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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 drinks and an assortment of light fare in the American Wing Cafe, the Petrie Court Cafe, and the Cantor Roof Garden Bar. 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 THEL
Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30
6–8:30 PM
Petrie Court Cafe, Floor 1
Join 3/4ths of Met-favorite string quartet ETHEL for celebrated trio classics from Beethoven to Dohnányi, alongside reimagined favorites.

Catalyst Quartet: Lost and Found in the Galleries
Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30
6,7, and 8 PM
Gallery 515, The Lansdowne Dining Room, Floor 1
In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, MetLiveArts’ 2023–24 Quartet in Residence features works by historical and living Latinx composers in pop-up gallery performances.

Gallery Concert
Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30
6 and 7 PM
Musical Instruments
Gallery 681, Floor 2
In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, join Kevin Sherwin (YoungArts, 2012) as he plays The Met’s 1953 Ignacio Fleta guitar.

Watson Library Tour
Friday, September 29
6–6:30 PM
Meet at Thomas J. Watson Library entrance, Vélez Blanco Patio, Gallery 534, Floor 1
Join a librarian for an after-hours tour of The Met’s art research library, Thomas J. Watson Library, including a behind-the-scenes peek at the library stacks. At the end of the tour, spend some time viewing a selection of books by Hispanic/Latinx artists in celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.

Gallery Chats 
Friday, September 29
6–7:30 PM
European Paintings
Gallery 808, Floor 2

European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Gallery 531, Floor 1 

Saturday, September 30
6–7:30 PM
Modern and Contemporary Art
Gallery 901, 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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