Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park is a 2.4-acre (0.97 ha) park at Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street in Lincoln Square, Manhattan, New York City. The park, which includes the Guggenheim Bandshell, is 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]

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

The park is named after the Damrosch family, a family of musicians. Performances take place at the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Bandshell in the western end of the park above Amsterdam Avenue.[1] 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 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 sued to keep the park available to the public year-round.[2][3][4] In response to the May 2013 complaint, the city of New York and Lincoln Center evicted the invitation-only, twice-yearly New York Fashion Week the following year.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Damrosch Park". City of New York Parks and Recreation. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Foderaro, Lisa W. (February 14, 2012). "When Tents Rise in a Park, Residents See a Takeover". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Phelan, Hayley (May 22, 2013). "Could New York Fashion Week Get Kicked Out of Lincoln Center?". Fashionista. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center". CBS News. Associated Press. December 18, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2021.