Monday, August 8, 2011

NYC ARTS Cultural Guide for Seniors Released

Here is a press release sent by Council speaker Quinn and other NYC Council members about a new arts cultural guide for seniors. If there any seniors out their looking to see what’s available, please do log onto the web site listed below. If you’re not a senior, please do forward the information to a senior who might benefit from the information provided.


August 8, 2011

Dear New Yorker,

We're thrilled to announce the release of the NYC ARTS Cultural Guides for Seniors.

These guides, which were developed in cooperation with the Alliance for the Arts as part of the City's Age-Friendly NYC Initiative, contain information about more than 300 arts and cultural institutions citywide, organized by borough.

They also list over 85 free or low-cost programs designed specifically for seniors and include special discounts on admission and memberships, as well as important information about accessibility for those with sight, hearing or mobility concerns. New York's cultural institutions are among the best in the world, and we hope that with these guides older New Yorkers will be better able to access and take advantage of all of the amazing programs and opportunities that these institutions have to offer.

We'd like to thank the Alliance for the Arts and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin for all of the time and hard work that they put into the creation of these wonderful guides.

Special thanks as well to all of the advocates and advocacy groups who've been working with us to help make New York a better place to grow old and retire in.

To download one or more of these free guides, click here or visit the Alliance for the Arts' website at

Thanks so much and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Christine C. QuinnSpeaker
NYC Council

Jimmy Van Bramer
Chair, Committee on Cultural Affairs,
Libraries & International Intergroup Relations

NYC Council Jessica S. Lappin
Council Member
NYC Council

Gale A. Brewer
Council Member
NYC Council


James M Singleton said...

There needs to be more events for Seniors in places like the Cultural District in Pittsburgh where the population is older.

Joe said...

Here's the direct link to the NYC ARTS Cultural Guides for Seniors.

We'd love your feedback on the NYC ARTS Facebook page or via Twitter (