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Springtime in NYC just got a little bit more interesting with the announcement of Restart Stages at Lincoln Center. An outdoor performing arts center comprising 10 open-air performance and rehearsal spaces, the initiative is aimed at kickstarting the performing arts sector and New York City’s revival.
Described as “offering an array of vibrant programming that represents the rich tapestry of the city,” Restart Stages launches on World Health Day, April 7, with a special performance for healthcare workers.
The upcoming program will feature events by arts and community organizations, including Lincoln Center’s resident companies. Enjoy a concert and cabaret series by Lincoln Center Theater, film screenings from Film at Lincoln Center, dance workshops from New York City Ballet, and performances by the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Harlem Week and the Harlem Arts Alliance, Korean Cultural Center New York, Weeksville Heritage Center, and many more.
New Yorkers can also participate in a range of civic and community service opportunities. These include blood drives in partnership with the New York Blood Center and food distributions in partnership with Food Bank For New York City. Lincoln Center will also serve as a designated primary election polling place in partnership with the Board of Elections.
“The cultural community has an urgent role to play in the revitalization of New York, to showcase that our city is not just back economically, but spiritually and socially. Which is why we knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that as the city reopened, it was our absolute obligation and privilege to be first in line to support our constituents, New Yorkers and the cultural community,” Henry Timms, President & CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts said in a statement.