Go Local – Art After Dark

What better way to enjoy a museum than during one of its after hours events? Music, art, drinks, and there’s typically an age requirement of 21 and up. This is one of my favorite times to visit some of the museums in New York City either solo, with friends, or for date night.

Art After Dark at The Guggenheim
1071 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10128

Hours:  9 pm–midnight

$18 guests and general public (credit card only at the door); cash bar

At its Art After Dark program, the Guggenheim transforms into a cocktail-driven, DJ-studded, fashion-forward event designed to introduce the masses to the museum’s art collections without the formality of daylight the first Friday of most months. The DJs change frequently and often bring a highly loyal fan base with them.  Lines can be long, so it’s best to arrive early. http://www.guggenheim.org

Target Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238

Hours: 5pm – 11pm


On the first Saturday of every month, the Brooklyn Museum hosts Target Saturdays, an evening of special events and drinks.The  is transformed into a DJ-thumping, bodies moving, fun dance party. Attendees also enjoy live music, special programs, and access to all of the museum’s exhibits until 11pm! Each month is a different theme i.e African Dance, Hispanic Culture, Pride, etc…Children are welcome at attend this event and there is special programing for them as well. http://www.brooklynmuseum.org

K2 Nights at Rubin Museum

150 W 17th St., New York, NY 10011

Hours: Fridays, 6pm – 10pm


Every Friday night, the Rubin Museum’s Serai Restaurant morphs into the K2 Lounge, serving cocktails and Asian tapas.  Admission to the galleries is free from 6-10pm, and you can stroll the museum’s Himalayan-themed exhibits while DJs spin accompanying tunes. The museum hosts special curated exhibits, film viewings and live music performances. Arrive early for the 2-for-1 drink specials offered from 6-7pm. http://www.rmanyc.org

Late Nights at the MOMA

11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019

Hours: Fridays, 4pm – 8pm


Admission is free for all visitors during UNIQLO Free Friday Nights, held every Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Your UNIQLO Free Friday Night ticket permits you to all other Museum galleries, exhibitions, and films. http://www.moma.org

Uptown Fridays! At the Studio Museum in Harlem

144 West 125th Street, New York, New York 10027

Hours: Fridays 6pm – 9pm


Join friends and neighbors to dance to the sounds of the DJ in the Studio Museum’s courtyard, check out the exhibitions on view during guided tours, browse through the innovative items in the Museum Store, and enjoy great food and creative cocktails at the Atrium Café.Uptown Fridays is FREE and open to the public. Visit their website for the next Uptown Friday event. http://www.studiomuseum.org 

Until next time! -xo AGT

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MoMA Night Tonight!

Tonight from 5:30pm – 8:30pm the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will be having its first MoMA Night of 2012!

From September to June the museum stays open late on the first Thursday of every month. There are gallery talks, a DJ, a cash bar to sip cocktails while u check out the latest exhibits, and a prix fixe dinner available in the cafe.

Tonight’s DJs are Luc Frelon and Vincent Provini, also known as the musical programmers for France’s beloved FIP radio station. “FIP, which is a music-only station, has been known for daring and eclectic programming for the past 40 years. Classical tracks segue into dance music, chansons, hip-hop, salsa, or pretty much anything of musical interest. Luc and Vincent are also DJs who play around the world, keeping in mind the eclecticism of FIP while tailoring their live sets to the environment, from festivals and dance parties to museums and performance spaces.” – MoMA

The cash bar will be open from 5:30pm to 8pm, Dinner will be served from 5pm to 7pm, and gallery talks will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm. Regular admission applies for this event.

Check out the website for more details.

I almost forgot all about this. Im so glad I checked the website before I settled in on my couch with movies for the day. Looks like I’ll be heading to the city later :)

~ Love AGT :)

Weekend Events and Happenings in NYC

This weekend I’m using my time off to take a drive upstate to see the fall foliage and meet with friends to go apple picking. If you need some ideas for the weekend check out what’s going on in the city this weekend below.


Rubin Museum of Art  – gallery admission is free from 6-10pm. The cafe becomes the K2 Lounge with a DJ beginning at 7pm and offers a Pan Asian tapas menu. Films are shown at 9:30pm, and contemporary artists lead informal talks in the galleries beginning at 6:15pm. The museum is located at 150 W. 17th Street between Sixth and Seventh Ave.

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) – every Friday Target hosts free Fridays at the MOMA. Admission is free from 4-8pm. The museum is located at 11 W. 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Ave.


Today the Queens County Farm will be keeping their corn maze open until 9pm for the Moonlight Maze event!. Bring your friends and family and try to find your way through the maze after dark! Admission into the maze for adults is $9, kids (4-11) $5, ands kids 3 and under are free.

All Weekend Long

Pick Pumpkins at Decker Farm on Staten Island. Free transportation will be provided from Historic Richmond Town to the farm. Enjoy a hayride and pick out a pumpkin.

New York Comic Con – is being held at the Jacob Javits Center from October 13-16th. It is the largest comic book and pop culture event on the East Coast, and last year it was the 2nd largest in the country with over 96,000 people in attendance. Definitely worth checking out if you like comic books. Use the link for additional information and ticket prices. I have attended a few events at the Javits Center and it’s really easy to get to via subway. There is also a parking garage nearby if you choose to drive.

Head to Coney Island for Halloween at the New York Aquarium from October 15-16th. There will be a haunted sea-fari, magic shows, story telling, musical performances, crafts, and treat stations. Kiddos (3-12) in costumes get in for free with adult admission and the aquarium is open from 10am – 5:30pm.

Queens County Farm and Corn Maize – opens their corn 3 acre maze every weekend to the public from 11am – 4:30pm. Have fun with friends and family trying to solve clues and find your way out of the maze. Admission for the farm is free, except during events. Admission into the maze for adults is $9, kids (4-11) $5, ands kids 3 and under are free. While you’re there also check out the museum on site and pick out a pumpkin.

5th Annual NYC Food Film Festival – is going on from October 13-16th. “Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite foods. Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, Motz, Hawk and company serve up the food that guests are watching on the screen for a multi-sensory, full-bodied experience.”

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Until next time ~ agirltravels