Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.

Featured Artists

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Aasif Mandvi

Actor, Writer, Comedian
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Lion Babe

Grammy-Nominated Artist, (with Jillian Hervey, BA The Arts '11)
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Spike Einbinder

Comedian, BA Literary Studies '13
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James Francies Trio

BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '17
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Brian Marsella

Musician, BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '00
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Morgan Saint

BFA Illustration '16
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Julio Torres

Comedian, BA Literary Studies '11
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Vanessa Soudan (VIVA)

Artist & Movement Guide, Founder of Haus of Sweat, BA Liberal Arts...
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Producer and DJ


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Andrea Geyer

Associate Professor of New Genres, Parsons School of Design
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Aruna D'Souza

Writer-art critic

Camilo Godoy

BA Education Studies and BFA Photography '16
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Carl Hancock Rux

Faculty, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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Carol Ockman

Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History Emerita, Williams...
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Dave Douglas

Composer and Producer, Part-Time Lecturer, Mannes School of Music
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Diana Uribe

Dancer, BA Contemporary Dance 2020
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Edisa Weeks

Choreographer, Performer, Educator, Maker, DELIRIOUS Dances
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Havanna Fisher

Choreographer, Dancer, BA The Arts and BFA Fashion Design '14
avatar for Isabella Jackson

Isabella Jackson

Dancer, BA The Arts '14
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Jemme Aldridge

BFA Communication Design '06
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Mariama Noguera-Devers

Dancer, BA Global Studies '17
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Netta Yerushalmy