Summer for the City

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Various venues on Lincoln Center's Campus




Event Dates

May 28, 2022

Jun 04, 2022

Jun 11, 2022

Jun 18, 2022

Jun 25, 2022

Jul 02, 2022

Jul 09, 2022

Jul 16, 2022

Jul 23, 2022

Jul 30, 2022

Aug 06, 2022

Aug 13, 2022


various events and times weekly, May-August

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

his summer, Lincoln Center has planned a festival from mid-May to mid-August meant to celebrate New York City and programmed around themes of rejoicing, reclaiming and remembering within a city transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Called Summer for the City, the festival will take place across 10 outdoor spaces and three indoor stages on Lincoln Center’s campus featuring over 300 free events.

Summer for the City has been curated to help deepen Lincoln Center’s service to particular communities, expanding offerings for families with concerts, workshops, Storytimes, and Family Dance Days. The campus will also host dozens of pop-up performances, wellness events, graduations, voter engagement and polling, blood drives, and more as part of the summer season. Click here to view the homepage for the festival and check out the calendar of events


The Oasis at Josie Robertson Plaza

Sprouting from the center of campus like a fantastical mirage is the art installation, The Oasis—New York City’s largest outdoor dance floor and the central gathering place of Summer for the City. Join us for a scheduled social dance or stop by during daily public open hours. Learn more »

Damrosch Park

The 2,500-seat amphitheater plays host to participatory celebrations, mass singalongs, and 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, hosting FREE comedy shows, jazz sets, and spoken word and poetry performances on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Learn more »

Hearst Plaza

Check out the roster of FREE events for kids, teens, and families, staged at The Grove on Saturdays. Also, finally make up for all the flicks you missed last summer and rejoice in a pop-up Outdoor Cinema this July. Learn more about the Outdoor Cinema »

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. FREE events and public open hours every week! Learn more »