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The New York Public Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.

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Amsterdam Lobby


With a conveniently located street entrance, the Amsterdam Lobby is the perfect setting for a cocktail reception for up to 100 guests. Our two-tiered lobby allows for a variety of catering arrangements. The space keeps you close to Lincoln Center but away from the noise and rush of Broadway. The dimensions of the Amsterdam Ave. lobby: 8,000. sq.ft.

The Amsterdam Lobby is not available for rent during the Library’s open hours:

Monday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Thursday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 P.M..
Friday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M..
Sunday: CLOSED

For rates and other information regarding space rental at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts please call 212-870-1698, or email

No fund-raising, political or religious functions permitted. Events must be by invitation only.


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