“This summer, Lincoln Center invites you to experience the healing and rejuvenating power of the arts. Whether it’s rejoicing the night away on the dance floor, reclaiming rituals hindered by the pandemic, or moments for collective remembering, we offer this warm welcome to come together after so much time apart.” Shanta Thake

The dance floor is now closed

Thank you for joining us all summer long at NYC's largest outdoor dance floor with a 10-foot disco ball! The energy was unstoppable—and it's all thanks to you. Learn more »

The summer's mantra

Every Summer for the City event began with a quick pre-show ritual centered around this year's themes: rejoice, reclaim, remember. Watch here »

Rejoice, reclaim, remember

Come together after such a challenging period

Join us in celebrating this summer's mantra with 300+ free events spanning genres and artforms. Rejoice, social dance is back—taking place on NYC's largest outdoor dance floor with a 10-foot disco ball! Reclaim the traditions and annual festivals that were postponed at globalFEST, an all-day celebration of music from around the world. Remember as we honor the lives of iconic individuals including Muhammad AliJames Baldwin and Greg Tate.

Participate in citywide collaborations

Lincoln Center and its presenting partners invite you to catch a flick under the stars from July 13–30 at our Outdoor Cinema; take a breath and move during our Wednesday night wellness sessions at the Atrium; witness NYC's most iconic dance companies share the spotlight in the BAAND Together Dance Festival; or join educators and an exciting lineup of artists for free weekly workshops and performances for kids, teens, and families

Encounter new works and reimagined classics

The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra performs a series of concerts that showcase a breadth of repertoire and diverse slate of offerings. This August, we present a brand-new dance festival curated by renowned choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, featuring seven contemporary dance makers—followed by Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, a new work exploring death and reincarnation through a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in d minor.

Health and safety

At this time, face coverings and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be required for outdoor events; however, face coverings are welcome and we encourage everyone to complete their primary vaccination series and get boosted before attending.

For indoor events at the Atrium, Rose Theater, and Alice Tully Hall, proof that the final dose of primary COVID-19 vaccination series was administered at least 14 days before entry is required. Face coverings are required as well. Learn more »

Summer venues and more

How to get tickets

All tickets to Summer for the City are FREE with General Admission or Choose-What-You-Pay. There are three ways to get tickets, depending on the venue and the programming. Learn more »

The Oasis at Josie Robertson Plaza

Sprouting from the center of campus like a fantastical mirage is The Oasis—New York City’s largest outdoor dance floor and the central gathering place of Summer for the City. Learn more »

Damrosch Park

The 2,500-seat amphitheater plays host to 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, a pop-up space for FREE comedy shows, jazz sets, spoken word and poetry performances. Learn more »

Outdoor Cinema at Hearst Plaza

This July, bring your friends and family to finally make up for all the flicks you missed last summer and rejoice in open-air cinema. Learn more »

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. Visit the Atrium »

Outdoor Reading Room

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Outdoor Reading Room returns to Lincoln Center's Amsterdam Terrace this summer with morning children's programming and curated staff picks by performing arts librarians.

Health and safety

Lincoln Center is committed to enhancing the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees. Please see health guidelines for indoor and outdoor events before your visit. Learn more »

Accessibility

Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

Plan your visit

Before visiting us this summer, please take the time to read about the health and safety policy, ticketing, accessibility, and more. Click here »

About Summer for the City

There's something for everyone! We’re thrilled to be coming together with our resident organizations and community partners to present hundreds of outdoor and indoor public events. Learn more »