created by | Emily
transit | walkable
distance | 0.5 miles
est. transit time | 11 minute walk end to end

New York is home to many of the leading performing arts centers and schools in the world. The concentration of talent means that that you can find world class performances in any genre on nearly any night of the week. As a singer myself, friends and family visiting from out of town are often looking for recommendations on the best performances to attend apart from the typical Broadway shows. If you're looking for an amazing night of music, dance or theater but looking for a less touristy outing then this is your guide!


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Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

$$ Traditional Sushi and Classic American Seafood & Steak | Trendy vibe
308 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
@ 6 Columbus Hotel
(212) 397-0404


Start your evening with dinner and drinks at Blue Ribbon Sushi. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the 6 Columbus Hotel in Columbus Circle. There is a great rooftop bar if arrive early enough to enjoy a drink and views of the Manhattan skyline before the sunsets. The food is a delicious mix of traditional authentic Japanese dishes along with a few traditional American seafood and steak dishes. Best of all it's conviently located in Columbus Circle which is very accessible via a number of subway lines and just a short ten minute walk from Lincoln Center.

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Juilliard Performances

Free | Performing Arts School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza


The Juilliard School is located the heart of Lincoln Center. It is widely regarded as one of the top performing arts schools in the world for music and dance. The list of notable students and faculty that have gone on to earn recognition in fields of dance, theater and music is to long to list but schools low acceptance rate of less than 7-8% of applicants means that the school develops top talent. The performances that the students produce are no exception. You will see the same caliber of artists performing as you will in any other venue across the city and typically for free or for a small fee. It's one of my favorite local tips to share!


Looking for a hotel near this guide? Book a stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

3 star hotel | rooms $100-$200/night
538 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 757-8550

Fairfield Inn is part of the Marriott family of hotels. It's conveniently located on the west side of Midtown Manhattan within close proximity to Central Park, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Hells Kitchen and Midtown.  


“Excellent new hotel, light, bright room, clean and comfortable. Very welcoming and friendly staff . . ."

- Jeremy, U.K. Booking.com

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