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, click here to return to the homepage and log in with your library card to make your reservation.


March 2023

All offers listed below are subject to availability.


EVENT: Kick off Women's History Month with a Performance of Queen Bess

Date: 3/2

Tommie J. Moore's script for Queen Bess, a new play about the trailblazing life of pilot Bessie Coleman, was a hit in the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's script development series Meet the Playwright. It will now be presented as a full length play this month, and you can still snag Culture Passes to the March 2nd show!

EVENT: Immerse Yourself in the Music of Simon & Garfunkel at the Kings Theatre

Date: 3/3

Don't miss the Brooklyn stop on the national tour of The Simon & Garfunkel Story at the sumptuous Kings Theatre. This colorful musical extravaganza, featuring a live band backed by huge projection photos and original film footage, tells the story of one of the great American folk rock duos of the 20th century.

EVENT: Cheer on the Performers at a Dance Battle in the Bronx

Date: 3/4

You can catch a classic Bronx dance battle at the Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center's Mind Your Beat Dance Battle on the first Saturday of each month—and starting this month, you can check out the action for free with Culture Pass!

EVENT: Move to the Beat of the Bronx at the March is Music Festival

Date: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, & 3/31 (Culture Pass required); additional free performances on 3/1, 3/12, 3/19, & 3/26

The Pregones Theater will serve as the hub of March is Music Festival all month long. If the Culture Passes to ticketed concerts are already gone by the time you see this, fear not: there are also free performances taking place throughout March. Visit Pregones/PRTT's website, linked above, for more details.

EXHIBITION: Explore the Art of the Video at MoMA 

Date: Opening 3/5

We live in a world dominated by video, and the Museum of Modern Art is exploring the power of this omnipresent medium in Signals: How Video Transformed the World. The exhibition will highlight more than 70 media works, many of which have never been on-view before at the Museum.

EVENT: Learn a Thing or Two from Podcasting Icon Ira Glass 

Date: 3/11

Fans of another omnipresent form of digital media, the podcast, should not miss Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass at Queens College's Kupferberg Center for the Arts on March 11. Glass has been hosting the Peabody- and Pulitzer-winning podcast This American Life for more than a quarter-century now, so his well of wisdom is deep.

EVENT: Take in a New Opera-Ballet-Film in Long Island City

Date: 3/17-19 & 3/24-26

CreArtBox will premeiere a brand new show at Culture Lab LIC this month. Architecture of a Common Man follows the journey of a world-recognized photographer working on a documentary about his own life, aiming to teach others how to be successful. Culture Passes are available for preview workshops on March 17, 18, & 19, and the premiere performances on March 24, 25, and 26.

EVENT: Celebrate 50 Years of Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Town Hall

Date: 3/24

The Grammy-nominated, iconic, women-led African-American vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock has been called "one of the most dynamic, versatile and still relevant musical collectives in music today." See it for yourself at their 50th anniversary concert at The Town Hall later this month. 

EXHIBITION: Last Chance to Say Yes, And to the Staten Island Museum

Date: Closing 3/26

The Staten Island Museum has mounted a survey of work by artists connected to the island, Yes, And—and there are just a few weeks left for you to check it out! Works by three dozen artists express themes of connectivity, resilience, and vitality, exploring what it means to be a part of the story of New York City's southernmost borough.

EXHIBITION: Discover the Story of the Yanomami Struggle at The Shed

Date: Open all month

Photographer Claudia Andujar has been documenting the lives, traditions, and struggles of the Yanomami people in Brazil's Amazon Basin for more than 50 years. In The Yanomami Struggle, now on-view at The Shed, New Yorkers have a window into their way of life. Don't miss the collection of original drawings and paintings by Yanomami men and women.