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June 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lincoln Center
65th Street & Broadway
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 5 to 12


Swans, sword fights, and toreadors take center stage at the grand Metropolitan Opera House in kid-friendly, bite-sized excerpts of works from ABT’s Summer Season including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet and George Balanchine’s patriotic Stars and Stripes. This narrated hour-long introduction to ballet for children ages 5-12 and their families hosted by ABT Principal Dancer James Whiteside includes a live orchestra playing famous compositions by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Minkus, Sergei Prokofiev, and John Philip Sousa.

Proof of covid vaccination required; only ages 5+ allowed.

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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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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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Locomotive Lawn Live

Join Moosiki Kids outdoor Musical Storytime that fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories, a mix of kid and rock songs  and sing along encouragement on a comfy, danceable turf lawn right by the big locomotive.

Free DIY egg shakers while supplies…
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