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Join Poster House on the First Friday of every month for free admission and extended hours! Explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and get in on the fun by attending a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection.

3pm Billion Oyster Project Presentation
Learn about Billion Oyster Project‘s vision of a future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse, and abundant estuary from Public Outreach Manager Agata Poniatowski. The communities that surround this complex ecosystem have helped construct it, and in return benefit from it, with endless opportunities for work, education, and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and well cared for—our Commons. Billion Oyster Project hopes to restore one billion oysters by the year 2035 through public education initiatives working to involve one million people! Learn about our work and how to get involved.

4pm We Tried to Warn You Curatorial Tour
Join Poster House Guest Curator Tim Medland for a drop-in tour of We Tried to Warn You: Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020. Explore the global history of environmental activism through graphic design. Questions are strongly encouraged!

5pm Alt Text as Poetry Workshop
Posters are a visual medium. How can they be made more accessible to the blind and low vision community? Poster House is thrilled to welcome Finnegan Shannon (they/them) and Bojana Coklyat (she/her) as they lead visitors through a workshop on how to reframe alt text (short, written descriptions of images) as a type of poetry. Inspired by posters from the museum’s collection, visitors will practice writing, discussing, and reframing this type of accessible writing. To learn more about this larger project, visit the Alt Text as Poetry website.

Accessibility Notes:
An ASL interpreter and assistive listening devices will be provided. Seating will include stools and chairs. Tactile posters and fidget tools will also be available.
To view the social narrative for the event, click here: Alt Text as Poetry Social Narrative.
Poster House is wheelchair accessible, with an automatic front door, accessible restrooms, and elevator access.
Please note that while the museum is mask optional, masking for this event is mandatory. Clear masks and N95 masks will be provided.
We always appreciate visitors reaching out to discuss further accessibility needs or questions. Please contact access@posterhouse.org or 914.295.2387.


6:30pm Non-traditional Collage Workshop $15
Poster House is pleased to welcome artist Max Colby for a nontraditional collage workshop. Inspired by We Tried to Warn You: Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020, guests will use recycled supplies from Materials For The Arts to create experimental textural collages. No previous experience required.

7pm Gatsby Entertainment Dance Performance
Celebrate Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde with a performance by Gatsby Entertainment, New York’s premiere Jazz-Age dance troupe. Enjoy the hottest dances of the 1920s performed by expert dancers in full period costume.