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Commissioner Finkelpearl Joins Mayor de Blasio to Announce Cultural Benefits for Municipal ID Holders
From the launch of the card in January through the end of 2015, all New Yorkers with a municipal ID card are eligible to receive free memberships at cultural organizations belonging to the Cultural Institutions Group.
Posted September 26, 2014.

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NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Announces
FY 2015 Cultural Development Fund Recipients
Nearly 900 organizations across the five boroughs will receive $32 million for cultural programming that increases public access to the arts for New Yorkers.
Posted September 26, 2014.

Learn more about CDF.

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Office of Emergency Management Announce the Launch of CultureAID Disaster Response and Recovery Network
CultureAID (“Culture Active in Disasters”) is a response and recovery network committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community before, during, and after disasters.
Posted September 10, 2014.
Learn more about CultureAID.

NYC Works Better with Paid Sick Leave
NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law applies to most employees, including those who work for nonprofits and small businesses.
Posted August 14, 2014.

Learn more about the Paid Sick Leave Law.

DCLA’s Budget at a Glance
Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have adopted the City’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget, including DCLA expense allocations.
Posted July 3, 2014.

Learn more about DCLA’s Executive Budget.
Learn more about the Mayor’s Executive Budget.
Culture Features

Cultural Venues with Free Hours and Suggested Admission
New York City is home to more than 1,200 cultural venues, many of which offer free hours or suggested admission. 

Eye on Culture

New York City is home to more than 700 art galleries; 380 nonprofit theater companies; 330 dance companies; 131 museums; 96 orchestras; 40 Broadway theaters; 15 major concert halls; five zoos; five botanical gardens; and one aquarium.  Start exploring today!

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Presents The Turn of the Screw
From October 16 through November 2, The Turn of the Screw is an immersive theatrical adaptation of Henry James’ novella at Morris-Jumel Mansion.
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Ballets with a Twist Presents Cocktail Hour at St. George Theatre
On October 11, this evening-length production by Marilyn Klaus includes the B-Twist Orchestra performing live music by composer Stephen Gaboury.
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Two Bridges Hosts the Sixth Annual Marco Polo Festival
On October 18, join this celebration of the Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District, and the special relationship between the Chinese and Italian-American communities of Manhattan’s Chinatown & Little Italy.
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Turtle Bay Music School Presents Amalgama: Colombian Music and Dance
On October 17, The Turtle Bay Artist Series presents this free evening of music and dance that combines urban jazz, folklore, and contemporary dance, offering perspectives on Colombia’s rich culture.
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