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Met Roof Garden: As Long as the Sun Lasts

met roof garden

September 16 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$25 (suggested), free/ages 12 & under

Find stunning views of Central Park and a giant introspective, blue ⁣⁣Big Bird swinging on a moon mobile on the Met’s roof garden. Standing 26 feet tall, Alex Da Corte’s “As Long as the Sun Lasts” features Sesame Street mixed with the modern aesthetic of Alexander Calder’s standing mobiles (which you can see at MoMA). ⁣⁣
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This choice of color gestures to Da Corte’s personal associations with Big Bird: growing up partially in Venezuela, he watched the Brazilian version of Sesame Street, in which Big Bird’s counterpart, Garibaldo, was blue. The color also alludes to the 1985 film “Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird,” in which the character, while out on a road trip, is captured and painted blue by two carnival operators.⁣⁣

The rooftop cafe is currently closed.

Open Thursday–Monday 10 am–5 pm; closed on rainy days.

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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 18 months–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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Start with Art at the Met

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. The first Thursday of the month features music in the galleries.

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Ancient Playground

This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door.  Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…

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