Lincoln Center Plazas Partially Reopen, With a Special Soundtrack

Lincoln Center’s performance halls have been shut down since early in the pandemic, and most of the plazas on the campus have been blocked off too — the one exception being Damrosch Park at the south end of the campus.

But the other plazas between 62nd and 65th Streets off of Broadway are now being opened up for limited hours.

Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza are both open from 9 a.m until 9 p.m., and Damrosch Park from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lincoln Center is also pumping music out throughout its campus, with playlists created by its various artistic organizations. That means The King and I soundtrack from Lincoln Center Theater, Mahler from the New York Philharmonic and much more.

Listen in here, or head to the campus!

As for live performances, those will have to wait until 2021.

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    1. Wijmlet says:

      of all choices,The King and I ?

      • Broadway Baby says:

        YES!!
        Definitely YES.
        “The King and I” is a Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece whose ear-worm inducing songs include:
        Hello, Young Lovers
        Shall We Dance
        Getting to Know You
        Something Wonderful
        et-ceterah, et-ceterah, et-ceterahhhh…as ‘The King’ (the late Yul Brynner famously said in the musical and film).
        And, to the thought police accusing the renowned playwrights of “cultural appropriation”, be advised that, at least in Bart Sher’s 2015 revival, the “Siamese children” were wonderfully portrayed by adorable youngsters, all P.o.C, as was the terrific Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang)

        • EdNY says:

          And don’t forget “I Have Dreamed” – which was, unfortunately, omitted from the movie.

    2. Chris says:

      I am glad the plaza is reopened, Damrosch Park has been opened for months. Just hope the protesters will not cause the plaza to close again which was the reason for the current closure.

      • UWSdr says:

        I have no information as to why the spaces were closed, but they have been closed way before the protests began. Such a shame that all of this public space has not been accessible, I am glad it’s being opened up. Better late than never.

        • William T Sherman Square says:

          agreed, the plazas were closed in march/april when i was biking around the empty streets. they actually opened up the steps after a few weeks for people to sit, and i dont believe they were ever blocked again once protests started up in late may/june.

      • notsofast says:

        Do you have any evidence for that claim? I suspect it’s politically motivated disinformation.

    3. Larry says:

      Now that the plazas are open, perhaps Lincoln Restorante can offer some outdoor dining. Such a great restaurant, and the space is ideal for it.

    4. Donna says:

      I love to read in the plaza and would prefer no music.

      • Medscribe says:

        If you want quite you can stay indoors with your windows closed. The rest of us are starving for any sense of normality.

      • LEE APT says:

        LINCOLN CENTER IS ALL ABOUT MUSIC! THAT IS WHAT IT WAS CREATED FOR! FOR QUIET GO TO THE PARK, A LIBRARY, OR HOME.