The Park Avenue Armory is also known as the Seventh Regiment Armory and is a National Guard Armory building. The New York State’s Seventh Regiment of the National Guard, a volunteer militia, built Park Avenue Armory in 1861.
Shows at Park Avenue Armory blend visual art exhibitions and the performing arts in its unique space. The first production at Park Avenue Armory was in 2007 — artist Aaron Young choreographed 12 motorcycles to create a painting. In recent years, the venue has hosted celebrated New York premieres including the Tony Award-winning The Lehman Trilogy.
The Park Avenue Armory is closest to the 68th St. - Hunter College subway stop on the 6 line. The closest bus stops are E 68 St./Lexington Av. and Madison Av./68th St. on the M66 line, and Lexington Av./E 70 St. on the M101, M102, and M103 lines.
Popular restaurants near Park Avenue Armory include The East Pole (American), Alice's Tea Cup, Chapter 2 (tea and sandwiches), Match 65 Brasserie (French), Daniel (French), and Bar Italia (Italian).
Park Avenue Armory hours vary. The Armory is open during the hours when artistic programming — a show, an art exhibition, etc. — is taking place. Check the venue's website for a full list of events and their dates and start times.