Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts declare Restart Stages officially open

24 free events will take place throughout May.

Photo credit: Restart Stages (Photo by Stephanie Berger)

Following last month’s news that Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) will open outdoor performance spaces, LCPA have now announced the official public opening of Restart Stages. The project will see 10 spaces open across the city, allowing artists and art organizations to resume live performances once more.

Restart Stages launched on April 7 with a performance dedicated to healthcare workers. Currently, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s art installation “We Belong Here” is available to view.

Restart Stages will begin using LCPA’s outdoor spaces from May 10, as The Green opens. During May, 24 events will take place, including musical performances, dance, spoken word, drama and family shows. All attendees going to Restart Stages events will be required to fill out a health survey.

Free tickets for Restart Stages events are available through TodayTix, the official ticketing partner.

What events are happening as part of Restart Stages at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts?

Opening Ceremony: The first show acknowledges the pre-colonial history of the United States, with a land blessing ceremony that recognizes indigenous communities. Martha Redbone will also perform. Event runs on May 10 at 7:00pm.

Norm Lewis: In recent years, Lewis has starred in Broadway musicals including Les Miserables and Once on this Island. He’ll present a Broadway revue celebrating his career and the importance of theatre. Event runs on May 10 at 8:00pm.

Juilliard NOW: Various events run on May 12 at 1:00pm, May 12 at 5:00pm, May 13 at 1:00pm, May 13 at 7:00pm, May 19 at 1:00pm, May 19 at 5:00pm, May 20 at 12:00pm, May 20 at 4:00pm, May 20 at 8:00pm, May 26 at 1:00pm, May 26 at 5:00pm, May 27 at 4:00pm, May 27 at 8:00pm, May 29 at 1:00pm, May 29 at 5:00pm.

Concerts For Kids: Red Baraat: A fun musical combining world styles for the whole family. Event runs on May 15 at 11:00am.

Summer Evenings Outdoors: Gershwin, Adolphe and Dvořák: The Chamber Music Society return to the stage with live performances. Event runs on May 15 at 7:30pm.

Jose Llana: Dedicated to the Philippine Nurses Association, The King and I star Jose Llana will present an intimate evening of music. Event runs on May 19.

Pauline Jean and Godwin Louis: In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, the vocalist and saxophonist present traditional Haitian music. Event runs on May 21 at 7:00pm.

Poets on the Plaza: Artists from non-profit group The Moth share stories and poems. Event runs on May 22 at 11:00am.

Summer Evenings Outdoors: Dvořák and Mendelssohn: Lincoln Center’s chamber music society present choral works. Event runs on May 22 at 7:30pm.

Our Time Is Now: Jennifer Koh, Courtney Bryan, Cindy Tran and Simon White come together for a night of poetry and orchestral music. Event runs on May 25 at 8:00pm.

Eddie Palmieri: The New York-born pianist will play salsa music, joined by a six-piece jazz band. Event runs on May 28 at 8:00pm.

Free tickets for all Restart Stages events are available on TodayTix.

Photo credit: Restart Stages (Photo by Stephanie Berger)