Carnegie Hall is one of the most eminent music venues in the world
A world renowned music and concert hall, Carnegie Hall provides an awesome experience for the music aficionado. Music genres include orchestra, classic ensemble, chamber, opera, pop and jazz. Unfortunately if you are visiting New York during the summer months the season is concluded, but the schedule kicks into high gear by October.
Completed in 1890, the Carnegie Hall opened on May 5 1891 with a five day music festival. In 1986 the hall was rejuvenated with extensive interior renovations. Seeing the hall today one has to wonder that it had to be purchased by the City of New York to spare it from demolition back in 1960.
If you can't take in a performance you can still enjoy a guided tour of the hall for a small admission fee during the normal concert season.
Cost: Cost: Free tour with a New York Pass otherwise fees apply. See website for current tour rates. Admission varies by performance. See website below for more information.
Hours: Most performances begin at 7:30pm or 8pm with some afternoon performances happening on weekends. No performances are scheduled during the summer months. See the website below for complete details.
Website: Carnegie Hall
Address: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan
Nearby attractions: Central Park, Central Park Wildlife Center, Museum of Modern Art