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Celebrate 60 Years of Lincoln Center with a Free Block Party

Apr 23, 2019
Celebrate 60 Years of Lincoln Center with a Free Block Party
This May, celebrate six decades of world-class performing arts culture in honor of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' dedicated history. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the premier institution will host a free Block Party open to the public full of activities and performances. 

On Saturday, May 4 from 10:00am to 2:30pm the Block Party will take place across the iconic campus both indoors and outdoors featuring live music, dance presentations, art-making and craft stations, film screenings, tours, and more. Bringing together the talents of all 11 of its constituent organizations, patrons can enjoy events for all ages at the Block Party, including: free tickets to sit in on a class of the School of American Ballet; show tunes from Lincoln Center Theater's My Fair Lady and music from Jazz at Lincoln Center artist Melanie Charles; an interactive concert with the New York Philharmonic; and many more exciting activities! Click here to see a full schedule of Block Party events. The festivities will begin with a special Welcoming Event featuring dancers from the Redhawk Native American Council. 
This event also coincides with the arrival of Lincoln Center's new President and CEO, Henry Timms, on Monday, May 6. Henry Timms will be a guest speaker at our 22nd Annual Meeting later in the month on Tuesday, May 21. Click here for more info and to RSVP to our Annual Meeting
Happy 60th anniversary to Lincoln Center! Don't miss this great community and cultural event right here in Lincoln Square.
Below is a shortened version of the event's schedule: 

10:00am–10:45 am
Welcoming Event

Dance Event Ticket Distribution: Free tickets for Inside NYCB: Originating Roles and School of American Ballet Class are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Art-making Stations: While supplies last.

Raffle: Sign up to be entered to win tickets to a variety of performances across Lincoln Center.

Performance: Fogo Azul 

Performance: Plezi Rarabrings

11:30 am–12:10pm 
Performance: Christian Dante White from Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady and Jazz at Lincoln Center artist Melanie Charles

12:00pm–12:15 pm 
Performance: Step It Up NYC

Performance: Juilliard student ensemble

Performance: Red Baraat and a 30-piece ensemble led by Sunny Jain

Grand Finale

David Rubenstein Atrium

Performance: Singer Falu Shah from LC Kids Artists in the Atrium

Performance: Teaching Artists of the New York Philharmonic present American Journeys

2:30–3 pm
Performance: Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra sneak peak

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Film Programming: The Film Society of Lincoln Center

David H. Koch Theater

Dance Presentation: New York City Ballet’s Inside NYCB: Originating Roles
Note: A limited number of free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Josie Robertson Plaza starting at 10:00am. 

Samuel B. and David Rose Building

Performance: Kristin Lee (violin) and Gilles Vonsattel (piano)

Class Observation: The School of American Ballet

Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library

Performance: Vocalist Leslie Fornino

Metropolitan Opera House

9:00am–10:00am & 3:00pm–4:00pm
Exhibition: The Metropolitan Opera