Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is delighted to present fun-filled—and sun-filled!—summer programming and activities for young audiences, families, and the young at heart. The calendar is chock full of free events and performances every week, all summer long. Join us for storytimes, original poetry readings, music and dance workshops, engaging educational events led by Lincoln Center teaching artists, high-energy family-friendly concerts, and so much more! The power of the arts is indispensable, and it’s never too early to instill love and appreciation for it.

General Admission

All Summer for the City family and young audience events are FREE with General Admission, first-come, first-served. Just show up; tickets not required! Learn more »

Advance Reservation

Or, get priority access to select events by booking ahead of time. Check the dedicated event page to confirm if this option is available. Learn more »

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Health and safety

Lincoln Center is committed to enhancing the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees. Please see health guidelines for indoor and outdoor events before your visit. Learn more »


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 »

On-demand content for kids

Unable to join us in-person? Check out our on-demand collection for families and kids, bringing world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight to your home. Watch now »

Thanks to Our Supporters

Kids & Family Programming is made possible by Amazon.

Endowment support is provided by Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Programming for Lincoln Center Education is made possible by Carnegie Corporation of New York, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Esme Usdan and James Snyder, Constans Culver Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., William Sherman, trustee for the Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust, Theodore H. Barth Foundation, and Lincoln Center's generous donors and supporters.

Lincoln Center Education is also made possible by public funds facilitated by the Honorable Oswald Feliz and the Honorable Keith Powers of the New York City Council.