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Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc Program Sets Partners, Lineup Across NYC This Spring

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc program-which brings free performances, workshops, and family-oriented programs by Lincoln Center resident organizations to neighborhoods across New York-announces new partners in Brooklyn and The Bronx.

With these new partners, recent events in Queens, and continuing events in Manhattan and Staten Island this spring, the program realizes its commitment to events in communities in all five boroughs.

This Lincoln Center community engagement and outreach program breaks down geographic barriers and create greater access to its diverse arts and cultural offerings for all audiences and ages.

The first Brooklyn-based partner for Lincoln Center is The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park. Six events are planned between February and July on Friday evenings, featuring the Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Boro-Linc launched in 2015 in The Bronx, and returns there in 2016 with two presenting partners: the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education (the program's inaugural partner). Programs in the Bronx will take place weekly on Saturdays in April and May, and feature events from the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and an artist alumnae of The Juilliard School. The Boro-Linc programs in The Bronx are part of Lincoln Center Education's partnership with New York City School District 7, and a concentrated commitment and effort to provide greater arts programs and resources to students, parents, educators and the community.

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc has worked with partners across the city to offer greater access to free arts programs and workshops for families and children. The series began in The Bronx last March at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, followed by events throughout the fall season at the Jamaica Center forArts & Learning in Queens and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on Staten Island. Programs at Manhattan's Manny Cantor Center, the flagship building of the Education Alliance, on the Lower East Side began in January 2016. And programs continue at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in March 2016.

New York City Council Member Annabel Palma, Chair of City Council's Bronx Delegation added, "I am delighted to welcome Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc program back to the Bronx, where it will be doing an encore residency at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, and expanding to the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture. Bronx residents won't have to travel far this spring to experience the world-class, free performances and workshops that Lincoln Center is well known for. Bravo to Lincoln Center for investing in our communities by bringing these programs to neighborhoods throughout the boroughs, ensuring greater access to the arts for all."

New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, who represents Brooklyn, said: "¡Bienvenidos a Sunset Park, Lincoln Center! Our working class families will now get to enjoy Boro-Linc programs which allow our neighbors free and direct access to the arts through performances and workshops happening in their own backyard. I encourage families in the community to take advantage of these free programs and applaud Lincoln Center's efforts in ensuring that all New Yorkers enjoy access to the wealth in arts and culture that this city offers."

A full schedule of events and locations can be found at lincolncenter.org/borolinc.


Brooklyn - The Center for Family Life, Sunset Park

SCHEDULE

Friday, February 26, 2016

Lincoln Center Education: Elena Moon Park and Friends

7:00-8:00 p.m. Performance

Elena Moon Park and Friends celebrate folk and children's music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories. These tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean harvest sing-a-longs, and Taiwanese train songs, all captured on her premiere album, Rabbit Days and Dumplings.

Recommended for ages 3-8.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Film Society of Lincoln Center: CineKids

7:00-8:00 p.m. Screening

In the Film Society of Lincoln Center's CineKids program, children and families will watch a series of award winning short films and discuss how each of these films take their characters and their audience through a journey.

Recommended for ages 6-12.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Chamber Music Beginnings - Classical Categories

7:00-8:00 p.m. Performance

Wannabe composer Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry takes a musical journey through time to check in on musical styles across the ages, guided by the world-class artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Recommended for ages 6-10.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Metropolitan Opera Guild: Opera in your Neighborhood! Workshop

7:00-9:00 p.m. Workshop

In this workshop, explore the magical world of opera including the singing, characters, movement, music, and words, then work together to create a mini-opera about the neighborhood! Workshop space is limited, come early!

Recommended for ages 6-12. No music experience necessary.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

7:00 p.m. Workshop

Experience the music and dance of Flamenco with company members in a pre-performance workshop for the whole family. Workshops space is limited, come early!

8:00pm Performance

This world renowned company will ignite the stage with deep emotion and beauty in an outdoor concert filled with song and dance from Spain.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Education: The Villalobos Brothers

7:00 p.m. Workshop

Learn traditional dance steps and songs from Veracruz, Mexico with company members and guest dancers from the Mazarte Mexican dance company.

8:00 p.m. Performance

The Villalobos Brothers' original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.

The Bronx - Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 2, 2016

New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts: "Allegro and Adagio"

10:30 a.m. Pre-performance Workshop

11:30 a.m. Performance

Explore how tempo makes music fun, with selections from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake played by New York Philharmonic musicians.

Recommended for ages 3-6

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Lincoln Center Education: The Villalobos Brothers

10:30 a.m. Pre-performance Workshop

Learn traditional dance steps and songs from Veracruz, Mexico with company members.

11:30 a.m. Performance

The Villalobos Brothers' original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Lincoln Center Education: Batoto Yetu

10:30 Dance and percussion workshop with company members

11:30 a.m. Performance

An engaging cultural event for the entire family featuring Batoto Yetu (Swahili for "Our Children") with an ensemble of young performers celebrating the music, dance, and folklore from Angola and the Congo, as well as other African regions.

Recommended for ages 8 months-5 years

The Bronx - Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lincoln Center Education: Carlos Henriquez Jazz

2:00 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with the South Bronx Culture Trail

The performance takes place at Monsignor Del Valle Square, Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Lincoln Center Education: Bertha Hope & Jazzberry Jam!

2:00 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with the South Bronx Culture Trail

This performance takes at Graham Triangle, Lincoln Avenue between East 137th and 138th streets

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Juilliard Jazz with Samora Pinderhughes

2:00 p.m.

This performance takes at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education


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 lincolncenter.org.

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. LCE has 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. LincolnCenterEducation.org

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our mission is to promote positive outcomes for children, adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehensive range of neighborhood-based family and social services. We partner with the community to provide access to resources and opportunities for personal growth and the development of interpersonal relationships that sustain and nurture families, support youth to develop into confident, capable adults and enrich the quality of life for neighborhood residents. sco.org/programs/center-for-family-life

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College's unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York's (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation's leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges. www.hostos.cuny.edu

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is an 80-year old South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization that presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages. Its mission is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high quality social, cultural, and educational opportunities. www.casitamaria.org



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