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Do you hold a queens, bklyn, or nyc library card? Great! Do you have a pin number? Even better because now you’re able to gain free admission to some of the greatest cultural institutions our beautiful city has to offer. Visit Culture Pass  to begin reserving your FREE passes. Don’t wait! Some of my favorite places including the NMAI and The Morgan Library are booked and not offering any free passes right now.  Hmm, right now? Right, right now? You know that means I am going to continuously check the site to stay updated and see if that changes sometime in the future ;-).

So far, I’ve reserved tickets to the Brooklyn Museum and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan…..in November! Yup, November. Tickets are limited so please take advantage of this wonderful deal ASAP!

If you’re here for all things QUEENS, I got you covered!
By visiting culturepass.nyc, you can reserve free passes to the following locations in Queens:

Descriptions below taken from culturepass.nyc

34-41 137th Street
Queens, NY

Description

A New York City Landmark, the 2.5-story Victorian house was home to African American inventor, Renaissance man, and son of fugitive slaves, Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). The namesake museums call attention to Latimer’s and other minorities’ contribution to technology, arts, poetry, and American life. The museum offers interactive tours, special art exhibits, literary and STEAM educational programs. Latimer’s life story is used as a point of departure from which to examine issues of race, class, immigration and contemporary events.

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Louis Armstrong House 

 

34-56 107th Street 
Queens, NY 11368

Description

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is the modest home of Louis and Lucille Armstrong in Corona, Queens. The Museum’s programs feature house tours, jazz concerts, educational events and community outreach. It is a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark; and what was once a stack of 72 shipping cartons of “Satchmo’s stuff” has grown to become one of the largest research archives in the world for any jazz musician. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is proud to be a constituent of the Kupfberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, CUNY.

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The Noguchi Museum

 

9-01 33rd Road 
Queens, NY 11106

Description

Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), one of the leading sculptors and designers of the twentieth century, The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be founded, designed, and installed by a living artist to show his or her own work. Widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements, the Museum comprises ten indoor galleries in a converted factory building, as well as an internationally acclaimed outdoor sculpture garden. Since its founding, it has served as an international hub for Noguchi research and appreciation. In addition to housing the artist’s archives and the catalogue raisonn? of his work, the Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of sculpture, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and his Akari light sculptures. Provocative, frequently-changing installations drawn from the permanent collection, together with diverse special exhibitions related to Noguchi and the context in which he worked, offer a rich, contextualized view of Noguchi’s art and illuminate his enduring influence as a category-defying, multicultural, cross-disciplinary innovator

 

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Queens Historical Society 

 

143-35 37th Avenue 
Queens, NY 11354

Description

Founded in 1968 after a merge with the Kingsland Preservation Commission, Queens Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Queens, New York.

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Queens Museum 

 

New York City Building 
Queens, NY 11368

Description

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

The Queens Museum presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.

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