I can remember my very first time visiting Lincoln Center, I was on a class trip in high school. From the minute I walked up the steps from Columbus Ave and was welcomed by the mystical water fountain and breathtaking architecture, I immediately felt like I had escaped New York City, and entered a magical land. Today, when I attend functions there like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, I still have remnants of those special feelings. I feel very fortunate for the opportunities I’ve been a part of at Lincoln Center, including some very special backstage experiences, as well.
Lincoln Center Kids has a wonderful children’s program, and I could not be more excited for my little ones to experience this NY institution, at such a young age. I brought Siella to see The Nutcracker for the first time this year. With the bitter cold, we really couldn’t enjoy the outdoors as much, but with Spring upon us, I plan to take my family there more often.
Lincoln Center Kids “LC Kids” is a program which makes the joy and endless possibilities found in the performing arts accessible to children and their families. Through curated family programming, special events and behind the scenes opportunities, LC Kids promotes and encourages lifelong enjoyment of and participation in the arts. They just recently announced a major expansion of all its family programming, beginning with two performances this month and a free event in May! You can even sign up for an LC Kids membership. Click here (there is a free option).
LC Kids members receive newsletters and monthly emails, featuring information about performances and events at Lincoln Center for the LC Kids group, with recommendations for specific ages and interests. You’ll also receive invitations for LC Kids outings that combine performances, food, and family fun, as well as special private events throughout the year.
Next on our list for Lincoln Center will be the Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show next week, as well as the LC Kids Spring Fling, which is a free event taking place around the fountain. I hope these events will result in my children enjoying the theater as much as I do. For more events at Lincoln Center, visit www.kids.lincolncenter.org