The Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Sky-High Art, Views, and CocktailsThe Met's rooftop terrace, open from May to late fall, is a delightful spot for a breath of fresh air. Visitors are treated to unobstructed panoramic views of NYC's skyline and Central Park's lush treetops. The cafe serves wine, beer, specialty drinks, coffee, soft drinks, light snacks, and desserts to pick you up after hours of art and culture. The terrace also features an annual single-artist installation. Past years have included art from Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, and Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi. To visit the rooftop, look for the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries.
about 6 years ago
Museum with a view
Summer in the city is great with the heat, humidity, random rain, and makeup melting off your face. But not having to wear a jacket and having an array of rooftops to choose from, makes it worth the literal sweat and tears. And the Met has one of the best rooftops around, featuring views of Central Park and its surrounding real estate, along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, small bites, and an annually changing art installation. Try to hit the rooftop before it closes at the end of autumn for a view of the multicolored trees--and to remind yourself what leaves look like before they disappear for six months. Entry to the museum is required to get upstairs. Expect long queues for the elevator at night and on weekends.