Fri, Jun 23 | 6:30–9 PM | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Feel like New York royalty in the grand marble halls of NYPL’s flagship location at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Join us at Manhattan Anti-Prom for a night of dancing, crafting, snacking, and hanging out—plus, a special fashion show featuring student designers from the High School of Fashion Industries!
Free! For ages 12–18 only. Proof of age required. All bags must be checked.
- Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll (Book)
- A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall (Book | E-Book)
- Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher (Book | E-Book)
- Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt (Book | E-Book)
- Half Yard Vintage by Debbie Shore (Book)
- The Vintage Fashion Illustration Manual by Edith Young (Book)
- Prom: The Big Night Out by Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge (Book)
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For more than 15 years, Anti-Prom has been a celebration of pride and joy—a space where everyone is welcome. In 2020 and 2021, celebrating looked a little different. Check out these digital projects by students at the High School of Fashion Industries:
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