Magazine Top Ten 2018: Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Posted by: yetheart, December 27, 2018 7:15 pm
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Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Have you ever wanted to explore more of the city, but been discouraged by the high costs of museums and other cultural institutions?

Culture Pass is here—and now you can visit more than thirty cultural institutions at no cost, using your library card.

How does it work? Visit CulturePass.nyc and use your library card to look up the museum, garden, or other destination you’d like to visit. Anyone over 13 can access Culture Pass to get free tickets or passes.

Culture Pass was created by Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library, and New York Public Library, and brings you access to several museums in Queens as well as some of the most well-known museums in the city, including The Frick Collection, the Morgan, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. You can visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the International Center of Photography, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of Modern Art, the Rubin Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, Wave Hill, and more.

Passes are available three months in advance on the first of every month. For example, on September 1, December passes are available and customers will be able to reserve any available passes for dates between October 1 and December 31. You can reserve one pass per cultural institution per year and you can have two active reservations per library card.

Local museums in Queens are also participating in Culture Pass: check out the Louis Armstrong House Museum, paying tribute to the jazz legend who lived in Corona, and the Noguchi Museum, featuring an acclaimed sculpture garden. You can visit the Queens Museum, which will be featuring the eighth Queens International, a collaboration with Queens Library, starting October 7. Don’t forget to check out the Queens Historical Society and MoMA P.S. 1, a branch of the Museum of Modern Art, both also close to home here in Queens.

If you’ve always wanted to see some of the most famous and original art the city has to offer and visit some of its breathtaking gardens, this is your opportunity to do so for free. All you need is a library card.

Try Culture Pass today—you’ll be eager to use it again and again to visit all of the 30+ available locations. Get started browsing where you might want to go by visiting CulturePass.nyc!

Culture Pass is made possible through generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Charles H. Revson Foundation, The New York Community Trust’s Thriving Communities program, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Queens Library Magazine.

Read the Other Stories in the Queens Library Magazine Top Ten of 2018.