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  • 1. Anthology Film Archives

    East Village | Film

    Dedicated to preserving and exhibiting independent and avant-garde film, Anthology Film Archives consists of two intimate screening rooms (seating...Read More

  • 2. Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Fort Greene | Arts Centers

    Founded in 1861 and operating at its current location since 1908, BAM is a multidisciplinary performing arts center that has grown to span three...Read More

  • 3. Carnegie Hall

    Midtown West | Music

    Internationally renowned Carnegie Hall has incomparable acoustics that make it one of the best venues in the world to hear classical music,...Read More

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  • 4. Film Forum

    West Village | Film

    In addition to premiering new international features and documentaries that are otherwise hard to catch on the big screen, this nonprofit with...Read More

  • 5. Joyce Theater

    Chelsea | Dance

    Set within a former Art Deco movie house in Chelsea, the 472-seat Joyce Theater has superb sight lines and presents a wide range of classical...Read More

  • 6. Kings Theatre


    Dormant since 1977, this grand and opulent 1929 movie palace reopened as a 3,000-seat performing-arts venue in 2015, with an exciting schedule...Read More

  • 7. Monday Night Magic

    Greenwich Village | Theater

    Since 1997, Michael Chaut and three other magician producers have been running these weekly performances in and around Greenwich Village (they...Read More

  • 8. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) films

    Midtown West | Film

    You'll find some of the most engaging international film repertory around at Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 and 2, in the MoMA's lower level...Read More

  • 9. New York City Center

    Midtown West | Arts Centers

    Pause as you enter this neo-Moorish building, built in 1923 for the Shriners (cousins of the Freemasons), and admire the ornate decorative details...Read More

  • 10. Nitehawk Cinema

    Williamsburg | Film

    The only movie theater of its kind in the New York City area, Nitehawk shows first-run and repertory films in three theater spaces and serves...Read More

  • 11. Nuyorican Poets Cafe

    East Village | Readings/Lectures

    The reigning arbiter of poetry slams, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe hosts open-mic events and the influential granddaddy (b. 1989) of the spoken...Read More

  • 12. Park Avenue Armory

    Upper East Side | Arts Centers

    Completed in 1881 and occupying an entire city block, this Gothic-style brick building now serves as a splendid arts center but was originally...Read More

  • 13. Radio City Music Hall

    Midtown West | Arts Centers

    This landmark was built shortly after the stock market crash of 1929; John D. Rockefeller wanted to create a symbol of hope in what was a sad...Read More

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  • 14. Shakespeare in the Park

    Upper West Side | Theater

    Some of the best things in New York are, indeed, free—including this summer festival presented by the Public Theater and performed at an open...Read More

  • 15. St. Ann's Warehouse

    DUMBO | Art Galleries–Arts

    The latest iteration of this cutting-edge arts institution (originally launched in the East Village in 1980) occupies a stunningly refurbished...Read More

  • 16. The Greene Space

    SoHo | Music

    The local public radio stations WNYC and WQXR invite the public into their intimate (125 seats) studio for live shows featuring classical, rock...Read More

  • 17. The Moth

    SoHo | Readings/Lectures

    Dedicated to first-person storytelling, this roving series has spread far beyond New York, where it was founded in 1997 by the writer George...Read More

  • 18. The New Victory Theater

    Midtown West | Arts Centers

    In a magnificently restored space from 1900, The New Victory Theater presents an international roster of supremely kid-pleasing plays, music...Read More

  • 19. The Public Theater

    East Village | Theater

    Fresh, exciting theater keeps people talking about the Public Theater, which was founded in 1954 but has most recently seen such hits as Lin...Read More

  • 20. 92nd Street Y

    Upper East Side | Arts Centers

    Well-known soloists, jazz musicians, show-tune stylists, and chamber music groups perform in 92Y's 905-seat Kaufmann Concert Hall. But the...Read More

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