Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Spring Programming 2022

From a media release:

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Spring Programming 2022

Free and Choose What You Pay Spring Programming Season Features Reopening of David Rubenstein Atrium, Return of American Songbook Series

NEW YORK CITY: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced an expansive roster of free spring performances, discussions, and civic activations set to animate the David Rubenstein Atrium, as well as a new edition of American Songbook entitled A World of Voices to the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, made more accessible with a Choose What You Pay ticketing model. 

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This spring season brings together dozens of arts organizations and artists from across New York City and Lincoln Center’s own campus, exploring the intersection of culture, civic engagement, and community building through vibrant and varied weekly programming.

In-person performances and activations will take place on the Lincoln Center campus, while Lincoln Center Moments, Passport to the Arts, and Lincoln Center Activate will be available virtually on

  • With Choose What You Pay ticketing, Lincoln Center is exploring a new model where audiences decide what's right for you. The starting ticket price is $5. For more information, click here.

The David Rubenstein Atrium

In-person events begin with the reopening of the beloved community space, the David Rubenstein Atrium, on Thursday, March 10. 

Philanthropist David Rubenstein’s generous $10 million donation in 2021 has made it possible for Lincoln Center to reopen and expand its civic-minded activities in the space beyond the arts to meet the needs of New York City communities. 

Multiple days a week, audiences will be treated to specially curated events and performances, from the return of fan favorite Latin dance nights and a family friendly performance from the neuro-diverse theater company E.P.I.C. Players, to a staged reading of teenage playwrights in #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence–in collaboration with Roundabout Youth Ensemble–and opportunities to donate blood at community blood drives. 

Jaime Lozano by Mati Ficara
Jaime Lozano by Mati Ficara

Atrium events continue until May 26, with Anthony Roth Costanzo. As part of his residency with the New York Philharmonic, Costanzo presents his Authentic Selves performance series, closing out the space’s spring season. 

  • All events in the David Rubenstein Atrium are free and first-come, first-served. For more information visit

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

A new edition of the music series, entitled American Songbook: A World of Voices returns to the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on April 14. 

Known for its exploration of the vast and everchanging influences on the American music canon, this year’s season brings together artists from across the globe, each with unique visions of pop, musical theater, rock, classical, jazz, folk, and more. 

Aurelio Martínez
Aurelio Martínez by Richard Holder

Opening the series is the leading voice of Garifuna culture and musical tradition, Aurelio Martínez and The Garifuna Soul Band. Several artists will play newly released material and offer sneak peeks of works still in creation, including the joyful soul and rock singer Natu Camara, acclaimed Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno –performing from her new album Alegoría– and Jaime Lozano in Songs by an Immigrant featuring an all-star lineup of Latinx Broadway performers. 

  • Choose What You Pay tickets include a glass of wine with purchase and go on sale Wednesday, February 16 at 12:00 ET at

Passport to the Arts

Passport to the Arts kicks off virtually on February 27 with an Adapted Dance Workshop with New York City Ballet and continues through June 15 with music, dance, and theater workshops presented in collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Co/LAB Theater Group, and many more. 

Offering virtual arts experiences, Passport is specifically created and inclusively designed for children, teens, and adults with disabilities

  • All Passport programs are free with advanced sign-up at Families will receive pre-visit materials, including social narratives, photos, and links, before each program. Spring, in-person performances to be announced in the coming weeks.

Lincoln Center Moments

Continuing its support of individuals, caregivers, and families impacted by dementia, Lincoln Center Moments is partnering with arts organizations across disciplines including the New York Philharmonic, Mark Morris Dance Company, Ajna Dance Company, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Juilliard School, and more to create free performances, activities, discussion, and art making programs. 

  • Moments is set to begin on March 9 through June 14, with virtual and in-person performances, all free of charge with advanced sign-up at

Lincoln Center Activate

Lincoln Center Activate offers a shared platform for artists and educators to connect, collaborate, and build new ways of doing to spark change across the arts industry and beyond. From March 16 - March 17, join Activate participants for an exploration of the power of the arts to build common ground and foster community. Sessions from April 6 - April 7 focus on the power of regional cultural networks to amplify welcoming in communities. 

***All guests are required to provide proof that the final dose of their primary COVID-19 vaccination series was administered at least 14 days before entry. In addition, all guests eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster, under eligibility criteria recommended by the CDC, must present proof of receiving a COVID-19 booster. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a face covering. For more information, click here.***

For more information on Lincoln Center’s spring programming visit

SonSublime at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on January 24, 2019.