Out and About in NYC
Both within and outside the Juilliard building, there are so many artistic and educational opportunities available in New York. For someone who grew up in The Middle of Nowhere, Oklahoma, I still can’t believe I have so many resources at my disposal here. Plus how many people get to say that Lincoln Center is their campus?! As hard as it is with our busy schedules to get out of the building sometimes, here are some nearby places which make being a student in New York worthwhile.
LINCOLN CENTER (duh)
With the Metropolitan Opera House, the New York City Ballet, and David Geffen Hall right across the street, there are so many performances going on and it’s tempting to see everything. The plaza itself is gorgeous, and when the weather is nice, it’s the perfect study or lunch spot.
Just a ten-minute walk away, Carnegie Hall offers student tickets for select performances. Just recently, the Staatskapelle Berlin performed the entire Bruckner symphony cycle (the first in U.S. history!). Every time I go to a concert, I almost always see several classmates in the audience as well.
There are so many museums in the area, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Modern Art, and it’s easy to get lost for hours in all the different exhibits.
my friend’s growing wall of tickets!
Living in New York as a student is a tremendous learning experience (and the student discounts are a big perk as well). I’m especially lucky to be a student so I can take advantage of the countless performances, attractions, and opportunities that this city has to offer.