New This Month

Looking for a fun new cultural activity but not sure what to check out next? We’ve rounded up some of the highlights that you can experience this month with Culture Pass, from new exhibition openings to limited-run live performances. Check back each month for a new set of recommendations!


You can learn more about individual exhibitions and events by clicking the links in the blurbs below, but if you want to book a Culture Pass, be sure to click here to return to the homepage and log in with your library card to make your reservation.


November 2022

Please note that all offers listed below are subject to availability.


NEW SITE: Take the Family for a Whirl at Wollman Rink

Something totally new is coming to Culture Pass this winter: grab your skates and head on over to Central Park, because the iconic Wollman Rink is giving library cardholders the chance to skate for free through a new partnership with Culture Pass! Regular two-person passes and four-person Family Passes are now avaliable to book. (Please note that your Culture Pass only covers admission to the rink; if you do not bring your own skates you'll need to rent a pair on-site, and skate rentals are not covered by the pass).

NEW SITE: Learn All About Man's Best Friend at the AKC Museum of the Dog

Calling all dog-lovers: did you know that New York City is home to an entire museum dedicated to your beloved pups? The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, located around the corner from Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, is home to the nation's largest collection of fine art depicting K9 companions. We're thrilled to welcome the museum to the Culture Pass network! 

NEW SITE: Head to HK for a Show at the Irish Arts Center

Dates: Nov 17, 18, & 19

The west side's Irish Arts Center, which moved into a brand new home last year, features a varied roster of performances by established and emerging artists "who share a passion or appreciation for the evolving arts and culture of contemporary Ireland and Irish America." Up next on Culture Pass: Ragas to Reels, a special program that brings togeter Irish and Indian musical traditions.

EVENT: See the Future of Dance at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance

Date: November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19

This month, BAAD! will host the Dancing Futures Residency Culmination Performance Series, featuring new works by Megan Curet (Nov 4 & 5), Babacar Top (Nov 11 & 12) and Janice Tomlinson (Nov 18 & 19). The series is organized in partnership with PEPATIÁN, a non-profit arts collective dedicated to creating, producing and supporting contemporary multi-disciplinary art by Latinx and Bronx-based artists. 

EVENT: Enjoy World-Class Live Music with People's Symphony Concerts

Date: November 5 & 12

Classical music fans, rejoice: People's Symphony Concerts will be hosting two performances this month. First up will be the Dover Quartet (pictured) on the 5th, followed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on the 12th. As a reminder, PSC's mission is to provide low-cost access to top notch classical music, so if one free Culture Pass isn't enough to satiate your love of the art form, you can learn more about series tickets on their website.

EVENT: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts

Date: Nov 6, 12, & 13

You can experience the cultural diversity of Queens at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts through two special events. On Nov 6, Día de los Muertos: Mexican Myth, Legend, and Ancestry interweaves traditional Mexican music and dance with stories and myths to create fun for the whole family. Then, on Nov 12 & 13, Action Songs/Protest Dances—the culmination of the first-ever Kupferberg Arts Incubator initiative—features music and dance inspired by the life and work of civil rights activist James Forman.

EVENT: Learn About How New York City Was Shaped at The Shed

Date: Nov 16 & 30

The Shed's latest blockbuster, Straight Line Crazy, stars actor Ralph Fiennes as the so-called "master builder" who reshaped New York City with new parks, public housing, and (most infamously) expressways in the mid-20th century. The entire run is already sold out—but we've just added a few Culture Passes to two matinee performances in November! (Bonus: you can see the awe-inspiring Panorama of the City of New York, featured in the promotional images for the play, at another Culture Pass site, the Queens Museum!)

EXHIBITION: The New Museum Celebrates the Dynamic Genius of Theaster Gates

Date: Opens Nov 10

Head on over to the Bowery this month for the opening of the New Museum's latest: Young Lords and Their Traces, the first museum survey of groundbreaking Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, which will "comprise a selection of works including paintings, sculptures, videos, performances, and archival collections that together memorialize both heroic figures and more humble, everyday icons."

EXHIBITION: The Guggenheim Mounts a Survey of Multi-media Trailblazer Nick Cave

Date: Opens Nov 18

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is gearing up for the opening of Forothermore, a new survey exhibition featuring the work of Nick Cave in the museum's tower galleries. Curators have organized Forothermore into three sections: “What It Was,” “What It Is,” and “What It Shall Be”, inspired by an old African American greeting, exploring the past, present, and future of the artist's innovative practice.