Met Museum rooftop: drinks, views and Roxy Paine's Maelstrom installation

Alexandra Forbes, special to New York for Insiders

Here's something you shouldn't miss if you go to New York this fall: the amazing art installation on show at the and the work is described in detail on the Met's site:

"American artist Roxy Paine (b. 1966) has created a 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide stainless-steel sculpture, especially for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Giving viewers the sense of being immersed in the midst of a cataclysmic force of nature, Maelstrom is Paine’s largest and most ambitious work to date."

On Fridays and Saturdays, they serve drinks on the rooftop until 8h15 PM - we can't think of a better way to spend an early evening in New York!

Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom
April 28, 2009–November 29, 2009 (weather permitting)
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Museum Hours
Monday: Closed (Except Holiday Mondays)
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Tel: 212-535-7710