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The New Yorker Festival Streams Art, Science, Politics & More


For the first time ever, the prestigious New Yorker Festival is going virtual. Running October 5 to 11, the festival features a slate of speakers from the worlds of art, science, politics, and culture. 

Speakers include:

  • Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Eric H. Holder, Jr., & Sherrilyn Ifill 
  • Ira Glass
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci
  • Emanuel Ax & Yo-Yo Ma


Viewers in New York City can participate in the Dining In with The New Yorker Festival portion of the show, in which a curated dinner, created specially for the Festival by the Harlem-based chefs Pierre Thiam, of Teranga, and JJ Johnson, of FIELDTRIP, along with access to a streaming conversation about the collaboration, featuring the chefs and moderated by Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker’s food critic.

For those of you interested in film, The Queens Drive-In (47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368) will be showing the U.S. première of Regina King’s directorial début, One Night in Miami. One Night in Miami recounts a pivotal moment in the history of civil rights, involving Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. Followed by a virtual conversation with Regina King, the screenwriter Kemp Powers, and David Remnick. Tickets are available on the festival website.

The New Yorker Festival is ticketed so be sure to get your spot.

To learn more, go to:

The New Yorker Festival
October 5 - 11, 2020

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