Thursday, August 19, 2021

Make the most of summer in the city @ The Met

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There's still time to enjoy the best of summer at The Met Cloisters and The Met Fifth Avenue. Unwind among the herbs and flowers in a medieval garden, delight in Alex Da Corte's charming sculpture and spectacular views of Central Park on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, or create your own art-inspired tradition.

In accordance with New York City mandate, the Museum requires all visitors age 12 and older to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Masks are required for all visitors. Read our visitor guidelines for details.



Cool Off with Ice Pops on the Plaza

Through September 5, take a breather outdoors with a freshly baked cinnamon roll, watermelon agua fresca, or a fruit ice pop at the new Plaza Cafe on The Met Fifth Avenue's David H. Koch Plaza near 83rd Street. Learn more →



Visit Big Bird on the Roof

Artist Alex Da Corte's 26-foot-tall kinetic sculpture combines the beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird and the modern aesthetic of Alexander Calder's standing mobiles. This latest site-specific commission for the Cantor Roof Garden is a New York Times critic's pick. Meet the artist →



Journey to the Middle Ages

Reflect and recharge at The Met Cloisters, a tranquil museum of medieval art with stunning views across the Hudson River. Explore the grounds and collection  →


Plan Your Visit

The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters are open! Watch this video or check out the visitor guidelines page to learn about our new health and safety protocols. Please note our current opening days and hours for each location. See the Plan Your Visit page for more information about making a reservation and buying tickets in advance.

Summertime Dining Now Available
In addition to the new Plaza Cafe on The Met’s Fifth Avenue plaza, uptown at The Met Cloisters, the Trie Café offers delicious salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while surrounded by serene gardens and medieval architecture. For hours and locations, visit us online.

Bike Valet
Complimentary bicycle valet service is available for Museum visitors 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Valet service continues through Labor Day and includes the September 6 Monday holiday. Look for the valet tent on The Met's Fifth Avenue's David H. Koch Plaza near 83rd Street.

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The Roof Garden Commission: Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Additional support is provided by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

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