Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc

Free, family-friendly performances, workshops, and exhibitions by Lincoln Center resident organizations and community-based artists to bring world-class family programming to all five boroughs.

All events are free and open to the public. Boro-Linc events are recommended for all ages and their family members. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Families are encouraged to arrive early in advance of the program to secure their seats.


Saturday, November 12th: New York Philharmonic, Kaleidoscope
1:00–2:00 pm Community Artist Workshop
2:00–3:00 pm Performance

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Join the renowned Teaching Artists Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic for a fun, interactive concert in an hour of music and musical games.


Saturday, December 10th: Mayhem Poets
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
1:00–2:00 pm Community Artist Workshop

2:00–3:00 pm Performance

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The Mayhem Poets’ unique approach to spoken word seamlessly blends the raw elements of hip-hop, theater, improvisation, and stand up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.


Saturday, January 7th: Los Pleneros
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
1:00–2:00 pm Community Artist Workshop

2:00–3:00 pm Performance

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Los Pleneros de la 21 is dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation and understanding of the richness and vitality of Puerto Rican artistic traditions of African descent and Creole, as well as to promote their further development. Our overall goals are: 1) to present accessible public traditional music programming, 2) to expose inner city youth and others to the cultural heritage of Puerto Rico and encourage their active participation in these traditions, and 3) to perform a repertoire of works embedded in the rich tradition of Puerto Rican folk music to audiences everywhere.

Community Artist Workshop (1PM): Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Drumming and Dance

The teaching artist ensemble of Los pleneros de la 21 will guide workshop participants through the poly-rhythmic dynamics of Puerto Rican plena percussion (handheld drums and minor percussion elements). Participants will also learn fundamental techniques pertaining to Bomba dance. This highly interactive fun workshop is recommended for all ages.


Saturday, February 18th Opera Ebony:
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
1:00–2:00 pm Community Artist Workshop

2:00–3:00 pm Performance

sh16-borolinc-ebony-operaOpera Ebony enriches the lives of people throughout the world with thrilling operatic and concert performances.

From performances of Mozart in Harlem to African-American Heritage concerts in Iceland – Gershwin in Moscow to Duke Ellington in the Caribbean, Opera Ebony is considered one of the world’s great cultural treasures. Benjamin Matthews, Sister Mary Elise S.B.S. and Wayne Sanders founded Opera Ebony in 1973. Since then, the company has served as a professional platform for thousands of American artists, administrators and technical staff helping them to refine their talent and perfect their craft.

http://www.operaebony.org/


NYPL Exhibit: Swing (February 18-April 15)

sh16-borolinc-nypl-swingDiscover how swing developed from the black and Afro-Caribbean dance orchestras of the 1920s into the iconic big band sound in this fascinating exhibit from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.


Major support for Boro-Linc is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Generous support facilitated by The Honorable City Council Members Rafael Salamanca, Jr., James Van Bramer,  and I. Daneek Miller

Lead Corporate Support is provided by Time Warner