• Purchasing Tickets for Artistic and Cultural Events

    The New York State Education Department allows aid on tickets to arts events that school districts purchase for their students, teachers and chaperones if those Gold Admit One Cinema Tickets tickets are contracted through BOCES. Admission fees to concerts, opera, theatre, ballet, dance and museums are eligible for this aid as long as the event supports the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.

    When a request for tickets or admissions is received by BOCES, the district will be billed for the total amount of the actual tickets plus the usual administrative fee applied on all arts programs. Please remember that your request must be submitted to BOCES at least 20 working days prior to the payment due date on the Box Office Invoice.


    • Contact the box office or ticket agent and reserve tickets for the date desired. Ask for an invoice to be faxed to you listing BOCES as the agent responsible for payment.

    • Be CERTAIN to send to BOCES the original  invoice from the Box Office to:
    Nassau BOCES Arts in Education Department One Merrick Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 or e-mail the invoice in pdf format to artsined@nasboces.org.

    Please note, tickets will not be paid unless original box office invoice is received.

    • Complete the BOCES online Request Form; click on ONLINE FORMS in the left navigation, and click on REQUEST FOR VISITING ARTISTS EXPERTS. Be sure to enter the name of the performance.

    • BOCES will send a check for the total amount to the box office/theater/ticket agency indicated on the Request Form.

    If you have any questions, please contact the BOCES Arts in Education program at 516-396-2345.

    Nassau BOCES cannot reimburse ANYONE for tickets that have already been purchased. To remain eligible for state aid reimbursement, Nassau BOCES must pay the Box Office (or ticket agency) directly.