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Lincoln Center Plaza (Josie Robertson Plaza)

Columbus Ave. (btwn W 63rd & W 64th St.), New York, NY 10023, United States
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  • "the new fountain is amazing, specially on a hot summer's..." (13 tips)
  • "For the summer hd series bring a picnic dinner and come early..." (2 tips)
  • "Home to New York Fashion Week and that stunning, famous fountain. In..." (3 tips)
  • American Express

    Home of Fashion Week! Cardmembers can enjoy this insider-only runway event from the luxurious American Express Skybox.

    American Express · June 23, 2011
  • Diego R.

    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

    Diego Rufo · March 31, 2011
  • The New York Daily News

    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!

    The New York Daily News · February 4, 2011
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    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

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 11, 2011
  • Lincoln Center

    From the Archives: On September 15, 1998, Fountain plaza was named the Josie Robertson Plaza in honor of the wife of Julian Robertson.

    Lincoln Center · November 18, 2011
  • Ken C.

    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.

    Ken Carson · December 21, 2010
  • Diane C.

    the new fountain is amazing, specially on a hot summer's night

    Diane Cimine · June 8, 2010
  • Cristina R.

    One of these days, I want to jump in the fountain when no one is looking...

    Cristina R · February 14, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Home to New York Fashion Week and that stunning, famous fountain. In order to avoid tourists, come here at night.

    The Corcoran Group · October 9, 2013
  • 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!

    B-Better Hiphop Company · March 23, 2011
  • CheapNYC

    Lots of free shows on Wednesday's and Thursdays. Make sure to check out the site to see what's going on!

    CheapNYC · September 2, 2011
  • WorldStrides

    The land upon which the Lincoln Center was built used to be a run-down neighborhood that was used as the set for the film “West Side Story.”The stage in the Metropolitan Opera House is the size of a

    WorldStrides · April 5, 2011
  • ActiveCultures

    The complete schedule is online at

    ActiveCultures · May 11, 2010
  • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Beautiful in in any season, but summer is particularly nice because of the frequent free concerts.

  • ActiveCultures

    Check back on April 28 to find out who is playing this summer. It's going to be a good time! Read more

    ActiveCultures · April 17, 2010
  • Lenny G.

    Still my favorite place to sit and people watch in NYC.

    Lenny Gallo · June 29, 2013
  • Julio H.

    One of my favorite places in the world to hang out!

    Julio Herrera · September 23, 2012
  • Andrew S.

    This place has free and fast wifi. Make use of it while you can! :D

    Andrew Strugnell · August 6, 2012
  • The ZOE Report

    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!

    The ZOE Report · February 2, 2012
  • MetroFocus

    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

    MetroFocus · November 22, 2011
  • Grub Street

    Hill Country Barbecue Market returns to Lincoln Center tomorrow for the summer. Offerings include brisket barbecue sandwich & skillet cornbread. Tues, 6/24 Read more

    Grub Street · 2 weeks ago
  • M Lauren H.

    My parents took me here regularly as a child. The magic of the NYC Ballet always came alive from our seats and backstage. Since then I saw Coast of Utopia and Warhorse, to name a few, dazzle onstage.

    M Lauren Hill · January 2, 2013
  • Young P.

    Did you enjoy your time there?? ;)

    Young Park · June 19, 2012
  • Michael G.

    Sit on the fountain till you recognize someone you know. Then ask them to take you inside

    Michael Gogel · June 7, 2012
  • Kathy H.

    Instagram pics of the fountain!

    Kathy H · May 20, 2012
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨

    This is a very historic site hosting some of the best fine art performances in the country.

    ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨ · April 29, 2012
  • Naomi A.

    For the summer hd series bring a picnic dinner and come early to get seats up front

    Naomi Adaniya · September 2, 2011
  • Drew D.

    On Thursdays and Saturdays there is a very goof farmers market. I sell Duck meat here.

    Drew Droege · December 4, 2010
  • Cristina R.

    Get here early to grab a seat for the Met Opera Summer HD festival - through Sep. 6th!

    Cristina R · August 29, 2010
  • Zak K.

    Don't sit too close to the fountain in a white tshirt

    Zak Kapla · May 30, 2010
  • Elle W.

    I love this place.

    Elle Walton · May 16
  • City of New York

    In the movie The Producers (1968), the scene where Leo agrees to Max’s scheme was shot at the Lincoln Center fountain.

    City of New York · January 13
  • Julio Cesar D.

    It's a beautiful Christmas tree

    Julio Cesar D-G · January 2
  • Jackie R.

    Thee singer Angela Meade as Norma unbelievable!

    Jackie Ribas · October 25, 2013
  • Maria Yvonne T.

    Enjoyed many Met Opera Live HD shows there! Love it!

    Maria Yvonne Tan · September 30, 2013
  • Denis C.

    Really awesome that the met is doing opera for the public

    Denis Castillo · August 28, 2013
  • Sara W.

    Really beautiful at night! Great place to take photos in silhouette.

    Sara Wiley · August 12, 2013
  • Tuan P.

    Bring a book and sit by the lighted water fountain :-)

    Tuan Pham · July 11, 2013
  • Nana M.

    Unexpected trip in Manhattan:D

    Nana Maya · May 30, 2013
  • Heather B.

    Paul Taylor march 5-24, 2013

    Heather Bloomberg · March 6, 2013
  • Rocco M.

    War Horse.

    Rocco Miscia · December 11, 2011
  • Mary Lou L.

    Have a glass of wine at the bar to top the evening off

    Mary Lou Landadio · November 29, 2011
  • G W.

    Bring a book and read here at night.

    G Wong · September 6, 2011
  • JAF

    Get your Pilgrim Passport at

    JAF · August 15, 2011
  • Kellie B.

    Too many tourist. Go late night to advoid them.

    Kellie Barker · August 10, 2011
  • Cristina R.

    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.

    Cristina R · April 5, 2011
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    Edris Nicholls · January 24, 2013
  • rejane b.

    otimo aproveite tudo isso aiiai

    rejane boaventura · November 4, 2013
  • Pammiss K.

    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

    Pammiss Kruczynski · August 8, 2013
  • Aglay P.

    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

    Aglay Piovesan · May 31, 2013

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