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#1 vipa

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:46 PM

I haven't seen this posted yet - sorry if I'm wrong.

NYCB is having a Jan. 22 celebration of Balanchine's birth. Some events are free others not. I've gotten tickets to the 10:30 showing of the Balanchine documentary (free but you need a ticket), a matinee performance (tickets are on sale) and an onstage class of SAB students taught by Peter Martins (free but you need a ticket). I didn't purchase tickets to the evening performance.

http://www.nycballet...balanchine.html

If you are interested.

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#2 Amy Reusch

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

I'm looking forward to the SAB demonstration and the following performance, but am wondering how to find fast dinner for two 12-year-olds between 7:00 & 8:00... Dinner afterwards would delay a 3 hour drive home... If we took advantage of the box lunch available at the Koch theater, the old state theater... are there any suggestions for where to grab something to eat for the ride home? I'd have thought Vinny's pizza would do the trick but I see it is no more...

My apologies if this isn't serious conversation about the ballet... but I promise to deliver a review when we get back.

#3 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:14 PM

I'm looking forward to the SAB demonstration and the following performance, but am wondering how to find fast dinner for two 12-year-olds between 7:00 & 8:00... Dinner afterwards would delay a 3 hour drive home... If we took advantage of the box lunch available at the Koch theater, the old state theater... are there any suggestions for where to grab something to eat for the ride home? I'd have thought Vinny's pizza would do the trick but I see it is no more...

My apologies if this isn't serious conversation about the ballet... but I promise to deliver a review when we get back.


Melissa's deli on Bway between 62 and 63 on the W. side of the street. on the E. side of Bway is "Breadsoul" that has decent sandwiches despite the weird name. The Flame diner on 9th Ave and 58th St as well. Also on on the E. side of Columb at about 65th St, AND the E side of 10th at 58th is a "Europan" or something where they have everything. Can't say any of those have the greatest stuff, but they'll get you all home!

Have a great time! Any way for Ballet Alert! people to identify themselves at the performance?

#4 Amy Reusch

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:58 PM

Thank you! No idea about identifying ourselves. Always fun to meet for a drink, but this might be easier for others... I have an alt.arts.ballet T shirt somewhere in hiding but was planning to dress more to the occasion.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:44 PM

Thank you! No idea about identifying ourselves. Always fun to meet for a drink, but this might be easier for others... I have an alt.arts.ballet T shirt somewhere in hiding but was planning to dress more to the occasion.


I was explaining to someone how long I'd been talking about dance online, and wound up saying that I'd been around for the birth of alt.arts.ballet. They looked at me like I was a dinosaur!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:47 AM

I'm looking forward to the SAB demonstration and the following performance, but am wondering how to find fast dinner for two 12-year-olds between 7:00 & 8:00... Dinner afterwards would delay a 3 hour drive home... If we took advantage of the box lunch available at the Koch theater, the old state theater... are there any suggestions for where to grab something to eat for the ride home? I'd have thought Vinny's pizza would do the trick but I see it is no more...

My apologies if this isn't serious conversation about the ballet... but I promise to deliver a review when we get back.


If you have a Juilliard or SAB ID or Juilliard or SAB Association card you can go to the Juilliard cafeteria in the Rose Building. Otherwise, there's a pizza place on Columbus Avenue and 67th Street on the West side of the street. Don't know the name. There's sandwiches at Starbucks but the line and the crowd!

#7 Kathleen O'Connell

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:11 AM

I'm looking forward to the SAB demonstration and the following performance, but am wondering how to find fast dinner for two 12-year-olds between 7:00 & 8:00... Dinner afterwards would delay a 3 hour drive home... If we took advantage of the box lunch available at the Koch theater, the old state theater... are there any suggestions for where to grab something to eat for the ride home? I'd have thought Vinny's pizza would do the trick but I see it is no more...

My apologies if this isn't serious conversation about the ballet... but I promise to deliver a review when we get back.


There's always the new 'Wichcraft in the Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway between 62nd & 63rd (just across the street from the plaza theaters). You can buy sandwiches, soups and salads there to either eat at the tables in the Atrium or take back to the theater.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:23 PM


I'm looking forward to the SAB demonstration and the following performance, but am wondering how to find fast dinner for two 12-year-olds between 7:00 & 8:00... Dinner afterwards would delay a 3 hour drive home... If we took advantage of the box lunch available at the Koch theater, the old state theater... are there any suggestions for where to grab something to eat for the ride home? I'd have thought Vinny's pizza would do the trick but I see it is no more...

My apologies if this isn't serious conversation about the ballet... but I promise to deliver a review when we get back.


There's always the new 'Wichcraft in the Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway between 62nd & 63rd (just across the street from the plaza theaters). You can buy sandwiches, soups and salads there to either eat at the tables in the Atrium or take back to the theater.


Great place!!

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:35 PM

Melissa's deli on Bway between 62 and 63 on the W. side of the street. on the E. side of Bway is "Breadsoul" that has decent sandwiches despite the weird name.

Both are basically take-out places. No seating at Breadsoul, and if there's any at Melissa's, it's just a table or two shoved in a corner.

[T]here's a pizza place on Columbus Avenue and 67th Street on the West side of the street. Don't know the name.

It's Traviata Pizza on 68th St. -- not 67th -- north side of the street between Columbus and Broadway. Again, if there's another party eating in, you may not find seating to be comfortable. It has three tables, all very crowded. Very good pizza, too, as long as you avoid varieties with fresh tomatoes or spinach, which for some reason, they don't always drain enough and the crust tends to be soggy.

There's always the new 'Wichcraft in the Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway between 62nd & 63rd (just across the street from the plaza theaters). You can buy sandwiches, soups and salads there to either eat at the tables in the Atrium or take back to the theater.

You don't have to go to Broadway; you can enter from Columbus -- just directly across from the theater. Excellent sandwiches, salads, etc. Quick, but always, always crowded. I suggest one person grab a menu and hold (or hunt for) a table and chairs while the others get on the line to order.

Also, a bit more expensive (still under $10 or so for sandwich or thin-crust focaccia), but worth it to enjoy the wonderful space, try Cafe 65 in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall. Food is tasty, and you feel like you're part of the street scene, even though you're cozy indoors.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:49 PM

There's always the new 'Wichcraft in the Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway between 62nd & 63rd (just across the street from the plaza theaters). You can buy sandwiches, soups and salads there to either eat at the tables in the Atrium or take back to the theater.


But the bathrooms in the Rubenstein Atrium are unisex, I found to my dismay.

#11 Eileen

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:51 PM

It's Traviata Pizza on 68th St. -- not 67th -- north side of the street between Columbus and Broadway. Again, if there's another party eating in, you may not find seating to be comfortable. It has three tables, all very crowded. Very good pizza, too, as long as you avoid varieties with fresh tomatoes or spinach, which for some reason, they don't always drain enough and the crust tends to be soggy.


I meant another pizza place with full seating and a full menu. Darn, I know Traviata and this is another place, west side of Broadway between 67th and 68th.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:12 AM

"I meant another pizza place with full seating and a full menu. Darn, I know Traviata and this is another place, west side of Broadway between 67th and 68th. "


I am pretty sure that you are thinking of Francesco's. Place is long and narrow, but many tables, and really good pizzas and other take-out food.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:16 AM

There is a pizza place called Rigoletto Pizza at 208 Columbus Ave., very close to Lincoln Center.

#14 Amy Reusch

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:46 AM

I like the sound of at65 Cafe.. sounds like the right thing for a very cold day and very little time... Those of you who know it, do you think it's possible to get there from the state theater, be seated, order, eat & return all within the space of an hour?

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:25 PM

Yes. Warning: There are two seating areas, one with wait service (the normal-height tables) and one self-service (higher tables). If you have an option, I suggest the self-service, as the wait staff is not terribly efficient. Surprising, in a place that serves theater-goers with curtain times.

Enjoy!


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