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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 gallery chats across the Museum, 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 ETHEL
Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6
6–8:30 PM
Great Hall Balcony Cafe, Floor 2
The acclaimed string quartet performs their own infectiously engaging music, as well as audience favorites by an eclectic crew of contemporary composers.

Gallery Concert
Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6

6–8 PM
Gallery 681, Floor 2

Join Jake Blount and Kristina Gaddy as they present an evening of banjo and fiddle, exploring the origins and transformations of Black American folk traditions.

Gallery Chats
Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6
6–7:30 PM

Friday, May 5, 6–7:30 PM
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, all volunteer-led gallery chats will explore art centering around AA&PI identity and ancestry.

Asian Art
Gallery 230, Floor 2
Gallery 233, Floor 2

Saturday, May 6, 6–7:30 PM
European Paintings
Gallery 812, Floor 2

Islamic Art
Gallery 455, Floor 2

Highlights Tour
Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6
6:30–7:30 PM

Departs from the Vélez Blanco Patio, Gallery 534, Floor 1

Drop-in Drawing
Friday, May 5
6–8 PM
Galleries 210–216, Floor 2

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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