Lincoln Center Presents
Summer for the City

June 12–August 10, 2024
200+ FREE or Choose-What-You-Pay events for all New Yorkers!

 
 

Fast Track reservations open Mondays at noon

In addition to General Admission, we’re offering a FREE Fast Track option for most Summer for the City events—giving you priority access. Bookmark this page »

Due to popular demand, additional performance added!

Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green brings his “live cinema documentary” masterpieces together for the first time. A Thousand Thoughts »

June 15 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

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

June 15 - 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 15 at 11:00 am

Summer for the City
The Art of Wellbeing

Samba With Marizete Browne

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian

June 15 at 11:00 am

LeFrak Lobby, David Geffen Hall

Join instructor Marizete Browne of Sambazina and drummer Ivo Araújo of Manhattan Samba and dance to the pulsating beats of Brazilian samba!

June 15 at 12:00 pm

Summer for the City
Kids, Teens, and Families

La Manga

Lincoln Center Presents

June 15 at 12:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Come and be part of the celebration of life and Colombian culture with La Manga, in an interactive experience for the whole family.

June 15 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Dream Machine

Virtual Reality Experience

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

June 15 - All Day

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu.

Find your bliss as Lincoln Center's outdoor spaces transform

From June 12—August 10, our outdoor campus transforms into a welcoming oasis where neighbors and New Yorkers from across the city can gather, relax, participate in performances, enjoy expanded food options, read a new book, create art, and even play outdoor games! The outdoor spaces are designed by Visual Director Clint Ramos and inspired by flora and fauna of the American prairie—evoking the ideals of Life, Liberty, and Happiness—with greenery and plants by Donyale Werle Design. Explore spaces & venues »

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. From June 13–16, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green brings his live cinema documentary masterpieces together for the first time. 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. 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!

Free concerts at Damrosch Park

Wednesday, June 19

Saturday, June 22

Celebrating South Australian First Nations

Series & programs

Social Dance

With a roster of free Social Dance programs—each beginning with a DJ set and dance tutorial—you’ll find an array of genres, styles, and opportunities to get your groove on. FREE Social Dance series »

Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center

Join us in celebrating the inaugural season under Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Jonathon Heyward with exciting premieres and commissions paired with timeless classics. Learn more »

Silent Disco

Strut your stuff under the stars as our popular Silent Disco series returns to NYC’s largest outdoor dance floor with a ten-foot disco ball, where we’ll turn the heat up and the volume way down. Upcoming Silent Discos »

Kids, Teens, and Families

Make Lincoln Center your summer destination for fun-filled FREE shows and creative activities for kids of all ages, families, and teens. Learn more »

BAAND Together Dance Festival

Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem on one stage! Learn more about the series »

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 from June 12–30, 2024. Learn more »

The Outdoor Film Series

Film at Lincoln Center, one of the world's most respected arthouse cinemas, expands out of the theater to under the stars with an exciting selection of free outdoor movie screenings. Learn more »

The Art of Wellbeing

Shake off your week—and kick off your weekend—with a mix of participatory movement and mindfulness sessions that are sure to get those feel-good endorphins flowing. Learn more »

Civic Saturdays

Participate in a public event performance series designed to unite friends and strangers in the spirit of shared community. Learn more »

Comedy Underground

It’s all the laughs of a downtown comedy club without a two-drink minimum… and you won't even have to validate your parking. Explore the series »

Jazz Underground

Curated by the unparalleled Jazz at Lincoln Center team, a handpicked selection of rising stars will congregate to delight audiences. Click here for the series »

Living Music Underground

The series features virtuosic soloists and trailblazing ensembles performing instrumental music at the fringes of classical, jazz, experimental, ambient, electronic and pop. Click here »

India Week

Celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of Indian culture with a week-long extravaganza of events showcasing the country’s music, dance, art, cuisine, and more! India Week events »

Urban Bush Women's 40th Anniversary

The Brooklyn-based performance ensemble and dance company brings untold and under-told stories to light from a woman-centered perspective. Learn more about the series »