Lincoln Center Starts Holding Performances Outside With Social-Distance Circles and Pods

The sloping lawn at Lincoln Center is a new concert venue. Photo via Lincoln Center.

Lincoln Center is not holding any indoor performances this year, and some venues like the Metropolitan Opera have canceled concerts until next fall.

But the performing arts center has found a way to offer concerts in a way that feels safer, and bring in a little money. They’re holding a series called “New Stages” with performances at two venues: the sloped lawn that borders 66th Street known as the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn, and the tree-lined section on the other side of the pool called the Barclays Capital Grove.

People can purchase pods to sit and watch the concerts at a reasonable distance from others.

“A pod costs $25 and can accommodate up to two people, yourself and a guest. Pods in Barclays Capital Grove have chairs, while pods on the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn are on the ground—guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets to sit on. All pods are general admission, first come first served, and only two pods may be purchased per transaction. No pods will be sold at the door.”

The next concert is this Friday. See the whole schedule here.

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    1. Joan says:


    2. Parbodh Sharma says:

      Glad to see life gradually coming back !!!!
      Stay safe ❤️

    3. Ish Kabibble says:

      Friggin’ awesome.

    4. Kaye says:

      Events sold out quickly on day 1 of sale – Oct 5

    5. Johnuws says:

      …and this is happening when its 55 degrees and not during summer months because?

    6. chris says:

      I’m sorry they did not do this when it was warmer out. I think the attendance would have been so much better in the 70s than 50s.

    7. Sandy Halaka says:


    8. Nancy says:

      This is such a welcome venue as the search for artistic enrichment in our daily lives has dwindled due to the virus.
      Thank you for adding a much needed touch of normalcy