September 29 + October 2 | Online | Trial classes
Free Trial Sessions for Beginners
Join one of our free online trial classes, which give you the opportunity to experience how we teach online and to ask any questions you might have about our language courses. The trial sessions take place on September 29 at 6:30pm and 9:00pm EDT as well as on October 2 at 1:30pm EDT. They will be run for beginners, so no prior knowledge of the German language is required to join.
October 14-17 | 1014 5th Avenue & Online | Event Series
1014: Past and Future
Do you remember when 1014 5th Avenue was the Goethe House? This October, our friends at 1014: the transatlantic space for ideas, are presenting and celebrating the history of the Upper East Side townhouse. Join them for a weekend of architecture, culture, and community with an exhibition, free walking tours, and talks.
Starting October 19 | Online | Language courses
Fall Language Courses
Start or continue learning German with an online class starting October 19. We’re offering a wide range of course times, speeds, and formats to meet your individual needs. Learn German with the pros at the Goethe-Institut! Book now.
Through October 17 | Participant Inc. | Exhibition
I WAS A FORMALIST PENSIONER. AN ANTIOPERA
Berlin-based actress Susanne Sachsse’s exhibition I WAS A FORMALIST PENSIONER. AN ANTIOPERA is now on view at Participant Inc. In collaboration with XIU XIU and based on the libretto antioper (1970) by Kurt W. Streubel, the exhibition features an installation with 27 air pressure loudspeakers, video, 40 miniature slide viewers, photos, objects, and paper.
Through November 4 | Goethe-Institut New York | Exhibition
Thomas Mann: Democracy Will Win!
Using the Thomas Mann House in Pacific Palisades as an anchor point, this exhibition traces Mann's political biography from monarchist to his exile in the U.S. during National Socialism and his transition to fierce advocate for democracy. This history is used to probe current political and cultural realities, using multimedia examples from around the world, and ask how we can defend and sustainably strengthen democracy.
Through November 21 + January 7 | Undercurrent & Austrian Cultural Forum | Exhibition
un/mute - the exhibition
What do communication and collaboration mean in a time of uncertainty and isolation? How is the artistic process impacted by going “fully remote”? This exhibition is the culmination of an 18-month-long project that was launched in 2020 to provide European and NYC-based artists an opportunity for critical exchange and collaboration during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The project challenged teams to overcome the limitations of lockdowns as they connected across artistic mediums, language, culture, generations, and time zones to find new forms of expression and meaning within art.
Ongoing | Goethe-Institut New York | Library Hours
Expanded Library Hours
The library is now open Monday/Thursday/Friday from 10am-2pm and Tuesday/Wednesday from 10am-5pm. Please note that library staff will only be on hand Tuesday/Wednesday from 1-5pm, so be sure to bring your library card in order to use our self-service machine to borrow items. We are also requiring proof of vaccination for access to our facilities.