There’s always something fun to do in New York that doesn’t require you to rummage through your wallet. From museums to parades and cultural festivals.
From June 4, visitors to the Lincoln Center can enjoy the underground Jaffe Drive speakeasy below the Lincoln Center campus.
The underground space was designed by Clint Ramos, Tony Award-winning costume designer and set designer. He is best known for his work on countless productions including: The Runaways, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Wild Party and Little Shop Of Horrors.
Opened with the goal of creating a welcoming space for guests to dance, laugh, socialize and relax, The Speakeasy will be open Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, August 14, meaning New Yorkers will have a limited time of just 2 months to enjoy this experience.
To enter The Speakeasy, you must first locate the Jaffe Drive parking lot on 62nd St. You can then find a ramp next to the Revson fountain that will take you into The Speakeasy. The hall will be open for performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
You can expect a wide range of performances such as spoken word and poetry readings, jazzy tunes from Wali Collinsand tons of laughter NY laughs comedians. Whether you are looking for a relaxing evening or a fun night out, there will be something for everyone at Speakeasy. You can find a list of all upcoming The Speakeasy events here.
General admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so there is no need to purchase tickets. According to the official Lincoln Center website, guests are asked to line up at the bottom of the aisle. There will be a wheelchair accessible elevator entrance on the front of the David Koch Building.
Although all performances are completely free, be sure to bring cash to quench your thirst at the bar across from the stage.
Some other new and exciting additions to Lincoln Center Summer for the city initiative are The Oasis: New York’s Largest Outdoor Dance Floor. New Yorkers will be able to dance day and night when Josie Robertson Plaza opens to the public on June 1. This dancefloor will be operational from 8 a.m. to midnight every day. To find out more about this new strength, you can click on here.
Lincoln Center will also open an outdoor movie theater July 13-31 in Hearst Plaza. For more information, visit here.