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Experience boundary-blurring presentations in music, dance, visual art, comedy, spoken word, and multidisciplinary collaborations from around the world that build upon the eclectic mix of creativity found throughout New York City and beyond.

July 23 at 10:30 am

Summer for the City
Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center

Relaxed Open Rehearsal: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Beethoven
Lincoln Center Presents

July 23 at 10:30 am

Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

This Relaxed Rehearsal will provide a peek behind the scenes as the Festival Orchestra prepares a piece for performance.

July 23 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and a Huang Ruo Premiere

Opening Performance of the Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center

Huang Ruo | Beethoven
Lincoln Center Presents

July 23 at 7:30 pm

Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

Celebrate nature and explore your surroundings in a new light with this timeless classic and Huang Ruo’s City of Floating Sounds.

July 24 at 11:00 am

Summer for the City
Kids, Teens, and Families

Musical Storytime with Thorgy Thor

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

July 24 at 11:00 am

LeFrak Lobby, David Geffen Hall

Kids of all ages will be entranced by this book reading with live music, narrated by Thorgy Thor from RuPaul‘s Drag Race.

July 24 at 1:00 pm

Summer for the City
Kids, Teens, and Families

Musical Storytime with Thorgy Thor

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

July 24 at 1:00 pm

LeFrak Lobby, David Geffen Hall

Kids of all ages will be entranced by this book reading with live music, narrated by Thorgy Thor from RuPaul‘s Drag Race.

This is your place to BE this summer

CELEBRATE new commissions for the first time

In July and August, the Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center performs the North American premiere of Huang Ruo’s City of Floating Sounds, an interactive work that fuses music and technology with a mobile app-enabled soundscape and live performance, and a world premiere by Hannah Kendall, inspired by scripture from Job:27 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. Through August 9, experience the next generation of experimental canon with this summer's category-defying Living Music Underground series, curated by Nadia Sirota.

PARTICIPATE at the intersection of arts and civic engagement

Join us for our Civic Saturdays performance series, designed to unite friends and strangers in the spirit of shared community, including the Civic Speakeasy hosted by poet-in-residence Mahogany L. Browne. In August, our longtime partner, Voices of a People's History, hosts The People Speak—and Sing!, a performance of songs and readings that speak to the themes of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On August 10, pop culture meets activism with the Ruidosa Fest, the Latine-led international feminist platform, with a full day of lectures, live music, and a late-night silent disco.

SING and DANCE with the return of long-time favorites

NYC's largest outdoor dance floor with a now-iconic 10-foot disco ball shines bright as the centerpiece of Summer for the City with FREE social dance nights and silent discos every week. Free family shows for all ages, including storytimes, kid-friendly concerts, and dance workshops are offered all summer long. Jazz at Lincoln Center returns with Jazz Underground, featuring a selection of rising star instrumentalists and vocalists that delight audiences at the underground pop-up bar and performance stage. Plus, much-loved performances—globalFEST, BAAND TogetherDeaf Broadway, and so much more—come back for an encore!

Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center

Celebrate the inaugural season under Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Jonathon Heyward with exciting premieres and commissions paired with timeless classics. Learn more »

Passport to the Arts

Designed for children, teens, and adults with disabilities and their families, Passport provides a welcoming and accessible introduction to the performing arts. Register here »

For free this summer

Series and programs

Summer for the City

From June 12–August 10, hundreds of FREE events bring together thousands of artists, in celebration of the multitude of stories that live within our city. Explore Summer for the City »

Kids, Teens, and Family

You're never too young to discover a passion for the arts! Don't miss our fun-filled roster of performances and events dedicated to kids, teens, and families of all ages. View calendar »

David Rubenstein Atrium

Join us for free events every week at the Atrium—where arts and democracy converge through radical welcoming, artistic innovation, and community partnership. Visit the Atrium »

¡VAYA!

A Lincoln Center tradition since 2015, ¡VAYA! is a free showcase for NYC's finest Latin music and dance traditions. Join us on the dance floor »

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. Register here »

Lincoln Center Moments

Register for a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Register here »

Young Artist Pipeline

Lincoln Center's Young Artist Pipeline is an arts training program for middle school students interested in developing their craft in a chosen art form. Learn more »