Summer for the City

Hundreds of FREE events announced!

New York City Ballet

All Balanchine: April 23–May 5

Film at Lincoln Center

The Films of Edward Yang

New York Philharmonic

Prokofiev’s Fifth and Olga Neuwirth

String Resonance: April 21

Chamber Music Society

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Sarah Vaughan Centennial

Wednesdays at One

The Juilliard School: April 24

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.

April 18 - All Day

Kids, Teens, and Families

Architects of Air's Daedalum

Lincoln Center Presents

April 18 - All Day

Damrosch Park

Bring the whole family to experience a gigantic, whimsical labyrinth for three weeks at Damrosch Park.

April 18 at 12:15 pm

Legacies of San Juan Hill: James Reese Europe

Join us on April 17 for a Choose-What-You-Pay conversation and performance with leading artists and scholars about the life and impact of James Reese Europe and his Harlem Hell Fighters’ band—who fundamentally shaped jazz and the music industry in ways that still resound today. Learn more and book tickets »

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.
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 »

Relaxed Performances

Lincoln Center believes the arts are for all! Explore music, theater, and dance events with modified social and sensory environments. Click here »

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 »