Preview: First Friday: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Date(s) - 05/04/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Asia Society


Cover Image:  © Ellen Wallop / Asia Society

What’s up? First Friday at Asia Society with free admission, fun, and culture in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.


© Asia Society

Damage? Free entry, cash bar

Why you should go.  It would be criminal to deny yourself a much deserved drink and mingling on a Friday at Asia Society, which is one of New York’s most intriguing smaller museums.

You walk in beautiful surroundings; see a couple really interesting exhibits; quick stop at the museum shop and leave feeling refreshed. Asia Society also hosts a slew of after-hours events, which are worth checking out.

First Friday at Asia Society includes

The ongoing Japanese Kamakura exhibit is truly remarkable.

The Japanese Kamakura exhibit was one of this year’s highlights. © WhereNYC

Useful tips:

  • Dress code: Business or casual is fine.
  • Bring your I.D. 21+ if drinking 
  • Bring cash for coat check / cloakroom and of course the bar
  • Business cards are  always a plus.
  • If you’re going to drink, hydrate and get a bite to eat beforehand.
  • Fancy a nightcap or a bite to eat nearby?
  1. Bar Room 117 60th St (between Lex and Park) – cozy, decent French wine, a crapload of beers on tap and bar food.
  2. Fig & Olive Lexington between 62nd 61st. One of many locations in New York City
  3. Lexington Bar & Books 1020 Lexington by 72nd St. – Close, cozy and rustic
  4. Loew’s Regency Bar & Grill (Park by 60th) – if you want a classy hotel bar with old school elegance, no need to look further.
  5. Vero Wine Bar 1483 2nd Ave (by 77th St.)