Bring your special someone, or come by yourself, to a special date night event hosted by the largest art museum in the Western Hemisphere. Every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. starting February 18, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host “Date Night at The Met,” an evening of live music, drink specials, and art.
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Buy-one-get-one free drink specials will be available at the museum’s American Wing Cafe and Balcony Lounge. Musicians include celebrated string quartet ETHEL, New York City’s leading medieval, renaissance, and baroque ensemble Sonnambula, and Mike Hashim’s New Orleans Foot Warmers playing Jazz classics.
From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., museum guides will be hosting informal drop-in gallery chats, giving guests the opportunity to get to know a certain piece of art.
“Forget streaming on the couch, it’s time to go out!” Ken Weine, the Museum’s Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, said in a statement. “We are all long overdue for a great date night in New York. The soaring spaces and hundreds of galleries at The Met are even more spectacular and romantic at night. Plus, New Yorkers can always pay what they wish for admission, so it’s truly the best date in town.”
All events are free at The Met with museum admission, which for New York State residents and New Jersey and Connecticut students with valid ID is pay-what-you-wish. Advance tickets are not needed. More information on the event’s scheduling can be found here.
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