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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.

July 19 at 1:30 pm

Summer for the City

Juilliard Summer Programs Showcase

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with The Juilliard School

July 19 at 1:30 pm

Hearst Plaza

Join us for a collaborative showcase highlighting the talents of Juilliard summer students.

July 19 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Living Music Underground

Claire Chase

Lincoln Center Presents

July 19 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Series curator Nadia Sirota presents classical musician, flutist, interdisciplinary artist, and educator, Claire Chase.

July 19 at 8:30 pm

Summer for the City

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth

July 19 at 8:30 pm

Damrosch Park

In a concert adaptation, The Ritual of Breath is a deeply moving, meditative experience that responds to the murder of Eric Garner.

July 19 at 9:00 pm

Summer for the City
Silent Disco

Haza

Lincoln Center Presents

July 19 at 9:00 pm

The Dance Floor

The Brooklyn-based dance party and radio show brings Arab, Asian, and Pan-African music from the diasporas and beyond to The Dance Floor!

This is your place to BE this summer

CELEBRATE new commissions for the first time

In July and August, 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, and a world premiere by Hannah Kendall, inspired by scripture from Job:27 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. Through August 9, experience the next generation of experimental canon with this summer's category-defying Living Music Underground series, curated by Nadia Sirota.

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, including the Civic Speakeasy hosted by poet-in-residence Mahogany L. Browne. 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. Free family shows for all ages, including storytimes, kid-friendly concerts, and dance workshops are offered all summer long. The Art of Wellbeing harnesses the power of art to engage the mind, body, and spirit in weekly workshops and classes through July 20. Plus, much-loved performances—globalFEST, BAAND Together, Deaf Broadway, La Casita, and so much more—come back for an encore!

Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center

Celebrate the inaugural season under Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Jonathon Heyward with exciting premieres and commissions paired with timeless classics. 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 »

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 »