Tuesday tickets: Your post-holiday budget is probably hurting, so instead of paying $100+ for a NYC theater ticket, here are some shows and other events to enjoy for $20 or less, so you can enjoy NYC on the cheap:
A Raisin in the Sun: This riveting drama about the hopes and dreams – and failure – of three generations of the Younger family is as riveting today as when it was first produced on Broadway 50 years ago, the first Broadway play written by an African-American woman. See this masterpiece at the Harlem Repetory Theater for just $15 on weekends in January and February. Get tickets here.
The Discovery of King Tut: It’s cheaper than plane fare to Cairo to see more than 1,000 fabulous and fascinating treasures from the tomb of the fabled Boy King in Times Square, including a life-size golden chariot. The collection includes more than 1,000 lovingly recreated statues, jewelry and other treasures from the tomb discovered in 1922, and the exhibit is designed to make you feel like one of those intrepid explorers. Get tickets for $12-$16.
Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour: Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, this is New York City’s own resident circus. Planes, trains, automobiles and ships are the backdrop for breathtaking acts of wonder, accompanied by the seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band and more magic and more animals than ever before. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas — as well as domestic and rescue animals — will amuse and captivate you with performances that leave you smiling and cheering for more. Get tickets for $12 and up.
Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil: The Big Easy comes to the Big Apple with traditional food and music, in mid-January. Get your fill with FREE admission while the comp tickets last. Details here