Around the City

One of the best things about attending Juilliard is the opportunity to experience the excitement of living in New York City. Even if you’re on a limited budget, there are many free and inexpensive activities, and the ease of New York City’s public transportation system allows you to explore museums, attend festivals and performance events, or simply discover the many vibrant neighborhoods that make up the city.

Things to Do and See

  • Central Park: Escape into nature! Just a few blocks from Juilliard is Central Park, one of the world’s best known parks. It offers rowing and kayaking, hiking paths and running trails, tennis, ice skating, bird watching, and much more.
  • Museums: New York City offers a large variety of museums, art collections, and exhibits.
  • AMC Theaters, Moviefone and Fandango: Have a free evening? Catch the newest movie releases. Visit any of these sites to get schedules for any theater in New York City, but first stop by the OSA to purchase discount movie passes.
  • Goldstar: This online subscription service provides half-price tickets to a diverse array of events and activities in New York City, from sporting events to spas to Broadway shows.

See a Show or Concert

Not only is Juilliard minutes away from the Times Square Theater District, but there are great concerts and performances right across the plaza on the Lincoln Center campus. Visit these sites to get student rates or discounted tickets.

Discounts for Students

Dining

Big Nick’s Pizza Joint
No tax on all purchases
70 W 71st Street, at Columbus Avenue | (212) 799-4444

Francesco Pizzeria
10% OFF all items (students only)
186 Columbus Avenue, between 68th Street and 69th Street | (212) 721-0066

Haagen-Dazs
10% OFF all items
263 Amsterdam Avenue, between 72nd Street and 73rd Street | (212) 787-7165

Indie Food and Wine
10% OFF with Juilliard ID
144 W 65th Street, directly across from The Juilliard School | (212) 875-5256

Nanoosh
10% OFF
2012 Broadway, W 68th Street and W 69th Street | (212) 362-7922

Nick & Toni’s Café
10% OFF, excludes prix fixe items
100 W 67th Street, between Broadway and Columbus Avenue | (212) 496-4000

Old John’s Luncheonette
10% OFF, cash only
148 W 67th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway | (212) 874-2700

American Table
10% OFF at all times on food with Juilliard ID - alcohol not discounted
1941 Broadway, at 65th Street in Alice Tully Hall

Amy's Bread Café at The New York Public Library
10% OFF with Juillard ID
40 Lincoln Center Plaza

Signature Theater Café and Bar
25% OFF lunch combos, 25% OFF non-alcoholic drinks, and 10% OFF food and alcohol with Juilliard ID
480 W 42nd Street, at 10th Avenue

Breads Bakery
10% discount with Juilliard ID
1890 Broadway, between W 62nd and W 63rd Street | (212) 633-2253

Entertainment

AMC Lowes Lincoln Square Theater/IMAX
$10 tickets through OSA with Juilliard ID
1998 Broadway, at W 67th Street | (212) 336-5020

Carnegie Hall
$10 student tickets all performances
881 7th Avenue, at W 57th Street | (212) 247-7800

Dizzy’s
$15 for 9:30pm Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday, and 11:30pm Friday-Saturday; $10 on Mondays and $5 for After Hours

Jazz at Lincoln Center
$10 student rush tickets one hour prior to performances
10 Columbus Circle, at 60th Street in Time Warner Center | (212) 258-9800

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Free admission with Juilliard ID
11 W 53rd Street, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue | (212) 708-9400

New York City Ballet
$30 day-of tickets for anyone 30 years of age and under. Restrictions apply, see website for details.
20 Lincoln Center Plaza | (212) 870-5570

New York Philharmonic
$16 student rush tickets
10 Lincoln Center Plaza | (212) 875-5656

The Metropolitan Opera
$25 student rush tickets
30 Lincoln Center Plaza | (212) 362-6000

TheaterMania Gold Club
$59 annual membership (regularly $99)

Retail

The Juilliard Store
15% OFF with Juilliard ID
144 W 66th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue | (212) 799-5000, ext. 237

Harmony Cleaners West Side
10% OFF
61 W 62nd Street, at Columbus Avenue | (212) 586-1854

Lincoln Terrace Cleaners
10% OFF all items
149 Amsterdam Avenue, between 66th Street and 67th Street | (212) 874-3066

Capezio
20% OFF all in-store purchases at the following location:

  • 1650 Broadway (at 51st Street) - (212) 245-2130

10% OFF all in-store purchases at other Manhattan locations:

  • 136 East 61st Street (at Lexington Avenue) | (212) 758-8833
  • 1776 Broadway (at 57th Street) | (212) 586-5140

Housing Works Thrift Shops
20% off on Tuesdays with Student ID

Wix.com
PROMOTIONAL CODE: Juilliardwix2018
50% off any 1-year package through Wix.com

Health and Fitness

Dodge Fitness Center at Columbia University

A Juilliard current ID card is required to register and students are required to be at least 18 years old. Basic membership includes a temporary locker and a towel service. Memberships can be purchased through May 14, 2017 ($172), or August 7, 2017 ($335). There is a $7 fee for a new ID card.  

Memberships can be purchased at the Membership Office during office hours, which are as follows:

Monday 9am-7:30pm
Tuesday 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9am-4:30pm
Thursday 9am-7:30pm
Friday 9am-4:30pm

Information on DFC facilities, including schedules, programs, prices, family memberships, facilities, and policies is available on their website or by calling 212-854-2546 or 212-854-2547.  

YMCA
$76/month for students (with ID and transcript)
5 W 63rd Street, between Broadway and Central Park West | (212) 912-2600

Yoga Works
$15 OFF membership fee
37 W 65th Street, at Columbus Avenue | (212) 769-9642

New York Sports Club

All Juilliard students (as well as spouses and significant others) qualify for a $54.99/month membership plan with $59.99 starting fee. Membership includes all passport clubs and all classes, and can be canceled at any time with 30 days notice. To apply, please contact Dirk Burrows.