Lincoln Center - New York State Theater - David H. Koch Theater

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The David H. Koch Theater (recently renamed from the New York State Theater) is home to both New York City Ballet and New York City Opera. Located on the south side of the Lincoln Center Plaza, at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street, the Theater is a tra... more
The David H. Koch Theater (recently renamed from the New York State Theater) is home to both New York City Ballet and New York City Opera. Located on the south side of the Lincoln Center Plaza, at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street, the Theater is a traditional proscenium theater with seating for 2,755. Part of New York's famed Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts complex, the theater, designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, opened on April 23, 1964. The theater has undergone a series of renovations and improvements that make it state-of-the-art in all technical areas.

The auditorium features continental style seating on the orchestra level, five 'Rings' (balconies), faced with jewel-like faceted lights and a large spherical chandelier in the center of the gold paneled ceiling. The lobby areas of the theater feature many fine examples of modern art.

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Lincoln Center - New York State Theater - David H. Koch Theater is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan. The home of diverse cultural attractions, the Upper West side is sandwiched between Riverside Park to the west and Central Park to the east. Both parks are excellent leisurely green spaces to spend a day. Central Park is especially notable, as it is New York’s "flagship" park. With over 843 acres of land, it is home to 275 species of birds. It’s quite easy to spend an entire day there too, as the park has several restaurants on its perimeter, a Boathouse, a Carousel, ball fields, a running track, reservoir, sculptures of Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare, and a nearly endless list of events and other attractions.

In addition to being the most densely populated area of the United States, the Upper West Side is the home of several academic institutions and a litany of famous people too numerous to list here. The American Museum of Natural History is among the most notable museum in the neighborhood. This world-famous museum is comprised of several different Halls, each dedicated to a particular theme. The museum's exhibition-halls house a stunning array of artifacts and specimens from all corners of the world and all historical periods including some magnificent dinosaur fossils. Other nearby cultural institutions worth checking out include the New York Historical Society, and the new Rose Center for Earth and Space which houses the Hayden Planetarium; the most technologically advanced Space Theater in existence.

The Upper West Side also contains some of the greatest venues to hear classical music. There is the Metropolitan Opera House —one of the world’s leading opera companies since its opening in 1883—as well asAvery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the renowned New York City Opera. Additionally both The Julliard School and Fordham University grace the area.

You’re bound to get hungry while visiting the neighborhood, but fear not -there are plenty of famous places to nosh or grab some classic New York smoked salmon in the Upper West Side. There’s Zabar’s—a heavenly deli if there ever was one; Fairway Market which has a huge, gourmet selection of just about everything; Citarella, with fresh fish and much more; and Murray’s Sturgeon Shop—just to name a few. If you're looking for a more substantial meal, head to Prohibition, an upscale restaurant and bar. The interior, which invokes the glamour and romance of the Prohibition-Era style of the twenties and early thirties, helps create terrific ambience. All of this has made Prohibition a mainstay on the Upper West Side. There's also the takeout booth at Carmine's. Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of homestyle antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large; an entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. After your weekend mid-day meal, take a walk back through Riverside Park or stroll down Riverside Drive and admire the impressive monuments, grand apartment buildings, and views of the Hudson River, all while burning off a few calories of course.

Given the number of attractions and cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Upper West Side is an ideal location to spend your stay in New York. The charming Excelsior Hotel is located right near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Meanwhile, the cozy and reasonably priced Belnord Hotel is another conveniently located option for the budget conscious traveler, as is the Comfort Inn Central Park West.

New York City Ballet: 21st Century Choreography

New York City Ballet: 21st Century Choreography

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New York City Ballet: Classic NYCB II

Founded in 1948 by the legendary George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the New York City Ballet is world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style!

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New York City Ballet: Classic NYCB I

Founded in 1948 by the legendary George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the New York City Ballet is world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style!

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Get ready to dance the night away as producer @kaelinellis takes the Atrium stage with @rcawhatsgood! #RCAWhatsGood 📅: Friday, Feb. 3rd ⏰: 8:00 pm 🎟️: FREE Learn more:
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Composer, lyricist, and performer @gretagertler will grace the atrium stage for a FREE concert on February 2nd at 7:30pm! Titled "Characters," the evening will feature guests from across the off-Broadway, pop, and jazz spectrums. Join us:
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From Memphis to NYC! ✈ #LilBuck and his amazing cast bring Memphis Jookin to Lincoln Center on February 2nd and 3rd with a root-to-the-fruit origin story. Be there or be mad you weren't! More here:
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