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July 01, 2015

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series Expands to New Jersey and Additional New York Locations For Summer 2015

Lincoln Center News

Contact: Eric M. Gewirtz


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NEW YORK, NY (July 1, 2015) — The Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series, which offers streams of programs from Lincoln Center’s growing digital content collection to libraries and community centers, including world-class performances from Live From Lincoln Center and other previous live events, is expanding to new venues and new locations this summer. The series is part of Lincoln Center Education’s mission to bring high quality resources and programming options to communities beyond Lincoln Center’s campus in Manhattan. Earlier this year, the program expanded from screenings in Brooklyn and Queens to around the five boroughs. Now, free screenings are taking place for the first time outside of New York City, and Lincoln Center is adding new venue partners within the city.


Starting on July 30, screenings will take place in Montclair, New Jersey, with monthly events scheduled through November at the Montclair Public Library. The first two events, Red Hot + FELA LIVE! on July 30 and Hurray for the Riff Raff on August 27, will take advantage of the summer weather by being shown outdoors. Later events from September to November will take place in the auditorium of the Main Library. Further details are available at the Montclair Public Library website:


Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings will also be shown on another outdoor screen this summer at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on each Tuesday in August at 8:00 p.m. Showings include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson and the New York Philharmonic on August 4, the Villalobos Brothers on August 11, Yo-Yo Ma with the New York Philharmonic (2013 Opening Night) on August 18, and the 2012 Richard Tucker Opera Gala featuring some of opera’s leading voices on August 25. In case of inclement weather, the screenings will be held at an indoor space at the Queens Theatre.


In addition to these two new partners to the Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series, screenings will take place in 19 new locations across the five boroughs of New York City. Details about screenings, locations, and times throughout the summer are available at and


Participating library branches are granted online access to content via new software created by Lincoln Center made specifically for streaming HD quality video. Library staff also receives support and training on how to use the new technology, host a screening event, create complementary live programming, and develop audience engagement strategies. Content for the screenings comes from a diverse range of past performances at Lincoln Center, and from several organizations and series including exclusive viewings of performances from Lincoln Center Out of Doors, American Songbook, Lincoln Center Theater, and the New York Philharmonic.


Additional events in each of the five boroughs can be found here:


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Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center


United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center


About Lincoln Center Education

Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute, LCE has nearly four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world.


About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. For more information, visit or


Founded in 1893, the Montclair Public Library serves the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey through two facilities: the Main Library at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue and the Bellevue Branch at 185 Bellevue Avenue, currently celebrating the Carnegie library building’s 100th anniversary. The Montclair Public Library relies on municipal and private funding to offer a host of free educational programs, family events and services seven days a week, changing lives every day through words, ideas and community connections.


Queens Theatre is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. Queens Theatre’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists. Thus, Queens Theatre introduces every year a new season featuring theatre, dance, comedy and family shows, as well as concerts and screenings. Queens Theatre has been also been playing an important educational role in the borough and has reached 2,400 students this past season through free student matinees, after-school playmaking programs and the new Queens Theatre English Language Learners program.


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