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Lincoln Center Summer for the City

Celebrate the Arts this Summer in NYC!

Lincoln Center from the Empire Hotel
Lincoln Center from the Empire Hotel

Summer for the City is a free, 10-week summer festival presented by Lincoln Center in New York City, right across the street from the Empire Hotel. The festival features a wide variety of events, including music, dance, theater, comedy, film, visual arts, and family programming-- something for everyone! 

Highlights of Summer for the City include:

  • The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, which performs a series of concerts in celebration of Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée's twenty-first and final year with the orchestra.
  • The BAAND Together Dance Festival, which showcases the work of emerging and established dance companies from around the world.
  • The Hip-Hop Week, which celebrates the golden 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop with a campus-wide celebration of the music, fashion, dance, poetry, and global cultural influence of Hip-Hop.
  • The Silent Discos, which are outdoor dance parties where participants wear headphones to listen to different DJs.
  • The Family Programming, which includes a variety of events for children and families, such as storytime, puppet shows, and concerts.

Summer for the City is a great opportunity to experience the best of New York City's arts and culture scene, conveniently located beside the Empire Hotel. 

June 12, 2024 – August 10, 2024

Lincoln Center Plaza, New York 10023

Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge New York City

The Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Dine in the Sky at The Empire Rooftop and enjoy sweeping views of NYC as you sip cocktails under the iconic Empire Hotel neon sign. With east and west terraces, the expansive outdoor space never runs out. 

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