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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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Jerome Robbins - Rare & Precious Footage

A young happily dancing Jerome meets and greets you right behind the door. He would have been one... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Oliver S
New York City, New York
Proper, old-school library

After all the modern, multi-media, something-for-everyone libraries it is so nice to visit an old... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

A young happily dancing Jerome meets and greets you right behind the door. He would have been one hundred this year. In honor of his anniversary the Library for the Arts at Lincoln center has a wonderful exhibit about his life and art. West Side...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

After all the modern, multi-media, something-for-everyone libraries it is so nice to visit an old traditional library. It is a beautiful building full of original fixtures including old wooden telephone booths and a really lovely children’s department where the shelves are low and there are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to have a free tour of the library after coming in to look inside. It is beautiful and well worth a visit. The free tour is also worth doing if you have an hour to spare. Weekdays there is an 11.00 tour and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Very clean library. Lots of children books. Nice small space for children to read. Small tables and a bunch of computers for children's use as well. They have several activities lined up for the whole month so ask for their calendar of events. They have...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy dance, music or theater then you will enjoy stopping to view the exhibits. If you are passionate about performing arts you should plan to spend more time looking or listening to the collection. Amazing! Amy's Bread has a mini cafe.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful building! I took the Free audio tour which had more than enough information. Some rooms were so stunning they literally took my breath away. An absolute MUST to visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very interesting free exhibition celebrating the Olivier and TONY awards. Take your time and listen and watch the audiovisuals which are very informative. Closes end of June. Could do with more headsets for busier times and the odd chair or two to rest tired legs....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I went to check out the Arthur Russell work just added to the library's collections, and found the people helpful and the atmosphere welcoming while at the same time serious and quiet

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Had an extra hour before my Metropolitan Opera performance, so thought I'd check out the exhibition at the Library which is located next door. Didn't even know about this special branch of the New York Public Library. "Curtain Up" is what they call the exhibition...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This library location in Lincoln Center often has wonderful exhibits related to the performing arts. Curtain Up celebrates productions that received recognition by both the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. The exhibit includes costumes, recordings, designs, etc. Free exhibit in a great location.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from joyceleighbowden | Reviewed this property |
Yes, happily, it is free! Closes at 6pm..