Local 802 Clubroom Update: We are reopening in February 2020!
As many of you know, the Clubroom and Room B were closed during the month of January. This hiatus was needed so that Local 802 could evaluate the condition of the space, cost out improvements and make necessary repairs to equipment.
We have received quotes for theater lighting to provide a real performance atmosphere for concert events in the Clubroom and for improvements to the acoustic sound in Room B to control harsh reflections and to make rehearsing there easier on the ears. Guitarists will appreciate that we have repaired two vintage guitar amplifiers: the 60’s Fender Super Reverb is totally reconditioned and the 1972 Fender Twin Reverb is being finished with re-coned speakers and complete maintenance. The amps will be back soon and more equipment will be repaired in the coming months. There is much more to accomplish but we thank everyone for their patience as we strive to make our building a better place to rehearse and perform.
Affordable rehearsal space is a luxury in New York City, and finding it is among the most difficult challenges musicians must face. Local 802 is one of the few local unions in the American Federation of Musicians that owns its own building, and with this great asset our union is able to provide musicians with two large rehearsal rooms that can be rented and reserved.
The Clubroom has a capacity of 220 people and is suitable for large ensembles. Room B is approximately 520 square feet and suitable for small and medium sized ensembles.
Members can reserve the clubroom Monday through Friday 9-5pm ($10/hour) and 5-9pm ($20/hour); Saturday 10am – 10pm ($65/hour); Sunday 10am – 10pm ($70/hour)
- Grand piano (in Clubroom only)
- Yamaha keyboard model P-300 (88-note keyboard in Room B)
- Fender Rhodes piano
- Acoustic bass (must be requested in advance)
- Drums (drummer must supply cymbals, sticks, brushes and hi-hat clutch)
- 32 music stands
- Amplifiers for bass, guitar and keyboards
- P.A. system with two microphones
To reserve rehearsal space at Local 802, contact Maureen Cupid-Pierre at 212-245-4802 ext. 111.