Young People's Concerts

New York Philharmonic | Ages 6+

Feel the magic of the arts

Lincoln Center Presents | All Ages

Meet the Music!

Chamber Music Society | Ages 6+

The Nutcracker

New York City Ballet | Ages 5+

Who Is Thad Jones?

Jazz at Lincoln Center | Ages 5+

October 01 at 11:00am

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October 15 at 11:00am


Family Saturdays

New York City Ballet

October 15 at 11:00am

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October 15 at 12:30pm


Children's Workshops

New York City Ballet

October 15 at 12:30pm

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November 09 at 7:00pm


Outside Licensee

Big Apple Circus

November 09 at 7:00pm

Damrosch Park

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Share your love for the arts

Free and Choose-What-You-Pay events year-round

Mark your calendar for Free and Choose-What-You-Pay concerts and dance programs, perfect for kids, teens, and families. Lincoln Center Presents champions new art forms and diverse artistic perspectives; and the family programming is no different! This season, you'll find interactive shows, circus, jazz, contemporary, soul, folk, holiday celebrations, and so much more. Explore the season »

Classical and ballet for our youngest audiences

Every year, our resident organizations present premier family-friendly shows across campus. Get to know the basics of classical with Chamber Music Society's Meet the Music! series for ages 6+; and experience orchestral for the first time at New York Philharmonic's Young People’s Concerts for ages 6+ or the Very Young People’s Concerts for ages 3–6. On select Saturdays, New York City Ballet offers interactive presentations and excerpts of iconic ballets for kids ages 5+. 

Creative workshops and performing arts classes

Encourage artistic expression and foster your kids' creative talents by enrolling in music and dance classes. Jazz at Lincoln Center's WeBop in-person and virtual programs offer specialized curriculums covering jazz, blues, and improvisation for children ages 8 months–7 years. Learn from ballet experts through structured dance lessons at the School of American Ballet (ages 4–6) or New York City Ballet's Children’s Workshops (ages 5–7) and In Motion Workshops (ages 8–12).

On-demand now: Arts & education

World-class family-friendly performances are just a click away with Lincoln Center's free on-demand collections. #ConcertsForKids offers diverse musical perspectives in short concerts that kids will love—straight from the artists home to yours. Introduce your little ones to classical music, delivered by a funny and silly host, with Chamber Music Society's Meet the Music! Or check out the New York Philharmonic's Digital Resources, including virtual orchestral performances, inspiring activities for kids of all ages, and educational guides to explore.

Featured holiday events

Children's access programs

Passport to the Arts

Designed for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families, Passport to the Arts provides a welcoming, accessible, free introduction to the arts. Learn more »

Autism-Friendly Access Workshops

Join the artists of New York City Ballet for movement workshops designed especially for children with autism and their families. Learn more »

Children’s Access Workshops

New York City Ballet offers workshops designed for children with physical disabilities and movement disorders (including Dystonia, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, SMA, and more) and their families. Learn more »

CMS Kids

Chamber Music Society presents relaxed performances in a supportive environment for ages 3–6, in-person and online. This inclusive concert series is adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism. Learn more »

Big Umbrella Festival

The Festival centers audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities by sharing unique approaches to sensory-based, interactive, and intimate artistic experiences. Learn more »