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West Side Fest
Sept 30, 2023

Join us and our neighboring cultural institutions for West Side Fest on September 30, 2023.

The West Side Cultural Network—a group of more than 18 museums, parks, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions located within a half-mile portion of historic New York—is presenting a day of free admission, special indoor and outdoor programming, crafts for kids, artmaking for all ages, an evening dance party, and more to welcome all New Yorkers to the culturally vibrant western edge of Manhattan. 

At The Whitney

Free Admission
10:30 am–6 pm

Enjoy free admission to the Museum from 10:30 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2023 in celebration of West Side Fest. Advance registration is recommended for timed tickets.

Advance tickets are sold out. Limited quantities will be available onsite.

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Fiber and Print: Workshop with Dindga McCannon
11 am–3 pm

In this special Open Studio, visitors of all ages are invited to join Dindga McCannon to get creative in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Create a fabric collage and experiment with making monoprints inspired by McCannon’s work on view in Inheritance.

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Whitney Neighborhood Arts Walk
11 am and 5 pm

Explore the cultural highlights of the Whitney Museum’s neighborhood with a tour led by a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow. Learn about the area’s cultural and artistic history and public art installations by leading contemporary artists.

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In the Neighborhood 

The neighborhood includes organizations that have been on the West Side for decades as well as newer arrivals with more to come—including the soon-to-open 5.5-acre Gansevoort Peninsula. Many of our neighbors will be celebrating the West Side with events and activities. 

Participants include:  Atlantic Theater Company; Center for Art, Research and Alliances; Chelsea Factory; Dia Chelsea; the High Line; Hudson River Park; The Joyce Theater; The Kitchen; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center; Little Island; NYC AIDS Memorial; Poster House; Print Center New York; Rubin Museum of Art; The Shed; Westbeth; West Village Rehearsal Co-Op; and White Columns.

Check out the full list of events

Land Acknowledgment

The Whitney is located in Lenapehoking, the ancestral homeland of the Lenape. The Whitney acknowledges the displacement of this region’s original inhabitants and the Lenape diaspora that exists today.

Read the full acknowledgment


To learn more about the accommodations offered at each program, please visit the individual event pages. Email or call (646) 666-5574 with additional questions. View additional Museum access information and resources.