NYC Public Libraries Have Added 17 Institutions to the Free Culture Pass Roster
Now, library cardholders can access institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History, the China Institute, the Skyscraper Museum, and more for free.
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NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl spoke to the need for inclusivity at arts institutions in all boroughs.
“To make our cultural institutions open, inclusive, welcoming spaces for all New Yorkers, it’s not enough to open doors–you also have to invite people through them, and Culture Pass does exactly that,” he said. “Libraries are hubs for community, education, and social connections, and they make a natural entry point for residents from every neighborhood into our city’s extraordinary cultural community. We are proud to support this incredible program for another year, and applaud the three library systems and their cultural partners for their vision and commitment to expanding cultural access for all New Yorkers.”
The 17 organizations above include the Culture Pass initiative’s first three performing arts venues. To enjoy a free day at any of the 50 Culture Pass venues, reserve your pass online using your library card, then display your printed or digital pass at an institution to gain admission.