Just for Fun

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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, May 29, 7:10 p.m. vs. Marlins. Free shirt Friday. $49.
  • Saturday, July 25, 7:10 p.m. vs. Dodgers. Post-game Heart concert. Includes vouchers for burger, French fries and soft drink. $55.
  • 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.

Yankees at Yankee Stadium:

  • Thursday, June 18, 7:05 p.m. vs. Marlins. Section 414. $50.
  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:05 p.m. vs. Blue Jays. Section 414. $50.

Montreal Jazz Festival SOLD OUT!

Join UFT members, friends, family and retirees for the three-day Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3 6. Highlights include an escorted four-hour bus tour of Old Montreal, including the Place Ville Marie, the International Quarter, a Victorian-era Golden Square Mile, the Mount Royal Park,  St. Joseph Oratory and Plateau Mont-Royal in the Latin Quarter. Stroll through Jean-Drapeau Park and the Old Port of Montreal. Paid admission to the Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica and two jazz concerts, American buffet breakfasts and three dinners at local Montreal restaurants are included, as are accommodations for three nights at the downtown Delta Montreal Hotel, within walking distance of the jazz venues. Please note: There is considerable walking involved in this trip. Single occupancy: $1,022 per person; double occupancy: $738 per person; triple occupancy: $678 per person. Please indicate the names of your roommate(s) and remember your passport! Make your check payable to UFT/JAZZ, adding $1 to your total order and mail to UFT/Just for Fun, 52 Broadway, 11th floor, New York, NY 10004 Attn: Rovenia McGowen. Checks must be received by April 30. To register, download the flier.

Charlottesville, VA and the Shenandoah Valley

Join UFT members, family and retirees on a three-night, four-day trip through Charlottesville, Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley Aug. 10–13. Walk in the footsteps of historic figures: Visit Ash Lawn Highland, James Monroe’s magnificent estate, and wander the grounds where exotic peacocks still roam free. Our tour guide offers a new perspective on Thomas Jefferson as he guides you through Monticello, Mulberry Row and the Jefferson cemetery. The Women of the House tour features Dolley Madison and four of her contemporaries who founded and farmed Montpelier and later fought for freedom. A trip to the Frontier Culture Museum lends a living perspective to those who migrated to the colonies from England, Ireland, Germany and West Africa and the lives they built here.

Your four-day tour includes: round-trip motor coach transportation; three nights at Holiday Inn Monticello; three breakfasts, two dinners and two lunches; escorted estate tours of Ash Lawn Highland, Monticello, Montpelier and UVA; tasting at Jefferson’s Vineyards and leisure time at the National Mall in D.C., Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, downtown Charlottesville and at Sunspot Glassblowers. Single occupancy: $820 per person; double occupancy: $680 per person. Some seats are still available! To register, download the flier.

A Weekend in Lancaster County, PA

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 1 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.

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.

  • BRONX: 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (one session, Saturday or Sunday): May 16, June 13
  • BROOKLYN: 4–7:15 p.m. (two sessions, Tuesday-Wednesday): June 2-3
  • MANHATTAN: 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (one session, Saturday or Sunday): June 21, July 17 (Tuesday), Aug. 11 (Tuesday)
  • QUEENS: 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m. (one session, Saturdays): June 20
  • STATEN ISLAND: 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (one session, Saturdays): June 6

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.

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

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.

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