Photo of the terrace from previous event by Julie Skarratt

For the first time ever the Museum of the City of New York is opening its "romantic sunset Terrace—overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park—for summer fun with a Prohibition Era-themed Speakeasy serving up classic cocktails and Roaring 20’s dancing music." The classy debauchery will take place every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., starting next Wednesday the 15th. They've even renamed the joint, so if you're in the know you'll call it the Speakeasy at 1220 Fifth. Which sort of gives it away. Anyway, the $12 admission includes one free drink and access to current exhibitions. Food will also be available for purchase. Here's a list of other museums that get boozy after dark.

Fun fact: did you know that under Mayor Jimmy “Beau James” Walker (1926-1932), New York’s speakeasy count grew to some 32,000 establishments?