The Met is closed on Mondays except for certain Monday holidays. It opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. except for Friday and Saturday when they close at 9:00 p.m. Security does search your bags as you enter and the coat check is a great idea if it is during the winter months. Trust me, you don't want to carry your heavy winter coat all over this museum. Non-flash photography is allowed in most areas. If photography is not allowed they did have signs put up at the entrance to an exhibit saying it was not allowed.
There are dining options at the Met from casual dining like the cafeteria to more elegant restaurants.
You can easily spend an entire day exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It stretches almost 4 blocks. Everything from Egyptian art to 18th century art to the masters like Monet and Renoir and Van Gogh. The architecture of the Met is beautiful. It's really hard to describe the experience of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. So many exhibits and areas to explore I couldn't begin to remember them all or discuss them all here. I did enjoy seeing the Frank Lloyd Wright room as well as the Tiffany glasses. By far, though, my favorite part was seeing the Dega ballerine statue and paintings, the Monet paintings, and the Renoir paintings.
I can only dream about having one of these Tiffany glasses. They were so pretty.
And this Dega statue? I could have stared at it for hours.
After spending most of the day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art I took a taxi down to 37th Street and found Mood Fabrics, you know, the one from Project Runway. It was kind of hard to find and I have to say it was too overwhelming for me to actually try and find any fabric in. Stacks and stacks of rolls and rolls of fabrics. Just too much to take in and actually find something for me. I'm not one who likes to dig for stuff when I shop.
I then walked back up to Times Square to see if there were discount tickets available for shows playing that we would want to see, but no luck. Once my sister finished with her meetings we went to dinner at a restaurant called Gallagher's. It was good, but we thought it was a bit overpriced. It was interesting though because all the waiters were older gentlemen that looked liked they'd been there for many years. They shuffled around and it was quite amusing.