Branch Programs

All across the five boroughs, we're bringing arts and culture right to your back yard!

In addition to providing library cardholders with free passes to museums and theaters, Culture Pass works with partner organizations to bring unique cultural programming to branches across the city. Check out the schedule below to see when and where we'll be next.



Risa Hokamura Violin Concert

6/6/2023 - 5:00pm - Columbus Branch, 742 10th Avenue, Manhattan
Presented by Young Concert Artists

YCA artist Risa Hokamura presents a program of solo classical violin music, performing works by Ysaÿe, J.S. Bach, and an arrangement of Sakura Song, a traditional Japanese folk song. More Info

Ages: All Ages. Duration: 1 hour. Language: English.


Sound Bath

6/10/2023 - 12:00pm - Gerritsen Beach Branch, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn
Presented by the Brooklyn Music School

Immerse yourself in sound and meditation; emerge cleansed and renewed! Participants experience the soothing sounds of resonant instruments and meditation to align your body and mind. More Info

Ages: 18+. Duration: 1 hour. Language: English.


Naudline Pierre: This is Not All There Is

6/12/2023 - 11:00am - Woodlawn Heights Branch, 4355 Katonah Avenue, The Bronx
Presented by The Drawing Center

Join Ada Pilar Cruz, teaching artist with The Drawing Center for an in-person discussion and art making workshop. Participants will explore the works from the exhibition, Naudline Pierre: This Is Not All There Is, currently on view at The Drawing Center until September 3, 2023. In this exhibition, layered wash drawings and richly-hued paintings create fictional worlds rooted in a mythology of Pierre's own making where she continues her exploration of imagined worlds, incorporating drawings large and small alongside and within sculptural elements to create an immersive environment. The discussion will be followed by a drawing and watercolor activity based on Pierre's themes and techniques. More Info

Ages: Adults. Duration: 1 hour. Language: English.


Music and Imagery

6/13/2023 - 4:00pm - Williamsburgh Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn
Presented by the Brooklyn Music School

Close your eyes and experience the power and magic of imagery in music. Listening to music from various genres, we will meditate on the imagery conjured up by the music, and create sketches of these scenes, discovering together the universal and personal aspects of musical immersion. More Info

Ages: All Ages. Duration: 1 hour. Language: English.


Celebrate Juneteenth!

6/16/2023 - 3:00pm - South Jamaica Branch, 108-41 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Queens
Presented by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and Queens Rising present Hip Hop and Journalism, an in-depth look at the Hip Hop narrative from a literary perspective. Local Queens musician and Hip Hop historian TL Cross will be in conversation with the first rap editor of Billboard Magazine, Havelock Nelson—editor and co-author of Bring the Noise: A Guide to Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture—to discuss the varying shades of the culture from a journalistic lens. More Info

Ages: All Ages. Duration: 1 hour. Language: English.


Mexican Folklore Dance Workshop / Aprende a Bailar Folklor Mexicano

6/24/2023 - 3:30pm - Allerton Branch, 2740 Barnes Avenue, The Bronx
Presented by the Bronx Music Heritage Center

Come dance with Martha Zarate, founder of Mazarte Dance. She will give a bilingual introduction to traditional/folk dances from Mexico in which the audience will learn the cultural and geographical aspects of the culture as well as the influences on the movements, like in the coastal states of Mexico: Guerrero, Veracruz. Audience also will learn basic dance steps.

¡Ven a bailar con Martha Zarate, fundadora de Mazarte Dance! Aprenderás sobre el folklor mexicano y sus bailes tradicionales. Así como de dónde vienen cultural y geográficamente, y la influencia en los movimientos de los estados de Guerrero y Veracruz, México. También aprenderás los pasos básicos de cada uno de estos bailes. More Info / Mas Información

Ages: All Ages. Duration: 1 hour. Language: English & Spanish.


Plant Part Art

6/30/2023 - 3:30pm - Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14th Avenue, Queens
Presented by the Queens Botanical Garden

Explore plant parts and identify their functions, through art creations. Students will create artwork using pea flower, turmeric, beet pigment and other plant ingredients. (Space is limited—this program is first-come, first-served). More Info

Ages: Children & Families. Duration: 1 hour. Language: English.