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April 15, 2016

Lincoln Center Announces Spring Filng 2016 with Free Events for Families and Children, May 14, 2016

Lincoln Center News

Eric M. Gewirtz


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Special Performances by The Verve Pipe,

Jazz at Lincoln Center and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center;

Additional Crafts and Activities with Lincoln Center Resident Organizations


NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2016) — Lincoln Center invites families and children of all ages to explore the arts at its second annual “Spring Fling,” a fun-filled day of free events on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, hosted and presented by LC Kids. This year’s celebration includes performances, crafts, and activities on Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza, and at the David Rubenstein Atrium, including a headlining performance by The Verve Pipe.


The Lincoln Center campus will be bustling with free activities throughout the day at “Spring Fling,” including performances by Jazzmeia Horn (presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center), and a string quartet from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center hosted by Bruce Adolphe. There will be a special headlining performance at 1:00 pm by the celebrated rock band The Verve Pipe, known for their hit song “The Freshman” and more recently for two hit albums for children. From 11:00 am through 2:00 pm, there will be a host of outdoor events, including a craft activity from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Instrument Tryouts presented by the New York Philharmonic (preceding that day’s Young People’s Concert, Once Upon a Time: “Story and Song”), a scavenger hunt for children to explore the Lincoln Center campus, chalk drawing, LC Kids giveaways and prizes, access to the “Magic Flute” exhibition with magical costumes at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, photo opportunities with professional ballerinas from American Ballet Theatre, and more from partners such as The Juilliard School, as well as information about further children- and family-focused programming at Lincoln Center. Additionally, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn, in Hearst Plaza, will also be open to all.


Events inside the David Rubenstein Atrium include a free LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium event, presented in collaboration with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, with New York Times bestselling author, Todd Parr, reading from several of his titles, including his newest book, TEACHERS ROCK!, a celebration of the countless ways teachers change the world, and a free screening of 20 imaginative short films created by children, in their schools, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Kids program.


Those that register as new free members to LC Kids are automatically entered for a free chance to meet The Verve Pipe. Membership details follow in the release. More information about Spring Fling is available at


Lincoln Center’s “Spring Fling” is hosted by LC Kids, Lincoln Center’s membership program which welcomes families to Lincoln Center and presents top-quality performances and events to engage children in the arts. More than 20,000 people attended LC Kids first season of events and programming, including the first “Spring Fling” last May, the LC Trick-or-Treat at Halloween, and the Winter Warm-Up in February.


Free memberships to LC Kids are available, in addition to options starting at $125 which offer access to pre-sales and additional opportunities for family-friendly programs at Lincoln Center. Further information about events and membership is available at, which includes campus-wide information about family-friendly performances and practical information about coming to Lincoln Center with a child.


LC Kids is Presented by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.


Major support for Spring Fling is provided by Sandra and Tony Tamer.


Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney.


Generous support is also provided by Barbara and James Block, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Amanda and John Waldron, The Robertson Family, and Joseph M. Cohen.


American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center.


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital & Wellness Partner of Lincoln Center.


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, 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 offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The 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. For more information, visit



Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza

Throughout the day:       Craft activities, Instrument Tryouts, chalk drawing, scavenger hunt, and more

11:00 am                       Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Jazzmeia Horn (mainstage)

11:35 am                       Street performance on the plaza

12:00 pm                       String quartet from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by their Director of Family Programs Bruce Adolphe (mainstage)

12:35 pm                       Street performance on the plaza

1:00 pm                        The Verve Pipe performance (mainstage)


David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets)

11:00 am                       LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Todd Parr, presented in collaboration with Little,  

                                     Brown Books for Young Readers

12:30 pm                       Twenty imaginative short films created by children, in their schools, through the Film

                                     Society Kids program


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