Lincoln Center Block Party events at David Rubenstein Atrium
11 am–12 pm
Singer Falu Shah performs her Grammy-nominated kids’ project Falu’s Bazaar, which blends classical Indian music with American pop and a good dose of storytelling. This performance is part of our LC Kids Artists in the Atrium series and is recommended for kids ages 2–5.
Teaching Artists of the New York Philharmonic present American Journeys, an interactive concert that explores the different ways that composers in America have expressed the story of immigration with their music, featuring performances of works by Antonín Dvořák, Lembit Beecher, Florence Price, Chen Yi, and Gabriela Lena Frank.
Members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra offer a sneak peak of their summer concerts with a short program of chamber music selections.
Lincoln Center Block Party events at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
10 am–2:30 pm
The Film Society of Lincoln Center opens the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center for free programming from 10 am–2:30 pm.
Lincoln Center Block party events at David H. Koch Theater
11 am–12 pm
At New York City Ballet’s Inside NYCB: Originating Roles, you’ll hear from today’s dancers about what it’s like to have work created on them, and see excerpts from some of the Company’s 21st century choreography.
- Note: A limited number of free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Josie Robertson Plaza starting at 10 am. $20 tickets are also available at the David H. Koch Theatre Box Office or online.
Lincoln Center Block Party events at Samuel B. and David Rose Building
Kristin Lee (violin) and Gilles Vonsattel (piano) of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center perform an intimate concert of works by Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, and Ravel in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio.
The School of American Ballet opens its dance classes to the public for observation. Note: A limited number of free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Josie Robertson Plaza starting at 10 am.
Lincoln Center Block Party events at Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library
Vocalist Leslie Fornino returns to The Library for a fun and engaging afternoon with her one-woman show The Story Goes On, which weaves Broadway and pop tunes into storytelling that reveals her quirky perspective on life.
Lincoln Center Block Party events at Metropolitan Opera House
9–10 am & 3–4 pm
The Metropolitan Opera opens its lobby to the public in two hour-long sessions to view a current exhibition of paintings by contemporary artist Cecily Brown as well as the famed Marc Chagall murals and the iconic red velvet staircase.
Lincoln Center Block Party sponsors:
Lincoln Center gratefully acknowledges the leadership support provided by the following individuals, foundations, and corporations, making possible the special programs of the 60th Anniversary.
60th Anniversary Steering Committee: Sarah Arison, Christina Baker, Michelle Copelman, Beth Dozoretz, Katherine Farley, Roy Furman, Audrey Gruss, Sheryl Kaye, Shelly Lazarus, Tyler Murphy, Jonelle Procope, Randi Rahm, Tom Schumacher
The 60th Anniversary Block Party is made possible by:
- Morgan Stanley
- The Walt Disney Company
Additional support is provided by:
- The Starr Foundation
- Holland America Line
- Russell and Judy Carson
- The Fribourg Foundation
- James and Margo Nederlander
- Nicki and Harold Tanner
- Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III
- Brad and Patty Wechsler