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NYPL The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, New York, New York 10018
Join us on select Fridays for the city’s most cerebral happy hour at NYPL’s iconic 42nd Street location.
Halloween is coming early to the New York Public Library, so come dressed to impress. Register: on.nypl.org/2fM3yrA
The evening will include:
— Costume parade! Show off your best literary getup inspired by your favorite book or author
— Winners will be judged by special guest judges: the hosts of the New York — Public Library’s podcast The Librarian Is In and Project Runway co-host and mentor Tim Gunn! (see rules for details)
— A one-night-only specially curated collections display of some of our spookiest, scariest, and most ghoulish photographs, prints, and rare books
Curated selection of scary short 16mm films pulled from our archives
— Arts & Crafts table: Skeleton-paper-doll costume party
— Access to the brand new exhibit of Recent Acquisitions, highlighting beautiful books, objects, and ephemera procured by the Library in recent years
— Quiet room with games, coloring, and puzzles
— Music by I Like It
— Food & drinks available for purchase
Please keep an eye out for costume parade/contest rules that will be distributed shortly.
Lines start forming at 5th Ave in advance of the event. Entrance is admitted on a first come, first serve basis, until the space is full, regardless of registration status. Pre-register to get 10% off at the Library Shop that night! Register: on.nypl.org/2fM3yrA
Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #NYPLafterhours.
Please note that you must be 21+ to attend and ID is required.
Accessible entrance available at 42nd Street.
Library After Hours is made possible with the generous support of Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos.