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The Whitney Will Offer Free Admission This Saturday, But There’s a Catch

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It's a nice gesture for those who can take advantage

Max Touhey

It's been one whole year since the Whitney Museum of American Art opened its doors in the Meatpacking District. To celebrate its first birthday in its Renzo Piano-designed home, the museum is offering free admission to residents of the surrounding neighborhoods (h/t NYO).

"We want to thank our neighbors for welcoming us so warmly," Whitney director Adam Weinberg said in a statement, "This has been a transformational year for the Whitney and the downtown community embraced us from the start." That thank you extends to residents of zip codes 10011, 10012, 10013, and 10014, which includes neighborhoods like the West Village, Chelsea, and Tribeca.

Free tickets for Neighbors' Day can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Only two tickets will be doled out per household. Regular admission to the museum is a whopping $22, with children and teens under 18 admitted at no cost.

Whitney Museum of American Art

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