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Stay in a summer state of mind!
Joy bloomed from every cornerVisual Director Clint Ramos transformed the Lincoln Center campus with multiple open-air spaces spaces of welcome—inviting all New Yorkers to enjoy throughout their day, whether a show is on the agenda or not! Bust a move and snap a photo on The Dance Floor at Josie Robertson Plaza, read a book at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Reading Room, beat the heat at The Garden at Damrosch Park, or relax and and play corn hole (amidst hundreds of pink flamingos!) at Hearst Plaza. Explore past spaces & venues »
Past series & programs
Thanks to Our Supporters
Lead Support for Summer for the City Community Programming is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
Major support is provided by SK Group, Laura and Scott Malkin, the Mellon Foundation, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust
Additional support is provided by CHANEL, EY, MOVADO Group Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Amazon, the Scully Peretsman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, Barbara H. Block, and Lincoln Center’s 22/23 Donors and Members
Lincoln Center’s artistic excellence is made possible by the dedication and generosity of our board members
Endowment support is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance, The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, Oak Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York
Programs are made possible, in part, with public funds provided by National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Empire State Development with the support of the Office of the Governor, Mayor of the City of New York, the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council
NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center
United Airlines is the Preferred Airline of Lincoln Center Presents
Steinway is Lincoln Center’s Preferred Piano Partner
Park Lane New York is Lincoln Center's preferred accommodations for Summer for the City
Plan Your Visit
Summer for the City 2023 has come to an end!
Thank you for joining us at the Ultimate New York Festival
Visual Director Clint Ramos transformed the Lincoln Center campus with multiple open-air outdoor spaces of welcome—inviting all New Yorkers to enjoy throughout their day, whether a show is on the agenda or not! Bust a move and snap a photo on The Dance Floor at Josie Robertson Plaza, read a book at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Reading Room, beat the heat at The Garden at Damrosch Park, or relax and and play corn hole (amidst hundreds of pink flamingos!) at Hearst Plaza. Explore spaces & venues »
Summer venues & outdoor spaces
The Dance Floor at Josie Robertson Plaza
New York City's largest outdoor dance floor with a—now iconic—10-foot disco ball returns to Josie Robertson Plaza as the centerpiece of Summer for the City. Designed once again by Visual Director Clint Ramos, this year's dance floor is covered in colorful botanicals, setting the ambiance for the joyful and popular Social Dance and Silent Disco series. Don't miss New York City's hottest outdoor summer dance parties that are sure to satisfy any dancer's taste, including nights devoted to salsa, Lindy hop, disco, country, Hip-Hop, freestyle, ballroom, and much more. Explore events on The Dance Floor »
The Underground at Jaffe Drive
The Garden at Damrosch Park
Looking for a quiet place to unwind and relax while at Lincoln Center this summer? Stop by The Garden at Damrosch Park, a greenhouse-like retreat to chat, read a book, escape the sun, and be zen. The space is filled with greenery and plants designed in collaboration with Donyale Werle Design. On Wednesday mornings, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents arts-based Storytimes for children, and Poet-in-Residence Mahogany L. Browne curates three poetry & meditation events throughout the summer. Explore events at The Garden »
Lincoln Center seeks to create a more inclusive experience and meet access needs for our audiences by providing a range of accommodations for all performances.
All venues include accessible seating, entrances and restrooms, and alternative entry for guests who are unable to stand in line due to a disability. ASL interpretation, audio description, live captioning, and haptics are integrated into dozens of performances.
Health & Safety
At this time, face masks are welcome, but not required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is also not required; however, we encourage everyone to remain up to date on vaccinations before attending. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, a high quality, well-fitting face covering is required at all times.
Please note: COVID-19 protocols may vary at different performances on the Lincoln Center campus for presenters other than Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Be sure to check the website of the specific presenting organization at Lincoln Center or event to read about the COVID-19 protocols applicable to the event you are attending.For greater detail, please click here.