The Oasis will be open daily to the public from June 1–August 14 between 8:00 am and midnight, excluding set-up and breakdown times before and after scheduled events.

Sprouting from the center of the concrete jungle like a fantastical mirage is The Oasis—New York City’s largest outdoor dance floor with a 10-foot disco ball and the central gathering place of Summer for the City. The creative vision of Tony Award-winning costume and set designer Clint Ramos with lighting design by Andrew Grant, the blue, mirrored stage muraled art installation transforms Josie Robertson Plaza and invites New Yorkers to come back together among a sea of mirrors, that reflect the myriad participants.

Offering a soul-quenching respite, The Oasis invites visitors to dance, gather, and reconnect during daily operating hours and for free curated events for all ages. The installation plays host to this summer's Social Dance series, featuring swing, Afrobeats, house, salsa, hip hop, disco, and more; as well as Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Young Players concerts, Saturday morning creative workshops for kids, teens, and families, adapted dance classes and accessible silent discos, poetry readings, and a public wedding celebration for hundreds of New Yorkers!

Whether you're dancing, snacking, chatting, or relaxing, we hope the rejuvenating summer air and the cool glistening of the Fountain inspire you to rejoice the shared moment with old friends and new.

General Admission

All events at The Oasis are FREE with General Admission, first-come, first-served. Just show up; tickets not required! Learn more »

Advance Reservation

Or, get priority access to select events by booking ahead of time. Check the dedicated event page to confirm if this option is available. Learn more »

Other summer venues and more

Damrosch Park

The 2,500-seat amphitheater plays host to the biggest names in theatre, music, and dance—all free, all summer long. Learn more »

The Speakeasy at Jaffe Drive

Lincoln Center goes underground with The Speakeasy, a pop-up space for free comedy shows, jazz sets, spoken word, and poetry performances. Learn more »

Outdoor Cinema at Hearst Plaza

This July, bring your friends and family to finally make up for all the flicks you missed last summer and rejoice in cinema under the stars. Learn more »

David Rubenstein Atrium

Cool off indoors at the Atrium, where arts and democracy converge through radical welcoming, artistic innovation, open exchange of ideas, and community partnership. Visit the Atrium »

Outdoor Reading Room

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Outdoor Reading Room returns to Lincoln Center's Amsterdam Terrace this summer with morning children's programming and curated staff picks by performing arts librarians.

Plan your visit

Before visiting us this summer, please take the time to read about the health and safety policy, ticketing, accessibility, and more. Click here »

Thanks to Our Supporters

Signature support for the Oasis provided by SK Group

Major support provided by Jody and John Arnhold, Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund, and NewYork-Presbyterian

Endowment support is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance