It is with great sadness that we report that The American Museum of Natural History will not be offering Starry Nights this summer. Starry Nights was the museum's fanciful night of jazz and tapas held in the Rose Center. You can read a review of it here. The cancellation is "due to a reduction in City funding," undoubtedly a problem associated with the greater economic crisis.
In the past the jazz night was offered at a suggested donation, and there was never any real pressure to pay it. Would you rather have Starry Nights continue but have the museum charge admission for it? How much would you being willing to pay?
Alternatively, the museum now offers a monthly dance party called One Step Beyond, featuring live rock music. The admission for that is $25. The last event was June 5, and there does not appear to be another one scheduled yet.
Visit here for a full summer calendar.