The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts is a massive venue when it comes to live entertainment. The Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors has something for everyone: internationally recognized dances, high-level performances, special events and jazz. Watch out for Live From Lincoln Center, a program that has famous orchestras and artistes performing. Lincoln Center holds about 400 live performances a year, ranging from classical to modern productions. And as if that wasn't enough, the Center also hosts many events put on by the Film Society at Lincoln Center. There are guided tours on a daily basis that explore the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater (home of the New York City Opera) and the Vivian Beaumont Theater. During the tour, your guides will entertain you with fascinating stories and give you a glimpse of a rehearsal in progress.
Home to the legendary dance company The Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall is one of the most spectacular and famous performance venues in the United States. Its locale in the heart of the Big Apple has made it a cultural center, particularly during the Christmas season. Originally opened in 1932 and nicknamed "The Palace for the People," Radio City was renovated in 1980. Anybody who is anybody has performed here - New York legends Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis, Jr. are just a few that spring to mind, and to this day, the stage remains a showcase for entertainment royalty.
The Metropolitan Opera House, with its wonderful Marc Chagall paintings and grand arches is arguably the most impressive building in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The space is divided between the Metropolitan Opera during the autumn and winter, and the American Ballet Theater during spring. Ballet performances are predominately in the classical style. Visit the website to find out about taking a fascinating tour of the opera house.
Located on 28 acres (11 hectares) of beautiful gardens and woodlands, this non-profit cultural institution overlooks the Hudson River. Wave Hill is dedicated to exploring the interaction between human beings and the natural environment. It maintains four historic buildings and five greenhouses and has won many awards for its gardens. Its Arts Program presents the work of contemporary artists and landscape professionals. Partake in educational, horticultural and art programs that are held at the cultural center from time to time. Come enjoy the feast of nature in its own arms.
On the opening night of this famous music house, Tchaikovsky conducted and New York's elite waited in line to enter. Carnegie Hall quickly became an international Mecca of classical music, attracting the brightest stars from Bernstein to Toscanini. Today, over 100 years later, top orchestras and modern music share this venue. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa and Frank Sinatra have all headlined here. Many musicians claim it has the best acoustics in the world. Tours are available during the day. Practice, practice, practice isn't the only way to get to Carnegie Hall!
Inaugurated in 1987 by the Dalai Lama, Tibet House is a cultural institution linked to the world-wide network of Tibetan Institutions aimed at the preservation and celebration of the diverse and rich culture of Tibet, at a time of political upheaval. Through it's various resources and spaces, it has created a haven of Tibetan culture in the heart of New York City. From lectures, public events, cultural celebrations, concerts, exhibitions and more; Tibet House is a vibrant hub of activity in the city. The beautiful gallery located in Tibet House US, houses some of the most beautiful works of Art and culturally significant objects in it's permanent collection 'The Repatriation Collection' is open to the public for viewing. For information on events currently on at the Tibet House US, please visit the website.
In New York city's core, the David Rubenstein Atrium - Lincoln Center is a major cultural center of the city. More than ten very prestigious organizations have associated themselves with the center. You can take a guided tour of about two hours. Some of the best concert halls of the city are at the center where you can catch the weekly free performances. For some of its shows, the Atrium also gives discount tickets. There is also an on-site restaurant along with a bookstore, a well-stocked library and gift shops. Since its inception, the David Rubenstein Atrium - Lincoln Center has become a renowned center of excellence!
Located in the heart of Times Square, this theater and National Historic site has served as one of New York's premier non-profit performance spaces since 1921. Everyone from Duke Ellington to Merle Haggard has performed within the walls of the iconic Town Hall. Programs, which are offered year round, include music, dance, film, lecture, and drama.