Posted on January 07, 2010
If attending more classical music and ballet performances was part of your New Year’s resolution, you’re in luck: Starting today, you can take advantage of the “$20 Tickets for 20 Days” promotion at New York’s Lincoln Center. The promotion, which runs through January 20, offers $20 tickets for certain same-day performances, starting at noon daily. They’re available at the David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway at 62nd Street; 212 875-5500), and are limited to two tickets per person. Starting at 8:00 am on weekdays and 9:00 am on weekends, visitors can get a wristband that guarantees them a place on line for the box office (but not an actual ticket.) The Atrium offers a public gathering space as well as a ticket center, and also includes free wi-fi access (who knew?) as well as gardens and a fountain. It’s also the location of the free weekly performances that are part of Target Free Thursdays. The latter offers an array of musical performances, ranging from salsa and swing to jazz and world music. “Meet the Artist” Saturdays are also presented the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 am. The program, now in its 30th year, is aimed at families, and often includes an interactive component. Local restaurants are also getting in on the event. Hang on to your wristband, and you’ll get a special offer at neighborhood establishments including La Boite en Bois; the Russian Tea Room; and the way-cool, first upper west-side branch of Tom Colicchio’s ‘wichraft. So eat, drink, and be merry. Oh, and listen to classical music, too.