Take in New York City's Shows and Museums


If you’re heading to the Greater New York Dental Meeting this week, here’s how to score cheap tickets to Broadway shows, along with some fascinating new museum exhibits worth seeing.

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New York, the city that never sleeps, pulses with activity. If you’re traveling to the city for the Greater New York Dental Meeting from abroad or far-flung parts of the US, you’ll probably want to make some time to take in the best of what the city has to offer. Follow this guide for tips on getting last-minute tickets to Broadway shows, including $10 seats to Hamilton; and find the latest museum exhibits.

Broadway Shows

Hamilton recently released blocks of seats for August through November 2017. If you want to see the show without paying $500 a seat and without waiting 9 to 12 months, all you need is luck. For every Hamilton performance, 21 front-row seats for same-day performances go to winners of the digital daily lottery. Those tickets sell for $10 each. For matinees, enter online between 9 a.m to 11 a.m., for evening performances on matinee days, enter between noon and 4 p.m., and for days without matinees, register between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Being first to register does not help your chances. Winners, selected at random, are notified and have 60 minutes to pick up their tickets at the Richard Rodgers Theatre box office.

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For same-day and discounted tickets to select performances of Broadway shows, check TKTS Ticket Booths, New York Show Tickets, and other companies.

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Lincoln Center

The venerable Manhattan facility’s stages come alive with a variety of dance, music, and theater. The New York City Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker through December 31; the Rose Theater, the Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola showcase jazz performances; and the Atrium hosts free dance, song, and spoken presentations. “Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London,” an exhibit, presents film clips, costumes, and scripts of award-winning shows.


The Met Breuer

This addition to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which opened in March 2016, provides additional space for the museum’s modern and contemporary art. A retrospective of American artist Kerry James Marshall, a chronicler of African American experience, is on view through January 29, 2017. A collection of Paul Klee works focusing on the artist’s humor and fantasy is on view through January 2, 2017.

International Center of Photography

The International Center of Photography debuted its new space in June 2016. “Public, Private, Secret” explores the concept of privacy and its relationship to public visibility in current society. Through January 8, 2017.

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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

“Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11”, which opened on September 12, showcases how 13 artists responded to the attacks of 9/11 through paintings, sculptures, videos, and other works of art.

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American Museum of Natural History

Discover the link between birds and dinosaurs at “Dinosaurs Among Us,” the museum’s new exhibit, available through January 2. The exhibition explores topics ranging from flight to feathers, nests to wishbones, and brains to lungs, and features ancient, rarely seen fossils, and life-like models, including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur and a small four-winged dromaeosaur.

Save Money

CityPASS New York C3 Attractions Pass

With the New York C3® from CityPASS, a new mobile pass, customize your New York City visit by selecting 3 attractions from a list of 10. Possibilities include the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, American Museum of Natural History, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Guggenheim Museum, and Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises.

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