Museum Nightlife in New York City

nycgo.com staff

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Everyone knows that New York City has some of the world’s greatest museums, but fewer visitors might be aware that those institutions are increasingly places to hang out at night, listening to a DJ set or live music and drinking a cocktail. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite evening museum events.

Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt
Jul
20

Museums & Galleries Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt

See live performances each Thursday in the museum's garden.

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MoMA Summer Evenings
Jul
20

Museums & Galleries MoMA Summer Evenings

Enjoy later hours and live music in the Sculpture Garden.

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Summer Nights at the Staten Island Museum
Jul
20

Museums & Galleries Summer Nights at the Staten Island Museum

The Staten Island museum remains open late on Thursday evenings in summer for drinks and special programming.

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MetFridays
Jul
21

Museums & Galleries MetFridays

Stay after hours at all three Met museums for concerts, tours, discussions and wine tastings.

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K2 Friday Nights
Jul
21

Museums & Galleries K2 Friday Nights

Enjoy live music, guided tours and more with free admission to the Rubin each Friday.

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Whitney Museum Evenings
Jul
21

Museums & Galleries Whitney Museum Evenings

The Whitney is open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays for gallery tours and public programming.

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Warm Up at MoMA PS1
Jul
22

Arts & Culture Warm Up at MoMA PS1

See live, electronic performances from the likes of ASAP Ferg, Jackmaster and Actress.

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Guggenheim Tuesdays
Jul
25

Museums & Galleries Guggenheim Tuesdays

The Guggenheim stays open late with public programming and a bar in that famous rotunda.

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First Saturdays
Aug
5

Museums & Galleries First Saturdays

Celebrate into the night at the Brooklyn Museum with free programming and a happy hour.

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