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.
Getting Around New York City
Bus, Rail, and Airport Information
- Long Island Railroad
- Metro North
- New Jersey Transit
- Greyhound Bus
- J.F.K. International Airport
- Newark International Airport
- LaGuardia International Airport
NJ Transit Student Discount
Full Time Students, with a school ID, can pick up a paper application at any NJ TRANSIT Ticket window to purchase a discounted monthly RAIL Pass only. The paper application is not available for Bud or Light Rail. Bring the paper application to the Registrar's Office to have it stamped. Once the application is completed and stamped, bring it back to the ticket office to purchase a discounted rail pass.
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 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
10% OFF all items (students only)
186 Columbus Avenue, between 68th Street and 69th Street | (212) 721-0066
10% OFF all items
263 Amsterdam Avenue, between 72nd Street and 73rd Street | (212) 787-7165
Indie Food and Wine (temporarily closed)
10% OFF with Juilliard ID
144 W 65th Street, directly across from The Juilliard School | (212) 875-5256
5% discount on an ongoing subscription by using the code JUILLIARD5 during checkout.
Old John’s Luncheonette
10% OFF, cash only
148 W 67th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway | (212) 874-2700
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
$10 credit in sweetgreen app for Juilliard students
159 Columbus Avenue
10% discount with Juilliard ID
1890 Broadway, between W 62nd and W 63rd Street | (212) 633-2253
AMC Lowes Lincoln Square Theater/IMAX
$10 tickets through OSA with Juilliard ID
1998 Broadway, at W 67th Street | (212) 336-5020
$10 student tickets all performances
881 7th Avenue, at W 57th Street | (212) 247-7800
Dizzy’s (temporarily closed)
$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)
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
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
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
PROMOTIONAL CODE: JuilliardWix100a1
Free 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:
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.
$76/month for students (with ID and transcript)
5 W 63rd Street, between Broadway and Central Park West | (212) 912-2600