Met Museum Launches Friday and Saturday “Date Nights”

Date Night at The Met — “an evening of art, live music, and more in the hundreds of galleries and soaring spaces of the Museum” — launched last Friday, February 18, and it will be taking place every Friday and Saturday night from 5-9pm through March.

Live music will be taking place throughout the galleries of the museum; jazz band Mike Hashim’s New Orleans Foot Warmers performed at the first event on Feb 18, and this coming weekend (Feb 25 and 26), Sonnambula — a medieval, Renaissance, and baroque ensemble — will be performing from 5:30–8:30pm in the The Robert Lehman Wing.

Date Night at the Met

Mike Hashim’s New Orleans Foot Warmers performing in The Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on Date Night, February 18, 2022. Image c/o The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Paula Lobo

In March, performances will include celebrated contemporary string quartet ETHEL in the American Wing Café, and a special edition of Juilliard’s ChamberFest featuring performances in the European Paintings galleries.


Buy-one-get-one drink specials will be available along with light snacks at the American Wing Café, and there will be a small bites menu in the Balcony Lounge (for Members at the Evening Hours level and above).

Date nights also include one-hour gallery chats led by museum guides.

“Forget streaming on the couch, it’s time to go out!” says Ken Weine, the Museum’s Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Communications Officer. “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 with Museum admission, which is always pay-what-you-wish for New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students with valid ID. Advance tickets are not required.

To view the upcoming schedule, click here.
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