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Experience boundary-blurring presentations in music, dance, visual art, comedy, spoken word, and multidisciplinary collaborations from around the world that build upon the eclectic mix of creativity found throughout New York City and beyond.

May 29 at 11:00 am

Lincoln Center Moments

Celebrating Spring with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Presents
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

May 29 at 11:00 am

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Join the Calidore String Quartet as they return to Lincoln Center Moments to celebrate the sounds of Spring!

May 29 at 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments

Celebrating Spring with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Presents
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

May 29 at 1:00 pm

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Join the Calidore String Quartet as they return to Lincoln Center Moments to celebrate the sounds of Spring!

May 30 at 7:30 pm

Voices of a People's History

Lincoln Center Presents

May 30 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Celebrate an egalitarian vision of America in this musical series of readings from A People's History with special guests Tatiana Maslany and Jacob Yates.

May 31 at 7:30 pm

Carolina Mama

Lincoln Center Presents

May 31 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Innovative Argentinian musician Carolina Mama performs songs that blend folkloric and jazz elements sourced from Latin America and North Africa.

This is your place to BE this summer

CELEBRATE new commissions for the first time

On opening night of Summer for the City, RuPaul's Drag Race stars Sapphira Cristál and Monét X Change show off their classical training for an extravaganza of drag and opera! Nona Hendryx pushes the boundaries of art and technology, combining the physical and digital worlds in The Dream Machine Experience. In July, the Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center performs the North American premiere of Huang Ruo’s City of Floating Sounds. 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. 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. In August, we honor the centenary of the iconic author, social critic, and culture changer James Baldwin. Also that month, 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!

The Dream Machine Experience

From the mind of the incomparable Nona Hendryx, comes a brand-new experience that pushes the boundaries of art and technology this June. Learn more »

Passport to the Arts

Designed for children, teens, and adults with disabilities and their families, Passport provides a welcoming and accessible introduction to the performing arts. Register here »

For free this summer

Series and programs

Summer for the City

From June 12–August 10, hundreds of FREE events bring together thousands of artists, in celebration of the multitude of stories that live within our city. Explore Summer for the City »

Kids, Teens, and Family

You're never too young to discover a passion for the arts! Don't miss our fun-filled roster of performances and events dedicated to kids, teens, and families of all ages. View calendar »

Beats, Rhymes & Sights

Lincoln Center celebrates the next 50 years of artistry, spirit, and history of Hip-Hop with a series curated by Xavier "X" Jernigan. Explore the series »

David Rubenstein Atrium

Join us for free events every week at the Atrium—where arts and democracy converge through radical welcoming, artistic innovation, and community partnership. Visit the Atrium »

¡VAYA!

A Lincoln Center tradition since 2015, ¡VAYA! is a free showcase for NYC's finest Latin music and dance traditions. Join us on the dance floor »

Passport to the Arts

Designed for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families, Passport to the Arts provides a welcoming, accessible, free introduction to the arts. Register here »

Lincoln Center Moments

Register for a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Register here »

Young Artist Pipeline

Lincoln Center's Young Artist Pipeline is an arts training program for middle school students interested in developing their craft in a chosen art form. Learn more »