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The best outdoor art to see at night in NYC

Rebecca Fontana

Listen, we know you want to go see the best outdoor art that’s taking over your Instagram feed for yourself. But we have an idea for getting a fresh angle: visit at night.

Instead of posting the same old shot of the glass sculptures at the New York Botanical Garden or attempting a poorly executed arabesque in front of the 45-foot inflatable ballerina, just go at a later hour instead for the perfect photo op. Not only will you get a new look, but there will also be less of a crowd than you'd find during normal business hours. (For example, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is much less crowded on Friday and Saturday nights when it stays open until 9pm. And you get a bonus sunset behind the rooftop art installation.)

Check out these photos of the best outdoor art to see at night in NYC, and make sure to tag #timeoutnewyork when you ‘gram them yourself:

1. Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden

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2. Seated Ballerina at Rockefeller Center  

3. Descension at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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4. “Wave Walk” in the Meatpacking District

5. The Theater of Disappearance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6. Hippo Ballerina at Lincoln Center

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7. The Coney Art Walls in Brooklyn

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