Garden Family Fair and Free Community Weekend

Illustration showing garden on 36th street with lion statue and figures of children
Saturday and Sunday, June 18–19, 2022

Celebrate the restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library with our Garden Family Fair and Free Community Weekend. Discover the new garden space and our current exhibitions.

Museum admission and all activities are free the weekend of June 18–19, 2022.

Welcome to the Morgan Garden! The Morgan Garden will be available during opening hours, 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Pick up a copy of our new Morgan Garden Family Guide and explore!

11:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Community Guided Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition J. Pierpont Morgan's Library: Building the Bookman's Paradise and the Morgan Garden.

12:00–3:00 PM
Family Activities

Visit the Welcome Table to sign up for the family raffle of Morgan Shop books and pick up your copy of the Morgan Garden Family Guide.

*Compose Yourself! On the Morgan’s Poetry Wall, write your own unique verses inspired by great writers such as Gwendolyn Brooks and James Joyce.

* That’s A Bit Mulch… The Grand Falloons company performs live magic, juggling, and balloon animal sculpting.

* Gilded Glamor Get into character, literally, as J. Pierpont Morgan or the museum’s first director, Belle da Costa Greene, using our head-in-the-hole board created by artist Pam Koehler.

* Father of the Pride Get roaring and craft your own lion flower for the Morgan Garden.

Saturday, June 18, 2022
12:00–3:00 PM
Live Music

Multi-instrumentalists Dennis Lichtman and Jerron Paxton perform early to mid-1900s American music.

Sunday, June 19, 2022
12:00–3:00 PM
Live Music

Jeff Newell and the New-Trad Quartet perform the early sources of our nation's musical heritage.

12:30–1:00 PM and 2:30–3:00 PM
Off the Page: Family Storytime in the East Room

Celebrate authors and imagery from the Morgan’s collection with live readings of picture books. Enjoy Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan, We Are Shining by Gwendolyn Brooks, and P is for Pterodactyl by Chris Carpenter and Raj Haldar.

Readers are pre-service teachers at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in the Teaching & Learning Program. Storytimes are co-organized by The Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature at NYU.

Our Covid-19 safety protocols are listed here.


Illustration by Deana Sobel Lederman, Courtesy of the Morgan Library & Museum

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.