Lincoln Center is one of New York's great cultural hubs. Located just a couple of blocks west of Central Park on 66th Street and Broadway, Lincoln Center is home to Avery Fischer Hall, the Metropolitan Opera house, the David Rubinstein Atrium, the New York Library of the Performing Arts, Fordham Law School, and many other performance and cultural spaces and resources. Construction of Lincoln Center began in 1961 and continued for about 30 years. The project was spearheaded by John D. Rockefeller and involved some of the world's most famous architects, including Max Abramovitz and Pietro Belluschi.
Lincoln Center is home to the famous Juilliard School, perhaps the most illustrious conservatory for the fine arts in the United States. The school offers training in dance, drama, and music, and its graduates include Christopher Reeve, Kevin Kline, and Val Kilmer. The Center's Alice Tully Hall for concert performances is located within the Juilliard building.
The David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is an open space for public use. It offers free Wi-Fi and available tables and chairs. Free performances are sometimes hosted in the Atrium, and visitors can purchase food onsite. Same-day tickets for Lincoln Center events can be purchased at the Atrium at a discount.
Jazz lovers can find many performances to enjoy at Lincoln Center. Dizzy's Club Coca Cola is a classic jazz club that serves food and drink. The Appel Room and the Rose Theater offer jazz performances in a concert hall setting.