Teens from New York’s five boroughs will come together at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, October 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., for Teens Take The Met! The event encourages teens—many of whom are visiting The Met for the first time—to immerse themselves in hands-on experiences while exploring the Met. A range of activities will be available, including workshops, performances, art making, demonstrations, films, and more, offered by over 40 youth and cultural-focused organizations.
To participate, teens will need a special-event wristband, which they can pick up at either of the Met’s two Fifth Avenue entrances (at 81st and 83rd Streets), where pop-up performances by teen singers from Fanfare: Harlem Heavenly Notes and the Department of Youth & Community Development’s Step It Up champs will entertain the crowds during check-in. The wristbands will provide access to teen-only activities throughout the building.
Adults accompanying their teens to The Met on October 20 will enjoy MetFridays programming in the galleries: a Museum Highlights tour free with Museum admission. At the Great Hall Balcony Bar, where cocktails and appetizers are available for purchase, hear original tunes by Teens at 92 Street Y at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.