Connect with the Arts

Stay connected with the arts at Columbia and throughout NYC through weekly email updates from the Arts Initiative.

Discover joy, reflection, and connection through the arts

Since 2004, the Arts Initiative has connected Columbians with incredible arts experiences on campus and throughout the larger arts landscape of New York City.
Arts Event Listings
Upcoming Events

Arts Event Listings

Explore a curated selection of upcoming arts events, on campus and throughout New York City.
Columbia Nights
Columbia Night

Columbia Nights

Enjoy world-class performances and museum tours with behind-the-scenes access to deepen your experience.

Free & Discounted Tickets

Looking to enjoy some of New York City’s best museums, performances, and movies on a college student budget? Through the Arts Initiative, students, faculty, and staff can enjoy a variety of discounts.


Passport to Museums

Get free admission to over 20 incredible museums in New York City through our Passport to Museums program including: The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, El Museo del Barrio, and more.

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On Sale at the TIC

Get discounted tickets to hundreds of off-campus arts events at the city's leading performance spaces including Broadway, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more.

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Passport to Performances

Get free tickets to performances from world-class New York City venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. Tickets are exclusively announced through our email newsletter.