Arts festival for audiences with autism and developmental disabilities coming to Lincoln Center through SNF-LC Agora Initiative
15 September 2021
Orchids Playscape, credit Lincoln Center
Squonk’s Hand to Hand, credit John Altdorfer and Lincoln Center
Swing Set Drum Kit, credit Lincoln Center
Big Umbrella Outdoors, a weekend-long festival designed to welcome audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities, kicks off September 17 at Lincoln Center as part of Restart Stages. The program includes an inclusive silent disco, dancers from Ballet For All Kids, immersive and relaxed performances, and a multisensory playscape.
Explore the festival’s programming.
Restart Stages aims to transform Lincoln Center’s campus into a hub of arts access and civic engagement, with ten new outdoor venues hosting music and dance performances, film screenings, cultural events, a reading room, and public services like food bank distributions. It is made possible through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center (SNF-LC) Agora Initiative, a collaboration to reactivate and reimagine public space in a new era for which SNF provided support as part of its $100 million global COVID-19 relief initiative.