps (making the venue now entirely ADA compliant), a redesigned box office, an elevator to the balcony, event space and additional restrooms.
“The state-of-the-art expansion of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts ensures that the Bronx remains a prime destination for both established talent and emerging artists to perform,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “Lehman College is one of the crown jewels of our borough, it is a place where Bronxites can find high-quality public education and world-class live music. As a Lehman graduate myself, I am proud to have contributed funding to these upgrades and to watch this institution thrive.”
More photos from the event are available here.