19 Washington Square North

From its scenic location in Greenwich Village,19 Washington Square North (19 WSN) is the New York City gateway to NYU Abu Dhabi. It is a hub for scholarly and institutional connectivity between our Abu Dhabi and New York campuses; an information center for visitors interested in NYUAD; and the academic "home away from home" for NYU Abu Dhabi students, faculty, administrators, and alumni while staying in New York.

New York is also home to branches of NYU Abu Dhabi Admissions, Global Programs, Institutional Research, Human Resources, Public Affairs, and Finance.

  • Public Programs and Exhibitions

    NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Programs

    In addition to its wide range of programming in Abu Dhabi, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute convenes workshops, conferences, and evening public programs at 19 Washington Square North. These programs aim to support and highlight research conducted by faculty and principal investigators in Abu Dhabi as well as by Affiliated Faculty in New York. The Institute also hosts programs that foster collaboration between faculty, researchers, and departments across the global campus and/or that have a particular connection to the MENASA region.

    Proposals for workshops and conferences should be submitted following the guidelines outlined in the Institute's Memorandum of Understanding (PDF). To learn more about the Institute and its programming in Abu Dhabi, please visit the Institute.

    Host a Public Program

    For more information or to explore the opportunity to host an evening public program, please contact:

    Sharon Hakakian Bergman, Associate Director, Academic Programs
    Email:  sharon.bergman@nyu.edu 
    Phone: 212-992-7941


    Since its opening in 2009, 19 Washington Square North has hosted over 20 exhibitions featuring photography, painting, and works on paper in its multi-purpose Events Space. With a focus on connectivity to NYUAD, the exhibitions highlight research projects of faculty and researchers from across NYU's schools. It has also featured creative works by many of the leading artists from the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region. The NYUAD Art Gallery continues to be an integral thought partner in the annual planning of the curatorial program, and often facilitates bringing exhibitions from the Gallery or Project Space on Saadiyat Island to the New York campus.