Civic Saturdays

Lincoln Center presents Civic Saturdays, an artistic public event series designed to unite friends and strangers in the spirit of shared community. Civic Saturdays will give voice to songs and readings that speak to themes of life, liberty, and happiness, from early U.S. history to the present. These programs embrace the values and practices of being an active citizen through artistic practice and experiences.

Upcoming Civic Saturday events

June 15 at 5:00 pm

Summer for the City

Engaging With Voices of a People's History

Artist Talkback

Lincoln Center Presents

June 15 at 5:00 pm

LeFrak Lobby, David Geffen Hall

This event features a performance followed by a conversation connecting our nation’s history of dissent to contemporary potentials for civic engagement.

June 15 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Civic Saturdays

Civic Speakeasy

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Citizen University

June 15 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Treya Lam, and Anthony McGill, this gathering is designed for those seeking new ways to strengthen civic culture in their community.

June 22 at 1:00 pm

Summer for the City

Black Studies: An Education for Me + You Bookmobile and Book Fair

Lincoln Center Presents

June 22 at 1:00 pm

South Transverse

Embark on a transformative journey with the Black Studies: An Education for Me + You Bookmobile, stopping by Lincoln Center during its 5-borough tour.

June 29 at 5:00 pm

Summer for the City

Engaging With Voices of a People's History

Artist Talkback

Lincoln Center Presents

June 29 at 5:00 pm

LeFrak Lobby, David Geffen Hall

This event features a performance followed by a conversation connecting our nation’s history of dissent to contemporary potentials for civic engagement.

June 29 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Civic Saturdays

The People Speak—and Sing!

Voices of a People's History

Lincoln Center Presents

June 29 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Songs and readings on the themes of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Featuring Martha Redbone, Aaron Whitby, Amber Gray, and Jeorge Bennet Watson.

July 06 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City

Anthem to US Concert

Lincoln Center Presents

July 06 at 8:00 pm

Damrosch Park

The culmination of a collaborative effort with Brooklyn Public Library to create an anthem echoing our collective hopes, struggles, and histories.

July 13 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Civic Saturdays

Civic Speakeasy

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Citizen University

July 13 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Jean Grae, Roopa Mahadevan, and Shannon Matesky, this gathering is for those seeking ways to strengthen civic culture in their community.

July 20 at 5:00 pm

Summer for the City

Engaging With Voices of a People's History

Artist Talkback

Lincoln Center Presents

July 20 at 5:00 pm

LeFrak Lobby, David Geffen Hall

This event features a performance followed by a conversation connecting our nation’s history of dissent to contemporary potentials for civic engagement.

July 20 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Civic Saturdays

WNYC's Public Song Project: The People's Concert

Lincoln Center Presents

July 20 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

WNYC’s The Public Song Project invites contributors and special guests to create new music by drawing from the public domain.

July 27 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Civic Saturdays

Civic Speakeasy

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Citizen University

July 27 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Featuring Mahogany L. Browne and Eri Liu, this gathering is designed for those seeking new ways to strengthen civic culture in their community.

August 03 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Civic Saturdays

The People Speak—and Sing!

Voices of a People's History

Lincoln Center Presents

August 03 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Songs and readings speak to the themes of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Featuring Linda Diaz, Russell G. Jones, and Queen Esther.

 

 

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Accessibility

Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

How to get tickets

The majority of our events are FREE—with a selection of Choose-What-You-Pay performances. Click here for a ticketing overview »