Supporters are the lifeline of the Library for the Performing Arts. You help us make our incredible collections, eye-opening exhibitions, and engaging public programs freely available to all.
By becoming a charter member of the Friends of the Library for the Performing Arts, you can help us ensure that the performing arts live forever.
Friend ($50–$99) | Join • Renew
- A year’s subscription to LPA’s quarterly e-newsletter
- 10% discount at The Library Shop at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online
- Personalized membership card
- Invitations to Friends-only exhibition previews at LPA
- 10% discount at the LPA Cafe
Designers Circle ($100–$249) | Join • Renew
All Friends benefits, plus:
- Invitations to attend exhibition opening receptions at LPA
Directors Circle ($250–$499) | Join • Renew
All Designers Circle benefits, plus:
- Invitation for you and a guest to attend the annual members-only VIP Fall Reception at LPA Reserved seating for two at three LPA film screenings of your choice
Producers Circle ($500–$999) | Join • Renew
All Directors Circle benefits, plus:
- A backstage look at LPA’s collections
- Reserved seating for two at three LPA Musical Theatre Mondays of your choice
Angels Circle ($1,000–$2,499) | Join • Renew
All Producers Circle benefits, plus:
- Special behind-the-scenes tour of your choice—with the curator of the Music, Dance, Theatre, or Recorded Sound Division
- Acknowledgment of your support in the Library’s Annual Report
Benefactors Circle ($2,500–$4,999) | Join • Renew
All Angels Circle benefits, plus:
- Invitation for you and a guest to attend “Cocktails with a Curator,” an evening featuring one of LPA’s prominent curators and exclusive access to celebrated collections.
Stars Circle ($5,000–$9,999) | Join • Renew
All Benefactors Circle benefits, plus:
- Invitation an annual luncheon with the LPA Executive Director and guest performing artists
Impresario Circle ($10,000+) | Join • Renew
All Stars Circle benefits, plus:
- Invitation to the exclusive Astor Luncheon with The New York Public Library President and other special guests
Membership gifts may also be mailed to the Friends of the Library for the Performing Arts, The New York Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018. Please make checks payable to Library for the Performing Arts/NYPL.
If you would like to contact the Friends of the Library for the Performing Arts Membership Office, please e-mail FriendsLPA@nypl.org, or call 212.930.0653.