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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.

Throughout the evening, teens will be invited to decorate tote bags with fashion writer Lesley Ware and Pioneer Works’ Friday Night Fashion Club, amongst other activities.

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.