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

S3 Underground: Seen. Sound. Scribe.

Over eight rain-or-shine pop-up shows at Lincoln Center’s slyly clandestine Speakeasy, located at Jaffe Drive, Lincoln Center’s first ever Poet-in-Residence Mahogany L. Browne will present S3 Underground: Seen. Sound. Scribe., a continuation of her ongoing on-site residency. Underground features som... [ + ]e of the world’s most acclaimed and most promising authors reading their works at this bar lounge of thought-provoking and politically driven spoken word poetry and wordplay, supported by a live DJ. Brooklyn’s own Mahogany L. Browne is a prolific author and avid advocate for public art. Her inaugural collection, Unlikely and Other Sorts, was published in 2006. In the years since, she has written works of fiction, stage plays and critical essays to go along with a half dozen poetry collections and another six anthologies as editor. Browne’s recently released book-length poem, I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love, explores the binding and boundaries of incarceration. General Admission only, first-come first-served. Advance reservations are not available for this event; just show up! https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/summer-for-the-city/info/general-admission-summer-for-the-city

SERIES LINEUP
June 4: Cortney Charleston, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Natasha Miller, and Jive Poetic
June 11: Tongo Eisen Martin, Darius Simpson, Meilani Clay, and Mylez Gittan
June 18: Desiree Bailey, Ehime Ora, and Whitney Greenaway
More artists to be announced soon!

Select Saturdays at 8:00 pm: June 4, June 11, June 18, July 9, July 16, July 23, August 6, and August 13

07/02/2022 08:00 PM
Sat, July 02
8:00PM
$

Lincoln Center Summer for the City presents Jazz Underground

Whether it’s in reference to the subterranean clubs where legendary performers have traditionally honed their chops or to the lingo of the knowingly hip in-crowd, the underground tradition in jazz is an important and lasting part of that music’s history. This summer, Jazz at Lincoln Center returns t... [ + ]o its roots with this regularly scheduled, rain-or-shine Jazz Underground Sunday concert at The Speakeasy at Jaffe Drive, located via a fully accessible ramp just off Columbus Avenue and adjacent to the famous Revson Fountain. Curated by the encyclopedically knowledgeable Jazz at Lincoln Center team, a handpicked selection of young lions and venerable instrumentalists will congregate to delight audiences at this pop-up bar and performance stage. General Admission only, first-come first-served. Advance reservations are not available for this event; just show up! https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/summer-for-the-city/info/general-admission-summer-for-the-city

SERIES LINEUP
June 5: Samara Joy with Greg Ruggiero
June 12: Julieta Eugenio Group
July 17: Kat Edmonson
July 31: Jonathan Barber
August 7: Pasquale Grasso Trio
More artists to be announced soon!

Select Sundays at 6:00 pm: June 5, June 12, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7

07/03/2022 06:00 PM
Sun, July 03
6:00PM
$

S3 Underground: Seen. Sound. Scribe.

Over eight rain-or-shine pop-up shows at Lincoln Center’s slyly clandestine Speakeasy, located at Jaffe Drive, Lincoln Center’s first ever Poet-in-Residence Mahogany L. Browne will present S3 Underground: Seen. Sound. Scribe., a continuation of her ongoing on-site residency. Underground features som... [ + ]e of the world’s most acclaimed and most promising authors reading their works at this bar lounge of thought-provoking and politically driven spoken word poetry and wordplay, supported by a live DJ. Brooklyn’s own Mahogany L. Browne is a prolific author and avid advocate for public art. Her inaugural collection, Unlikely and Other Sorts, was published in 2006. In the years since, she has written works of fiction, stage plays and critical essays to go along with a half dozen poetry collections and another six anthologies as editor. Browne’s recently released book-length poem, I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love, explores the binding and boundaries of incarceration. General Admission only, first-come first-served. Advance reservations are not available for this event; just show up! https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/summer-for-the-city/info/general-admission-summer-for-the-city

SERIES LINEUP
June 4: Cortney Charleston, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Natasha Miller, and Jive Poetic
June 11: Tongo Eisen Martin, Darius Simpson, Meilani Clay, and Mylez Gittan
June 18: Desiree Bailey, Ehime Ora, and Whitney Greenaway
More artists to be announced soon!

Select Saturdays at 8:00 pm: June 4, June 11, June 18, July 9, July 16, July 23, August 6, and August 13

07/09/2022 08:00 PM
Sat, July 09
8:00PM
$

Lincoln Center Summer for the City presents Jazz Underground

Whether it’s in reference to the subterranean clubs where legendary performers have traditionally honed their chops or to the lingo of the knowingly hip in-crowd, the underground tradition in jazz is an important and lasting part of that music’s history. This summer, Jazz at Lincoln Center returns t... [ + ]o its roots with this regularly scheduled, rain-or-shine Jazz Underground Sunday concert at The Speakeasy at Jaffe Drive, located via a fully accessible ramp just off Columbus Avenue and adjacent to the famous Revson Fountain. Curated by the encyclopedically knowledgeable Jazz at Lincoln Center team, a handpicked selection of young lions and venerable instrumentalists will congregate to delight audiences at this pop-up bar and performance stage. General Admission only, first-come first-served. Advance reservations are not available for this event; just show up! https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/summer-for-the-city/info/general-admission-summer-for-the-city

SERIES LINEUP
June 5: Samara Joy with Greg Ruggiero
June 12: Julieta Eugenio Group
July 17: Kat Edmonson
July 31: Jonathan Barber
August 7: Pasquale Grasso Trio
More artists to be announced soon!

Select Sundays at 6:00 pm: June 5, June 12, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7

07/10/2022 06:00 PM
Sun, July 10
6:00PM
$
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