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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.

Blue Man Group Discounts

The Blue Man Group, a long-running, critically-acclaimed, highly-entertaining piece of performance art at the Astor Place Theatre at 434 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan is offering discounts to UFT members. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience that has entertained thousands over the last 25 years of the show. Save 25% on tickets to Blue Man Group, ($64, regularly $85) at the website or purchase tickets at the theater (which is right across the street from the Public Theater), to save convenience fees.

EDUCATOR GROUP DISCOUNTS: A special $59 student rate includes all fees and the best seats available. Classroom education guides are available. Q&As with performers can be arranged as well as daytime 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. shows. Blue Man Group is an official vendor with the DOE and is happy to accept purchase orders. For these special class trips, call 212-260-8993 or visit blueman.com.

TheaterMania Gold Club

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 Theater Club or call toll free (866) 899-1895 to speak with a Gold Club representative.

Plum Benefits — Theater and Special Events Codes

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.

Theater Mania Discount Theater Codes

TheaterMania offers substantial discounts on theater tickets for both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Each event is listed with a code that can be used for online ordering, or at the box office, where you save even more by avoiding “convenience fees.” Please note that these codes expire so order promptly. Email tminsider@theatermania.com for details.

Discount Movie Tickets

TO PURCHASE TICKETS BY MAILdownload this form. We are currently offering tickets for United Artists/Regal theaters at $9.00 and BowTie Cinemas at $7.50. Both are unrestricted and do not expire. There is a four-ticket minimum for mail orders. Orders of over $100 require a money order and will be mailed via UPS, requiring a signature. You may also come in person to UFT headquarters at 52 Broadway in Manhattan, where we accept personal checks up to $100, and money orders and cash in any amount.

Baseball Tickets

Major League Baseball:

  • Monday, Aug. 14, 7:05 p.m., Yankees vs. Mets (at Yankee Stadium), Section 208, $69
  • Thursday, Aug. 17, Mets vs. Yankees (at Citi Field), Promenade Reserved, $63

Brooklyn Cyclones:

Teachers can receive $12 tickets (along with a free Cyclones cap) to the following games by using the code APPLE when buying tickets online.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 6:40 p.m. vs Lowell — Seinfeld Night; No Soup For You bobblehead
  • Saturday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m. vs Staten Island — Star Wars Night; lightsaber mini bat
  • Saturday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m. vs. Lowell — Mr. Potato Head

For more information, see the flier or call 718-37-BKLYN.


For questions regarding trips, call Chris Santoro at 212-598-6861 or Rovenia McGowan, the 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 »

Harriet Tubman Path to Freedom — Oct. 7-9, 2017 SOLD OUT

The UFT has organized an exciting three-day trip over Columbus Day Weekend on the eastern coast of Maryland. We will walk in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman as we learn about her amazing life, tour the new Underground Railroad Museum and visit the du Pont family estate, Winterthur, with its exquisite gardens, hotel and mansion. A weekend rich in history and contrasts! Your package includes two nights at St. Michaels Hotel, including buffet breakfasts, lunch on Hooper’s Island; dinner in Easton, MD and a special High Tea at the DuPont Hotel. $664 single occupancy; $515 double and $466 for triple, per person. Included are all transportation costs, museum and tour fees, driver’s gratuity and a $30 credit at the casino in Dover Downs, where we can play the slots. We will also visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum; and Kennett Square, PA, the mushroom capital of the country, noted for its charming shops and art galleries. Buses will leave from the Queens UFT office (97-77 Queens Blvd.) at 8 a.m. and the Manhattan UFT office (52 Broadway) at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 and return in the early evening on Oct. 9.

A Winter Winery Trip – Nov. 4, 2017

Come join the UFT members, friends, family and retirees to indulge in some light pre-holiday shopping at the upscale Woodbury Commons Mall. Lunch will be at Loughran’s Irish Pub and then we”ll tour Brotherhood Winery, the oldest operating vineyard in the United States, where you will sample four of their wines in your own souvenir glass. Your UFT package of $89 (plus $1 handling fee) includes round-trip coach, driver’s tip, lunch, tour of the vineyard and wine-sampling. Meet at the UFT Queens office (97-77 Queens Blvd., Rego Park ) at 7:30 a.m. or at Manhattan headquarters (52 Broadway) at 8 a.m. Return will be at 6:30 p.m. in Manhattan and 7 p.m. in Queens, depending on traffic. There are no refunds unless the UFT cancels the trip. Download the coupon and mail it in with your check or money order by Sept. 25. This is one of our most popular trips and it usually sells out quickly.

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.

Manhattan: One session, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.— Aug. 8

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.

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