Those hunting for quality theater, dance or classical music on a budget shouldn’t overlook Juilliard’s student performances. After all, the prestigious performing arts school attracts some of the most talented young people in the country, and its alumni have gone on to win hundreds of Grammys, Tonys and Academy Awards. Recitals and showcases at the Upper West Side school are open to the public, and tickets usually cost $20 or less.
We love the Met as much as the next person, but sometimes, it’s worth it to venture off the beaten path and discover some of the more under-the-radar cultural experiences in NYC. Consider this your cue to forgo all the most popular shows, concerts and events and instead check out some of the lesser known NYC attractions. From outdoor concerts at some of New York’s quirkiest museums to often overlooked lecture series, there’s a wide variety of cultural events to discover in our fair city.