Performing Arts & Films

Experience the best and brightest in music, dance, film, and theater at The New York Public Library.

Library for the Performing Arts

Music & Dance

  • Dancers perform a piece

    Live Performances

    Our vibrant community performance calendar offers something for everyone, from folk guitar concerts to African dance performances.

Film Screenings

  • Adults enjoy a movie screening

    Watch a Movie

    Film buff? Come to free movie screenings ranging from classics to new releases.


  • Costumed actors appear in a theatrical performance

    Attend a Show

    Watch the works of both classic and contemporary playwrights come to life each week in Library branches across the city.