|Landmarc in the Park
Central Park, New York's urban oasis, becomes a hot
bed of activity in the spring and summer. From lazy
Sunday afternoon strolls to enjoying Summerstage,
there are plenty of activities for residents and visitors
to enjoy. Whatever your pleasure, visitors to
the park and the public spaces of Lincoln Square can
now order and pick up a boxed brunch, lunch or
Landmarc, located on the third floor of
Time Warner Center.
Landmarc in the Park's menu offers a variety of
ready-to-go picnic meals, including smoked tuna,
curried chicken salad or hummus, tzatziki, baba
ghanoush & muhammara and pita bread. There's a
large selection of sandwich or salad boxes, platters
for groups, and in true Landmarc fashion, some
fantastic options for kids!
Call Landmarc at 212.219.2126 or order online and
they'll have your picnic ready for pick up on the 3rd
floor of Time Warner Center - right across the street
from Columbus Circle and Merchants' Gate.
Photo Credit: Landmarc
|Folk Art Museum Presents Guitar at Noon... Free!
Every Wednesday this month, from noon until 1:30pm,
enjoy free live music performed by jazz guitarist Bill
Wurtzel and guest musicians at the American Folk
Art Museum Lincoln Square Branch on Columbus
Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets. Bill Wurtzel is
a renowned guitarist who has performed worldwide
with many great jazz artists. Bill's groups have played
for countless private affairs featuring mainstream jazz
and the Great American Songbook, and these free
concerts are a real treat.
Bill can also be seen at some of Lincoln Square's
other favorite locales, including the Red Bar at
O'Neals' at 50
West 65th Street on Friday, May 28 and
the New York
Public Library for the Performing Arts'
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Amsterdam
Avenue and 65th Street on Tuesdays, May 11, 18 & 25.
Photo Credit: Elena Olivo
|Tosca Finale at the Metropolitan Opera
Tosca's opening night last September at the Metropolitan
Opera was one of the
most talked about and debated in recent memory.
Swiss director Luc Bondy's spin on Puccini's Tosca
presented the well-known story of singer Floria Tosca,
her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi, and Baron
Scarpia, chief of the secret police, with a fresh new
take by paring down the stage set and altering some
of the character's traditional actions.
Love or hate the changes, the new Tosca ignited a
passionate public dialogue about the role of opera
and the artistic and production decisions behind it.
Don't miss your chance to see the production - which
the New York Post called "one of the strongest
stagings of this opera in decades." A limited number
of tickets are still available for the final performance on
Thursday, May 13.
Photo Credit: Metropolitan
|Attention: NYC Retail Survey
On behalf of the City of New York, the Department of
Small Business Services, the New York City
Economic Development Corporation and the
Department of City Planning requests your assistance
in completing a citywide retail survey. The goal of the
survey is to gain a deeper understanding of
existing small business and retail corridor needs,
particularly with respect to the impact of current
Please click here or on the link below to complete
this survey. Your responses will enable the City to
learn about the challenges small businesses face
while helping them to understand the impact of the
City's current programs and policies and inform the
development of new programs and policies. All
responses will remain confidential and the survey
should take approximately 10 minutes to
Thank you in advance for taking the time to
complete this survey and ensuring that your voice is
|Free Exhibit: In the Best Possible Light, Herman Leonard's Jazz
In the Best Possible Light: Herman Leonard, a
free exhibit at
Jazz at Lincoln Center on the 5th floor of Time
Warner Center features masterworks in black and
white photography by Herman Leonard, whose
pictures of jazz icons Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong,
Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and Thelonious Monk-
among many others make him the dean of jazz
photographers. This exhibition of Herman Leonard's
jazz pictures honors a great photographer and
features some of the most beautiful jazz photographs
ever taken. "I want to show jazz artists in the best
possible light," says Leonard, "to tell their truth but to
tell it in terms of beauty."
The exhibit is FREE and open to the public, Tuesdays
through Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 11:00pm and Mondays from 6:00 pm to
11:00 pm now until Saturday, June 19.
Image: Palm Court Cafe,
New Orleans, 1996 by Herman Leonard
|MAD Saturday-Family Day
On Saturday, May 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm, visit
the Museum of
Arts & Design for MAD Saturday-
Family Day. Family Day offers countless opportunities
children to create, learn, and explore with interpretive
activities crafted especially for youngsters and their
adult companions. The Museum's Galleries,
Open Studios, workshops, and theater become the
perfect place to spend a day discovering art, meeting
artists and being creative.
Artist Educators will assist families in exploring their
own creativity while enjoying the artwork at MAD and
the views of Central Park. Be inspired by
feature films and animated shorts, including Michel
Ocelot's Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest,
Saks' ColorForms, Bill Plympton's The Fan
Flower and Jonathan Ng's Asthma Tech.
Reservations are not required, but space is limited.
For more information and tickets, call 212.299.7780 or
Photo credit: Christina
|May is Bike Month NYC
Each year the NYC Department of Transportation and
Transportation Alternatives team up for Bike Month
NYC - the annual celebration of bicycling in New York
City. This city-wide campaign held throughout May
features dozens of activities that promote the joys of
cycling across the five boroughs.
One of this year's highlights is National Bike to Work
Day, which will be held on Friday, May 21. Cyclists
across the country will commute for their health, their
cities and the environment. Join fellow bike
enthusiasts at pit stops across the five boroughs for
coffee, snacks and special giveaways for cyclists and
ride in solidarity to work or school. Visit
www.bikemonthnyc.org for more information.
|A Big Season Needs a Big Ending
A big season needs a big ending and what better
ending for the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center's 40th
Anniversary Celebration than a
program that features compositions among the most
enjoyable ever penned. Great String Quintets
featuring three leviathans -- Mozart and his
profound and rich
composition, Brahms with a vital and nostalgic work,
and from Mendelssohn a youthful yet amiable piece --
augment the traditional quartet, and provide a fitting
conclusion for a sensational season. The last two
performaces are Sunday, May 23 and Tuesday May 25
at Alice Tully Hall.
The Chamber Music Society maintains a permanent
roster of nine noted virtuosi, who work together in
various combinations and collaborate with
distinguised guest artists. It has given more than
performances since it was founded in 1969 by
Wadsworth. Alice Tully Hall is the home of the
Chamber Music Society.
Concertos by Tristan Cook
Thirteenth Annual Meeting
On Tuesday, May 18th at 8:00am we will host our 13th
Annual Meeting at O'Neals' - 50 West 65th Street.
Hear from our keynote speakers: Rebecca Campbell,
President and General Manager of WABC-TV;
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Director of Fashion,
Lincoln Center; NYC Comptroller John Liu; Council
Member Gale Brewer; and others.
Join us as
we review this year's accomplishments, discuss new
initiatives, adopt the FY 2011 budget, elect Directors,
and hear your ideas on how we can better serve