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Past Programs

  • Boot Camp program for Dance Students, 2015

    August 3

    The Boot Camp is a program of the NYC Department of Education, Office of Special Projects, and Lincoln Center Education.  For the second summer, entering 8th grade students in Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts spend 2 weeks working on the auditions and portfolio presentations, as well as 

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  • Annual orientation tour for Statement Arts summer program

    July 9

    For the 3rd summer, LPA has worked with Statement Arts, an after school program for adolescents.  The 20 students from public high schools throughout the city learned how LPA can assist them in the current projects and throughout their careers in the arts.  This summer's group included those 

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  • The Broadway Hackathon

    May 11 to May 12

    New York Public Library and Masie Productions invite hackers, creative thinkers and Broadway fans to join us for the first New York City Broadway Hackathon at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on May 11th and 12th.

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  • Fashion history & Costume design

    January 30


    A  class of Fashion and Costume Design students from Fordham University had the last scheduled class in Broadway Revealed, the photography exhibition that focusses on theatical design, and costume, millinery and shoemaking studios.  The group of 27 also had an orientation tour of 

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  • Sesame Street class visit

    January 29


    60 Kindergarden students from PS 13 in Brooklyn visited Sesame Street for a prepared tour.   Students also visited Broadway Revealed to  look at the Wicked costume and Little Mermaid headdress.  

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  • Sesame Street class visit

    January 29


    40 students from the Hunt's Point Middle School were given a special tour of Somebody Come and Play by Sesame Workshop Director of Characters, Louis Mitchell .    The school participates in the Kid Comic Con and had studied illustration and graphic story writing.   Students also 

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  • Acting Conservatory student tour

    January 20


    25 First Year students from the Atlantic Acting School were given an orientation session, focusing on theater materials in the Circulating and Archival Collections that might inform their characterizations.  In addition, they had a curatorial tour of Broadway Revealed. and 

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  • Orientation for Acting Students, Western Kentucky University

    January 9



    A group of 27 students and faculty from the Department of Theatre and Dance, Western Kentucky University, enjoyed a theater-focus orientation and exhibition tour during their intersession visit to NYC.    The focus was on how theater students can use the collections with 

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  • Exhibition Tour for Seniors

    January 5



    A group of 17 members of the Senior Companions Program at the Henry Street Settlement enjoyed a theater-focus orientation and exhibition tour.  The focus was Sesame Street and  Broadway Revealed .  Since many had worked in the garment industry, they were especially 

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  • Annual visit of high school theater students

    December 5


    The Ocean City (New Jersey) Performing Arts Academy made its 7th annual visit to The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to accustomize the high school seniors to its holdings in theater and musical theater.  They toured the facilities, focusing on the tools available for 

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  • BFA Acting students orientation workshop

    December 1

    A group of 26 Freshmen in the Pace University BFA Acting program visited Broadway Revealed and the Sesame Street exhibitions and toured the collections.    They earned how to find Circulzating and Archival materials for their studies...and hoped for careers, beginning with published scripts, 

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  • Sesame Workshop education program 11/21

    November 21

  • Sesame Street visit by Human Development students

    November 17

    A group of HS students of Human Development from the Port Washington, LI, school system had a curatorial tour and observation session in the Library for the Performing Arts exhibition Somebody Come and Play: 45 of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger and Kinder.   The event was 

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  • Re-Orientation and exhibition visit for Design students

    November 12

    The 3rd year students from the NY Tisch School of the Arts Theater Design program visited LPA for an intensive visit on November 12th.  They were shown how the collections and facilities can continue to work with them as they transition from students to working designers in theater and film.   

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  • La Guardia Community College/CUNY Media Studies

    October 30

  • La Guardia Community College/CUNY Media Studies

    October 29

  • Exhibition-based visit for Kindergarten class

    October 27


    A special needs Kindergarten class from PS 112M visited the Sesame Street exhibition in the morning of October 27, 2014.   The children, with teachers, parents and chaperons, learned about designing and making muppets and writing songs about numbers.

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  • Passport program in Sesame Street exhibition

    October 25

    The New Yok Public Library for the Performing Arts collaborated with Lincoln Center's Visitor Services on an exhibition-based program for families.   10+ families enrolled in Lincoln Center's Passport series (for families with a child on the autism spectrum) attended an exhibition tour and art 

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  • Professional Development program for East Orange, NJ, teachers

    October 22

  • Neighborhood Playhouse theater students

    September 24

    An orientation program and tour for 37 Second year theatre students from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, organized by the Librarian.    First Year students come later in the semester.

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