Lincoln Center - Damrosch Park

62nd St.
The charming park area at Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street in Lincoln Center.

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Upper West Side Description

Lincoln Center - Damrosch Park is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan. The home of diverse cultural attractions, the Upper West side is sandwiched between Riverside Park to the west and Central Park to the east. Both parks are excellent leisurely green spaces to spend a day. Central Park is especially notable, as it is New York’s "flagship" park. With over 843 acres of land, it is home to 275 species of birds. It’s quite easy to spend an entire day there too, as the park has several restaurants on its perimeter, a Boathouse, a Carousel, ball fields, a running track, reservoir, sculptures of Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare, and a nearly endless list of events and other attractions.

In addition to being the most densely populated area of the United States, the Upper West Side is the home of several academic institutions and a litany of famous people too numerous to list here. The American Museum of Natural History is among the most notable museum in the neighborhood. This world-famous museum is comprised of several different Halls, each dedicated to a particular theme. The museum's exhibition-halls house a stunning array of artifacts and specimens from all corners of the world and all historical periods including some magnificent dinosaur fossils. Other nearby cultural institutions worth checking out include the New York Historical Society, and the new Rose Center for Earth and Space which houses the Hayden Planetarium; the most technologically advanced Space Theater in existence.

The Upper West Side also contains some of the greatest venues to hear classical music. There is the Metropolitan Opera House —one of the world’s leading opera companies since its opening in 1883—as well asAvery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the renowned New York City Opera. Additionally both The Julliard School and Fordham University grace the area.

You’re bound to get hungry while visiting the neighborhood, but fear not -there are plenty of famous places to nosh or grab some classic New York smoked salmon in the Upper West Side. There’s Zabar’s—a heavenly deli if there ever was one; Fairway Market which has a huge, gourmet selection of just about everything; Citarella, with fresh fish and much more; and Murray’s Sturgeon Shop—just to name a few. If you're looking for a more substantial meal, head to Prohibition, an upscale restaurant and bar. The interior, which invokes the glamour and romance of the Prohibition-Era style of the twenties and early thirties, helps create terrific ambience. All of this has made Prohibition a mainstay on the Upper West Side. There's also the takeout booth at Carmine's. Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of homestyle antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large; an entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. After your weekend mid-day meal, take a walk back through Riverside Park or stroll down Riverside Drive and admire the impressive monuments, grand apartment buildings, and views of the Hudson River, all while burning off a few calories of course.

Given the number of attractions and cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Upper West Side is an ideal location to spend your stay in New York. The charming Excelsior Hotel is located right near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Meanwhile, the cozy and reasonably priced Belnord Hotel is another conveniently located option for the budget conscious traveler, as is the Comfort Inn Central Park West.

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62nd St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 875-5593

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Upcoming Events

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Summer for the City

Acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher brings the best of the swing dance world to Lincoln Center's Summer for the City, with live music by the Eyal Vilner Big Band on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 pm at Damrosch Park. Conceived by Caleb Teicher alongside their brain trust of collaborators Evita Arce, LaT... [ + ]asha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, Macy Sullivan, and Eyal Vilner, SW!NG OUT features exciting Lindy Hop choreography and improvisation. The performance concludes with a jam session, inviting audiences to join in the fun!

There are two ways to access this event:
1. General Admission, first-come first-served. Just show up!
2. Limited Advance Reservation will also be available for this event, opening Tuesday, May 31 at noon.

Health & Safety
At this time, face coverings and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be required; however, face coverings are welcome and we encourage everyone to complete their primary vaccination series and get boosted before attending. These protocols are subject to change in accordance with any updates to city and state guidelines, rules and regulations, and other health and safety recommendations from our medical and public health advisors. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. Please stay home if you do not feel well. If you have come in contact recently with someone who has tested positive or you have recently tested positive, please refer to the latest CDC guidelines for isolation, quarantine and masking recommendations.

06/04/2022 07:30 PM
Sat, June 04

Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Superstar DJ Mark Ronson will be headlining Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration in New York with a silent disco at the Lincoln Center, hosted by the British Consulate General in New York. The Saturday 4 June event will also feature leading British DJ Gemma Cairney, and is part of a ... [ + ]series events across New York and Philadelphia and across the US in May and June to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen's service. In addition to the VIP reception and silent disco (enjoyed via wireless headphones instead of a speaker system), the Consulate General will co-host a Garden Party and tree planting ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth II Garden in Lower Manhattan (25 May); a United Nations Queen's Platinum Jubilee cricket match on the UN lawn in Turtle Bay, Manhattan (9 June); and a Queen's Green Canopy tree planting event in Philadelphia, PA (14 June). In February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, undertaking over 260 official visits overseas, including nearly 100 State Visits.

The host of the events, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for North America and British Consul-General to New York Emma Wade-Smith OBE said: "Her Majesty The Queen's unprecedented Platinum Jubilee is a central element of an exciting year for British culture and creativity. In New York, we have planned activities to pay tribute to Her Majesty, celebrate the international cooperation that flourishes thanks to her dedicated service, and to celebrate with all our friends."

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts President and CEO Henry Timms noted: "We're honored to join the international celebration and mark this milestone of Her Majesty The Queen. As both an Englishman and a New Yorker, I'm always thrilled when we have occasion to host British artists at Lincoln Center. And there is no better occasion than The Queen's Platinum Jubilee."
Luke Parker Bowles, Director, The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden noted: "The garden was founded to reflect the long history, shared friendship, common causes, and sacrifices of the people of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the United States of America. Since Her Majesty allowed us to name the park after her, came to Manhattan to open it and continues to show her support along with our patron, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, it is such a pleasure to be bringing our communities together at a place of such special significance to mark this wonderful occasion."

06/04/2022 08:00 PM
Sat, June 04
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