An Evening on the Met’s Rooftop

October 2, 2014

Roof deck at the MET

The outdoor setting of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop combined with delicious cocktails and breathtaking, panoramic views of Manhattan made an evening in mid July our favorite NYC experience yet. The city’s buildings create these jagged walls surrounding Central Park, and it’s surreal to look out over the contained treetops from the fifth floor rooftop (especially since, until then, we had only explored the park from ground level). The Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar serves a variety of cocktails, wine, beer and mocktails. If you’re in the mood for a drink, Dan and I loved the The Suburban. This year, the rooftop is open until November 2nd, and if you’re planning a trip to the city (or if you live close by), I’d highly recommend visiting the Met’s rooftop! Since our first visit in July, we’ve been back a couple times and brought a group of friends there too. It was a big hit. We’re planning to go again soon to see Central Park’s fall foliage, and I can’t wait!

A bit about the art exhibit, if you’re interested: This year, American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) in collaboration with the Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt (born 1957, Balzers, Liechtenstein), created a site specific installation titled Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout featuring curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass. The structure has been described as “part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper façade” and is “both transparent and reflective, creating a changing and visually complex environment for visitors.”

Roof deck at the MET

Roof deck at the MET




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