Welcome to the NY Persian Cultural Center

New York Persian Cultural Center, also in business as New York Persian Center, is a cultural center and a house of brands. NYPC (in short) is an enlarged community based organization that connects Persians (Iranians, Afghans and Tajiks) and New Yorkers. As foundation, we provide language classes, cooking and dancing workshops and events. Through our events, we create unique experiences for New Yorkers based on Persian cultures such as dance parties, outdoor games or movie screenings.


Our logo simply contains four colors: New York’s blue and orange and the two colors that all three flags of Persian countries share, green and red.

Although we are located in New York but our customers have been from variety of places such as Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Iran and etc. In addition to this, we are the first and only official and licensed tour guide in Farsi and our clients are from all around the world.

Due to our ongoing programs, we are not able to welcome walk-ins in our business hours, but we would prefer to meet you by setting an appointment. Our address is:

New York Persian Center, 222 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038 [Our office at this location has been temporally closed, due to COVID-19 impact on business like us. For now, we would not have a walk-in office and all of our activities and classes are virtual until further notice.]

To schedule, call us at (917) 562-6161 or (207) 613-6972 (NYPC), or send an email to contact@nypersiancenter.org.



Solmaz Sharif, Co-Founder and President of NYPC.

New York Persian Cultural Center is founded by Solmaz Sharif, an Iranian-American journalist. She has been living in NYC since 2007 and she started NYPC to introduce her region’s culture to fellow New Yorker. Email: solmaz@ nypersiancenter.org


Roozbeh Mirebrahimi, Co-Founder, COO and CFO of NYPC. He is a journalist who has served as a reporter, editor, editor-in-chief and writer for multiple print and online publications in Iran and the United States. As an analyst and Iran expert and author of several books (in Persian), he has often been quoted or featured by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Voice of America and other media sources. In addition to his journalistic background, he is also a researcher that was published several books. Roozbeh is also a licensed NY Tour Guide that speaks Persian and wrote the only NYC Tourism Guide for Persian speaker.

Email: roozbeh@ nypersiancenter.org