Our partnership and work with LCE

499 Families:


The information describes our partnership and work with LCE for this school year. All families are encouraged to join the Family-Linc program for free. You can receive discounted tickets for shows. Contact Jacqueline Handy at familylinc@lincolncenter.org or call Ms. Handy at 212-875-5543


Dear PS/IS 499 Parent,

As you may know, PS/IS 499 is one of nine schools participating in the Lincoln Center Education Focus School program. Focus Schools are whole-school partnerships that impact students, teachers and parents in various ways.

LCE Teaching Artist:

During spring 2017, our teaching artists will bring inquiry and art-making connected to curriculum into a variety of classroom across school.


Our teaching practice, which we call “Aesthetic Education,” engages students in an experiential, inquiry-based process of studying a specific artwork (dance, music, theater or visual art) through hands-on art-making exercises as well as continual questioning and reflection. Students are led through this process by our teaching artists and bythe students’ classroom teachers before seeing a live work of art in-school or on Lincoln Center’s campus. This year, students at PS/IS 499 will study “Game Changer” and “The Arrival,” which are both described to the right of this page.


Every year, Focus Schools explore an essential question of interest to improve teaching, learning and community engagement through LCE’s approach to aesthetic education. Teachers and administrators are immersed in our learning framework and inquiry-based approach through a series of formal training sessions at the school and at Lincoln Center. This year, PS/IS 499 teachers are focused on making learning visible through various strategies.


Because of our focus this year on making learning visible, parents will have the opportunity to engage in positive, arts-centric activities along with students both in school and through our Family-Linc program.

2016-17 LCE Programming



 The Moth Presents ‘Game Changer: True Stories of Pivotal Moments’

 Created specifically for LCE, this new Moth performance features both Mainstage storytellers and experienced Moth student storytellers. Sharing their heartrending, hilarious and TRUE stories, this show will shatter assumptions, connect strangers, and inspire new stories and actions.

Arts Discipline: Theater/Storytelling

Grades Participating: 2nd – 6th grade

Timeframe: February/March (Show March 6, 2017)


The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images.

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