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"LPA is a real treasure for us all." -Sarah Jessica Parker

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA) captures today’s great productions so that we can bring them to life for tomorrow’s artists and scholars. Your membership will help ensure that the performing arts live forever!

Plus, Friends of the Library for the Performing Arts receive special benefits ranging from members-only exhibition previews to behind-the-scenes tours.

Join today and your membership will last through December 31, 2020.

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

Join or Renew as a Member

Get 4 Free Months of Benefits!

Become a Friend of the Library for the Performing Arts & receive special benefits, from members-only exhibition previews to behind-the-scenes tours. Join today and your membership will last through December 31, 2020.

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

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  • Personalized donor membership card
  • A year's subscription to LPA's quarterly e-newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and online
  • 10% discount at the Schomburg Shop
  • 10% discount on LIVE from the NYPL tickets and access to presale
  • 20% discount at the Amy's Bread Café at LPA

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • ​Invitations to attend exhibition openings at LPA
  • Two tickets to the Library's annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year
  • Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap, where members exchange favorite books

All Designers Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend members-only VIP receptions at LPA
  • Four total tickets to the Library's annual Holiday Open House
  • Invitation for two to the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, featuring today's most exciting writers and thinkers
  • Reserved seating for two at select LPA film screenings
  • 20% discount on LIVE from the NYPL general admission tickets

All Directors Circle benefits, plus:

  • A backstage look at LPA's collections
  • Reserved seating for two at select LPA musical theatre performances
  • Early access to registration for select public programs

All Producers Circle benefits, plus:

  • Special behind-the-scenes tour of your choice with curators of the Music, Dance, Theatre, or Recorded Sound Divisions
  • Acknowledgment of your support in the Library's Annual Report
  • Exclusive exhibition openings at The New York Public Library's research libraries

All Angels Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend Cocktails with a Curator, an evening with one of LPA's prominent curators and exclusive access to our celebrated collections.

All Benefactors Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Director’s Luncheon, featuring guest performing artists

All Stars Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the exclusive Library Leadership Luncheon with Library President Tony Marx and special guests

Friends of LPA membership benefits start at $50. Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

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By choosing to not receive benefits with your membership, your gift is fully tax deductible and you will not receive a member card, invitations to events, e-updates, or be eligible for member discounts.

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