2018 is in full swing, and there are plenty of free events happening at Lincoln Center this February. See the calendar for a list of all upcoming events.

  • February 1

    Photo by Ryan Jafarzadeh

    Jalen N'Gonda at the David Rubenstein Atrium

    Having honed his craft in Liverpool and gigged across the U.K. and Europe, Jalen N'Gonda is now headlining shows in London, releasing a debut EP, and supporting touring acts, including Laura Mvula, Martha Reeves, and Lauryn Hill.

    • February 3

      Photo by Allison Busch

      LC Kids Artists at the Atrium: Frances England at the David Rubenstein Atrium
      With a gift for capturing the simple pleasures of childhood, the California-based singer-songwriter's sparkly, acoustic pop songs will strike a chord with the young and young at heart.

      • February 8

        Imani Uzuri: WILD COTTON at the David Rubenstein Atrium
        Composer and vocalist Imani Uzuri performs her new improvisational conceptual project WILD COTTON, which explores the undocumented soundscapes of enslaved Black-American ancestors that still haunt us today.


        • February 9

          Outside (In)dia: Awa Sangho at the David Rubenstein Atrium

          Concerts with Awa Sangho, one of the leading voices of West African music, have been highlights of Brooklyn Raga Massive's wildly successful Africa/India Series, which this show will build upon. The night will feature master musicians of West African music alongside Brooklyn Raga Massives's raga artists.

          • February 15

            Photo by Steven Menendez

            Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer at the David Rubenstein Atrium
            Join legendary downtown performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker Penny Arcade, a.k.a. Susana Ventura, for a night of word-driven entertainment showcasing her highly quotable wit and authentic spirit.

            • February 16

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              ¡VAYA! 63: Tito Puente Jr. at the David Rubenstein Atrium
              An incomparable mambo legacy lives on with Tito Puente Jr. and his band, who will keep the dance floor jumping all night long. With an opening set by DJ Bongohead.

              • February 17

                LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Hey Black Child by Bryan Collier at the David Rubenstein Atrium
                Six-time Coretta Scott King Award–winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings a classic, inspirational poem by poet Useni Eugene Perkins to life.

                • February 21

                  Liederabend at Juilliard
                  Artists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.

                  • February 22

                    Photo by Amy Schroeder

                    Harlem Quartet at the David Rubenstein Atrium
                    The Grammy Award–winning Harlem Quartet brings its "fresh, bracing and intelligent" approach (Cincinnati Enquirer) to a program that showcases its breadth and depth.

                    • February 25

                      Bernstein's Mahler Marathon: The Sony Recordings at the David Rubenstein Atrium
                      As part of the Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium series, the New York Philharmonic presents a 13-hour expedition through Bernstein's recordings of Mahler's complete symphonies. Bernstein's marked scores from the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives will be projected in real-time. Between each symphony, special guests will read excerpts from Bernstein's own writings on Mahler, and video clips of Bernstein talking about Mahler will be projected.

                      • Month-Long Events

                        Leonard Bernstein at 100 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
                        Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America’s greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, Leonard Bernstein at 100 marks the official exhibit of the centennial and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein’s life and career ever staged in a museum setting.

                        Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
                        The over 43,000 items represent the full array of audio formats in use during Toscanini’s lifetime, including lacquer, shellac, and vinyl discs, tape reels, cylinders, and wire recordings as well as the more obscure selenophone recordings and the metal parts used in the production of 78 rpm discs. As one of the world’s leading sound archives, the Library for the Performing Arts will place front and center Toscanini’s recordings through ongoing live demonstrations and free public programs devoted to the craft of preserving and archiving the technology he helped define during his lifetime.