Housing & Logistics


The Institute takes place at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, home to some of the most impressive arts and cultural institutions in New York City.


In 2024, our Summer Scholars will have the option to stay at the St. George Residence, a student dormitory located in Brooklyn Heights, which is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in all of New York City, full of great coffee shops, restaurants, and markets. Located steps away from the 2/3 subway stop at Clark St, the Residence provides easy access to the Polonsky Shakespeare Center and to Manhattan, which can both be reached in 15 minutes or less by subway.

We hold a block of rooms for our Summer Scholars to book, to ensure you have a convenient and affordable local option available to you, but you are of course welcome to make your own housing arrangements.

Double occupancy and single occupancy rooms, with an optional linen package, are available from July 14-27, 2024.

2024 Pricing:

  • For a double occupancy (shared room): $500 per person per week
  • For a single occupancy (no roommate): $750 per week

2024 Amenities include:

  • 24-hour security
  • Room & residency key-card entry
  • All rooms furnished with student furniture, including bed, desk, chair, and under-bed dresser (optional linen package available at an additional charge)
  • All rooms include private bathroom and closet
  • All rooms include refrigerator and microwave in room; communal stoves & ovens are available in building (please note: all kitchenware, including dishes, utensils, and cookware, must be supplied by resident)
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless internet access and TV with cable package
  • Laundromat in building (card-operated)
  • Communal lounges and study rooms
  • Fitness center in the building
  • ATM & vending machines in building

To learn more about the community health measures in place at the St. George, please visit: https://www.studenthousing.org/about/health/

Questions? Contact us at education@tfana.org

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St. George Residence

TFANA’s NEH Summer Institute is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pictured above: A participant in the 2022 NEH Summer Institute examining a text from the 1600s in Columbia University’s Rare Book Room. Photo by Hollis King.