Summer for the City: Seeds of Hope

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Hearst Plaza



Event Dates

May 22, 2022


12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Join the artist and be a part of the ritual on the select dates:
May 21: 4:00pm–5:00pm
May 22: 12:00pm–1:00pm
July 2: 4:00pm–5:00pm

General Admission only, first-come first-served. Advance reservations are not available for this event; just show up!

The installation will also be open all day for viewing May 14–July 3. 

This participatory installation is a part of GATHER: A series of monuments and rituals

Hope shapes our future and lifts us up. It allows us to access peace and catalyzes resounding change. Hope is what revolutions are built upon. This installation is a tribute to hope, drawing inspiration from Thai culture, where wishes and prayers are often tied to trees, an acknowledgement that an individual has asked something of the universe. Seeds of Hope encourages participants to share a vision for the future on shades of gold ribbon—which are then tied around the rows of plane trees on Hearst Plaza. In essence, we seed hopes and dreams, planting a flag of aspirations that may serve as bright beacons of change. It has often been said that hope is a “thing with feathers.” In this installation, we see the hope of thousands flutter softly in the wind.  

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Services at 212-875-5456 or