Thanks to a new partnership between the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, based at Hostos Community College/ CUNY, and Lincoln Center, members of the New York Philharmonic will perform a special free concert for children and families on Saturday, April 2, 2016, as part of Lincoln  Center’s expanded Boro-Linc program.
The New York Philharmonic’s “Very Young People’s Concerts: Allegro and Adagio” will kick off at 10:30 a.m., with a pre-performance workshop. The main performance will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture’s Repertory Theater, where children and their families will explore how tempo makes music fun, with selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” performed by members of the New York Philharmonic.
Additional events at Hostos include “Lincoln Center Education: Los Villalobos Brothers” on April 9, where children will learn traditional dance steps and songs from Veracruz, Mexico with company members; and “Lincoln Center Education: Batoto Yetu” on April 16, where an African dance/percussion workshop and performance will offer an engaging cultural event for the entire family.
“We are excited and honored to be part of Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc program,” said John MacElwee, Director of the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture. “Families of the South Bronx and surrounding areas will be able to experience not only world-class artistry from Lincoln Center resident ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, but also outstanding New York-based ethnic artists that represent and pay homage to the rich diversity of our community.”
Admission to the Boro-Linc events at Hostos is free, but tickets are required.  Tickets are available through the Hostos Center Box Office by calling (718) 518-4455.  Window hours are Monday through Friday, 1 PM to 4 PM, and two hours prior to the performance start time. (1 hour prior to the workshop.)
A full schedule of Boro-Linc events and locations can be found here:
Through Boro-Linc, Lincoln Center has partnered with local arts and community centers around the city to present free performances, workshops, and family-oriented programs by Lincoln Center resident organizations in local neighborhoods, working to break down geographic barriers and create greater access to its diverse arts and cultural offerings for all audiences and ages. With the program’s first partner in Brooklyn, Lincoln Center realizes its commitment to host Boro-Linc events in communities across all five boroughs of New York City.
Boro-Linc launched in 2015 in The Bronx, and returned in 2016 with two presenting partners: the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education (the program’s inaugural partner). The first Brooklyn-based partner for Lincoln Center is The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park. Six events are planned between February and July on Friday evenings, featuring the Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Programs in the Bronx will take place weekly on Saturdays in April and May, and feature events from the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and an artist alumnae of The Juilliard School. The Boro-Linc programs in The Bronx are part of Lincoln Center Education’s partnership with New York City School District 7, and a concentrated commitment and effort to provide greater arts programs and resources to students, parents, educators and the community.
Major support for Boro-Linc is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Betty and John Levin and Eugene and Emily Grant. Lead Corporate Support is provided by Time Warner Inc.
Boro-Linc Events: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Repertory Theater: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Hostos Community College / CUNY
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Subway/Bus: IRT Trains 2, 4, 5 and Buses BX1, BX2, BX19 to 149th Street/Grand Concourse
Saturday, April 2, 2016
New York Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concerts: “Allegro and Adagio” 
10:30 a.m. Pre-performance Workshop
11:30 a.m. Performance
Explore how tempo makes music fun, with selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake played by members of the New York Philharmonic. 
Recommended for ages 3 to 8, and families.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Lincoln Center Education: Villalobos Brothers
10:30 a.m. Pre-performance Workshop
Learn traditional dance steps and songs from Veracruz, Mexico with company members.
11:30 a.m. Performance
The Villalobos Brothers’ original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. Recommended for ages 3 to 8, and families.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Lincoln Center Education: Batoto Yetu
10:30 Dance and percussion workshop with company members 
11:30 a.m. Performance
An engaging cultural event for the entire family featuring Batoto Yetu (Swahili for “Our Children”) with an ensemble of young performers celebrating the music, dance, and folklore from Angola and the Congo, as well as other African regions. 
Recommended for ages 3 to 8, and families.
About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit
About Lincoln Center Education
Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. LCE has four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation, and around the world.
About Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
The mission of the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is to serve the cultural needs of residents of the South Bronx who do not have the means or the inclination to attend arts events in mid-town Manhattan. In so doing, the Hostos Center strives to create forums in which the cultural heritages of its audiences – especially Latinos and African-Americans – are affirmed and nurtured. Its patrons, however, come from all over the metropolitan area, making the Center an arts institution of regional importance that is enjoyed by diverse and discerning audiences. In its state-of-the-art facilities (a museum-grade art gallery and two theaters of 900 and 367 seats each) on the campus of Hostos Community College/CUNY, the Hostos center presents visual and performing artists of renown as well as local professional artists.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College's unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York's (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation's leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.