July 2021 Update: There are no First Fridays events scheduled. Due to COVID-19, all public programs remain online-only until further notice.
Museum admission and gallery programs are free from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday evening of the month (except January and September). Visitors have access to the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries, and enjoy talks and lectures by museum educators and curators, as well as music and dance performances and open sketching in the Garden Court (complimentary materials provided by the Frick).
Principal support for First Fridays is provided by Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng and Cole Harrell and by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with additional funding from Monika McLennan, the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Marianna and Juan Sabater, Sally and Howard Lepow, the Gilder Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, and Margot and Jerry Bogert.
First Fridays also are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.