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Working to expand students' exposure to the arts beyond the classroom, the Arts Across the Curriculum initiative is forging partnerships with cultural organizations throughout New York City. The institutions below have agreed to offer special discounts and privileges to Hunter College students, faculty, and staff.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Students, faculty, and staff of Hunter College need only walk a block north of campus to visit the Asia Society, the most prominent organization working to increase dialogue and understanding between the United States and Asia.

Anyone with a valid Hunter ID gets free access to highly respected exhibits, events and resources, while special programs are available at the member-discount rate. The Asia Society also allows Hunter faculty to integrate events and materials into their coursework and possibly be invited to become Non-Resident Fellows of the organization.

Each year, three Hunter College students may be awarded Non-Resident internships, which provide valuable experience working with the Asia Society on issues of policy, business, education, arts, and culture.

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Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, 10019

Students, faculty, and staff may receive discounted tickets to performances at Carnegie Hall, one of the world's premier venues for classical and popular music. Special arrangements for tickets may be made through the Music Department at Hunter College.

Carnegie Hall also offers $10 tickets to groups of 20 students or more, or to individual students for select concerts.

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New York City Center
131 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019

Hunter College students under 30 are eligible to receive discounted tickets to performances at New York City Center, a multi-stage theater home to distinguished companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and The Pearl Theatre Company.

City Center's Peer-to-Peer (P2P) program offers a members-only connection to discounted tickets for select City Center performances. Sign up online and receive email notifications about P2P ticket offers. Buy online with your P2P discount code, and pay no service fee.  

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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
224 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 
& 38 Commerce Street (Cherry Lane Theatre)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is an off-Broadway theater that presents diverse and challenging plays with the mission to foster the future voices of American theater.

Hunter students, faculty and staff receive $10 and $20 discounted tickets to all Rattlestick shows at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Use the code "HUNTER" at, or mention the code by name when calling 212.627.2556.

Hunter students are also eligible for a Rattlestick Student Membership. The $65 membership fee covers the price of tickets to six shows per season, priority booking, discounts for friends and family, free ticket exchange, and priority e-mail notifications about talkbacks, post-show receptions and free readings at Rattlestick and the Cherry Lane Theatre!

Students may also see Rattlestick shows for free by joining Rattlestick's student usher program. Email with your name and status as a student at Hunter to receive email notifications about signing up.

Rattlestick's internship program offers additional opportunities for students to get valuable hands-experience working for a theater company.

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Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

The Rubin museum is the Western world's most comprehensive collection of Himalayan art, with six floors of changing exhibitions ranging from traditional art to contemporary works from India, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, and Mongolia.

Hunter students, faculty, and staff receive free admission, while faculty receive free classroom pre-visits, curricular connections meetings, and professional development services.

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065-7392

Hunter College students, faculty, and staff receive free admission to the Society of Illustrators' Museum of Illustration and discounts on gift shop purchases. Students also receive discounts on special events, including $7 admission to Sketch Night, normally $15.

Hunter College faculty members are encouraged to use the society as a resource for:

  • class tours or drawing sessions
  • guest speakers and visiting artists
  • discounted dining
  • discounted library rental for small meetings or events

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Theatre Development Fund (TDF)
The country's largest not-for-profit performing arts service organization, TDF, has teamed up with Hunter College and other CUNY campuses to enhance access to plays, dance recitals, and other stage performances in New York City. Students participating in TDF's Bridging Education and Theatre, or BEAT, initiative can participate in the following programs:

  • Production Process - a theatre enrichment program in which theatre professionals from different performing arts disciplines participate in moderated discussions on various aspects of theatre production
  • Mentoring - a credited program in which a theatre professional mentors a group of CUNY students in a specific discipline
  • Internships - for-credit internships in student-specific fields of study at TDF and throughout the theatre industry
  • "New Audiences of New York" - a program which allows students to attend performances and participate in pre- and post-performance discussions

TDF membership

Discounted TDF membership is also available to Hunter College students, faculty, and staff - only $10, or $20 off the normal cost of first-year membership. Members get discounted entrance to Broadway, Off Broadway, off-Off Broadway, and other music and dance productions for between $9 and $41 per ticket.Sign up>

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