Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Alyson Penn, 05/13/2015
Midsummer Night Swing. Photo: Joe Buglewicz
The Lincoln Center Festival, which showcases nearly 60 performances from around the world, including opera, theater, ballet, modern dance and even a kids' puppet show, runs from July 6 to August 2. Midsummer Night Swing, running from June 23 to July 11, is a dance party under the stars complete with live bands and lessons. It returns for another year in Damrosch Park with disco, samba, tango and, of course, swing selections.
If you would rather stay indoors, check out Mostly Mozart, during which the famous composer’s tunes (and some by others) share top billing with air conditioning from late July through late August. The festival includes guest composers, soloists and even an opera: Written on Skin. Lincoln Center Out of Doors features free music, dance and spoken-word events; film and theatrical premieres; kids’ shows; and specially commissioned performances from around the world.