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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 28, 2022

Lincoln Center
65th Street & Broadway
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+


George Balanchine’s magical adaption of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream features a lush forest besieged by quixotic love triangles, feuding fairy kingdoms, a hilarious hungry donkey and the cutest dancing butterflies. First act is more action packed than the second, so consider the cheap seats with the option to leave at intermission.

Anyone under 30 years old can get two $30 tickets through the $30 for 30 program. Technically it’s for ages 13-30, but my 6-year-old was able to bring me for cheap.  Also sign up for children’s dance workshops before some shows.

Proof of vaccination required; ages 5+ only. All are welcome at the (shorter) New York City Ballet Family Saturday on May 28.

Columbus Ave Open Streets

Dine on fare from local restaurants and tables set up in car free streets. Enjoy activities for all ages including kids music, artmaking, live music, store discounts, food samples, sidewalk chalk, games and more.

Also look for art installations in storefronts.

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Free Waterline Square Park Concerts

Enjoy free music and dance performances at a lush three-acre green space. On Mondays, classical cellist Luke Krafka perform; a variety of talented artists take to the stage on Wednesdays.

Seating is first-come, first-served; the lawn opens at 5pm. Bring your own blankets and picnic.

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Free Ballet Hispánico Dance Classes

Take free dance classes with acclaimed local dance troupe  Ballet Hispánico in a lush three-acre green space by a new luxury apartment building.

On Saturday mornings, kids ages 3-10 can learn styles ranging from Rumba Flamenca to Afrobeats. On Thursday evenings, adults learn salsa, Afrobeats, hip-hop and more.


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Lincoln Center Poets on the Plaza

Join an open air performance of thought-provoking and politically driven spoken word, poetry readings and insightful wordplay presented by a mix of the world’s most acclaimed and most promising authors. Each evening will feature multiple artist-authors, handpicked with an emphasis on diversity of lived experience and unique perspective.

Also check out the gorgeous installation GATHER throughout Lincoln Center.

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