Let’s Kick-Off the Summer at The New Met Roof Garden Bar with The Sun Sets Series




Image Credit: The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Photo by Filip Wolak.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the reopening of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden and the Roof Garden Bar on Thursday, May 19. Visitors are invited to experience stunning views of Central Park and the New York City skyline while enjoying refreshments, including cocktails and wine, and light fare created by Bon Appétit. The Roof Garden Bar will be open on Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Starting July 1, the Cantor Roof Garden will be transformed on Friday and Saturday nights for Sun Sets, a weekly series that will showcase a rotating lineup of DJs from the City’s ever-evolving dance music underground like Liondub, Kristin Barilli, the Brooklyn-based DJ collective Uklon, who are originally from Kyiv, Dominican-American DJ Toribio, and more. This series celebrates a diversity of rhythms, perspectives, and countries of origins, much like New York City itself. Sun Sets will be free with Museum admission, and will be first come first served.

Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Met, said, “Our Sun Sets series is a celebration of New York City’s dynamic and legendary music scene. We’re thrilled to welcome this phenomenal group of electronic artists to the Cantor Roof Garden this summer and for all to enjoy the energy and music while taking in the stunning views of Central Park and the city skyline.

The Sun Sets series will run this summer on Friday and Saturday evenings, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., from July 1 through September 3 and be free with Museum admission; no reservations are required. Access to the Cantor Roof Garden will be first come first served, weather permitting, and subject to capacity restrictions. The Roof Garden Bar is open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. (last call is at 8:15) and offers refreshments including cocktails, wine, and light fare created by Bon Appétit. The Sun Sets music series takes place during the Museum’s popular “Date Night at The Met” evenings, held every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m., featuring live music and drinks.

Image credit: Paula Lobo courtesy The Met
Performance Lineup for August

Friday, August 5: Journeyman
Tim “Journeyman” Fielding is a graduate of the Balearic school and one of the key figures behind two of London’s most storied 1990s clubs: The Brain and The End.

Saturday, August 6: Joy Presents Douglas Sherman, Nari, Yuji, and Takaya
This collective adheres to a time-honored ethos that stretches back to David Mancuso’s fabled downtown disco salon, The Loft.

Friday, August 12: MKL
Born in Belize and raised in New York City during the birth of hip-hop, MKL has a wide spectrum of influence embedded in his art and a performance career spanning three decades.

Saturday, August 13: Jenifa Mayanja
Mayanja has been contributing to the electronic music world for over 20 years as a performer, producer, and record label head with three imprints—Bumako Recordings, Sound Warrior, and EDJ Records.

Friday, August 19: Rambo Springsteen
A Brooklyn-based electronic music artist and co-founder of Plus Eight Equity Partners, a music tech-based venture capital firm.

Saturday, August 20: Elon
An Israeli native who came to New York City in 2001, Elon has released dozens of records and remixes. He is a member of the ReSolute team, has produced his own KOLEKTi event series, and founded his own label, Balagan.

Friday, August 26: Malik Hendricks
A rhythmically inclined aesthetic enthusiast born in the 1980s and raised in the 1990s whose raw house productions appear on his own Money Cat records.

Saturday, August 27: Pablo Romero
Queens-born owner of Archivio Record Shop and resident at Public Records.

Friday, September 2: Musclecars
Native to New York, Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield are musicians whose desire to share their admiration and passion for the art form drives their community-based approach. Since 2018, the duo has helmed their own monthly event, “Coloring Lessons.”


Saturday, September 3: Analog Soul
Brooklyn-based twin sisters appreciated far and wide for their groove-based sets encompassing house, Detroit techno, acid, electro, and electronica.

The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden has long been the location of site-specific artist commissions. The next Roof Garden Commission will open in spring 2023 with an installation by American artist Lauren Halsey.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC.