As in, grass. The performing arts center is turning its Josie Robertson Plaza into a temporary park! About 14,000 square feet around the Revson Fountain will be covered with grass-like material sourced from US farmers. Celebrated set designer Mimi Lien has been commissioned to redesign the plaza into The GREEN.
Along with grass to dig your toes into, you'll find a small book kiosk run by the NY Public Library a, snack bar and pop-up performances. Restart Stages will host music and dance performances along with workshops all summer long, including a concert and cabaret series by the Lincoln Center Theater, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's annual summer evening concerts, film screenings by Film at Lincoln Center and dance workshops led by the New York City Ballet.
The creators of the space imagine it to be a kind of town green. So bring along a picnic. Sunbathe. Grab a book from the kiosk and spend an afternoon reading. Play with the kids in the grass.
A cool plus? The lawn is designed with accessibility in mind, and even implements cane detection for the blind in its architecture. (Ain't technology grand?)
So check it out. The GREEN will be open May 10th through September, from 9 a.m. to midnight.
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