Lincoln Center to Host Block Party with Free Events for 60th Anniversary


Photo by Iñaki Vinaixa for Lincoln Center.

Lincoln Center turns 60 this May and to celebrate it’s holding a block party on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The party will take place on the Lincoln Center campus and include free activities and performances from the various organizations that make up Lincoln Center. More details are expected to be released soon.

The Lincoln Center groundbreaking was held by Dwight Eisenhower on May 14, 1959 in front of 12,000 people.


Photo by Bob Serating via Lincoln Center.

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    1. West 80th St. Block Association/Billy/Karen/Chris&Georgiana/Jim/Dan/Tom/Barbara/ Howard/Norma/CB7/ and all our volunteers that make this street what it is today. says:

      The West 80th Street Block Association congratulates Lincoln Center on their 60th anniversary in May and our full support as we celebrate our 50th anniversary in October.

    2. Thomas Brophy says:

      12,000? Was Trump counting?

    3. shewrites says:

      https://untappedcities.com/2014/03/19/vintage-photos-the-lost-san-juan-hill-lincoln-center-and-a-west-side-story/

      I love learning the history of New York’s neighborhoods. I love the connection of San Juan Hill to “West Side Story” …

    4. Tony says:

      Does anybody know which direction is in the camera’s view?

    5. MENACHE DANIELE says:

      What a great photo! I live two blocks from there and loved reminiscing what it must have been like in those days. I wasn’t born yet but loved seeing how great our neighborhood already was promoting the arts! Happy 60th! We will be there on May 4th!