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.


February 2023

All offers listed below are subject to availability.


NEW SITE: Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space in the East Village

Dates: Thursdays-Sundays

Highlighting the living history of urban activism, Manhattan's Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action. Grab a Culture Pass to explore the rich history of the neighborhood's squats, community gardens, and local cultural hubs in this unique storefront museum.

NEW SITE: Museum of Bronx History in Norwood

Dates: Saturdays & Sundays

A visit to the Museum of Bronx History—another brand new addition to the Culture Pass line-up—gives visitors the chance to learn about the evolution of the city's northernmost borough amidst the original fieldstone walls and oak and pine floorboards of one of its oldest buildings, the Isaac Valentine House, built ca. 1758.

NEW SITE: Scandinavia House in Murray Hill

Dates: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, & 2/23

The on-site art gallery at Midtown's Scandinavia House is always free to visit, but now you can use Culture Pass to check out screenings and concerts here free of charge, as well! Coming up in February: Everybody Hates Johan on the 8th; Nothing to Laugh About on the 15th; So Damn Easy on the 22nd; and a concert by Per Tengstrand & Opus on the 23rd.

NEW SITE: Teatro SEA on the Lower East Side

Dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, & 2/25

Rounding out the exciting list of new Culture Pass sites this month is Teatro SEA, a bilingual Spanish & English family theater located within the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center. After a final performance of The True Story of Little Red | La verdadera historia de Caperucita on the 4th, The Colors of Frida | Los colores de Frida opens on the 11th, with Culture Passes available on Saturdays for the rest of the month.

EXHIBITION: Two New Shows Open at the International Center of Photography

Date: Passes available daily (except Tuesdays)

The International Center of Photograpy returns with its first offer since 2020! They're kicking off the year with two brand new exhibitions: Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opieand Between Friends: From the ICP Collection (pictured), which presents seven decades of photographers portraying their friends.

EXHIBITION: Asia Society's Latest Explores the Concept of Hell Across Faiths

Date: Opening 2/7

Comparative Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds, a brand new exhibition opening this month at the Asia Society's Upper East Side gallery, is billed as the first comprehensive exhibition in the US to explore portrayals of hell across the Asian religious traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Islam.

EVENT: Celebrate Kids Week Onboard The Intrepid 

Date: 2/18-2/25

Kids going stir crazy inside this winter? Take the family to The Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum during Kids Week for fun-filled activities, NASA displays & exhibits, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests, and interactive demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.

EXHIBITION: Last Chance to See the Noguchi's Organic Architecture Extravaganza

Date: Closing 2/22

Time is running out to catch the Noguchi Museum's In Praise of Caves: Organic Architecture Projects from Mexico by Carlos Lazo, Mathias Goeritz, Juan O’Gorman, and Javier Senosiain, an exhibition exploring the adaptation of natural structures to modern living, the practical and environmental benefits of moving underground, and how humanity might reconnect with the essential happiness of living in concert with nature.