Visit Cultural Institutions For Free With Your Library Card

Explore New York City’s museums and attractions with Culture Pass. If you have a library card, you can get free admission to dozens of cultural institutions. Save money and discover more about your city.

For more information, visit the Culture Pass website.

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Virtual Community Programming

This summer, while most of the city's arts and cultural sites remain closed to the public, Culture Pass is bringing the city's museums and theaters to you through our Virtual Community Programming series! Between now and August 31st, enjoy an art-making activity with the whole family; go on a digital tour of a museum you've always been meaning to visit; and much, much more!

All events listed here are free and open to the public. Register in advance, and you'll get a direct link as well as a reminder the day of the event. It's as easy as signing in, kicking back, and enjoying. As more events are scheduled they will be added here.>

Culture Pass is made possible through generous funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Charles H. Revson Foundation, and The New York Community Trust. This summer's Virtual Community Programming series is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Natural Dyeing

July 7 at 11 a.m. - REGISTER
Presented by Wyckoff House Museum
Join the Wyckoff Museum staff as they explore the art and science of natural dyes using materials from the garden or grocery store. We’ll touch on textile history, the pH scale, and color theory as we guide you through the steps to dye clothes at home.
Ages: 4-10 years old. Runtime: 30 minutes.

Beautiful Us

July 7 at 4 p.m. - REGISTER
Presented by Brooklyn Children's Museum
This interactive online program is a cultural collections investigation and art-making workshop in which we'll explore the unique and universal reasons we adorn ourselves. We'll share ancient and contemporary adornments from BCM's collection, and model the making of adornments that families can create at home using paper, fabric, and other upcycled materials.
Ages: 4-10 years old. Runtime: 30 minutes.

 

The Magic of Meditation

July 8 at 11 a.m. - REGISTER
Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
We will discuss mindfulness and meditation, what they are and why they are helpful. This workshop will be as interactive as possible with a dialogue about the benefits of, as well as strategies for, mindfulness and meditation. We will go through a meditation together and then create our own magic mindful breathing wand together.
Ages: 6 and up. Runtime: 30 minutes.

 

Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit

July 8 at 5 p.m. - REGISTER
Presented by New York Transit Museum
Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro for a digital discussion of our recent exhibit, Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit. Together, we’ll explore the evolution of New York City transit signage through the years as it strives to convey information quickly, clearly and efficiently in a manner that is also pleasing to the eye.
Ages: Teens and adults.  Runtime: 45 minutes.

 

Music Making Engineering
Tinker Summer Festival

July 10 at 1 p.m. - REGISTER
Presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
Learn how to make music online!  Make incredible electronic music with Claire, the person behind dolltr!ck, Claire is a music technologist and educator who has worked with numerous organizations in providing learning opportunities for young creatives and art enthusiasts.
Ages: 5-8 years old, Runtime: 45 minutes.