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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza, at Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-7486
+1 212-870-1630
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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
Kate I
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Wales, United Kingdom
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A great little tour of this beautiful library

We decided to have a free tour of the library after coming in to look inside. It is beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Lesley M
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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40 Lincoln Center Plaza, at Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-7486
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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

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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

Thank Lesley M
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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

Thank Nikki R
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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.

Thank Julie S
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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.

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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

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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

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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

Thank Margaret C
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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.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I went to the Curtains Up exhibit at the library and it was awesome. It was really neat to be able to get up close and personal with some of the outfits from some of the greatest shows. The exhibit is extremely well done and...More

Thank kmmate
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quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
...More
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Response from joyceleighbowden | Reviewed this property |
Yes, happily, it is free! Closes at 6pm..
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