Give the Gift of Membership!

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

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

A welcome packet explaining all the benefits of membership will be sent to your gift membership recipient within a few weeks of your purchase. You can also schedule a personalized eCard on the confirmation page.

Give the Gift of Membership!

The 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 gift of membership will help ensure that the performing arts live forever!

Friends of the Library for the Performing Arts receive special benefits, like discounts, exhibition previews & more.

A welcome packet explaining all the benefits of membership will be sent to your gift membership recipient within a few weeks of your gift. You can also schedule a personalized eCard on the confirmation page.

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  • Personalized donor membership card
  • A year's subscription to LPA's quarterly e-newsletter
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Library Shop at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and online, throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Schomburg Shop, throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • Special 12.5% discount on LIVE from the NYPL tickets and access to presale, throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • 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:

  • Limited-edition 125th anniversary tote (while supplies last)
  • Special access to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library celebrations in May 2020
  • Special access to the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures when it opens in November 2020
  • Complimentary personalized book dedication
  • Listing on digital donor wall

All Anniversary 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
  • Special 25% discount on LIVE from the NYPL general admission tickets, throughout 2020 (typically 20%)

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 to exclusive Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Advanced tickets to our grand 125th Anniversary Gala—a celebration unlike any other and the finale of our 125 year!

All Anniversary 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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