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The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC (aka The MET) contains more than 2 million works spanning 5,000 years and is the Number One attraction in New York City, counting over 5 million visitors annually. Even those who think art or Museums are not their thing can spend days here and still not experience a small portion of their art collections, famous exhibits, special events, multiple restaurants, rooftop garden, live music, museum tours and much more!

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Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC The Met is home to classical antiquity, ancient Egyptian art, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, an extensive collection of American and modern art, African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art; musical instruments, costumes, accessories, antique weapons and armor and so much more!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art also hosts amazing special exhibits and events (sports, fashion, movies, celebrities), live music, free guided tours, multiple restaurants and cafés, a rooftop garden and martini bar, fantastic views of Central Park…and I’m just getting started. The Met spreads over 1.6 million square feet and is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere.

1000 Fifth Ave. (at 82nd St – part of Museum Mile New York City)
Manhattan, NY 10028

As of 2018, the Met Suggested Contribution policy only applies to NY State residents as well as NY, NJ, CT students. For everyone else, General Admission fees applies.

General Admission: $25 for adults; $17 for seniors; $12 for students. General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

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The Met admission fee is covered on the New York Sightseeing Pass, New York CityPASS, New York Pass or a choice on the New York Explorer Pass

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Suggested Donation vs. Admission Price

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a non-profit organization. Their goal is to make art and culture affordable to everyone. They ask for a “suggested donation” or contribution to access the museum for NY State residents as well as NY, NJ, CT students, rather than an admission price. Pay attention when evaluating sightseeing passes, if the “price” is suggested donation or an actual admission cost. Please do donate, as these Museums are priceless, and the money donated goes back into the NYC Museums, so we can all enjoy them.

A pre-negotiated “Suggested Contribution” and The Met Admission Fee is is covered on the New York Sightseeing Pass, New York CityPASS, New York Pass or a choice on the New York Explorer Pass

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Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC | Temple of Dendur

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Weekend Evening Cocktails in the Great Hall

Met Friday’s are truly one of my all-time favorite things to do in New York City. The atmosphere is magical and it doesn’t get more quintessential New York.

The Met NYC Free Music Weekend Nights in the Great Hall

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Met remains open late, not only for art viewing, but also for cocktails in the Great Hall Balcony Bar (5-9pm) and classical music from a string ensemble. The restaurant at Petrie Court Café and Wine Bar stays open until 10:30pm (last reservation at 8:30pm), and dinner is usually accompanied by piano music.

The Met NYC Music Weekend Nights With Cocktails and Snacks

You can purchase cocktails and appetizers at the Balcony Bar, and if you get there early enough, grab one of the little tables with candles. You still get to see some beautiful art and no ticket purchase is necessary. A slate of after-hours programs (gallery talks, walking tours, family programs) changes by the week; call for the current schedule.

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Summer Martini Bar on the Roof Garden Café

Skyline Views, Art and Cocktails – what more could you want?

April 16 – October 27, 2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Metropolitan Museum of Art Restaurant

The Met Summer Martini Bar Every summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar, an 8,000-square-foot, informal, outdoor setting with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.

The Roof Garden Café serves sandwiches, snacks, desserts, and beverage service—including espresso, cappuccino, iced tea, soft drinks, wine, and beer— daily 10 a.m. until closing, as weather permits.

The Martini Bar is open Friday and Saturday evenings (5:30-8 pm).

Cantor Roof Garden Bar:

  • April through late fall, weather permitting
  • Sunday–Thursday, 11 am–4:30 pm
  • Friday–Saturday, 11 am–10 pm
  • Enter on the Fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries
  • More info: The Met Rooftop Café

The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot will be on view from April 16 through October 27, 2019

Metropolitan Museum of Art Summer Roof Exhibit 2019

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The Met Current Exhibits

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Past Exhibits

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

May 10–August 19, 2012. The Met’s latest Costume Institute exhibition explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features fictive conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their innovative work.

P.S. Art 2012 – Celebrating the Creative Spirit of New York City Kids

June 12–August 11, 2012. An annual juried exhibition of talented young artists from New York City’s public schools. This selection showcases the creativity of seventy-six K through 12 students from all five boroughs and includes paintings, prints, sculptures, mixed-media works, collages, and drawings. Each piece represents a unique expression of imagination and ability.

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Hotels Near the Met

Luxury Hotels Upper East Side

If your dreams of a NYC vacation conjure images of strolling Museum Mile, views of Central Park, shopping along the famed Fifth Avenue, rubbing elbows with socialites and celebrities and dining at some of New York's best restaurants, then Luxury Hotels Upper East Side are exactly where you want to book.

The Surrey Hotel NYC - Luxury Hotels Upper East Side

  • The Surrey - private rooftop garden, Café Boulud (photo)
  • The Pierre - favorite of the Vanderbilts, Astors, Chryslers and E.F. Hutton
  • The Carlyle - Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel

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Metropolitan Museum New York Hours and Info

1000 Fifth Ave. (at 82nd St)
Manhattan, NY 10028
Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St, walk West from Lex
www.metmuseum.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art Hours

Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the first Monday in May

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