Damrosch Park

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Damrosch Park
Damrosch Park - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY, USA - August 20, 2015.jpg
LocationAmsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street, Manhattan, New York
Coordinates40°46′19″N 73°59′05″W / 40.7720°N 73.9846°W / 40.7720; -73.9846Coordinates: 40°46′19″N 73°59′05″W / 40.7720°N 73.9846°W / 40.7720; -73.9846
Area2.4 acres (0.97 ha)
Administered byCity of New York Parks and Recreation
WebsiteOfficial website
Buildings of Lincoln Center

Buildings and structures in Lincoln Center:
Samuel B. and David Rose Building (includes Walter Reade Theater)
Juilliard School
Alice Tully Hall
Vivian Beaumont Theater (includes Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and Claire Tow Theater)
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
David Geffen Hall
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (includes Bruno Walter Auditorium)
Metropolitan Opera House
Josie Robertson Plaza with Revson Fountain
Damrosch Park
David H. Koch Theater
David Rubenstein Atrium
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Damrosch Park is a 2.4-acre (0.97 ha) park that includes the Guggenheim Bandshell in New York City at Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street on the south side of the Metropolitan Opera House and west of the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.[1] The bandshell is used for performances.

The park is named after the Damrosch family, a family of musicians. Performances take place at the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Bandshell[1] in the western end of the park above Amsterdam Avenue. The south side has street entrances, and the northeast corner of the park connects directly to the Center's central plaza.

The park is used for large events such as New York Fashion Week in August and February,[2] the Lincoln Center Festival in July, Lincoln Center Out of Doors in August, and the Big Apple Circus October through January. In 2013, local residents who felt that these events are inconsistent with the park's status as a park[3] sued to keep the park available to the public year-round.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Damrosch Park". City of New York Parks and Recreation. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Fleming, Olivia (May 23, 2013). "Is New York Fashion Week getting booted out of Lincoln Center already? Locals sue venue to regain public access to its park". Daily Mail. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Foderaro, Lisa W. (February 14, 2012). "When Tents Rise in a Park, Residents See a Takeover". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (May 21, 2013). "Lawsuit Accuses New York and Lincoln Center of Limiting Access to Damrosch Park". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Phelan, Hayley (May 22, 2013). "Could New York Fashion Week Get Kicked Out of Lincoln Center?". Fashionista. Retrieved May 24, 2013.