Chamber Music Society

Summer Evenings: July 9–27

Hundreds of free events

Summer for the City: Thru Aug 10

Film at Lincoln Center

The Outdoor Film Series

Jazz Underground

FREE all summer long

Storytimes every Wednesday

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Summer Recital Series

The Metropolitan Opera

Welcome to Lincoln Center, home to 11 resident arts organizations. Presenting music, theater, dance, film, opera, and more, our stages bring a tapestry of artists—from across the globe—to New York City.

June 21 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 21 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 21 at 1:00 pm

June 21 at 7:30 pm

The Atrium transforms into Bina48's Afro Future Garden

Through June 30, open the door to a world where humans and AI learn from each other. Visit Bina48’s Afro Future Garden designed by Mickalene Thomas with interior and set design by Lutfi Janania. A project of the Terasem Movement Foundation, Bina48 is a humanoid robot powered by AI and the only social robot inspired, created, and programmed with mind files from an African American woman, Bina Rothblatt. Spend time in the space-age garden, completely immersed in a futuristic world where you may find yourself part of a conversation with Bina48. From 12:00–1:00 pm each day, the sound installation features Sonic Futures Multichannel Works, works by students from Berklee College of Music. Explore The Dream Machine

This is your place to BE this summer

CELEBRATE new commissions for the first time

Nona Hendryx pushes the boundaries of art and technology, combining the physical and digital worlds in The Dream Machine Experience through June 30. Bring on the laughs as the clever, big-hearted stylings of musical theater maestro Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra are elevated for the first time by a full orchestra on June 28. In July, the Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center performs the North American premiere of Huang Ruo’s City of Floating Sounds, an interactive work that fuses music and technology with a mobile app-enabled soundscape and live performance. Or, celebrate the Queens of Hip-Hop with an immersive night of orchestral music, DJs, and dance.

PARTICIPATE at the intersection of arts and civic engagement

Join us for our Civic Saturdays performance series, designed to unite friends and strangers in the spirit of shared community. On July 6, we present Anthem to US, the culmination of a monthslong collaborative effort to create a contemporary anthem echoing our collective hopes, struggles, and histories. At Damrosch Park, we present The Ritual of Breath, a deeply moving, meditative experience that responds to the murder of Eric Garner. In August, pop culture meets activism with the Ruidosa Fest, the Latine-led international feminist platform, with a full day of lectures, live music, and a late-night silent disco.

SING and DANCE with the return of long-time favorites

NYC's largest outdoor dance floor with a now-iconic 10-foot disco ball shines bright as the centerpiece of Summer for the City with FREE social dance nights and silent discos every week. The Wedding: New York's Biggest Day also returns for the third year, inviting hundreds of couples to celebrate love. Free family shows for all ages, including storytimes, Big Umbrella Day, and dance workshops are offered all summer long. Plus, much-loved performances—globalFEST, a Juneteenth Celebration, BAAND Together, Deaf Broadway, La Casita, and so much more—come back for an encore!

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

This exhibition showcases selections of the most iconic images from Broadway hits like the original productions of Camelot, West Side Story, and Bye Bye Birdie. Photography of Friedman-Abeles »

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month at Lincoln Center with free concerts, silent discos, drag, opera, podcasts, and comedy shows! Learn more »

Explore our resident organizations

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The nation's premier chamber music organization, presenting innovative programming and an international roster of artists, both in New York City and on tour around the world. Learn more »

Film at Lincoln Center

Celebrating cinema from around the world, supporting new filmmakers, and enhancing awareness and understanding of the art form among a diverse film-going audience since 1969. Learn more »

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. Learn more »

The Juilliard School

Providing the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Learn more »

Lincoln Center Theater

One of New York's favorite not-for-profit theaters, with Broadway productions at the Vivian Beaumont, off-Broadway productions at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, and new theater for new audiences at the Claire Tow. Learn more »

New York City Ballet

Founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of nearly 100 dancers and an unparalleled repertory of modern masterpieces. Learn more »

New York Philharmonic

Revitalizing the orchestral experience through the highest caliber of performances of the great music of the past and today, and through evolving educational programs, touring, and media initiatives. Learn more »

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Home to one of the most extensive archival and circulating collections in its field, the Library for the Performing Arts offers free programs, exhibitions, and more. Learn more »

The Metropolitan Opera

Home to the greatest artists in opera, the Met presents more than 200 performances each season and transmits 10 productions to movie theaters worldwide as part of the acclaimed Live in HD series. Learn more »

School of American Ballet

Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the School of American Ballet trains students aged 6 to 18 for careers in classical ballet. It is the official academy of New York City Ballet. Learn more »