Went to Lincoln Center as a child, and still get goose bumps when we enjoy a concert there. Timeless beauty, excellent acoustics and such a great location. Enjoy a light dinner beforehand, but make sure you are clear with the EXACT time you want to leave the restaurant. Give the waitstaff enough time to allow you to enjoy your meal before rushing off to Lincoln Center. Walk around the park to your hotel or apartment - not thru the park. Plenty to see and do around Lincoln Center, too.