Wednesday, September 22, 2021



Free & Ticketed Programs



Join us for MetFest

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12–6 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue

Connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during The Met's first-ever block party! This daylong celebration takes place on the iconic front steps and David H. Koch Plaza, and in the galleries. MetFest honors the central role of art in our lives and highlights the resilience of New York City and its people.

On the Plaza
Come together with performances, art-making activities, carnival stilt walkers, a Double Dutch showcase, and more on the David H. Koch Plaza. Experience projects and performances by Civic Practice Partnership Artists in Residence Jon Gray, Miguel Luciano, Mei Lum, and Toshi Reagon.

In the Museum

Experience The Met as never before on intimate tours behind gallery walls, and hear Met experts from across the Museum share their thoughts on their favorite objects in the collection. Create your own works of art, participate in a collaborative project, or compose your own acoustic jewelry—all inspired by The Met collection.

Can't join us in person? Tune in to the livestream to catch a glimpse of the action on the Plaza and explore activities you can do at home.

Outdoor MetFest programs are free. Indoor programs are free with Museum admission. Museum admission is free for Met Members and kids under 12. For New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students, the amount you pay is up to you.

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Plan Your Visit

The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters are open! See the Plan Your Visit page for more information about making a reservation and buying tickets in advance. Please note our current opening days and hours for each location.

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. Please read the visitor guidelines page to learn about our new health and safety protocols.

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Accessibility at The Met
The Met is committed to accessibility for all. For information about accessibility, programs, and services for people with disabilities at both Met sites, visit To request an access accommodation for virtual programs or online resources, email, or call 212-650-2010. For information about accessibility on our website, see our Website Accessibility Statement.




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MetFest is made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, and Dale and Robert Burch.

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Image: Illustration by Alva Skog for the Metropolitan Museum of Art