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Kristin Chenoweth, Patina Miller and More Set for Lincoln Center Local HD Pilot Program in Brooklyn, Queens, Beg. Today

Kristin Chenoweth, Patina Miller and More Set for Lincoln Center Local HD Pilot Program in Brooklyn, Queens, Beg. Today

New programs for Lincoln Center Local HD, a pilot program running April through June in branch libraries in Brooklyn and Queens, were previously announced by Russell Granet, Executive Director of Lincoln Center Education. These events, which launched in January, are part of the two-year pilot program that will feature digital streams of programs from Lincoln Center's growing digital content collection, including programs from the Emmy Award-winning series Live From Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center Local HD pilot program is part of Lincoln Center Education's (LCE) expanded mission to bring Lincoln Center's high-quality resources to new and underserved audiences and communities.

At each free Lincoln Center Local HD screening, there are activities to further engage the audience, such as a live performance by a professional artist, as well as complimentary refreshments and discussion following the event. As part of the "pilot" nature of Lincoln Center HD, an event will be held once a month through June at the six participating branch libraries, followed by research to evaluate the program's potential expansion throughout the five boroughs and beyond.

The schedule for programs and locations follows below:

APRIL

April 5, 2:30 p.m. - Bayside Library, Queens: Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway...All of 'em!!!

April 5, 3:00 p.m. - Ridgewood Library, Queens: Patina Miller in Concert

April 9, 11:00 a.m. - Flushing Library, Queens: Celebration! Stephanie Blythe Meets Kate Smith

April 12, 1:00 p.m. - Greenpoint Library, Brooklyn: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

April 12, 2:00 p.m. - Kensington Library, Brooklyn: Audra McDonald in Concert: Go Back Home

April 22, 6:00 p.m. - Macon Library, Brooklyn: Latin Beat

MAY

*May 7, 2:00 p.m. - Kensington Library, Brooklyn: Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration

May 10, 1:00 p.m. - Greenpoint Library, Brooklyn: Latin Beat

May 10, 2:00 p.m. - Bayside Library, Queens: Latin Beat

May 10, 3:00 p.m. - Ridgewood Library, Queens: Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration

May 14, 11:00 a.m. - Flushing Library, Queens: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

May 20, 6:00 p.m. - Macon Library, Brooklyn: Red Hot + FELA LIVE!

May 21, 2:00 p.m. - Kensington Library, Brooklyn: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

JUNE

*June 3, 6:00 p.m. - Macon Library, Brooklyn: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

June 11, 11:00 a.m. - Flushing Library, Queens: New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

June 14, 1:00 p.m. - Greenpoint Library, Brooklyn: New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

June 14, 1:00 p.m. - Ridgewood Library, Queens: New York Philharmonic Gala with Itzhak Perlman

June 14, 2:30 p.m. - Bayside Library, Queens: Patina Miller in Concert

June 17, 2:00 p.m. - Kensington Library, Brooklyn: New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

June 17, 6:00 p.m. - Macon Library, Brooklyn: New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

*make-up of earlier rescheduled event

Lincoln Center Local was launched in 2012 to bring Lincoln Center's varied and rich programming options to communities beyond the performing arts center's campus in Manhattan. The program has already expanded to include the Lincoln Center Local Live series and the new Lincoln Center Local HD pilot program, which both take place in select branch libraries in New York City.

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 offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and its 11 resident organizations, which include 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.

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, digitally, 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.

As an independent system, separate from the New York City and Queens libraries, Brooklyn Public Library serves the borough's 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 1,100 free Internet-accessible computers. bklynpubliclibrary.org

Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. Queens Library serves a population of 2.3 million in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. and has among the highest circulations of any public library system in the world. For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library web site at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 718-990-0700. Queens Library.

Photo Credit: Gary Lake

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