By Carol Tannenhauser
It sounded far out — and not in the good sense. “Reimagining” the iconic Lincoln Center plaza as a village green — made of soy, no less!
On May 7th, the Rag wrote, “Lincoln Center is preparing for weeks of outdoor concerts and performances in a program called Restart Stages, and artist Mimi Lien has covered the central Josie Robertson Plaza in a field of green.” By May 11th, we were calling it, “The hot new place to sit outside on the Upper West Side.”
Now, the enormously successful installation called The GREEN is coming down, Lincoln Center announced in a press release on Monday. Summer is ending. But there is still time and reason to visit this week.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the sunshine and open-air performances on The GREEN this summer at Restart Stages! If you haven’t stopped by yet, here’s your last chance before the installation is taken down on Tuesday, September 7. Join us on Thursday, September 2 when award-winning performer and choreographer Preeti Vasudevan and her company Thresh Dance effortlessly blend contemporary and classical Indian dance in a site-specific performance that takes over the space. There will also be a Pop-Up Storytime for families and kids, with Hawaiian performers cultivating the spirit of aloha (love) on Tuesday, August 31 (and Saturday, September 4)
Here are some more pictures of The GREEN, taken over the summer.