The Frick Launches Free Monthly Evening Series- First Fridays

Guests enjoying Rembrandt's Self-Portrait in the Frick's West Gallery

Update | July, 2021:  There are no First Fridays events scheduled. View public programs.

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce that this fall it will launch a series of regularly scheduled free public evenings with First Fridays. Beginning in October, museum admission and gallery programs will be free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday evening of the month (except September and January). Visitors will 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 p erformances and open sketching in the Garden Court (complimentary materials provided by the Frick.) For more information, visit

Director Ian Wardropper comments, “In recent years, the Frick has expanded its education offerings to further engage the public and broaden our audiences. We have seen our evening hours events become increasingly popular for their unique combination of access and engaging programming. These nights have occurred throughout the year at various intervals, and we hope that in offering them regularly at the start of the month, they will become a beloved and well-known New York tradition. We are therefore delighted to formalize this special after-hours series under the new moniker First Fridays”.

Principal support for First Fridays is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation with major funding from Tai-Heng Cheng and Cole Harrell and the Gilder Foundation. 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.

2016–2017 Schedule


Information on individual events is available on the Frick Web site and through devoted Facebook event pages


October 7, 2016
November 4, 2016
December 2, 2016
February 3, 2017
March 3, 2017
April 7, 2017
May 5, 2017 
June 2, 2017
July 7, 2017





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