Upper West Side nights in New York City just got a little bit cooler. From June 4–August 13, Lincoln Center goes underground with The Speakeasy, designed by Tony Award-winning costume and set designer Clint Ramos. Stop by on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for FREE comedy shows in collaboration with comedians Suzette Simon of NY Laughs and Wali Collins, jazz sets presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, and spoken word and poetry performances curated by Poet-in-Residence Mahogany L. Browne. You'll find the pop-up Speakeasy below the Lincoln Center campus in the Jaffe Drive parking lot, located via a fully accessible ramp adjacent to the iconic Revson Fountain. These rain-or-shine evening events will feature a cash bar and offer a welcoming space for every audience to engage with Lincoln Center as their own: to dance in, to laugh, to meet up, and unwind.

General Admission

All events and performances at The Speakeasy at Jaffe Drive are FREE with General Admission, first-come, first-served. Just show up; tickets not required! Learn more »

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Health and safety

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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 »