NYC Parks

Josie Robertson Plaza (Lincoln Center Plaza)

Lincoln Square, New York
  • The Corcoran Group
    "Home to New York Fashion Week and that stunning, famous fountain."(3 Tips)
    Maria Yvonne T.
    "Enjoyed many Met Opera Live HD shows there!"(3 Tips)
    Foad T.
    "Met Opera to NY Philharmonic"(2 Tips)
    IWalked Audio Tours
    "These immigrants tale was later retold via West Side Story."(2 Tips)
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  • ny philharmonic
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  • Maritza S.
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzJanuary 10, 2016
    Big Plaza in front of the Met, lively and great people watching
  • Adna
    AdnaNovember 20, 2015
    NY philharmonic free fridays!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the most beautiful places in New York. Always breathtaking.
  • Foad T.
    Foad TorshiziSeptember 18, 2015
    This is my favorite spot in Manhattan. Love every single detail about Lincoln Center. From Met Opera to NY Philharmonic and its movie theaters, this place has the best of everything cultural.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsJuly 19, 2015
    Gorgeous views. Great venues. Good food.
  • Iro P.
    Iro ProdromouApril 15, 2015
    Worth a visit especially when the sun goes down!
  • Cara L.
    Cara LauMarch 2, 2015
    Favourite place to sit outside and read.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 26, 2015
    Amazing piece of architecture
  • Xenia
    XeniaJanuary 11, 2015
    I want to have a Dolce vita moment in the fountain one night
  • Arman
    ArmanJanuary 6, 2015
    Stylish and beautiful!
  • Victorino F.
    Victorino FernándezJanuary 4, 2015
    Free wifi and beautiful plaza
  • Clara L.
    Clara LuOctober 22, 2014
    Come in the afternoon and spend some time under the trees at a table, inside the music and performing arts library, or check out the lovely grass section right across from Julliard.
  • José C.
    José CortésSeptember 21, 2014
    For all those traveling, there is a Wifi hotspot available here. Relax near the fountain and upload your pics to Instagram.
  • Alexis D.
    Alexis DoyleSeptember 3, 2014
    Luncheon for Carolina Herrera
  • Munirah A.
    Munirah AlOqlaAugust 15, 2014
    Old is gold ✨
  • Justin Z.
    Justin ZaleskiAugust 10, 2014
    They have a nice fountain here.
  • Ren W.
    Ren WAugust 7, 2014
    Try visit at midnight.
  • Mihindu G.
    Mihindu GajabaJuly 31, 2014
    Make sure you get a special permit if you want to use a tripod :( , You can still take pictures but you can't use a Tripod :)
  • Elle W.
    Elle WaltonMay 16, 2014
    I love this place.
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkJanuary 13, 2014
    In the movie The Producers (1968), the scene where Leo agrees to Max’s scheme was shot at the Lincoln Center fountain.
  • Julio Cesar D.
    Julio Cesar D-GJanuary 2, 2014
    It's a beautiful Christmas tree
  • Jackie R.
    Jackie RibasOctober 25, 2013
    Thee singer Angela Meade as Norma unbelievable!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 9, 2013
    Home to New York Fashion Week and that stunning, famous fountain. In order to avoid tourists, come here at night.
  • Maria Yvonne T.
    Maria Yvonne TanSeptember 30, 2013
    Enjoyed many Met Opera Live HD shows there! Love it!
  • Denis C.
    Denis CastilloAugust 28, 2013
    Really awesome that the met is doing opera for the public
  • Sara W.
    Sara WileyAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Really beautiful at night! Great place to take photos in silhouette.
  • Tuan P.
    Tuan PhamJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a book and sit by the lighted water fountain :-)
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloJune 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Still my favorite place to sit and people watch in NYC.
  • Nana M.
    Nana MayaMay 30, 2013
    Unexpected trip in Manhattan:D
  • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Beautiful in in any season, but summer is particularly nice because of the frequent free concerts.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BloombergMarch 6, 2013
    Paul Taylor march 5-24, 2013
  • Julio H.
    Julio HerreraSeptember 23, 2012
    One of my favorite places in the world to hang out!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StrugnellAugust 6, 2012
    This place has free and fast wifi. Make use of it while you can! :D
  • Young P.
    Young ParkJune 19, 2012
    Did you enjoy your time there?? ;)
  • Michael G.
    Michael GogelJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit on the fountain till you recognize someone you know. Then ask them to take you inside
  • Kathy H.
    Kathy HMay 20, 2012
    Instagram pics of the fountain!
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    This is a very historic site hosting some of the best fine art performances in the country.
  • The ZOE Report
    The ZOE ReportFebruary 2, 2012
    The hub of NYFW, this historic venue is bustling year round—in addition to Fashion Week, it plays host to the city’s most prestigious performing arts events. Très chic!
  • Rocco M.
    Rocco MisciaDecember 11, 2011
    War Horse.
  • Mary Lou L.
    Mary Lou LandadioNovember 29, 2011
    Have a glass of wine at the bar to top the evening off
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusNovember 22, 2011
    As an equally festive tree-lighting alternative to Rockefeller Center, check out Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square. Enjoy free entertainment, food tastings and shopping too. Find out when on MetroFocus Read more
  • Lincoln Center
    Lincoln CenterNovember 18, 2011
    From the Archives: On September 15, 1998, Fountain plaza was named the Josie Robertson Plaza in honor of the wife of Julian Robertson.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 11, 2011
    15-acre complex. In 1950s-60s area was tenement space known as San Juan Hill. These immigrants tale was later retold via West Side Story. Believed to be named for Abraham Lincoln. More info in blog. Read more
  • G W.
    G WongSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a book and read here at night.
  • CheapNYC
    CheapNYCSeptember 2, 2011
    Lots of free shows on Wednesday's and Thursdays. Make sure to check out the site to see what's going on!
  • Naomi A.
    Naomi AdaniyaSeptember 2, 2011
    For the summer hd series bring a picnic dinner and come early to get seats up front
  • JAF
    JAFAugust 15, 2011
    Get your Pilgrim Passport at
  • Kellie B.
    Kellie BarkerAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Too many tourist. Go late night to advoid them.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 5, 2011
    The land upon which the Lincoln Center was built used to be a run-down neighborhood that was used as the set for the filmWest Side Story.”The stage in the Metropolitan Opera House is the size of a
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RApril 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Nothing beats sitting by the fountain. Best spot in all of Manhattan (I'm biased because it's my neighborhood) Relax, and do some people-watching.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 31, 2011
    Lincoln Center is a group of buildings that holds one of the largest complexes for performing arts.The complex is also very worth seeing even if you’re not interested in performing arts. Read more
  • B-Better Hiphop Company
    In 1981, photographer Henry Chalfant helped arrange a bboy battle between RockSteady Crew & Dynamic Rockers here. The coverage of this event introduced bboying ("breakdance") to the world at large!
  • Nabeel
    NabeelMarch 19, 2011
    The fountain is a nice place to relax on a summer night. Better than the skateboard-heavy Columbus Circle fountain.
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    One of these days, I want to jump in the fountain when no one is looking...
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsFebruary 4, 2011
    Check in to "Mercedes Benz Fashion week at Lincoln Center" to see pics from our Fashion Time Machine, chronicling fashion from the 20s to the 90s!
  • Ken C.
    Ken CarsonDecember 21, 2010
    Even if we weren't catching a show, Barbie and I would always stop at the fountain at Lincoln Center Plaza. We loved taking pictures together in front of it.
  • Drew D.
    Drew DroegeDecember 4, 2010
    On Thursdays and Saturdays there is a very goof farmers market. I sell Duck meat here.
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Get here early to grab a seat for the Met Opera Summer HD festival - through Sep. 6th!
  • George E.
    George EscandonAugust 3, 2010
    The rows are close together so get there early to avoid being a toe squisher trying to get to a free seat in the middle of the row.
  • Jeri S.
    Jeri StoneJuly 6, 2010
    Lie back and watch the fountain upsidedown :)
  • Diane C.
    Diane CimineJune 8, 2010
    the new fountain is amazing, specially on a hot summer's night
  • John H.
    John HoulihanJune 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get away from my fountain.
  • Zak K.
    Zak KaplaMay 30, 2010
    Don't sit too close to the fountain in a white tshirt
  • ActiveCultures
    ActiveCulturesMay 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Follow @LCOutofDoors on Twitter
  • ActiveCultures
    ActiveCulturesMay 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The complete schedule is online at
  • ActiveCultures
    ActiveCulturesApril 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Check back on April 28 to find out who is playing this summer. It's going to be a good time! Read more
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Grande variedade de ótimos espetáculos.
  • Pedro Luiz A.
    Para quem gosta de artes como dança e ópera, esse é o lugar!
  • rejane b.
    rejane boaventuraNovember 4, 2013
    otimo aproveite tudo isso aiiai
  • Pammiss F.
    Pammiss FloresAugust 8, 2013
    Caminen en Amsterdam Avenue, no tan turística, pero con arquitectura parisina y art deco, tan elegante y tranquila. Salgan por el Dakota donde murió Lennon y disfruten del Central Park
  • Aglay P.
    Aglay PiovesanMay 31, 2013
    A praça do complexo Lincoln Center é linda! A fonte refresca e faz um barulho delicioso. Dá ate pra deitar e curtir um pouco, só não pode andar na borda porque o segurança apita...q
  • Edris N.
    Edris NichollsJanuary 24, 2013
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