Rubenstein Atrium New York

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The renovations of Lincoln Center’s outdoor plaza are complete. They included a new box office area called The Atrium at 61 West 62nd, with an entrance on either Broadway or Amsterdam.

In it you’ll find a TKTS outlet (named TKTS Lincoln Center), the one most New Yorkers use to avoid the tourist lineups at the Times Square location.

Every Thursday night there is a free performance. I’ve seen string quartets, salsa big bands, classical trios and Klezmer bands. There is limited seating on a first come, first served basis, so try to arrive around 18:30

I recently heard The Queen of the Blues, Thornetta Davis, make some serious claims to her title with her high caliber voice and solid gold band, including a horn section.

I go to Rubenstein frequently as it’s in my neighbourhood. It’s a good place to be entertained prior to peak after-show hours of the bars and restaurants uptown on Columbus Avenue.

The Atrium offers free WiFi, has a decent take away food counter and two spectacular (over) hanging gardens that are so big and healthy looking that I feel vulnerable to their collapse; I don’t get too close. They have a high ‘how do they do that?’ factor.

Visit the website for a list of what’s upcoming or browse real time TKTS listings here.

TKTS Office hours:
Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 19:00
Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

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Address

61 West 62nd Street, New York

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00

Price

Free

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