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Located across from Central Park in the heart of the vibrant Upper West Side, New-York Historical is an iconic landmark building with numerous gallery spaces to rent that accommodate a wide variety of events.

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The Robert H. Smith Auditorium

Reception: 409 guests Orchestra: 295 guests Balcony: 114 guests

The perfect venue for film screenings, upfronts, concerts, panel discussions, or TED-style talks, our sleek modern auditorium retains the charm of an intimate theater while offering state-of-the-art theatrical equipment. Our in-house AV teams provides extensive, complimentary support.

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Tented Courtyard

Capacity: 150 guests

Looking for the perfect intimate setting that's outdoors? Explore New-York Historical Society's back courtyard, where we can host socially-distanced events. Even better: We've got a tent available for spring and summer 2022.

2nd Floor Event Spaces

Patricia D. Klingenstein Library

Reception: 300 guests Seated Dinner: 200 guests

The Library boasts neoclassical architecture; soaring, 50-foot ceilings; and magnificent stained-glass windows that were gifted to New-York Historical in 1908. It's often rented along with nearby Dexter Hall.

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Dexter Hall

Reception: 250 Guests Seated Dinner: 250 guests

Host a dinner, cocktail party, or talk while offering your guests exclusive access to our permanent collection, including striking artworks like Le Tricorne, a painted stage curtain that's the largest Picasso on display in North America.

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4th Floor Event Spaces

Gallery of Tiffany Lamps

Reception: 300 guests
A stunning display of 100 illuminated Tiffany lamps in a two-level, dramatically-lit space that's connected by a glowing glass staircase. When the Gallery is rented along with adjacent spaces, the entire fourth floor can accommodate up to 350 guests.

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As the market leader in catering and events, Abigail Kirsch is fueled by one simple mission—to provide the highest-level experience for their clients and guests with unique and engaging menu presentations. AK’s operational systems and expertise ensure your event is produced with the utmost precision from inception to execution.  

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