JUST ANNOUNCED: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center will be the scene of free social dancing events for adults and children on May 2 and 3 when Dancing in Damrosch takes place in an expansive tent in the park, located at West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Dancing in Damrosch welcomes people of all ages, skill sets, and backgrounds to dance Swing and Salsa with the help of some of New York City’s premiere dance instructors and DJs on Friday evening, May 2 and Saturday afternoon, May 3. The events are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1kIYe0L
— Gabriel García Márquez
The Emerson String Quartet, ahead of their next two Great Performers series concerts, gave a special "In Performance" with their new cellist Paul Watkins. Click here to see their performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9, and see their concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on April 23 and May 4.
The Board and Staff of Lincoln Center for the Preforming Arts deeply mourn the passing of Jenneth Webster, former Associate Director, Programming, the flaming spirit who ignited the free annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival with passion and imagination for nearly 30 years. From an early age she became aware of the importance of community arts groups and in her own words, “the impact of living arts on people.” Over the decades, through Jenneth’s efforts, thousands of people and countless performers came together on Lincoln Center’s outdoor spaces to celebrate music, dance, spoken word, and community. We join the arts community in extending our sympathies to her longtime friend Charles Allcroft, her family and friends, and to all who have been touched by her work.
- Katherine Farley, Chair Jed Bernstein, President Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
In support of the people of Boston, a city known for its strength as well as for excellence in the performing arts, Lincoln Center will host a free, live community viewing of the Boston Marathon this Monday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the 40-foot media wall in the Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium, located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. The ‘wichcraft café in the Atrium will offer a 10% discount for all food and beverage sold that day to any patron who says “Boston Strong” when they place their order.
Says Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein, “Mindful of yesterday’s anniversary of the attacks during last year’s marathon, and in celebration of the spirit of the people of Boston, we invite New Yorkers to come and show their support while they have a coffee and watch this exciting event at our community space, the David Rubenstein Atrium.”
The screening will receive promotional support from New York Road Runners, the world’s premier community running organization.