New York City Guide
You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide
. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide
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We all know how to get to Carnegie Hall: Practice, practice, practice. But there are hundreds of New York City music venues and an abundance of shows happening every night. Below you’ll find music-specific listings, New York music blogs and information about special New York music events.
- New York is always attracting new artists, and sometimes it needs new places to show them off. New York Magazine offers this article about New York’s up-and-coming music venues.
For news …
shares daily updates on the music world that include MP3s, pictures, gossip and most important, information about upcoming shows. The focus is on the indie music scene, but the blog covers most major New York City music events.
For listings and venues …
Time Out New York
has listings for music performances and events in all genres, including ones that are free. Based on the sheer magnitude of information, sifting through the site requires some patience and focus, but it’s worth your effort.
Oh My Rockness
bills itself as “New York City’s indie rock show list.” On the homepage you’ll find recommended shows and bands, as well as complete listings in chronological order. If seeing lots of rock shows is impeding your memory and you can’t remember to visit the page for updates, sign up for the weekly show list e-mail.
Big Apple Jazz
presents the New York City Jazz Club Bible: comprehensive information about New York’s jazz clubs broken down by borough and neighborhood (and yes, you saw correctly—New Jersey is included, too).
For classical performances …
is a nonprofit site that provides listings for New York City classical music venues. Browse the site using the links on the right. You’ll find an alphabetical list of concert halls and venues, as well as a list of venues arranged by musical genre.
lists all of New York City’s classical music venues. A short descriptive blurb accompanies each listing; when you click on one, you’ll view the venue’s Web site and find information about events and tickets.
For opera …
The Metropolitan Opera
is not just New York’s most famous opera house, it is also one of the most prominent companies in the world. Look into special events like “Connect at the Met
,” which combines mingling and opera for singles.
New York City Opera
like the Metropolitan Opera, is run out of Lincoln Center. However, the New York City Opera was founded in 1943 as “the people’s opera company.” In general, the company offers less pricey tickets than the Met. The site includes resources for those who are new to opera, plus preview sound bites for most shows.
is a small East Village company that’s both a starting ground for young performers and a way to bring opera to a wider audience. “Opera-in-Brief” branches out to schools, and offers special performances for families and children.
Regina Opera Company
in Brooklyn produces a season of full classical operas and showcases. General admission is just $20, and kids under 12 go free.
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