Leisure & Entertainment

TDF (Theatre Development Fund) memberships

The not-for-profit Theatre Development Fund (TDF) is a community of more than 100,000  TDF members who get special access to deeply discounted tickets available online and in advance for hundreds of Broadway, Off Broadway and off-Off Broadway theatre shows, dance performances and music concerts. Affiliated with TKTS, TDF offers a wide variety of offerings at significant discounts. Members pay an annual $30 membership.
Membership is limited to select groups, including UN staff members. Well worth checking out!


TKTS Booths

TKTS Discount Booths are a great way for everyone to experience the arts in New York City at affordable prices. Choose from a wide array of Broadway and Off Broadway musicals, plays, and dance productions on sale every day at 20% to 50% off regular prices.

TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City, including the main location in the heart of Times Square. When you purchase your tickets from TKTS, you are supporting a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to sustaining and sharing the arts and developing the audiences of the future.

Ticket availability and inventory can change quickly throughout the day. We suggest going to a TKTS Discount Booth early in the day. To help plan ahead, you can browse real-time listings on our website or on your mobile device with the official TKTS app.


Club Free Time

Club Free Time provides the following services to the members: information about free cultural events in New York City. This information is available to anyone who visits onto the ClubFreeTime.com website.

ClubFreeTime also offers a membership option. This entitles the member the opportunity to reserve complimentary tickets to events which are not free at all: off-Broadway (and sometimes Broadway) shows, classical music concerts, jazz and dance performances, etc. Membership consists of an annual $20 membership fee.


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New York City Department Parks and Recreation






UN Staff Recreation Council's Clubs (UNSRC)

UNSRC has more than 50 clubs from music and dance to cultural clubs and chess and  bicycling. The list of most of the clubs can be found on their Facebook page and all the contacts are also on iseek (UN intranet accessible only for UN staff members.) Most of the clubs accept UN spouses as members.


Weekend trips and getaways



Car Rental

Did you know UN staff members can get special rates on some car rentals?
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Car Rental have special rates for UN employees (as well as US government and military personel). Book your car for both leisure and business using this link: https://partner.rentalcar.com/usgov/
Use Code GOVBIZ for official travel and GOVRNR for leisure travel.

If you need to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day, or overnight you also have some other options in New York City that are accessible 24/7:

Enterprise Car Share