Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center is located at 129 W. 67th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Location Website: http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/
The closest subway trains are the 1 (66th St./Lincoln Center station), 2 and 3 (72nd St. station) trains.
Kaufman Music Center is a 10-minute walk from the 59th St./Columbus Circle station (A, B, C, D & 1 trains).
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Take the M5, M7, M104, M11 (from the west side) or M66 (from the east side).
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Metered street parking is available, but not plentiful, on all side streets. There are also parking garages on 66th and 68th Street., both between Broadway and Amsterdam. We do not offer valet service or handicapped parking.
Icon Parking, located at 201 W. 66th St. (corner of Amsterdam Ave.), offers discounted rates to Kaufman Center staff, students and concertgoers:
• $16.50 (credit card only) for any 12 hours for all KMC, LMS, and SMS constituents (bring your parking ticket to our front desk and have it stamped for validation)
• $16.50 (credit card only) for any 6 hours for all Merkin Concert Hall patrons (must have ticket validated by the house staff)
These restaurants offer a 10% discount to Merkin Concert Hall concertgoers.
Just show your ticket or ticket stub.
2012 Broadway btw 69th St. & 69th St., 212 362 7922
An organic take on classic Mediterranean
Nick and Toni's Cafe
100 W. 67th St. btw Columbus Ave. & Broadway, 212 496 4000
Italian fare & pizza
Old John's Luncheonette
148 W. 67th St., 212 874 2700
Kid-friendly diner just across the street from Kaufman Music Center
History and Design
Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall, located in the Abraham Goodman House, opened in 1978 and was named in honor of a major gift by Hermann and Ulla Merkin. Designed by noted Modernist architect Ashok Bhavnani, the Goodman House is a notable example of the Brutalist raw-concrete style.
When it was first built, the Goodman House won the prestigious Bard Award for its unique architectural design and efficiency. With its near-perfect acoustics and intimate feel, the 450-seat Merkin Concert Hall quickly gained a reputation for being one of New York’s best performance spaces for chamber music. A 2007 renovation led by architect Robert A. M. Stern gave the hall and the exterior of the Goodman House a much-needed face-lift and improved the technical capabilities of the hall.