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New York City Resources and Attractions

Fine Art


Brooklyn Museum of Art
World-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures.
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
718-638-5000
$3, Free on 1st Saturday

MoMA
Dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
11 West 53rd Street
212-708-9400
Free with Purchase College ID
(skip the line and go directly inside to student table)

Metropolitan Museum of Art
In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times.
1000 Fifth Avenue
212-535-7710
Pay what you wish

The Frick
The Frick Collection includes some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture (among them one of the finest groups of small bronzes in the world), superb eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelains, Limoges enamels, Oriental rugs, and other works of remarkable quality.
1 East 70th Street
212-288-0700
$5, Pay what you wish days

El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio is New York's leading Latino cultural institution, having expanded its mission to represent the diversity of art and culture in all of the Caribbean and Latin America.
1230 Fifth Avenue
212-831-7272
$5, Free Thursday's from 4-8

Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of twentieth-century American art. The Permanent Collection of some 12,000 works encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints, and photographs - and is still growing.
945 Madison Avenue
212-570-3600
$9.50

Christie's
Famed auction house allows visitors to view upcoming auction items for free. Check out everything from fine art to jewelry.
20 Rockefeller Plaza
212-636-2000
Free

Sotheby's
Another famous auction house where you can see famous works of art before they're sold!
1334 York Avenue at 72nd Street
212-606-7000
Free

Music


Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancy Street
212-533-2111
$20

Irving Plaza
17 Irving Plaza
212-777-6800
$25

Mercury Lounge
217 Houston Street
212-260-4700
$15

55 Bar
A prohibition era dive bar with incredible live Jazz, Funk and Blues nightly in Greenwich Village.
55 Christopher Street
212-929-9883
$10, sometimes free

Village Vanguard
The Vanguard's enduring stature as the jazz mecca -- calling the faithful to hear, to play and to record there.
178 Seventh Street
212-255-4037
$20 – ask for a student discount

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street
212-721-6500
$10 Rush

Carnegie Hall
154 West 57th Street
212-247-7800
$10 Rush

New York Philharmonic
65th Street at Columbus Avenue
212-875-5656
$10 Rush

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
65th Street at Columbus Avenue
212-875-5788
$10 Rush

Food


NYC Restaurant Week
Check out the best restaurants for less.
New York, NY
$24-$35

Fun


Museum of Natural History
The mission of the museum is to discover, interpret, and disseminate - through scientific research and education - knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. And they have a great planetarium too!
Central Park West at 79th Street
212-769-5000
Pay what you wish

Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM is a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn.
30 Lafayette Avenue
718-636-4100
$7 Film, $10 Student Rush for Dance/Theatre/Music

Opera


Metropolitan Opera
Broadway at 64th Street
212-362-6000
$25-$35

New York City Opera
63rd Street at Columbus Avenue
212-870-5630
Half-price tickets

Shopping


The Strand
The Strand Book Store has long been known for remarkable deals on great books.
828 Broadway (at 12th Street)
212-473-1452
Free

Century 21
European and American designer clothing at 25-75% of retail.
22 Cortlandt Street
212-227-9092
Window shopping is free. Designer names at discount prices.

Film


Angelika Film Center
Playing an interesting mix of independent films, the Angelika is the choice of many filmmakers and film lovers. Besides offering interesting film programming, the Angelika offers a dynamic environment to meet with friends or hang out by yourself.
18 West Houston Street
212-995-2000
$10.50

IFC Center
The ultimate entertainment space for New Yorkers seeking out the best in independent film, documentaries, classic films and cult films.
323 Sixth Avenue
212-924-7771
$10.75

Film Society of Lincoln Center
America's pre-eminent film presentation organization, The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience. The Film Society is best known for two world-class international festivals – the New York Film Festival, and New Directors/New Films.
165 West 65th Street
212-875-5601
$7

Museum of the Moving Image
Dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media and to examining their impact on culture and society.
35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, Queens
718-784-0077
$7.50

Dance


New York City Ballet
63rd Street at Columbus Avenue
212-870-5570
$12 Rush

Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street
212-431-9233
$12-$15

Dance Theatre Workshop
Committed to identify, present, and support independent contemporary artists and companies to advance dance and live performance in New York and worldwide.
219 West 19th Street
212-691-6500

Theatre


The Public Theatre
As the nations foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics.
425 Lafayette Street
212-239-8500
Shakespeare in the Park – Free

Transportation - New York City


The easiest way to get to New York is by using Metro North. Take the Purchase Shuttle or the Bee-Line Bus to the White Plains train station and hop on for 30 minute ride to Grand Central Station. Plan it right and you can be on 42nd street in less than an hour!

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