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Bringing the world to your backyard.
In Bronxville and beyond, community members recognize Concordia College as a jewel in their own backyard. We welcome our neighbors to discover the many programs we create to enrich the lives of community members, Concordia students, and our faculty and staff.
Our events appeal to a wide variety of interests, and feature nationally renowned speakers, artists and performers.
Exciting things are happening at Concordia – come be a part of it.
Become a Friend of
We thank all our neighbors who donate generously to The Friends of Concordia every year. We invite you to become a friend or renew your membership today, with a tax-deductible gift of $50 or more.
Benefits of Membership include:
Your support helps to build our Community programs, enabling free admission to events such as Books & Coffee and Business Breakfasts, and fund opportunities for students, including international study tours, scholarships, and improved campus facilities.
To become a member, please contact Joyce Kennedy, Senior Director of Community Relations, at 914.337.9300 x2195.
Community at Concordia
Our longest-running enrichment program, Books & Coffee gives the community and our students exposure to great literary minds. In immersive, engaging evening programs, best-selling authors speak about their latest works, answer questions and greet attendees in an intimate setting.
Now in its 10th year, this innovative program features the best and brightest minds in business, government, media, science, and the arts discussing policy, current trends, and topical issues in their area of expertise.
This annual event began in 1981 as part of the College’s centennial celebration to recognize the strong ties between the college and the local community. In 1983, the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Community was initiated to honor local residents who make a difference in the lives of others.
In 1990 Dr. David Jacobson, former Provost and Professor of Philosophy, instituted a lecture series around timely global topics, and upon his death in 2004, the college renamed it in his honor. For almost three decades the series has brought to our campus distinguished speakers from diverse international fields, enlightening students, faculty and the community at large.
Launched in 2015, this culturally illuminating program offers the opportunity to experience cinema with the artists who create it – from Hollywood to Bollywood, independent films to blockbusters.
Our world-class Conservatory of Music and OSilas Gallery of Art have given people of all ages lifelong inspiration and joy through music and the visual arts, with instruction, programs and events that have become beloved institutions in our community.
The Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors.
Concordia Conservatory also offers extraordinary performances for the community it serves. Whether it is through the Hoch Chamber Music Series or the Musical Adventures at the Library, the entire community is invited to enjoy the pleasures through live performance at Concordia College.
The Conservatory's mission is to inspire, instruct, and enrich lives through music, offering excellence in education and performance.
The OSilas Gallery integrates the visual arts into the cultural and educational life of our campus and community by providing quality exhibitions and programs that are diverse in style, content, and media. Our programs are memorable, thought-provoking, and spiritually enriching; and of artistic originality, integrity, and excellence.
Three major exhibitions of diverse style, content, and media are held each gallery season from September to May. In addition, annual exhibitions of student work from Concordia College, the OSilas Art Studio, and our exceptional regional high school exhibition – StArt are showcased.
OSilas Gallery is also the home of Concerts at the OSilas, presented by Concordia Conservatory. This series features Concordia College faculty in fresh and innovative programming inspired by the Gallery’s art exhibition.
The George M. Yeager Collection of autographs of America's foremost businessmen, financiers, and wealth creators, on permanent exhibition at Concordia College, is one of the finest assemblages of its kind, and unquestionably the best on public display.