The Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, located in the heart of New York City, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year – and thanks to a monumental restoration, it looks just as beautiful as it did on the day it opened - May 23, 1911.
After a three-year, $50 million restoration and preservation of its exterior, the world renowned landmark building gleams once again. With its majestic front steps watched over by the beloved Library Lions – Patience and Fortitude – the building is a quintessential New York City icon.
Every year, hundreds of clients seek out the NYPL to provide the perfect venue for their special event – films, social gatherings, wedding receptions, corporate events – each wanting to capture a piece of one of the favorite venues in the greatest city in the world.
The magnificent Beaux-Arts building with its seven exquisite rental spaces caters to both intimate gatherings as well as lavish extravaganzas and lends a sense of grandeur and distinction to any occasion.
All event fees help to support the Library’s collections, services, and programs.
Fees available upon request. Appointments are necessary.