Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Upper West Side

by Alyssa Grossman, 10/08/2013

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  • Entertainment
    One could easily pledge their arts and entertainment loyalty solely to Lincoln Center and never be deprived of variety. Home to 11 performing arts organizations—among them Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet—this 16.3-acre complex features a staggeringly diverse variety of programming. Before a show or after the curtain falls, relax by the fountain on the campus' sprawling plaza or take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the stories behind its stages. A bit farther uptown stands the Beacon Theatre, an art-deco music hall and event space that opened its doors in 1929. The landmark space has hosted such stars as Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones and Queen. It was also the site of the 2011 and 2012 Tony Awards. From there, take the 2 or 3 train one stop uptown to arrive at Symphony Space, where two theaters showcase music, dance, comedy, theater, readings and screenings for adults and children.

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