Lincoln Center is slowing reopening to the public, even if most of its famous indoor performance spaces remain closed until the Fall. And the nonprofit is now inviting the public back with a new installation that will cover the entire central Josie Robertson Plaza off of 64th and Broadway.
Artist Mimi Lien will install a 14,000 square foot synthetic grass carpet in the plaza, and there will be some amenities added too, including a snack bar and a lending library from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In addition, Lincoln Center will be holding performances through its “Restart Stages” program. That program started on April 7 with a tribute concert for emergency workers, but so far the organization hasn’t released a schedule of when further performances will be held. The website for it is here.
As for the lawn, it’s mostly soy: “The GREEN” will be constructed of recyclable, biobased SYNLawn, provided by SYNLawn New York. The grass-like material has a high soy content, fully sourced from U.S. farmers. Fabrication is being provided by Hudson Scenic Studio.”
It will be up from May 10 through September, 9 a.m. to midnight. “A variety of safety protocols will be in place, following recommended guidelines as the public health situation evolves—including, but not limited to, required face coverings, social distancing, and regular cleaning of the space.”