Teens Take The Met!
FRIDAY / MAY 31
The Met Museum
1000 5th Ave, NYC
The highly anticipated Teens Take The Met! will take place on Friday, May 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Museum-wide program brings together teens from New York’s five boroughs for a night of teen-centric activities. Since the program’s inception in 2014, the event has brought together over 26,000 youth for what has become one of the most compelling teen events in New York City. 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 Museum. A range of innovative activities will be available, including workshops, performances, art making, demonstrations, and more, offered by over 40 youth and cultural organizations that are partnering in the evening. Teens Take The Met! is free for all teens (age 13 or older) with a middle school or high school ID.
Designed in collaboration with over 40 community partners, an array of interactive stations, performances, and activities have been created for the event. There will be activities inspired by The Met collection and its current exhibitions. Taking a cue from Camp: Notes on Fashion, there will be a tote design station as well as Vogueing Dance Workshopsled by ballroom icons Omari Mizrahi and Sinia Alaia and emceed by Jack Mizrahi and Precious Ebony. Taking inspiration from Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, School of Rock NYC and Harvestworks—two new partner organizations for this year’s event—will offer instrument petting zoos during the event with traditional instruments such as drums and guitars and synthesizers. School of Rock NYC will also invite teens to enjoy music performances by their peers in The Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium with teen bands playing throughout the evening.
Hands-on stations will be offered across the Museum, including a collage-making activity with Wave Hill in which participants respond to the Tiffany glass in The Charles Engelhard Court, and a button-making activity centered on activism that is a collaboration between the New-York Historical Society and the Poster House Museum. Lexington School for the Deaf and New York Deaf Theatre will invite attendees to participate in improvisational theater inspired by the Museum’s arms and armor collection. And in response to the exhibition Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera, The Met’s own teen interns will challenge fellow teens to create art based on their identity.
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