Tenth Graders, Meet Me on Broadway

How Broadway Bridges® Works

What is Broadway Bridges®?

Broadway Bridges® is a program developed by The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway Industry, in partnership with the Office of Arts and Special Projects of New York City’s Department of Education. Its goal is to bring every tenth grade student in a New York City public high school to a Broadway show. By bringing students to live theatre on Broadway, the League is working to cultivate the next generation of theatregoers and professionals.

How does a school purchase Broadway Bridges® tickets?

A teacher or administrator from a New York City public high schools should fill out a simple Broadway Bridges® application; you can find it here. For our pilot season in winter 2017, The Broadway League worked closely with the NYC DOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects to invite schools with a demonstrated interest in the performing arts. Every season, Broadway Bridges® and the Arts Office will include more schools–regardless of their performing arts programs–with expanded ticket offerings until we achieve our goal of giving every tenth grader in a New York City public high school the chance to see live theatre on Broadway.

Requesting Tickets

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets cost $10 each for students and chaperones. Producers offer tickets that typically sell for anywhere from $40 to $160 each for just $20 to Broadway Bridges® participants. In doing so producers demonstrate a long-term commitment to partnering with New York City and welcoming all its residents. The Broadway League pays the balance of the $20 ticket plus $3 in fees ($13 per ticket) to ensure an accessible price for all students.

Can we purchase Broadway Bridges® tickets to any performance?

Blocks of tickets will be available for evening performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and matinees on Wednesday and Thursday. Participating schools will receive a schedule of available Broadway Bridges® performances.

Can any school buy Broadway Bridges® tickets?

Only New York City DOE high schools are eligible for Broadway Bridges® tickets. If your school is a public, non-DOE high school in New York City and you would like to participate in Broadway Bridges, please contact Robin Aronson at info@broadwaybridges.org.

Will we receive paper or electronic tickets?

Broadway Bridges® tickets are all paper. You will pick them up on the afternoon or evening of the assigned performance at the Will Call box office window in the theatre’s lobby. Plan on arriving at least a half hour before the show is scheduled to begin to make sure you have time to pick up and distribute the tickets and go through standard security.

I’m a tenth grader-can I get tickets?

Only schools can purchase Broadway Bridges® tickets. We encourage you to tell your teacher and principal about the program and ask them to enroll in it.  You might also be interested in becoming a member of Theatre Development Fund (www.tdf.org). Membership is free for students and as a member, you can purchase discounted tickets ($9-$47) to a wide range of performing arts events in New York City, including Broadway shows.

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Summer in the City: Applications Now Open!

Summer in the City is now accepting applications for its free, full-day Summer Academy programs!

Students of all ages can enroll in Summer Academy programs and participate in hands-on-STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, parks, and other cultural sites!

Learn more about Summer in the City and sign up for its exciting Summer Academy programs by visiting schools.nyc.gov/Summer!

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The Summer in the City Team

 

Learn more:

Online: schools.nyc.gov/Summer 

Call: 718-935-2838

Email:  receive regular updates about Summer in the City at schools.nyc.gov/Subscribe

In Person: talk to your student’s principal or visit a Family Welcome Center in your neighborhood

11/14 Event: Medgar Evers College Prep Rally & Sit-In

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10/28 Event: Fall Harvest & Resource Fair

Join the District 13 Family Resource Center as they kick off their first-ever Fall Harvest & Resource Fair with an exciting Community Festival. The event will take place at 419 Waverly Place in the P.S. 11 schoolyard.

The Fall Harvest and Resource Fair may include:

  • School information stations with schedules for school tours and open house dates
  • Entertainment featuring performances from local groups
  • Community agencies and organizations will distribute information on their services.
  • Health screening
  • Raffles, giveaways and more

This is an invitation for you to be part of this unique celebration of their distinctive district, which includes several neighborhoods. Community School District 13 spans Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. You are invited to be a part of this family-friendly fun day. They want to create an atmosphere that will invite families to learn about and enjoy the best of District 13.

10/17 Event: CEC District 13 Meeting

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July 2017: High School Admissions Family Workshops

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Get a head start on your High School Application—learn more about High School Admissions at Family Workshops this July:

Introduction to High School Admissions Family Workshop: Learn how to find public high schools that fit your interests and how to build a balanced application.

Specialized High Schools Admissions Family Workshop: Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), find out about the LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to school representatives.

RSVP to secure your seat at HSFamilyWorkshops.Eventbrite.com!

Remember to do your homework: Review NYC School Finder, the High School Directory, and the Specialized High Schools Student Handbook

Notice: Welcome to 2017-2018 High School Admissions!

Get ready to apply to high school this fall! All eighth grade and first-time ninth grade students and their families can prepare by taking these next steps:

Printed directories and handbooks for families are now being distributed to public middle schools and Family Welcome Centers; English and translated directories and handbooks will be available at all of these locations by mid-June.

Visit High School Admissions, contact your guidance counselor, or call 718-935-2399 with questions