Summer for the City

Final weeks of 300+ free events

BAAND Together

One epic week of dance

The Met's HD Festival

August 26–September 5


Fire in the Air of the Earth

King Vidor Retrospective

Film at Lincoln Center

August at the Atrium

Where our city takes center stage

For kids and families

Free weekly events all summer long

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.

Upcoming campus-wide events

Monday, August 08 at 12:00pm

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Tuesday, August 09 at 10:30am

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Tuesday, August 09 at 5:00pm

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Thursday, August 11 at 7:00pm

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Lincoln Center Theater: The Nosebleed

An enigmatic father. A reckoning with failure. A journey towards forgiveness. A tender and darkly humorous play by Aya Ogawa. Learn more »

Lou Reed Exhibition at the Library

Visit Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars, the first large-scale exhibition from Reed’s archive—at the Library through March 4. Learn more »

Final weeks of free events at Summer for the City

BAAND Together Dance Festival

Returning to Lincoln Center after a series of sold-out, tour de force performances last summer, the BAAND Together Dance Festival joins Summer for the City from August 9–13. Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night. In the afternoons, each organization leads unique dance workshops, appropriate for all ages!

Kyle Abraham's Reunions and Requiem

From August 6–7, Lincoln Center presents Reunions, a brand-new dance festival curated by renowned choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, featuring seven ascending contemporary dance makers. The festival is followed by the New York premiere of Abraham's Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth from August 11–13 at the Rose Theater. Ten dancers from Abraham’s company—A.I.M by Kyle Abraham—join music artist Jlin, who transforms Mozart’s music into an electronic opus that memorializes ritual and rebirth.

Experience NYC's largest outdoor dance floor

Join us at The Oasis as we wrap up 300+ free events with Summer for the City! NYC's largest outdoor dance floor with a 10-foot disco ball will remain open until August 14 only. You won't want to miss the chance to dance one last time. OUT.OF.OFFICE headlines the AFROPUNK After Dark silent disco series on August 11, and Jlin & Kush Jones round out the series on August 12. There's no better way to say farewell to the dance floor than a celebration of beloved cultural icon Greg Tate on August 13.

August highlights

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 »

Health & safety guidelines

For all indoor events, audiences must wear face coverings and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend. Guests may also be required to show proof of a booster shot if eligible; please confirm this requirement on the event page or presenting organization's website. At this time, face coverings and proof of vaccination will not be required for outdoor events as part of Summer for the City. To learn more about the specific protocols each resident organization has put in place, please visit their respective websites. Learn more »