Lincoln Center Boro-Linc

Introduction to Opera & Mozart's The Magic Flute, (Workshop), presented by the Metropolitan Opera and Opera  Guild. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

LINCOLN CENTER BRINGS FREE PERFORMANCES AND PROGRAMS TO CASITA MARIA

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to collaborate with Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center, on the launch of Boro-Linc, a new program which will offer free family friendly programs that aim to make the arts more accessible and increase family engagement in the arts.  Every Saturday at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM between March 7th and June 13th, Boro-Linc will bring together constituents from across Lincoln Center to present interactive performances, workshops and exhibitions at Casita Maria, which for more than 80 years has offered education and visual and performing arts programs to youth and families in New York City.

Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc initiative was developed with the community in mind. While the organizations at Lincoln Center collectively present thousands of events each year, there are many New Yorkers who find it challenging to visit the campus’s concert halls, theaters and performance spaces due to geographical or other barriers. This program will make more Lincoln Center programs accessible to fellow New Yorkers, and in the process, aim to develop a life-long love for the performing arts. This pilot program will expand to all five boroughs next year.

The Lincoln Center organizations participating In Boro-Linc include: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Education, The Metropolitan Opera and The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center.

Events range in styles and age groups and include the New York Philharmonic's Very Young People's Concerts (ages 3-5), New York City Ballet's movement workshops (for families with ages 4-12), films through the Film Society of Lincoln Center's CineKids program, the Met Opera's Live in HD presentation of The Magic Flute, and Lincoln Center Education presenting Charlotte Blake Alston's storytelling performance Stories and Songs in the Oral Tradition.

A full schedule of events can be found HERE.

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DATES OF BORO-LINC EVENTS
Saturdays
March 7 to June 13, 2015
WORKSHOPS at 12 PM
PERFORMANCES at 2 PM
Location: Casita Maria Auditorium

Click HERE for a full schedule of events.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.

Casita Maria and Lincoln Center are grateful to the BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ, JR. for his support of BORO-LINC.

QUOTES ON BORO-LINC

"Our partnership with Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc program will bring high quality arts experiences to the South Bronx community. These workshops and performances will build on Casita Maria's current work by building a sense of place and a vibrant community for our youth and families. We are excited by the wide range of activities that Boro-Linc will offer and we can't wait to see our community enjoy the performances and express themselves through the arts workshops.” —Sarah Calderon, Executive Director at Casita Maria

“The Lincoln Center campus has always been about great art for everyone. With this new program, Boro-Linc, we extend our programs and resources beyond our home on the Upper West Side, and move us closer to realizing the full breadth of Lincoln Center’s founding vision. Boro-Linc will bring films, music, dance, opera and more from Lincoln Center’s resident organizations great and talented artists to an important audience: children youth and families. We’re grateful to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, as well as the collective efforts of Lincoln Center’s artists to launch this important new initiative.”
— Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center