Spectrum Event

Oktoberfest at The Cloisters


Celebrate Oktoberfest and the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Cloisters museum and gardens, the Metropolitan Museum's branch in northern Manhattan, at an intimate gathering held when The Cloisters is closed to the public.

Beer, a staple drink for medieval Europeans and the libation of choice for Oktoberfest, will be served in The Cloisters' beautifully tended gardens. A brewmaster from Harpoon Brewery will discuss unique brewing processes, and the Met will offer a tasting of Harpoon's IPA, Octoberfest, Rich & Dan's Rye IPA, and UFO Pumpkin beers. Meats, cheeses, and soft pretzels—foods evoking a traditional Oktoberfest celebration—will also be served.

Carly Still, assistant horticulturist at The Cloisters and a contributor to the blog The Medieval Garden Enclosed, will give garden tours with a particular emphasis on hops throughout the evening.

Tickets: $20

See more in Spectrum

Stay in Touch

For more information, or to sign up for our newsletter about future events, email spectrum@metmuseum.org.

Friday Evening Gallery Events

Bring your friends and chart your own course through the galleries as you participate in activities that connect you with works of art.