An eclectic mix of contemporary classical and world music, dance, and theater, the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival is very much geared toward the adventurous arts lover. The festival also encompasses a Family Day, the International Body Music Festival, the annual Roots of American Music and Heritage Sunday, featuring Romani and Middle Eastern music. All events are free.
Comprised of more than thirty one-off events, including several world premieres, Out of Doors presents such distinctive performances as the string quartet ETHEL interpreting the music of seminal ‘70s rock band Television frontman Tom Verlaine (among others), Melvin Van Peebles in Shel Silverstein’s Hamlet: The Street Chant, new music powerhouse Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet with Gamelan Galak Tika, and choreographer Lucinda Childs’s Dance, a collaboration with artist Sol Lewitt and composer Philip Glass.
Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (easily accessible by subway lines 1 at 66th Street/Lincoln Center; A, B, C, and D, at 59th Street/Columbus Circle; and buses M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, and M104)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Over 100 free outdoor events (music, dance, concerts, street theater, family shows, etc.) held on the plaza at Lincoln Center throughout August
- Ticket Prices: All performances are free.