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NOTE $1 SERVICE FEE: Tickets for stage performances, sporting events or any event of a commercial nature require a service fee of $1 per event (not per ticket). Tickets are mailed two weeks prior to the date of an event. For undated passes and discounts, allow three weeks for processing. No cancellations or refunds.

TRIPS: For questions regarding trips, call Chris Santoro at 212-598-6861 or Rovenia McGowan, chair of the Social and Recreational Committee, at 212-598-7778. Rates are based on participation of at least 35 people. For overnight trips, include name of roommate.

See answers to frequently asked questions about trips »

Current offerings

Baseball tickets

Mets at Citi Field:

  • Friday, Aug. 28, 7:10 p.m. vs. Red Sox. Free shirt Friday. Includes Mike Piazza replica jersey. $40.
  • Friday, Sept. 18, 7:10 p.m. vs. Yankees. Free shirt Friday. Includes Mike Piazza replica jersey. $40. SOLD OUT!

Yankees at Yankee Stadium:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:05 p.m. vs. Blue Jays. Section 414. $50.

To register, download the coupon.

A Weekend in Lancaster County, PA — A few seats left!

Join UFT members, family, friends and retirees when we return to Lancaster County for this historic tour of the Amish countryside over the Columbus Day long weekend, Oct. 10–12. Sample the local cuisine in Kitchen Kettle Village and dine at Plain & Fancy. Enjoy touring the Moravian town of Lititz, which features the National Watch and Clock Museum and the Wilber Chocolate Factory, dating back to 1913. Celebrate Columbus Day at the Rockvale Outlet Mall, shopping with your complimentary discount coupons. Prices are per person: $438 for single occupancy, $333 for double occupancy and $302 for triple occupancy. Price includes round-trip coach transportation, driver's gratuity, one lunch, two dinners, two nights at the Lancaster Hotel with continental breakfasts and guided tours of Lititz, and the chocolate and clock museums. Send your check or money order, adding $1.00 to the total amount, made out to UFT/LANCASTER. Include any bus seating requests you may have. You will be contacted approximately two weeks prior to the trip with final travel details. Your check must be received by July 15 to ensure your participation in this very popular event. Register early to avoid disappointment! Buses will depart on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 a.m. from the Queens UFT office in Rego Park and 8:15 a.m. from the Manhattan UFT office at 52 Broadway; they will return on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. to Manhattan and 8 p.m. to Queens. For more information and to register, download the flier.

Day trip to North Shore vineyard

Come join us on Saturday, Nov. 7, when UFT members, friends and family travel by luxury coach to a North Shore vineyard for wine tasting, lunch at Claudio’s Restaurant overlooking Gardiner’s Bay and shopping for pies and produce at Briermere’s Farms. The price per person is $89 (plus $1 added to total order), which must be received by the UFT by Sept. 25. The price includes transportation, tastings and lunch. Departure is from Manhattan at 8 a.m. and from Queens at 8:30 a.m. with returns at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. NOTE: This very popular trip fills up quickly so be sure to get your reservations in since we have only 50 seats available. To register, download the flier.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Don’t miss the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The radiant Radio City Music Hall is decked out for the season and the Rockettes shine like never before in a breathtaking new number that transforms the stage into a glistening winter wonderland! Share in the joy with Santa, the Nutcracker, and the unforgettable Living Nativity. No one does it better than the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. So get your tickets now for the Christmas celebration not to be missed. Sunday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m., at Radio City Music Hall. Orchestra seats are $79. To register, download the coupon.

UFT Defensive Driving Course

A driving course that can save you money and maybe your life!

For credit you must attend one full-day course or both parts of a two-session course, in sequence (if you miss the first class you cannot take the second). Limit: 40 students.

Fall course information coming soon.

Cost: $40 per person. Checks must be received one month prior to first preference and must be made payable to UFT/Safe Driving. Write “Safe Driving” on envelope. Mail to: Vinicio Donato, UFT, 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, 11th floor. Payments are accepted in advance at UFT headquarters; bring exact change or money order. Confirmation: A letter will be sent to you indicating admittance or denial based on state class-size regulations. If you do not receive a letter in two weeks, call 212-598-6861. Refunds: If you cannot attend, please submit a written request with a copy of your canceled check (front and back). Allow four weeks to receive refund. Refunds can only be given during the current school year that original request was submitted. Credit: You may take a course only once every three years for insurance reduction benefits, and once every 18 months for point reduction. For active members only. To register, download the coupon.

Car rental discounts

Looking for a deal? Enterprise Rent-A-Car has discounts on its rental vehicles to UFT members. The deal includes a free pickup and dropoff. Call 1-800-RENT-A-CAR [736-8222] for the nearest Enterprise location. Remember to use the union’s corporate class ID# FFC0049. Discounts are also available through Avis at 800-831-8000, using ID# S958000.

Theme park discounts

The UFT no longer offers discount cards to theme parks (Sea World, Busch Gardens, Sesame Place, etc.), but as a union member you can still obtain discounts from NYSUT by calling 1-800-626-8101; or from the AFT by visiting its website.


TheaterMania's Gold Club sends you to the theater for only $4.50 a ticket! The Gold Club offers UFT members an exclusive 40 percent discount — $59 for the entire year (regular price $99). Join now to access 150+ different shows and events each month and over 2,000+ choices each year! Broadway, Off Broadway, Lincoln Center, comedy, dance, drama, concerts and more for only $4.50 a ticket! How?! Theaters and producers need to discreetly fill seats with excellent, attentive audiences to help build buzz and strong word-of-mouth. That's where you come in! For more information, and to join, visit https://www.theaterclub.com/ny/signup/uft or call toll free (866) 899-1895 to speak with a Gold Club representative. 

Discount movie tickets

TO PURCHASE TICKETS BY MAILdownload this form. There is a four-ticket minimum for mail orders. Orders of over $100 will be mailed via UPS and will require a signature. You may also come in person to UFT headquarters at 52 Broadway in Manhattan, where we accept personal checks up to $100, money orders and cash in any amount.

NOTE: As of August 2015, we have been notified that the AMC Gold ticket will soon be replaced by an AMC Green ticket, which will be more expensive and cannot be redeemed at Disney, Lucas, Marvel or Pixar films. The UFT has responded by stockpiling a large quantity of the original unrestricted Gold tickets — which never expire and grant admission to all movies, Disney and otherwise. We expect they should last us until Christmas. You may wish to take this opportunity to purchase these $9 Gold tickets while we have them, since they will never expire. UA/Regal tickets remain at $9 and are also good for all films.

Plum Benefits

Plum Benefits offers exclusive discounts of up to 50 percent off tickets and up to 60 percent off hotels, with access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and more. Sign up at Plum Benefits with the code ac1221094.

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