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.


October 2023

All offers listed below are subject to availability.


CONCERT: Kick Off the Fall Season with a Concert at KMC

Date: 10/1, 10/3, 10/12, 10/20, 10/26

The Kaufman Music Center is launching its fall season at Merkin Hall with a free Season Kickoff Event on the first of this month, then diving right in with performances by the Terra String Quartet (10/3), pianist Einav Yarden (10/12), the Galvin Cello Quartet (10/20), and the Quince Ensemble with Paul Pinto and Annika K. Socolofsky (10/26, pictured). Can't make any of those dates? There's even more great music coming in November!

EXHIBITION: Travel Back to Turn-of-the-20th-Century Japan at the Asia Society

Date: Opening 10/3

Through more than 80 artworks, from paintings to sculpture and lacquerware to textiles, the new exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan at the Asia Society explores the Meiji period, when traditional Japanese motifs were transformed as the Land of the Rising Sun was increasingly exposed to influences from the wider world.

TOUR: Take a Guided Tour of Historic Richmond Town

Dates: Beginning 10/6

This fall, grab a Culture Pass to enjoy one of two guided tour experiences while taking in the colors of the season on Historic Richmond Town's bucolic campus. The Two Centuries Tour, daily at 2 & 4pm, travels through Staten Island's history, from a 17th century Lenape encampment to the 19th century farmhouse. The Village Life: 1820s Tour, daily at 1 & 3pm, zeros in on a single transformative decade, inviting visitors to imagine what life was like here two hundred years ago.

CONCERT: Catch Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke Live at KCA

Date: 10/7

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College is back in action this fall, with Culture Passes now available for an October 7th concert by Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke celebrating the culmination of two decades of musical collaboration and innovation with the release of their new record Lean In. Join Parlato and Loueke for a evening of intricate, infectious rhythms created by these two rhythmic virtuosos.

EXHIBITION: Don't Miss Two New Exhibitions Opening at the Ukrainian Museum

Dates: Opening 10/7

The Ukrainian Museum is set to debut two new exhibitions this month: Maria Prymachenko: Glory to Ukraine, which surveys the brilliantly colored and inventive artworks of the self-taught visionary Prymachenko; and Wearloom: Ukrainian Garments, an expansive reinterpretation of traditional Ukrainian embroidery and costumes that aims to highlight the stylistic complexities of different regional traditions.

EXHIBITION: Discover the Essential Role Japanese Women Played in the Fluxus Movement at the Japan Society

Date: Opening 10/13

The Fluxus movement, an international network of interdisciplinary artists active throughout the 1960s and 70s, will be revisited with a fresh perspective this fall through Out of Bounds: Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus, the latest exhibition from the Japan Society, which will highlight the work of four pioneering Japanese artists: Shigeko Kubota, Yoko Ono, Takako Saito, and Mieko Shiomi.

EXHIBITION: Explore the Sartorial Legacy of French Fashion House Chloé at the Jewish Museum

Date: Opening 10/13

Calling all fashionistas: the Jewish Museum is preparing to launch a new exhibition, Mood of the Moment: Gaby Aghion and the House of Chloé, featuring nearly 150 garments as well as never-before-exhibited sketches and documents from the Chloé Archive. Celebrating the life and legacy of Jewish entrepreneur and Chloé founder Gaby Aghion, the show kicks off on October 13th.

EXHIBITION: Learn the Incredible Story of How Danish Jews Escaped the Nazis at the MJH

Date: Opening 10/15

Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark, opening at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust later this month, tells the incredible story of how ordinary Danish citizens united against Nazism to save nearly 95% of Denmark’s Jewish population in World War II. It is the museum's first exhibition for visitors aged 9 and up.