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Date Night at The Met

Free with Museum admission

Every Friday and Saturday night, it’s Date Night at The Met! Bring a friend or special someone (or yourself!) for an evening of live music, drinks, and 5,000 years of art.

Experience live music and enjoy drink specials and an assortment of light fare in the American Wing Cafe and the Great Hall Balcony Cafe. Met Members at the Evening Hours level and above are welcome to enjoy small bites menu in the Balcony Lounge (reservations recommended).

Events and performers are subject to change. All events are free with Museum admission, which is always pay-what-you-wish for New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students with valid ID. Pay-what-you-wish tickets can only be reserved in person; allow extra time for lines. 

Met Members can use their Member card as their ticket and enter at 81st Street and Fifth Avenue. Join today

Masks are strongly recommended.

Live Music by Rock Paper Scissors
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
6–8:30 PM
Great Hall Balcony Cafe, Floor 2
Join one of New York’s most engaging string trios as they perform classics—from Beethoven and Kodály, to Glass and Hu—with their signature high-energy spirit.

Catalyst Quartet: Lost and Found in the Galleries
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM
Join Catalyst Quartet—MetLiveArts' ’22–’23 Quartet in Residence—in the galleries as they play the music that history has pushed to the margins, cast a modern eye on the Western musical canon, and highlight previously silenced voices. Featuring music by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Germaine Tailleferre. 

Drop-in Drawing

Friday, April 7 

6–8 PM

Gallery 371, Floor 1

Experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges in the galleries with expert teaching artists. Materials are provided.


Friday and Saturday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust and the William H. Kearns Foundation.

All Upcoming


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