NYC’s Lincoln Center to add temporary “lawn” on plaza, as part of “Restart Stages” re-opening

Posted on: April 19, 2021

“About 14,000 square feet of Lincoln Center’s concrete plaza will be transformed into an expansive ‘lawn’ to welcome New Yorkers to its cultural campus,” writes Jen Chung in Tuesday’s (4/13) Gothamist (NY). “Designed by Mimi Lien, set designer (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) … ‘The GREEN’ will open on May 10th and be the heart of Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages initiative to bring back performances and help revive the arts sector. The artificial lawn, surrounding the Revson Fountain in front of the Metropolitan Opera house, features swooping sides, seating areas, and a snack bar…. ‘I wanted to make … a site of social infrastructure, like a town green—a place to gather, a common ground.’ … Besides the snack bar and pop-up performances, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will have books available for borrowing .… ‘The GREEN’ will be on the Josie Robertson Plaza … through September 2021, open between 9 a.m. and midnight. Lincoln Center has safety protocols in place…. Mayor Bill de Blasio helped kick off Restart Stages last week, with a special outdoor New York Philharmonic performance for healthcare workers.”