The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) s an emergency financial assistance fund of the SAG-AFTRA and serves members in the New York region and all Branches East of Omaha, Nebraska which includes: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Florida which includes members in Louisiana, North Carolina and Puerto Rico, Georgia, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington-Baltimore. This program is administered through the Actors Fund of America, (212) 221-7300, Ext. 119.
The MPPWF is designed to assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care as well as other basic living expenses. For more information, please visit: http://www.sagaftra.org/mppwf.
The Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund provides grants to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury and are unable to afford the union's Health Plan's Self-Pay Program. The Fund ensures that every eligible SAG-AFTRA member and his or her family can depend on continued health benefits when they need them most. We work closely with Pension and Health to ensure that everything that can be done will be done to help our members in times of distress. For more information please contact: Lisa Schwartz, Emergency Assistance Administrator 323-549-6773.
Union Plus is a program created by the AFL-CIO to develop and coordinate member-only benefits. Our union publications have showcased the Union Plus programs and services available to SAG-AFTRA members through Union Privilege. These programs and services have been developed nationally by Union Privilege – not by SAG-AFTRA – and all information and questions regarding the programs and services are handled by the individual program provides through dedicated toll-free phone numbers. SAG-AFTRA does not endorse any of the products or services. Please visit http://www.unionplus.org/SAG-AFTRA for a full listing of programs and discounts available to SAG-AFTRA members.
Discounted Laser Vision Correction for SAG-AFTRA Members
SPECIAL RATES FOR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS
As a full-service fitness facility, the West Side Y offers state of the art fitness equipment, two swimming pools, a basketball court, racquetball and squash courts, steam rooms, saunas, massage, personal training, child watch, over 100 fitness classes a week, and private and small group training by highly-qualified and certified teachers and trainers. Additionally, the West Side Y has classes for toddlers, youth, and teens along with numerous free activities each month including live concerts in their newly renovated West Side Y Lounge and health and wellness classes for older adults.
Reflections Center for Conscious Living
Reflections Center for Conscious Living is located at 250 W 49th St, 2nd Floor. We are offering 15% off our 10 and 20 class packages for all SAG-AFTRA members. We offer Vinyasa yoga classes from beginner to advanced levels for our students. Reflections is a community hub where yoga is more than just asana and self-exploration is key. We believe yoga should be a journey of self-illumination, and we encourage each person to find his or her own path. You must show your current SAG-AFTRA membership card for discount.
Remedy NYC Acupuncture
Remedy NYC is a wellness clinic in the Flatiron district dedicated to supporting physical and emotional health through acupuncture, massage, and herbal therapies. Our space is calm, relaxing and a wonderful environment conducive to healing the mind, body, and spirit. Acupuncture is effective for musculoskeletal injuries, pain in the back, knees, shoulders, and hips, migraines, digestive health, emotional issues, etc. We are located at 12 West 27th St, 9th Floor.
Present your SAG-AFTRA membership card to receive 20% discount off our services of acupuncture, massage and facial rejuvenation.
Mixed Martial Arts: MMA Day passes, day pass 5 packs and 10 packs. A day pass lets your guests and employees use our facility all day and take any of our martial arts classes that include Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling and Sanda (Chinese style) Kickboxing.
CrossFit: Drop-ins and 5 class packs and 10 class packs. (Experienced CrossFitters only.)
Independent gym use: Only $15 for using gym facilities during non-class time. (Classes are excluded.)
Members of SAG-AFTRA receive a 10% discount on all monthly, 6 month up front and 12 month up front memberships:
All Inclusive: Includes all Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Sanda (Chinese style) Kickboxing and CrossFit classes.
Mixed Martial Arts: Includes all Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling and Sanda (Chinese style) Kickboxing.
CrossFit: Includes all CrossFit classes
Visit http://c1mma.com/ for more information. You must show your SAG-AFTRA ID to receive the discounted rates. Questions can be referred to (718) 230-3530 or email@example.com.
Crunch Fitness Special offer for SAG-AFTRA Members
$99.99 enrollment + $29.99 processing fee (one-time)
$92.99/ mo All Access – Nationwide
$66.99 / mo California clubs
$59.99/ mo Sunset club
Month-to-month memberships Ask for the SAG-AFTRA special. Provide your membership card.
Questions before going to the club? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAG-AFTRA members save 20% at Orchid Aesthetics Medical Spa. Orchid Aesthetics, located on west 84th Street in Manhattan, offers an array of facial and body treatments. Visit www.OrchidAesthetics.com to see a full list of services.
The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers: The Sports Center is excited to offer a discount for SAG-AFTRA members - $0 initiation (normally $300) and a rate of $145 per month. Click here to view the flyer. Activate your 3-day pass or to join, call Amy Sikora at (212) 336-6066 or email email@example.com.
Privé Salons in New York and Los Angeles offer SAG-AFTRA members a 15% discount on all salon services. Check out their website at www.privesalon.com/home.html for specifics on their NY and LA locations.
NY Community Acupuncture Center offers affordable, high-quality acupuncture services in Midtown Manhattan. SAG-AFTRA members presenting their membership card will receive 10% off of community acupuncture and $5 off of facial rejuvenation acupuncture appointments. 255 W. 36th St., Suite 1206 NY, NY 10018. Visit www.NYCommunityAcupuncture.com for more information and to book appointments.
All Deals & Discounts are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Questions about each offer must be handled by the providers. The union does not endorse any of these services.
FREE GENERAL ADMISSION FOR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS AND A GUEST
The Museum of the Moving Image is dedicated to the art, history and technology of fi lm, television and digital
media. It offers permanent and changing exhibitions as well as educational programs, interactive experiences,
conversations with leading industry fi gures, and over 400 screenings each year. Its core exhibition, Behind the Screen,
contains over 1,400 artifacts dating from the 19th century, and immerses visitors in the creative process of making
moving images. The museum will appeal to creative professionals, families, fans, and anyone who wants to learn
more about the most infl uential art form of our time.
A complete description of the museum’s programs and resources can be found on their website, movingimage.us.
The museum is located at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York, 11106. Directions are available on the website.
Any SAG-AFTRA member from any local may take advantage of this special offer. Admission to screenings and
special events is extra. You must show your current SAG-AFTRA membership card for admission.
Located across the street from Manhattan Plaza at 480 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) inside the Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center, Signature Café and Bar offers local, organic, delicious fare and a full bar. Food and beverages for Signature Café and Bar are provided by Great Performances, the only catering company in the United States to own and operate a 60-acre organic vegetable farm located in Kinderhook, NY. Produce, meat, fish, and dairy products are also sourced from other local growers and purveyors.
SAG-AFTRA members receive 25% off lunch combos, 25% off non-alcohol drinks, 10% off food and alcohol when valid ID.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 12pm-12am. Visit www.signaturetheatre.org for more information.
SAG-AFTRA members receive a 20% discount at B SMITH RESTAURANT
To celebrate their 25th year in the theatre district, the owners of B Smith Restaurant – both of whom are also SAG-AFTRA members – are offering a 20% discount on food and beverages to all current SAG-AFTRA members. One card-carrying SAG-AFTRA member can receive a discount for up to four people. SAG-AFTRA members have always been B Smith’s most consistent and dynamic customers, and this is their way of saying “thank you.”
B SMITH - Restaurant Row
320 West 46th Street
New York NY 10036
Reservations recommended, especially for pre-theater or theater matinee Wednesdays. The discount is not applicable on the prix fixe lunch or dinner.
Remember to tip your servers based on the full amount – they might be SAG-AFTRA members too.
Made in NY Media Center by IFP is a new kind of co-working space and exhibition venue designed to connect the next generation of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs through education, events and industry resources. The Center offers four membership tiers and SAG-AFTRA members are currently being offered a 10% discount on Community memberships and a 15% discount on Incubator memberships. When applying, members should put SAG-AFTRA as a reference and the discount will be applied when current union status is confirmed. Details on all membership levels are available on the Center’s website at www.nymediacenter.com.
New York Film Academy (Film & Acting School): Over the past 20 years, the New York Film Academy has built a reputation as one of the premier hands-on film and acting schools in the world. The project-based curriculum is designed to reflect a real-world environment while encouraging students to explore their own creativity.
The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer an exclusive 15% discount on all programs for SAG-AFTRA members. Choose from a variety of programs, learn from our award-winning faculty and enjoy working with state-of-the-art equipment at one of our numerous locations around the world.
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Touro University has a 40-year history of educating students around the world. The fully accredited, non-for profit, online division of the Touro College and University system, offerS SAG-AFTRA members ( and family) an opportunity to earn their graduate degree with tuition assistance on their Master’s degree.
More than 20% off acting classes for SAG-AFTRA members at Straeon Acting Studio. Straeon Acting Studio in New York is honored to offer current SAG-AFTRA members a discounted price of $275 for the first month of classes. Known as the “Gym for Actors,” Straeon carries a reputation of being intimate and intense. Coaching is tailored to the individual, allowing each actor to discover his or her own process. Acting classes are held on an ongoing, weekly basis, Monday evenings at the Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036. An auditing program allows new students to observe scene work and participate in class discussions. For more information or to audit a complimentary class, visit http://www.straeonfilmworks.com/ and email firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive the above stated discount send an email to email@example.com and mention that you are a current, paid-up member of SAG-AFTRA, and show your current SAG-AFTRA ID card at the first class.