A lot of events require tickets so get there early. The most kid-friendly event is at David Rubenstein Atrium, Singer Falu Sha. Best to be there by 10:30 as it fills up. A sample of the performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5ubB8JM6ow and a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aei4RbuiYWI
More details for the entire events at http://www.lincolncenter.org/kids/show/block-party
Schedule of Activities:
Outdoor Performances and Events
10–10:45 am Welcoming Event: Chief Dwaine Perry of the Ramapough Lunaape opens this day’s celebrations with a land acknowledgement ceremony and is joined by Cliff Matias and artists from the Redhawk Dancers for a lively performance.
10–11 am Ticket Distribution: Score free tickets to attend an intimate concert by artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at 11 am, hear from the stars of today at New York City Ballet’s 11 am presentation of Inside NYCB: Originating Roles in David H. Koch Theater, or see the stars of tomorrow hone their craft by observing School of American Ballet’s 12:30 pm class. Free tickets are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
10 am–2 pm Art-making Stations: Flex your creative muscles with fun craft activities. While supplies last.
10 am–2 pm Ticket Giveaway: Sign up to be entered to win tickets to a variety of performances across Lincoln Center.
10 am–1:30 pm: Tours: Stop by one of our five Guided Tour Stations to hear fun facts and insider stories about Lincoln Center’s art and architecture, notable performances, and six decades of history.
10:45–11:15 am: Performance: Brazilian-inspired, New York City–based, all-women drum line Fogo Azul NYC performs samba and reggae.
11–11:30 am: Performance: With traditional and handmade instruments, Plezi Rara brings the energy and sounds of Haitian roots music to our celebration on the plaza.
11:30 am–12:10 pm: Performance: Christian Dante White delights with a song from Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady and Jazz at Lincoln Center artist Melanie Charles presents a unique blend of jazz, soul, experimental, and roots music.
12–12:15 pm: Performance: Step dancing by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s Step It Up NYC, a city-wide program serving youth 10-20 with the aim of leveraging the performing arts and the building of community leadership. In 2019, DYCD is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with theme of “Step It Up for LGBTQ rights.”
12:15–12:45 pm: Performance: Opera Noire of New York—a performing arts organization dedicated to the advancement of African American artists—presents classic vocal works in a special program called The Chorale. # @
12:30–1 pm: Performance: Enjoy a special concert by a Juilliard student ensemble.
1–1:30 pm: Performance: Brooklyn’s own Red Baraat PLUS, a 30-piece ensemble led by Sunny Jain, mixes North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz, and raw punk energy.
1:30–2 pm: Grand Finale: Musical Director Sunny Jain leads a super-ensemble of musicians from the day’s performances in an original arrangement of music that honors and celebrates our community and city.
David Rubenstein Atrium
11 am–12 pm: Performance: Singer Falu Shah performs her Grammy-nominated kids’ project Falu’s Bazaar, which blends classical Indian music with American pop and a good dose of storytelling. This performance is part of our LC Kids Artists in the Atrium series and is recommended for kids ages 2–5.
12:45–1:45 pm: Performance: Teaching Artists of the New York Philharmonic present American Journeys, an interactive concert that explores the different ways that composers in America have expressed the story of immigration with their music, featuring performances of works by Antonín Dvořák, Lembit Beecher, Florence Price, Chen Yi, and Gabriela Lena Frank.
2:30–3 pm: Performance: Members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra offer a sneak peek of their summer concerts w/a short program of chamber music selections.