Following the success of 2021's Restart Stages, this year’s season of concerts and performances in Damrosch Park features some of the biggest names in entertainment; free, live and in-person all summer long. As the flagship venue of Summer for the City, all events are guided by Lincoln Center’s healing credo to act as a platform for audiences to rejoice in new freedoms, reclaim joy and remember what we have lost. In addition to music, theatre and dance, Damrosch's 2,500-seat amphitheater will also play host to group participatory celebrations, including signalongs, poetry readings, local graduations, and an all-city wedding ritual and reception.

Lead Support for Summer for the City Community Programming in Damrosch Park is provided by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Upcoming events at Damrosch Park

June 12 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Soundcake: Aural Confections by Sapphira Cristál & Monét X Change

OPENING NIGHT!

Lincoln Center Presents

June 12 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

RuPaul's Drag Race stars Sapphira Cristál and Monét X Change show off their classical training for an opening night extravaganza of drag and opera!

June 13 at 11:00 am

Summer for the City

Young People's Chorus of New York City

Red Light, Green Light

Lincoln Center Presents

June 13 at 11:00 am

Damrosch Park

At Red Light, Green Light, over 1,000 children from schools spanning the boroughs will celebrate the sounds of New York City.

June 13 at 9:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Outdoor Film Series

Black Swan

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center

June 13 at 9:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Natalie Portman gives an Oscar-winning turn as a sheltered but driven young dancer with a ballet company in NYC who begins to buckle under pressure.

June 14 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Visions of Ubuntu

Lincoln Center Presents

June 14 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

South African saxophonist/composer Steve Dyer explores a joyous celebration of the African life-value system of ubuntu in this premiere collaboration.

June 15 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Cultura Profética

Por Más

Lincoln Center Presents

June 15 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Latin roots reggae stars bring their U.S. tour to Lincoln Center for a night of sweet lover's rock and uptempo jams at Damrosch Park.

June 19 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Toshi Reagon's Songs of the Living: Freedom Songs

In conjunction with Carl Hancock Rux's 2024 Juneteenth Celebration

Lincoln Center Presents

June 19 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Toshi Reagon's participatory Songs of the Living Community Choir, supported by her band BIG LOVELY and special guests, sing songs of freedom, joy, and growth.

June 20 at 9:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Outdoor Film Series

Before Sunrise

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center

June 20 at 9:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) meet on a cross-Europe train. In Vienna, they walk, talk, look around—and fall unexpectedly in love.

June 21 at 9:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Outdoor Film Series

Before Sunset

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center

June 21 at 9:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Nine years after Before Sunrise’s open-ended finale, Before Sunset’s immediate question—did Jesse and Céline reunite in Vienna—soon gets eclipsed.

June 22 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Electric Fields & DEM MOB

Celebrating South Australian First Nations

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Adelaide City of Music

June 22 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Australian indigenous performers take center stage for this concert featuring dance pop sensations Electric Fields and the Hip-Hop collective DEM MOB.

June 23 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Rosanne Cash

Lincoln Center Presents

June 23 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Rosanne Cash, one of America's leading songwriters and creative voices, performs a live set on the 30th anniversary of her classic album, The Wheel.

June 26 at 7:00 pm

Summer for the City

Emily King

Lincoln Center Presents

June 26 at 7:00 pm

Damrosch Park

GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King brings New York cool to meditations on recovering from a break-up with her new album Special Occasion.

June 27 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Le Jazz Est Mort

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Jazz Is Dead, ArtDontSleep, and Winter JazzFest

June 27 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Among the numerous European groups that absorbed American Funk and Jazz influences during the 1970s, few are as celebrated, or as mysterious.

June 29 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Funkmasta's Dream Machine Experience

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

June 29 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Bring the music, bring in the funk as you spend a night to remember under the stars at Damrosch Park.

June 30 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

20th Annual NYC In C

Terry Riley's In C

Lincoln Center Presents

June 30 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Terry Riley's masterpiece is celebrated by NYC's longest-running annual concert, with rock, classical, experimental, and electronic all-stars.

July 06 at 11:00 am

Summer for the City
Kids, Teens, and Families

Big Umbrella Day

Lincoln Center Presents

July 06 at 11:00 am

Full-campus experience

An all-day event with relaxed spaces, specifically welcoming neurodivergent audiences through multi-sensory experiences, performances, and workshops.

July 06 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Anthem to US Concert

Lincoln Center Presents

July 06 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

The culmination of a collaborative effort with Brooklyn Public Library to create an anthem echoing our collective hopes, struggles, and histories.

July 07 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Passing the Crown

Celebrating the Queens of Hip-Hop

Lincoln Center Presents

July 07 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Don't miss your chance to be part of history. Come, celebrate, and witness the coronation of Hip-Hop royalty!

July 10 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
India Week

Avimukta: Where the Seeker Meets the Sacred

By Aparna and Ranee Ramaswamy for Ragamala Dance Company

Lincoln Center Presents

July 10 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Celebrating the beauty and vibrancy of Indian culture, India Week kicks off with Ragamala Dance Company’s Avimukta: Where the Seeker Meets the Sacred!

July 11 at 8:30 pm

Summer for the City
The Outdoor Film Series | India Week

RRR

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center

July 11 at 8:30 pm

Damrosch Park

This Oscar-winning 1920-set action blockbuster charts an imaginary friendship between real-life anti-colonial revolutionaries in a comedic melodrama.

July 12 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
India Week

Parampara and SAZ ft. Sumitra Das Goswami

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Jodhpur RIFF Festival

July 12 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Rajasthani folk group SAZ ft. Sumitra Das Goswami present Rang-e-Thar and celebrated Carnatic music family the Vinayakrams present Parampara.

July 13 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
India Week

Comedy Night

Aasif Mandvi, Hari Kondabolu, Nimesh Patel, Aparna Nancherla, and Kiran Deol

Lincoln Center Presents

July 13 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Get ready for a night of humor all brought to you by a powerhouse lineup of comedians whose Indian heritage infuses into their comedic brilliance.

July 17 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Brasil Summerfest With Gilsons

Lincoln Center Presents
In association with Brasil Summerfest

July 17 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

Brasil Summerfest presents the U.S. debut of Gilsons, a Latin GRAMMY-nominated trio that takes their family name from the legendary Gilberto Gil.

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 21 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Yerin Baek

Lincoln Center Presents

July 21 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Korean Artist Yerin Baek's multilingual songwriting, frank lyrics, and beautiful voice have made her a breakout star.

July 25 at 9:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Outdoor Film Series

Dick

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center

July 25 at 9:00 pm

Damrosch Park

This irreverent reimagining of the Watergate scandal situates two bubbly teen girls (Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams) at the center of the story.

July 26 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Fefita La Grande

Lincoln Center Presents

July 26 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Powerhouse accordionist, songwriter and performer Fefita La Grande is one of the most important musicians in the history of Dominican merengue típico.

July 27 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Patrice Roberts

Lincoln Center Presents

July 27 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Sample the sweet sounds of Caribbean calypso at this all-star concert celebrating soca music with one of the genre's most prominent voices and luminaries, Patrice Roberts.

July 28 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Los Van Van

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

July 28 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Innovative Latin songo orchestra Los Van Van blend traditional Afro-Cuban rhythm with sizzling rumba, son Cubano, funk, and jazz.

July 31 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Once on This Island

In American Sign Language by Deaf Broadway

Lincoln Center Presents

July 31 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

The live staging of this classic Broadway musical offers a more fully equitable evening, with a full Deaf Broadway cast interpreting the music in person.

August 03 at 4:30 pm

Summer for the City

globalFEST

Lincoln Center Presents

August 03 at 4:30 pm

Full-campus experience

Hear a whole world of music in just one night at this international mega-festival featuring performers from around the globe.

August 04 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Steel Pulse

Lincoln Center Presents

August 04 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

UK reggae legends Steel Pulse celebrate Jamaica Day with a career-spanning concert.

August 10 at 4:30 pm

Summer for the City

Ruidosa Fest

Lincoln Center Presents

August 10 at 4:30 pm

Full-campus experience

Get ready for a full-day, full-campus takeover by Ruidosa, a Latine-led, inclusive, international feminist festival where pop culture meets activism.

General Admission

All performances at Damrosch Park are FREE with General Admission, first-come, first-served. Just show up; tickets not required! Learn more »

Advance Reservation

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Health and safety

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Accessibility

Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

About Summer for the City

We’re thrilled to be coming together with our resident organizations and community partners to present hundreds of outdoor and indoor public events—all for FREE or Choose-What-You-Pay. Learn more »

Plan your visit

Before visiting us this summer, please take the time to read about the health and safety policy, ticketing, accessibility, and more. Click here »

Full Summer for the City calendar

Check out hundreds of outdoor and indoor events and performances for all ages, including music, dance, theater, film, art, education, and civic activations. View full calendar »

Thanks to Our Supporters

Lead Support for Summer for the City Community Programming in Damrosch Park is provided by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)