Dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
11 West 53rd Street
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
Pay what you wish
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
$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
$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
Famed auction house allows visitors to view upcoming auction items for free. Check out everything from fine art to jewelry.
20 Rockefeller Plaza
Another famous auction house where you can see famous works of art before they're sold!
1334 York Avenue at 72nd Street
17 Irving Plaza
217 Houston Street
A prohibition era dive bar with incredible live Jazz, Funk and Blues nightly in Greenwich Village.
55 Christopher Street
$10, sometimes free
The Vanguard's enduring stature as the jazz mecca -- calling the faithful to hear, to play and to record there.
178 Seventh Street
$20 – ask for a student discount
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street
154 West 57th Street
New York Philharmonic
65th Street at Columbus Avenue
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
65th Street at Columbus Avenue
Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM is a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn.
30 Lafayette Avenue
$7 Film, $10 Student Rush for Dance/Theatre/Music
New York City Opera
63rd Street at Columbus Avenue
European and American designer clothing at 25-75% of retail.
22 Cortlandt Street
Window shopping is free. Designer names at discount prices.
The ultimate entertainment space for New Yorkers seeking out the best in independent film, documentaries, classic films and cult films.
323 Sixth Avenue
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
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
155 Mercer Street
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