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April 29, 2019

Lincoln Center's Free 60th Anniversary Block Party

Lincoln Center Festival

MEDIA ALERT: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Free 60th Anniversary Block Party

Event Spans Iconic Campus with Performances and Activities from all Constituent Organizations




Who: Melanie Charles, Leslie Fornino, Falu Shah, Christian Dante White, Kristin Lee and Gilles Vonsattel of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chief Dwaine Perry of the Ramapough Lunaape, Cliff Matias and the Redhawk Dancers, members of Fogo Azul NYC, Opera Noire of New York, Plezi Rara, Red Baraat PLUS (led by Sunny Jain), and Step It Up NYC.


What: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts marks the 60th anniversary of the center’s groundbreaking, kicking off the celebration with a free Block Party on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am–2:30 pm.

With activities for all ages, the event brings together all of the eleven organizations that comprise Lincoln Center—activating the campus with a range of performances, art-making, film programming, tours, food trucks, and more.

The Block Party culminates in a grand finale on the iconic plaza with more than 135 musicians, conducted by Musical Director Sunny Jain from atop the Revson Fountain.


When: Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 am – TV crews arrive, pre-performance interviews.
10:00 am – Opening remarks, ceremony, and land acknowledgement.
10:45 am – 2:30 pm – Indoor and outdoor performances throughout the day.
1:30 pm – Grand finale.
A detailed schedule of 60th Anniversary Block Party events is available here.


Where: Lincoln Center Campus


All press confirmed to cover arrivals for this event must report to the media check-in desk on Josie Robertson Plaza by 9:00
am for their locations. Space is limited.

All crews must be self-contained.




Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of thousands of free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning?Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. 


Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375. 


The 60th Anniversary Block Party is made possible by Morgan Stanley and The Walt Disney Company.


Additional support is provided by The Starr Foundation, Holland America Line, Russell and Judy Carson, Crystal
McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, Jane and Daniel Och, The Fribourg Foundation, James and Margo
Nederlander, Nicki and Harold Tanner, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, and Brad and Patty Wechsler.


Lincoln Center gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of our 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, and Tom Schumacher.

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.
NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.




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Instagram: @LincolnCenter
Twitter: @LincolnCenter



For more information, please contact:
Michelle Tabnick
[email protected]

Desiree Naranjo
[email protected]

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