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

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


Bondi Sushi
15% OFF takeout and sushi bar dining with Juilliard ID
2052 Broadway 

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

Cafe Paradiso 
10% OFF with Juilliard ID
144 W 65th Street, directly across from The Juilliard School
(212) 875-5256

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

Le Botaniste
10% OFF with Juilliard Student ID. 
156 Columbus Ave. 

Mosaic Foods
$20 off your first order by using the code JUILLIARD20 at checkout.

Old John's Diner
10% OFF with Juilliard ID
148 W 67th Street
(212) 874-2700

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

$10 credit in Sweetgreen app for Juilliard students
159 Columbus Avenue

Van Leeuwen
10% OFF with Juilliard ID
253 Columbus Avenue

Yummy Bazaar
10% off all orders using code JUILLIARD10 at checkout



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

$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

Kaufman Music Center 
Discounted student tickets are available for many performances. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.

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


The Juilliard Store
15% OFF with Juilliard ID in person, use the code STUDENT15 online
144 W 66th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 799-5000, ext. 237

10% off all in-store purchases with a Juilliard ID
1650 Broadway at 51st Street
(212) 245-2130

10% off all in-store purchases
51 Columbus Ave

EDU Advantage Program at B&H Photo Video
EDU Advantage Program is a free, 2-year personal purchasing program that provides both students and educators with thousands of exclusive discounts on products. Products include photography, computer & entertainment, audio, lighting, and video equipment.

The Escape Game NYC
10% OFF with Juilliard ID, Monday - Thursday
Students need to call (917) 970 - 1360 to make a reservation. 

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

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

Lincoln Terrace Cleaners
10% OFF (dry cleaning only) 
149 Amsterdam Avenue, between 66th Street and 67th Street | (212) 874-3066
Students are eligible to receive a promotional code for a free 1-year package through Please email [email protected] to inquire about receiving a code.

Health and Fitness

$85 a month, must have ID and at least 12 Credits
5 W 63rd Street, between Broadway and Central Park West | (212) 912-2600