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Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Ladybugs

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Jazz at Lincoln Center brings New York City’s hottest young jazz bands to the plaza, creating the feeling of an intimate club amidst the lights and sounds of Times Square. Learn More 

Free
BélO

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

BélO

Thursday, July 18, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

With his sublime mixture of jazz, worldbeat, rock, reggae, and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythms, BélO transforms roots music into a global phenomenon. Learn More 

Free

Mostly Mozart Festival

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Scholars from the Mozart Society of America illuminate aspects of the composer’s beloved opera, The Magic Flute, in an engaging afternoon of presentations. Learn More 

Free
Lincoln Center archival photo from Soul at the Center in 1972

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Soul at the Center

Legacy: Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway (World premiere)
The Illustrious Blacks, Baby Rose, The Last Poets, Roosevelt André Credit and the Lappelle Choir, and more

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Sean Mason Trio

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Jazz at Lincoln Center brings New York's hottest young jazz bands to the plaza, creating the feeling of an intimate club amidst the lights and sounds of Times Square.  Learn More 

Free
Coco - La Santa Cecilia
Free
Ashley Fure & Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Mostly Mozart Festival

FREE

Fure & Thorvaldsdottir

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, July 25, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Immerse yourself in the sound worlds of pioneering composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ashley Fure, and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir at this free performance.

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Free
La Casita

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

La Casita

Poetry: Dakota Camacho, Rashidah Ismaili, Enriqueta Lunez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Willie Perdomo, Julian Randall, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Matthew Shenoda, and Yolanda Wisher
Music: Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet, Kelsey Pyro, Lone Piñon, Nina Dilet & The Mysphitz, and Raye Zaragoza
MC: Baba Israel

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Hearst Plaza

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Free
Louis Langrée

Mostly Mozart Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2019

St. Paul's Chapel

Join members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at St. Paul’s Chapel for a free performance of Mozart’s sublime wind serenade. Learn More 

Free
Look at My Soul

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul 

(World premiere)

with guest vocalists Jonny Benavidez (Cold Diamond & Mink), Eric Burton (Black Pumas), Kam Franklin (The Suffers), Johnny Hernandez (Little Joe & The Latinaires), Alex Marrero (Brownout), Amalia Mondragon (The Chamanas), Ruben Ramos (The Mexican Revolution), and Paul Schalda (Paul & The Tall Trees) under the musical direction of Adrian Quesada

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free
Shine a Light
Free

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Heritage Sunday

Made in NYC 2.0: Next Generation Traditions

featuring Redobles de Cultura, Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York, Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshen, and Inkarayku

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Hearst Plaza

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Free
La Casita at Teatro Pregones

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

La Casita at Teatro Pregones

Poetry: Dakota Camacho, Rashidah Ismaili, Enriqueta Lunez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Willie Perdomo, Julian Randall, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Sonia Sanchez, Matthew Shenoda, and Yolanda Wisher
Music: Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet, Kelsey Pyro, Lone Piñon, Nina Dilet & The Mysphitz, and Raye Zaragoza
MC: Baba Israel

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Teatro Pregones

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Free
Moncho Rivera

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra

featuring Moncho Rivera, Cita Rodriguez y Su Banda, Carlito Padron y Su Banda, and Bombazo Dance Company

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: The Motherlode

featuring Courtney Marie Andrews, Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenée Wade, and Lizz Wright
under the musical direction of Terri Lyne Carrington
with readings by Angela Davis and Sonia Sanchez

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free
Tulipa Ruiz

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Tulipa Ruiz

Thursday, August 1, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

The award-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter brings her powerful stage presence and multifaceted talent to this evening of cosmopolitan acoustic delight as part of Brasil Summerfest. Learn More 

Free
Caleb Teicher & Company in Meet Ella

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Liza with a “Z”
Caleb Teicher & Company

Students of LaGuardia High School perform "Sing, Sing, Sing" from Bob Fosse's DANCIN' (1978)

Friday, August 2, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free
Lola Lovenotes

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Family Day

Brown Rice Family
Najee Omar
VIBEZ by SOLE Defined

Lola Lovenotes

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00 am–2:15 pm

Hearst Plaza

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Free
desi:NOW

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

desi:NOW

featuring G. Sidhu, Rianjali, Taizu, Rolex Rasathy, Robin Dey, SA Grooves, IMGE Dance, Project Convergence, and DJ Sharad

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free
Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi & Niloufar Nourbakhsh

Mostly Mozart Festival

Monday, August 5, 2019

Bruno Walter Auditorium

The intrepid International Contemporary Ensemble performs the music of Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh from the Iranian Female Composers Association. Learn More 

Free
Adekunle Gold

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

OkayAfrica: Gold & Soul

Adekunle Gold & the 79th Element (New York debut)
DJ Poizon Ivy

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free
Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber

Mostly Mozart Festival

Thursday, August 8, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A lively, hourlong concert showcasing violinist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber’s original compositions alongside the inventive mastery of Bach. Learn More 

Free
H.E.R.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

MTV & Save the Music

featuring H.E.R. and
Samm Henshaw

Friday, August 9, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free
Patty Griffin

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Roots of American Music Weekend: Americanafest NYC

Patty Griffin
Yola

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free
David Crosby

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Roots of American Music Weekend: Americanafest NYC

David Crosby & Friends
Anaïs Mitchell

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Second Stage Theater

April 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Corridor Gallery

Come celebrate the decades of plays and musicals that have defined Second Stage as the home for living American playwrights. In 1979, a new theater was born with a novel idea: give a second... Learn More 

Free

The Metropolitan Opera

Met Opera HD Festival: Aida

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Josie Robertson Plaza

Aida Verdi Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko thrills in the title role of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian epic, going toe to toe with powerhouse mezzosoprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her royal... Learn More 

Free