Great news for fans of the performing arts! Lincoln Center announced that starting April 7, it will be bringing back live performances as part of its initiative called Restart Stages. For those of us who have been missing live music, dance and culture, you’ll soon be able to take in performance on one of Lincoln Center’s 10 outdoor stages. They’ve also designed spaces for performances and rehearsal as well as an outdoor performing arts center as a way to bring the arts back to them after such a long hiatus city.
Lincoln Center posted about the news on Instagram, including a beautiful illustration of one of NYC’s favorite and most well-known spots.
“You’ve never seen Lincoln Center like this before!” reads the caption. “10 outdoor venues for resident and community artists, a reading room, kids activities, space to hold graduations, food banks, blood drives & more. We are thrilled to announce #RestartStages, an outdoor performing arts center launching on April 7! We can’t wait to be a part of New York City’s cultural revival and bring together the organizations across our campus as well as the local community.”
Lincoln Center consulted experts to make sure that live performances could be done in a safe manner.
“Designed with expert advice from medical and public health professionals, all offerings will occur with safety protocols in place for artists, audiences, and staff,” they said.
Restart Stages will feature events by organizations from across the five boroughs, including Lincoln Center’s resident companies.
“Audience members can expect free and low-cost events, an outdoor reading room and a wealth of dedicated family programming,” said the announcement on the Lincoln Center website. “Enjoy a concert and cabaret series by Lincoln Center Theater, film screenings from Film at Lincoln Center, dance workshops from New York City Ballet, and performances by the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Harlem Week and the Harlem Arts Alliance, Korean Cultural Center New York, Weeksville Heritage Center, and many more.”
The fun begins on April 7, which is World Health Day, and will include a special performance for healthcare workers. Sign up for emails on the Lincoln Center website to keep up with the latest information!