If you’re a new resident to this area, you may have noticed the astounding residential properties with unparalleled views of the magnificent Hudson River or Central Park. You may be reaping the benefits of living only steps away from the world’s chief presenter of artistic programs. You may even be relaxing in the exemplary pre-war particulars or dining in your Art Deco styled residency as you read this.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Perhaps the most well-known gem of the neighborhood is the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; a 16.3-acre complex playing host to the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera. The Lincoln Center’s founder John D. Rockefeller was clear that the arts are, “not for the privileged few, but for the many.”
One of the most renowned dance companies in the world, the New York City Ballet was founded in 1948 but George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. The Company was later joined by Jerome Robbins and helped to create the dazzling production and definitively inaugurate the Company in NYC. In 1964, the New York City Ballet settled home at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theatre and today is on stage 21 weeks a year. You may have heard of The Nutcracker– which is performed by the Company every December since its premiere in 1954.
The revered American Ballet Theatre performs at the Metropolitan Opera House, which is also the home to the most celebrated artists in opera with over 200 performances a season. Spring season begins May 14, which is perfect timing to gift Mom with tickets to a performance for Mother’s Day!
More Lincoln Square Activities
The Lincoln Square neighborhood offers everything one could yearn for in a living space. Lavish shops, multicultural hotels, and substantial dining options accompany the alluring acreage of Central Park’s landscaped grounds. Lincoln Square to Fifth Avenue is only a brief ride away, and Times Square lies within walking distance. This energetic neighborhood is bursting at the seams with activities and entertainment suitable for all age groups.
For those of you with kids in tow, we’d suggest checking out this list of fun children-friendly activities to do in the Lincoln Square neighborhood! From Damrosch Park (home to Big Apple Circus) to cheap and FREE performances at The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center truly offers something for everyone!