• New York Film Academy Café Opens in Amsterdam


    Bringing an authentic combination of both the past and present features of New York City, the New York Film Academy Café in Amsterdam allows you to immerse yourself into a lively atmosphere that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. The cosmopolitan hangout offers a place for everyone, from business to leisure and local to tourists. So, if you’re looking for that New York feel in Amsterdam, you’ll definitely want to check out the New York Film Academy Café, which is open every day from dusk until dawn.

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    “The New York Film Academy is thrilled to be part of the wonderful restoration of this landmark building,” says NYFA Senior Executive Vice President, David Klein. “The New York Film Academy Café in the historic Beurs van Berlage is a wonderful place for the people of Amsterdam and tourists, alike, to gather for great food and spirits. The new café is also a wonderful opportunity to introduce the city to the New York Film Academy‘s fine arts courses. Just beneath the café, we have some terrific classroom space and, in the very near future, we will be holding our world-renowned, hands-on workshops in filmmaking, acting for film and other subjects.”

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    NYFA Sr. Executive Vice President, David Klein toasting to the NYFA Café Grand Opening

    The Beurs van Berlage is a Dutch national monument, located at the Damrak and Beursplein, the tourist gateway to Amsterdam. The Beurs van Berlage is among the Top 100 of Dutch UNESCO monuments. The architecture of the Beurs van Berlage, designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage, has a story of its own.

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    On December 16th, 2015, the NYFA Café held a launch party with Mr. Klein, which wound up being a wonderfully successful night, introducing the neighborhood to the new destination.
    “It was a great night, and a terrific party to launch the café,” recalled Klein. “We plan to hold many cultural events in this great space. Seeing it now in all its restored glory, it’s hard to believe it was left empty for so long.”
    For more information or a look at the menu, please visit the official website at

    January 28, 2016 • Community Highlights, Road Show • Views: 6342

  • Wednesday Night Comedy Café


    Something new is brewing at the New York Film Academy Café, and it’s not just the coffee. Over the past few months the café has hosted a Wednesday Night Comedy Show, which provides the opportunity for up and coming student talent to perform with some of New York City’s top comedians.

    Hosted by long-time NYC comic and NYFA improv teacher Craig Fox, the New York Film Academy Comedy Café starts every Wednesday at 8pm and runs until about 10pm at the NYFA Café on East 24th and Lexington in Manhattan.

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    Host Craig Fox

    NYFA students and alumni are encouraged to perform every week—whether they have comedy, poetry, monologues, or music. In recent shows, the comics have stuck around after the show to talk with the students, providing a unique networking opportunity for those looking to break into the world of comedy and performing arts. Another plus for NYFA students is that the event is filmed. Therefore, we can start providing much needed performance footage to our students who need it to create professional reels.

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    Katie Haller

    If you’re not ready for that just yet or would like to just stop by and enjoy the show, we welcome you to view the show free of charge. The café offers a number of food and drink items, including specialty hot dogs, sandwiches, pastries, coffee and soda.

    Be sure to join us tomorrow night, where comedian and writer for CNN and The Daily Beast Dean Obeidallah will host a Q&A at 7:30pm before the show with interested students. In addition to his Q&A, Obeidallah will be performing with comedian Peggy O’ Leary, Laura SpaethAkaash Singh and Kase Raso.

    If you have any questions about the event, please contact the event organizer Calaine Schafer at

    The New York Film Academy Café is located at 139 E 24th St, New York, NY 10010.


    October 13, 2015 • Community Highlights, Guest Speakers, Student & Alumni Spotlights • Views: 6698

  • Open Mic Slam at New York Film Academy Café


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    Starting this Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at the New York Film Academy Café on the corner of Lexington Ave. and 24th street in New York City, students, alumni and New York City performers are invited to showcase their talents at our first ever OPEN MIC SLAM!

    Performances are open to live music, poetry or stand-up comedy!

    Sign up starts at 7pm. Performances start at 8pm.

    The first 25 people to sign up are allowed up to 4 minutes on stage to perform.

    There is then a 5 slot waiting list for any extra time at the end of the show. Artists must bring their own music and props for their performances.

    If you’re ready to showcase your talent, we’ll see you there!

    If you have any questions, please email Calaine Schafer at


    August 25, 2015 • Community Highlights • Views: 4598

  • What Would You Bring to the New York Film Academy Café?


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    We at the New York Film Academy understand that creativity works in many forms. As such, we’ve decided to open up the brainstorming of the new New York Film Academy café in New York City to the world. Located on the busy corner of Lexington Ave. and 24th street, NYFA has ambitious hopes for what could become of the café. However, we realize that we may not have all the answers, and so we’re reaching out to you.

    If you’re an avid “foodie” with experience in the industry and have a great idea for a unique café, this could be a wonderful opportunity for you to launch your very own creation. Perhaps you have the next “Cronut” or “Ramen Burger.”

    If so, please email your resume to along with a cover letter that expresses your creativity, unique café idea, and describes a signature dish you would bring to the NYFA Café. If we’re interested in your submission, we will be in touch to discuss it further.

    Best of luck. We look forward to reading your entries!


    August 26, 2014 • Community Highlights, Contests • Views: 6259