A Tempo: Lincoln Center Looks to ‘Restart Stages’ in Move Back to In-Person Programs
Lincoln Center is among performing arts organizations and venues that are exploring how to re-open safely, as restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings are gradually lifted, more people are vaccinated, and Spring brings warmer weather. With its 16 acres, Lincoln Center is designing 10 outdoor spaces to accommodate rehearsals, performances and other events that will include partnerships with its resident organizations and area social and civic organizations such as the Food Bank for New York City. The "Restart Stages" initiative kicks off April 7 with a concert for healthcare workers. A Tempo host Rachel Katz this Saturday (4/3 at 7 pm) speaks with Lincoln Center Executive Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Advocacy Leah Johnson, Food Bank for New York City Vice President of Institutions and Partnerships Janis Robinson, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Co-Artistic Director Wu Han about the initiative.
(Photos: Top - Lincoln Center hosted several food bank distributions in the past year and hopes to continue with similar programs, including blood drives, this summer. Bottom - an artist's rendering of Lincoln Center's Restart Stages initiative).