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.


October 2022

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


NEW SITE: Kupferberg Center for the Arts Joins Culture Pass

Head on over to the Queens College campus to check out the latest addition to the Culture Pass network, the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. We're kicking things off with our newest partner site with passes available for a concert by Víctor Manuelle (aka El Sonero de la Juventud) on October 22nd. Dates for additional events in November are also live. Welcome to Culture Pass, KCA!

EVENT: Pregones/PRTT Kicks Off the Fall Season with Harlem Hellfighters

Dates: October 6-9

Opening this month at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in Manhattan, Harlem Hellfighters on a Latin Beat tells the story of the legendary all-black 369th Infantry of the New York Army National Guard, "a motley and multicolor crew who tumble on stage trailing a marvelous ruckus of ragtime jazz, military bugle calls, and Latin rhythm."

EVENT: BAAD!'s October Schedule is Bursting at the Seams

Date: October 7, 8, 11, 15, & 22

There's plenty to see at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance this month! Culture Passes are available for The Glitch on Oct. 7th; iTime Out!, a music performance by Dendarry Bakery on Oct. 8th; Coming Home on Oct. 11th; Souls of our Feet on Oct. 15th; and I am Sylvia (pictured), a musical workshop directed by Luis Caballero on Oct. 22nd. BAAD! also has a number of free programs coming up, so check out their full calendar here for even more.

EVENT: There's Something for Every Music Lover at the Kaufman Music Center

Date: October 7, 14, 20, & 26

It's a banner month at the Kaufman Music Center, too, with Culture Passes available for concerts from the Manchester Collective and Abel Selaocoe on Oct. 7th; VOCES8 on Oct. 14th; Geneva Lewis & Audrey Vardanega on Oct. 20th; and Imani Winds & Andy Akiho (pictured) on Oct. 26th.

EXHIBITION: Two Brand New Shows Open at the Queens Museum

Date: Opening October 2

The US Open may be over, but Flushing Meadows is still a destination this month with the Queens Museum unveiling not one but two new exhibitions: Xaviera Simmons: Crisis Makes a Book Club, and Charisse Pearlina Weston: of [a] tomorrow: lighter than air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dust. Both shows open on Saturday, October 2nd.

EXHIBITION: Fraunces Tavern Explores George Washington's Impact on Pop Culture

Date: Opening October 5

The building that houses the Fraunces Tavern Museum was the site, almost 240 years ago, of founding father George Washington's famous farewell address to his officers after winning the Revolutionary War. Now, the museum is gearing up for the opening of a brand new exhibition, Cloaked Crusader: George Washington in Comics and Pop Culture, on October 5th.

EXHIBITION: Take in the Ecstatic Spectacle of Queer Maximalism at MAD

Date: On view all month

Manhattan's Museum of Arts and Design has mounted the first solo exhibition of work by genre-defying artist Matthew Flower, aka Machine Dazzle. Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle just opened a few weeks ago, and admirers of the "aesthetic language of liberation" will be able to enjoy the show through early 2023.

EXHIBITION: Don't Miss BBG's Avian Extravaganza

Date: Closing October 23

Flap on over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the last few weeks of the buzzworthy installation For The Birds. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens as the trees start showing their true (autumn) colors, and keep your eyes peeled for dozens of unique site-specific birdhouses designed by an international roster of artists.