Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City


August 4, 2023    
All Day

Tickets: Please use exclusive link below to reserve tickets to these events. All events include both captioning and ASL interpretation, except those listed below.

Visit the Summer For The City Calendar and search for event accommodations using the filter on the webpage. If you need a specific accommodation for an event, please reach the Access Team at or 212 875 5375 to request a booking.


This summer builds on a city reimagining itself—finding hope in community, and planting seeds for the future. Over three months, we welcome all New Yorkers to come dance, love, and celebrate together through our long-standing traditions of social dance and classical music, and new traditions like our wedding for hundreds of couples, and a ‘second line’ processional to honor lives lost.

Together with visionary artist Clint Ramos, we animate every inch of our campus all summer long, creating welcoming spaces infused with greenery and colorful botanicals. Our spaces include The Garden, Hearst Plaza, The Underground at Jaffe Drive, The Reading Room, and The Dance Floor at Josie Robertson Plaza, the centerpiece of the festival and the city’s largest outdoor dance floor with a, now iconic, mega disco ball for social dance nights, silent discos, and more.

In collaboration with a multitude of artistic curators and partners across campus and the city, we’re offering something for everyone—from a celebration of Korean cultural traditions during Korean Arts Week, the New York City premiere of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, to the return of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, globalFEST, and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra concerts. Whether it’s having a lunch break at any of our outdoor dining options, taking selfies with the installation of 200 flamingoes, or staying late for a silent disco, we invite you to come together, see yourselves, and find your home away from home.

*The following events will not have ASL Interpretation, but will have captioning available. 

6/23, 6/30, and 7/7 performance Public Displays of (self) Affection

6/24 panel Classical Music and the Quest for Liberation 

6/25 panel Lift Every Voice and Sing: African American Contributions to the American Orchestral Canon