Culture Watch: QC Library Recommends (Sept. 2020)

by Michael Deering

Culture Watch – Back to school edition! No matter what your September brings, Culture Watch is here to highlight free events to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Lastly – and most importantly – we wish everyone a safe and happy start to the school year!


  • Ongoing: Thursdays at 4PM: Norah Jones continues to perform short and charming sets live on facebook each week. 
  • Tuesday, 9/8 at 7:30PM: The Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams continue with Gounod’s realization of Romeo and Juliet. Nightly Opera Streams remain available until 7PM the following day to make way for the next opera.
  • Tuesday, 9/22 at 7:00PM: Sofia Tosello’s Chuño Experimental – Latin American traditional music will be bringing their sounds to our homes thanks to Queens Colleges own Kupferberg Center for the Arts. This is Part of their Music Makers: An Alumni Concert Series, which features graduates from the Aaron Copland School of Music.
  • Wednesday, 9/23 at 10:30AM: National Radio Series is featuring the music of George Crumb for Program 52. Crumb’s music is wholly unique and magical. It will be permanently available once it is posted on The Chamber Music Society website
  • Friday through Sunday, 9/25 – 9/27 at 8PM: The Monterey Jazz Festival will be live on Youtube starting at 8PM each night. 


  • Monday, September 14 at 6:30PM and Wednesday, September 16 at 2PM: The Guggenheim is taking a look at previous rotunda installations. These works make use of Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique architecture to create something powerful. Space is limited, RSVP here.
  • Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00: Housed at Queens College, The Godwin-Ternbach Museum will introduce everyone their newest exhibit: Human/Nature: Portraits from the Permanent Collection. This program is being presented by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts.




  • Ongoing: The National Theatre has a unique new program for children. Madame Kalamazoo will send handcrafted tales starring your young one right to your inbox. It is free but will require signing up here.