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January 08, 2016

Lincoln Center Presents LC Kids Winter Warm-Up, Wtih Free Events Around Campus, January 23, 2016

Community and Education

Eric M. Gewirtz

212.875.5049

[email protected]

 

LINCOLN CENTER CELEBRATES FAMILIES AND KIDS AT

WINTER WARM-UP

January 23, 2016

 

Day of Free Events, Including Silent Disco, Ice-Sculpting, and Film Screening

Tickets for LC Kids Programs On Sale January 25,

Including Lincoln Center’s First Site-Specific, Immersive Adventure

Meet Me at The Fountain

 

New York, NY (January 8, 2016) — Lincoln Center invites families to get out of the cold at its Winter Warm-Up, a day of free events celebrating the arts for families and children on January 23, 2016. The new winter season party on the plaza, free and open to the public and hosted by Lincoln Center’s LC Kids program, will include indoor and outdoor activities, such as three sessions of Lincoln Center’s popular Silent Disco dance party for kids, ice-sculptures around the campus, and a film screening.

 

Starting at 12:00 p.m., ice-sculptures will be carved around the campus, with the finished sculptures staying on the plaza until 5:00 p.m. Families can vote on their favorite sculptures and will be entered to win four free tickets to an upcoming performance at Lincoln Center. In addition, there will be a free screening of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations from the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series on the large screen inside the David Rubenstein Atrium. Screenings are 12:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m. Food and beverages, including the perfect cold-weather treat hot chocolate, will be available for sale at locations around the campus.

 

Silent Disco, a highlight of each summertime Midsummer Night Swing season and recently expanded to extra sessions around the city, will have its first kid-focused event at Lincoln Center at Winter Warm-Up. There are three one-hour-long sessions (12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.) inside the lobby of Alice Tully Hall, with three DJs spinning varied music options on wireless headphones, with kids choosing the music station. Silent Disco is recommended for ages 3 and up.

 

Winter Warm-Up events are free and open to the public; outdoor events will be held weather permitting. An LC Kids membership is required to reserve a spot to one of the three Silent Disco sessions. Registration for membership is recommended in advance at kids.lincolncenter.org/join. Membership to LC Kids is free, with additional membership options starting at $125, which offer pre-sales, and additional opportunities for family-friendly programs at Lincoln Center. Paid members can register for Silent Disco starting January 9, and all other LC Kids members starting January 13.

 

Winter Warm-Up is hosted by LC Kids, Lincoln Center’s membership program which welcomes families to Lincoln Center and presents top-quality performances and events to engage children in the arts. In 2015, LC Kids hosted more than 70 music, dance, theater and circus events for more than 20,000 people, including the first Spring Fling in May and the first LC Trick-or-Treat event at Halloween. Further information about events and membership is available at kids.lincolncenter.org, which includes campus-wide information about family-friendly performances and practical information about coming to Lincoln Center with a child.

 

LC Kids will host its second Spring Fling on Saturday, May 14, featuring a full-day of performances, crafts, and activities. There are also two summer events, the LC Kids Dance at Midsummer Night Swing and Family Day at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Dates and details for both will be announced at a later date.

 

LC Kids will also present several theatrical and staged events for various age ranges, including Lincoln Center’s first-ever site-specific, immersive adventure activity. Schedule and details follow below.

 

Egg

Cahoots NI – Northern Ireland

Clark Studio Theater, Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 7th Floor

March 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Ages 4–8

This magical story of friendship and empathy unfolds on a rustic set, exquisitely constructed out of twigs, feathers, and shells. Join three madcap birds on the adventure of a lifetime as they grapple with growing up and giving in to their natural instinct to take flight. The story of Egg is told through the medium of physical theater, illusion, and music.

 

The Boy at the Edge of Everything

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company – New York, NY

Written by Finegan Kruckmeyer

Clark Studio Theater, Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 7th Floor

March 12 at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.; March 13 at 1:00 p.m.; March 19 at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.; and March 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Ages 7+

In this quirky and charming play, 12-year-old Simon Ives dreams of a place where he can just stop and think. Meanwhile, at the other end of the universe, the Boy at the Edge of Everything is lonely. When Simon is accidentally rocketed into space, their worlds collide. Neither will ever be the same.

 

Circus Incognitus

Jamie Adkins – Montreal, QC

Clark Studio Theater, Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 7th Floor

May 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Ages 5+

Eclectic clown and circus legend Jamie Adkins tumbles, balances, juggles, and somersaults through a one-man showcase of fearless feats and laugh-out-loud antics. While he tries to delight his captive audience with the perfect show, things go awry. Adkins brings the audience along on his poetic journey with sidesplitting wit.

 

Meet Me at the Fountain

An original, immersive, site-specific adventure at Lincoln Center

Written and directed by Drew Petersen

April 30; May 21 and May 22

Adventure begins at Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 7th Floor

30-minute time slots, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Ages 7+

Episode I: The Canary Flies at Midnight

This spring, family audiences will have the chance to embark on Lincoln Center’s first interactive adventure set across the entire campus, and a chance to experience the iconic performing arts center in a brand new way! Participants join the ranks of The Eyes of the Fountain, an underground league of cultural crime fighters who keep Lincoln Center’s stages safe from sabotage, and help unravel a diabolical plot to unhinge an international opera diva before her big debut.

 

Single tickets to these performances, including first access to tickets for Meet Me at The Fountain, are on sale starting January 25, 2016. Members at the $125 level and up will receive pre-sale access and ticket discounts. More information available at kids.lincolncenter.org.

 

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Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney.

 

Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Founding Partners Jody and John Arnold and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s production of RevelationsChromaGrace, and Takademe for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation.

 

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About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants, Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Great Performers, Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Martin E. Segal Awards, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS.  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, The Film Society of 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, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org and AboutLincolnCenter.org.

 

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