Lincoln Center

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Photo courtesy of Chris Lee

David Geffen Hall, the new home of the New York Philharmonic, is set to open to the public on October 8. To celebrate the opening, the hall is hosting a series of events throughout October, beginning with the world premiere of San Juan Hill: A New York Story by composer Etienne Charles. After two celebratory galas, an open house weekend will take place on October 29 and 30, featuring hundreds of artists who will be “animating the hall with performances, participatory activities, and family events,” according to a press release.

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All photos courtesy of Chris Lee

New York City’s largest outdoor dance floor is now open. As part of Lincoln Center’s three-month-long festival Summer for the City, “The Oasis” opened this week with a 10-foot, 1,300-pound disco ball hovering above the institution’s iconic fountain. Designed by costume and set designer Clint Ramos, The Oasis has transformed Josie Robertson Plaza into a dance floor that will host silent discos, live music, dance lessons, and more free events all summer. Summer for the City, which kicked off last month, will feature over 1,000 artists across 10 stages at the famed campus.

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Image courtesy of Marc A. Hermann / MTA on Flickr

One of hip-hop’s most influential artists will be paid tribute by his hometown this weekend. On May 21, the Empire State Building will turn its lighting to red and white, with a crown spinning atop its mast, in honor of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., who would have turned 50 on Saturday. In Brooklyn, videos of Biggie Smalls, born Christopher Wallace, will be shown at the Barclays Center entrance and special MetroCards featuring the icon will be sold at three nearby subway stations, Variety reports.

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Art, Events, lincoln square, Manhattan, Upper West Side 

The Oasis dance floor, designed by Clint Ramos. Rendering courtesy of Ali Kashfi

A three-month-long festival that aims to bring New Yorkers together through art will take place at Lincoln Center this summer. The first-ever “Summer for the City” will feature 300 events with more than 1,000 artists across 10 outdoor stages. Running between May and August, the festival includes the city’s largest outdoor dance floor, film screenings, and a “speakeasy,” a pop-up bar and performance space in the center’s underground driveway.

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Looking East; Rendering: DBOX

Nearly two decades after the project was first proposed, the New York Philharmonic’s new state-of-the-art concert hall will open this October, two years ahead of schedule, officials announced Wednesday. The revamped David Geffen Hall aims to create a more intimate space, “a living room for New York City,” as a press release describes, by moving the audience closer to the stage and improving sightlines. Plus, the project fixes the hall’s poor acoustics and reduces the total number of seats by about 500. In addition to announcing the $550 million project was finishing on time, officials also released new renderings of the theater and public space.

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All photos: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

From its expansive, unobstructed views of Central Park to its location above Lincoln Center, this duplex condo has a flair for the dramatic. Located at 3 Lincoln Center, the only residential building within the renowned performing arts complex, the home boasts a 27-foot-long great room with direct views of Central Park and a south-facing dining room with sights of the Empire State Building. The interior views aren’t too shabby either; award-winning architecture firm Jennifer Post Design put their signature sophisticated touch on the nearly 2,000-square-foot two-bedroom home. It can be yours for $5,975,000.

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Photos © Sachyn Mital, courtesy of Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center’s famed Josie Robertson Plaza has been transformed into a huge green space for the public. Designed by set designer Mimi Lien, the public installation, called “The Green” officially opened on Monday as a place for New Yorkers to lounge, borrow a book from the New York Public Library, and even enjoy pop-up performances hosted by the institution. The Green is the centerpiece of Lincoln Center’s “Restart Stages” initiative, which converted the 16-acre campus into 10 new outdoor performance venues last month.

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To mark the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus death in New York City, the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts will host two memorial events this Sunday. At 12 p.m. on March 14, a virtual performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” will be available to view online. Later that evening, hundreds of candles will be lit around the Revson Fountain to honor the roughly 30,000 New Yorkers lost to the pandemic.

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Illustration © Ceylan A. Sahin Eker

The arts are making a major comeback in New York City this spring, with live performance venues permitted to reopen in early April. And one of the city’s most beloved cultural institutions is leading the way. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts last week announced a new initiative that will transform its 16-acre campus into 10 new outdoor performance venues. Launching on April 7, “Restart Stages” will feature free and low-cost events by cultural organizations and community partners hailing from all five boroughs, in addition to Lincoln Center’s resident companies.

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An annual dance performance in New York City commemorating September 11 will be live-streamed this year. On Friday, the Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center, in partnership with Dance/NYC, will present a “reimagined” Table of Silence Project 9/11a multi-cultural performance calling for peace and global unity. Created and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi, the yearly performance first debuted in 2011, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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