New York City entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Brooklyn: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Founded in 1861 (the year the Civil War erupted), BAM is the country’s oldest performing-arts center. Spanning several venues in the Fort Greene area, the complex hosts innovative works of opera, modern dance, music…
Top Choice Opera in Upper West Side & Central Park

Metropolitan Opera House

New York’s premier opera company is the place to see classics such as La Boheme, Madame Butterfly and Macbeth. It also hosts premieres and revivals of more contemporary works, such as John Adams’ The Death of Klingh…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Richard Rodgers Theatre

This theater opened in 1926 and is unique for several reasons. It was the first to allow all patrons to enter through one set of doors (generally there were separate entrances for low-price ticket holders, aka riff-…
Top Choice Live Music in Midtown

Carnegie Hall

The legendary Carnegie Hall may not be the world's biggest concert hall, nor its grandest, but it's definitely one of the most acoustically blessed. Opera, jazz and folk greats feature in the Isaac Stern Auditorium,…
Top Choice Theater in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Sleep No More

One of the most immersive theater experiences ever conceived, Sleep No More is a loose, noir retelling of Macbeth set inside a series of Chelsea warehouses that have been redesigned to look like the 1930s-era 'McKit…
Top Choice Cinema in East Village & Lower East Side

Metrograph

The Lower East Side hasn't gentrified this far yet, giving the owners of this true movie mecca the chance to acquire a building adequate for their vision. It has two screens, both a state-of-the-art digital projecto…
Top Choice Dance in Upper West Side & Central Park

New York City Ballet

This prestigious company was first directed by renowned Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine in the 1940s. Today, it's the largest ballet organization in the US, performing 23 weeks a year at Lincoln Center’…
Top Choice Jazz in Midtown

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Perched atop the Time Warner Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center comprises three state-of-the-art venues: midsized Rose Theater; panoramic, glass-backed Appel Room; and intimate, atmospheric Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. It's …
Top Choice Jazz in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Marjorie Eliot’s Parlor Jazz

Each Sunday the charming Ms Eliot provides one of New York’s most magical experiences: free, intimate jazz jams in her own apartment. Dedicated to her two deceased sons, the informal concerts feature a revolving lin…
Top Choice Spectator Sport in New York City

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

NYC’s only all-women and skater-operated roller derby league has four borough-inspired home teams: the Bronx Gridlock, Brooklyn Bombshells, Manhattan Mayhem and Queens of Pain. Games are held monthly from March thro…