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Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City: Music & More Across NYC


Lincoln Center's second annual Summer for the City, running June 14 to August 12, features hundreds of free events and thousands of artists in celebration of the vibrant cultural communities of NYC. Lincoln Center’s city-wide festivities feature llong-standing traditions of social dance and classical music, and new events like a mass wedding at Lincoln Center for participating couples, and a ‘second line’ processional, emulating New Orleans jazz musicians and how they memorialize lives lost.

The festival is a collaboration with a multitude of artists and thinkers across the city. Festivities begin with 8 y Más featuring Lucrecia performing at Josie Robertson Plaza, with salsa dance instruction for visitors. Summer for the City has everything from a celebration of Korean cultural traditions during Korean Arts Week, the New York City premiere of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, to the return of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, globalFEST, and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra concerts. Whether it’s having a lunch break at any of our outdoor dining options, taking selfies with the installation of 200 flamingoes, or staying late for a silent disco.

Artist Clint Ramos collaborates with Lincoln Center, putting illustrations and art on their campus all summer long. Our spaces include The Garden, Hearst Plaza, The Underground at Jaffe Drive, The Reading Room, and The Dance Floor at Josie Robertson Plaza, the centerpiece of the festival and the city’s largest outdoor dance floor with a, now iconic, mega disco ball for social dance nights, silent discos, and more.

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Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City
June 14 - August 12, 2023

Various Venues in NYC 

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