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Private Events

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About Us: The Dominican Academy mansion is available for intimate gatherings, cocktail soirees, rooftop receptions, or an elegant Manhattan wedding of your dreams. The mansion is in one of the most desirable and chic historic Manhattan neighborhoods on the Upper East Side. Our property is conveniently located within walking distance to some of New York's finest Midtown hotels, our stately space will help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Dominican Academy was founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1897 as a co-educational school for grades K-12. In 1936, the Academy moved from its original location at 706 Madison Avenue to the former Friedsam mansion at 44 East 68th Street, where it remains today as one of the premier Catholic secondary schools for young women in New York City. 

The mansion was constructed in 1921 as the private residence of Colonel Michael Friedsam, the former president of the B. Altman and Co. and one of the premier art collectors in America at that time. The 24,000 square foot six-story building fashioned in limestone was designed by Frederick Frost, with wrought ironwork by Samuel Yellin.

Every private event held at D.A. is specifically curated and tailored to the individual needs of our clientele.

Included amenities: Wi-Fi, A/V equipment, podium, air conditioning, elevators, handicapped accessible restrooms, and dry-erase whiteboards in classrooms.

The mansion is available for rent year-round. We look forward to creating a bespoke experience for your next private event. For more details, please inquire below.


D.A. Auditorium


Red Staircase


D.A. Library


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