No one knows your community better than you. So, whether you want to design a sticker, draw a poster, write a poem, sing a song, or choreograph a dance, Lincoln Center teaching artists will be on hand to help you shape your ideas. Come collaborate on fun and accessible art projects to help reach the people in your life and share the importance of the census.  


Lincoln Center, in partnership with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the U.S. Census Bureau, wants to ensure that our communities get their fair share, especially people in historically under-counted groups. These include people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, renters, single-parent households, people with limited English proficiency, and children under the age of five.


Why the Census Matters 

The Census, a once-a-decade population count, affects your representation in government, and determines how much funding your community receives. When a person isn’t counted, they lose out on nearly $2,000 every year for TEN YEARS in direct services like SNAP, WIC, hospitals, schools, transportation, and road maintenance. 


61 West 62 Street


  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

Community Create-a-thon: Census 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm David Rubenstein Atrium

All ages

Families welcome!
If you love to be creative and care about your community, join us for a Create-a-thon to spread the word about the 2020 U.S. Census!
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Agenda (subject to change)

2:00pm–2:30pm Welcome and orientation 

2:30pm–5:15pm Work on art projects in groups 

5:15pm–6:00pm Final share-out and closing remarks


Teaching Artists
Ayanna – Painting and Visual Art
Di Quon – Acting and Writing
Harold "Fyütch" Simmons – Music
Intikana – Filmmaking, Creative Writing and Poetry

Lisa Green – Dance

Wendy Fung – Calligraphy


Light snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the event. 


We welcome speakers of all languages. Please provide your preferred language during registration and we will make every effort to provide translation 


A variety of creative supplies will be provided at the event, but we encourage you to bring any of your own materials to use in your art-making (e.g. instruments, visual art media, laptops with software such as Photoshop, InDesign, GarageBand, etc.) 

Presented in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. And with the special collaboration of Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC), whose Every Child Counts! campaign advocates for a fair and accurate 2020 Census count of all children living in New York City.

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