by nycgo.com staff
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Presenting thousands of performances each year, Lincoln Center has established itself as a hub for New York City’s performing arts scene. The sprawling 16.3-acre Upper West Side complex is home to 11 organizations, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet. If you’re looking for an enriching way to spend an afternoon or evening, Lincoln Center delivers with an extensive lineup of concerts, plays and film screenings throughout the week. The landmark space seamlessly blends classic elements with modern renovations, seen most recently in the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. On Thursday evenings, the David Rubenstein Atrium—a gathering space complete with vertical gardens, an abundance of seating and a floor-to-ceiling fountain—presents free performances. Additionally, tours are available daily for guests in search of the story behind the center. Highlights include the majestic Revson Fountain, the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall and behind-the-scenes looks at top venues. Not sure what to do before your show? Lincoln Center’s bustling neighborhood is full of top-notch attractions, including the American Museum of Natural History, a mere 15 minutes away on foot, and Central Park, which is only a two-block walk.