The Long Island University Reopening Plan

LIU Difference

LIU Difference

New York City Arts and Entertainment

At LIU, the city itself is part of your education and academic growth. New York City is saturated with arts and entertainment for your enjoyment, with hundreds of museums, theaters, music venues, historic buildings and sites, some of the best restaurants in the world, and much more, many of which are open around the clock. Whether you want to soak up some art and history as part of your academic studies, sample an exotic cuisine, or just find something fun to do any day or night of the week, LIU Brooklyn students are just a few minutes from the epicenter of the cultural universe.


With one-of-a-kind creations splashed across buildings, bridges, mailboxes, subway platforms and cars, and popping up in every park, square, and street corner, some of the most vibrant exhibits of the city’s iconic art scene can be found out on the streets themselves. But NYC is also home to some of the world’s finest museums. From the classic art of Ancient Egypt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to cutting-edge multimedia exhibits and works of the 20th century’s master painters at the Museum of Modern Art (both free or discounted for students), the Whitney, the Guggenheim, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and hundreds of free galleries, students interested in the visual arts will have no shortage of art to absorb. New York also houses dozens of other museums whose collections celebrate a variety of subjects ranging from film to dinosaurs to politics to the history of New York City itself.


The bright lights of Broadway draw millions to the glowing bustle of Times Square. While the hottest musicals and plays starring A-list actors can be prohibitively pricy, the Theatre Development Fund offers discounted same-day tickets at its TKTS Booths. If you are looking for something a little more experimental or want to get involved yourself you’ve come to the right place. Aspiring actors, dancers, and performers from all over the world come to New York to train and share their talent, so there are thousands of off- and off-off-Broadway theaters, playhouses, pop-up stages, warehouses, and al fresco spaces where you can see innovative young artists hone their craft.


Whether you are into dancing all night to the latest DJs or want to join a 1930s-style jazz ensemble for a Saturday afternoon set in Washington Square Park, the music scene in NYC has something for every taste. From some of the top concert halls to small venues and clubs to outdoor stages in the parks and along the rivers and impromptu jams by the often incredibly talented subway performers, world-class music is floating around the city at any given time for you to enjoy.


People from all over the world come to New York in search of opportunity, and with them they bring the flavors and colorful traditions of their diverse cultures. This unique melting pot of ethnic food, art, religion, practice, history, customs and beliefs offers LIU students and all New Yorkers an opportunity to explore different ways of life and expand their worldview. Whether through music, art, historical museums, food, architecture, or just conversations with the friendly and vibrant people of the city, students will be able to directly apply what they experience out there in this vibrant city to their studies, professional pursuits, and personal growth.