In This Issue
Free Summer Concerts at Richard Tucker Park
Thirteen Years of Dedicated Service
National Night Out Against Crime
Noel Coward Exhibit at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts
Summer in the City at Reebok Sports Club/NY
Met Opera's Summer HD Festival Returns
Celebrate Fashion Week with Lincoln Square Fashion Plate Prix Fixe
A Royal Experience at NYIT
Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

Free Summer Concerts at Richard Tucker Park
Every Wednesday, Noon - 2:00pm

If you have been in Richard Tucker Park on Wednesday afternoons this summer you've already seen crowds of people listening to great performers, drinking lemonade and eating brownies from P. J. Clarke's, and doing yoga at the Lincoln Square BID's Free Summer Concert Series.  


There's still time to enjoy the following performances, so stop by Richard Tucker Park between noon and 2:00pm any Wednesday this August for some great tunes. 

August 8 -The Swinging Hot Roots of Jazz 

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn | The Hot Sardines (pictured)

August 15 - Opera in the Square  


August 22 - Pop to Beetlemania 


August 29 - Early American 

The 2012 Free Summer Concert Series at Richard Tucker Park is presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District in partnership with the MTA Arts for Transit's Music Under New York Program. Through these live performances at Richard Tucker Park, we celebrate New York City's diversity of music and cultures and remember the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975), who worked as a cantor before joining the Metropolitan Opera for a long and distinguished thirty year career.   


On Tuesday, August 28, Richard Tucker Park will be the site of musical activities, including live performances by young opera singers and recordings of Richard Tucker singing popular arias, as the City celebrates the legendary tenor's 99th birthday.  Mayor Bloomberg will issue a Proclamation declaring it "Richard Tucker Day" in New York and there will be events throughout the City as the Richard Tucker Music Foundation kicks off a year of Centennial activities leading up to Tucker's 100th birthday in 2013. For more information, visit

Thirteen Years of
Dedicated Service

Farewell Angel Rodriguez
Last week, the Lincoln Square BID said farewell to one of its incredibly dedicated Clean Team members, Angel Rodriguez, who retired.  Angel, who has worked in Lincoln Square since 1999, was always neatly dressed and cheerful, and could  be seen throughout Lincoln Square working tirelessly to keep our sidewalks clean.  A native of Puerto Rico, Angel lives with his family in Manhattan, and is excited to be able to retire... though he promises to come back to inspect!

We will miss Angel, but are glad that we were able to celebrate his service to this great neighborhood at a pizza party at Caf Fiorello.

To learn more about our Clean Team, visit  

National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 7, 6:00pm 

Come to Verdi Square at 72nd Street and Broadway at 6:00pm on Tuesday, August 7 to celebrate the 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime with the NYPD's 20th Precinct and the Lincoln Square BID.  Begun in the early 1980s to galvanize citizens to stand united against crime, National Night Out offers a chance for communities to connect with local police and organize to make the streets safe for all. NYPD officers, as well as the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), will be on hand to discuss safety and provide information.  


The program in Verdi Square is family friendly, and provides an excellent opportunity for children to become acquainted with law enforcement and learn how to protect themselves from crime.  The Lincoln Square BID, which is proud to maintain a strong partnership with the NYPD, will be at the event giving out information.  


Come join in the neighborhood fun and take a stand against crime.

Star Quality: The World
of No�l Coward

Exhibit at the New York Public Library
for the Performing Arts

Sir No�l Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA) celebrates his life and work with an exhibition called Star Quality, which will be open through Saturday, August 18. 


LPA's multi-media exhibition, curated by Brad Rosenstein, focuses on Coward's four decade transatlantic career and features manuscripts, paintings, set and costumes designs, costumes, and personal memorabilia. Coward gained fame in London and New York for his dramas, such as The Vortex (1924), and social comedies, among them Design for Living (1932) and Private Lives (1930).  Coward also starred in a series of revues, often with Gertrude Lawrence, including This Year of Grace (1928), Words and Music (1932), and the multi-part Tonight at 8:30 (1936).   His films range from the operetta Cavalcade (1933) to the patriotic World War II drama In Which We Serve (1942).  


The exhibit has been featured on CUNY's Theater Talk ( and WNET's NYC-Arts (    

You're not going to want to miss this! For more information visit

Reebok Sports Club/NY

Summer in the City

Let's face it, August in Manhattan is two things; hot and humid.  And while Reebok Sports Club/NY at 160 Columbus Avenue at 67th Street has all the tips you need to get the most out of your summer workouts, sometimes it's just better to take things indoors. Especially when indoors means the city's finest instructors teaching more than 170 classes weekly, a sunlit mind and body studio with a complete offering of yoga, Pilates, and Gyrotonics� training, and large, luxurious locker rooms fully stocked with every amenity.   Still not sure?  Did we mention the rooftop running track, full basketball courts, Junior Olympic swimming pool, and rock climbing wall?  Lincoln Square friends and neighbors have been invited by the team at Reebok Sports Club/NY to take advantage of an exclusive complimentary 3-day pass any time before August 31. Click here to meet your new oasis from the city, in the city. We'll see you on the sundeck.

Metropolitan Opera's
Summer HD Festival Returns

Enjoy 10 Days of Free Opera 

Starting Saturday, August 25 and continuing through Monday, September 3, the Metropolitan Opera will screen some of its most popular Live in HD presentations on the Lincoln Center Plaza. The festival will kick off with a screening of The Enchanted Island on Saturday, August 25 at 7:30pm. This world-premiere, which was originally transmitted on Saturday, January 21, 2012, is a Baroque fantasy combining music by Handel, Vivaldi, and Rameau with a new libretto inspired by Shakespeare.


The festival continues with the following performances: Mozart's Don Giovanni on Sunday, August 26, 7:30pm; Bellini's La Sonnambula on Monday, August 27, 8:00pm; Glass's Satyagraha on Tuesday, August 28, 7:45pm; Strauss's Salome on Wednesday, August 29, 8:00pm; Rossini's La Cenerentola on Thursday, August 30, 7:45pm; Gounod's Faust on Friday, August 31, 7:30pm; Rossini's Le Comte Ory on Saturday, September 1, 8:00pm; Verdi's Il Trovatore on Sunday, September 2, 8:00pm; and Donizetti's Anna Bolena on Monday, September 3, 7:30pm. 

This free ten-day festival is made possible by The Metropolitan Opera Guild and has become a favorite thing to do in Lincoln Square as New Yorkers and die hard opera fans wind down their summer. The Metropolitan Opera Guild presents same-day, pre-screening lectures for each opera during the Summer HD Festival. Visit for details.  


Public Television Milestone

We're 50! Please join THIRTEEN, New York's beloved public television station, to celebrate its milestone anniversary and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center.  Since its grand opening in April, 2010, thousands of visitors have enjoyed a backstage pass to visit the studios where NYC-Arts, NEED TO KNOW on PBS and other THIRTEEN programs are filmed.


Now it's your turn to take part in a very special celebration, Thirteen's 50th Anniversary!
The open house festivities will take place on Thursday, August 30 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center, located at the corner of 66th Street and Broadway. 

We hope to see you there!

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe Returns to Celebrate Fashion Week
Thursday, September 6 -
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is coming back to Lincoln Square from Thursday, September 6 to Thursday, September 13. To get in on the excitement, make sure you take advantage of the "Lincoln Square Fashion Plate Prix Fixe," Lincoln Square's very own restaurant week celebrating this large scale industry event. For the duration of Fashion Week, the Lincoln Square BID partners with neighborhood restaurants to offer enticing prix fixe specials just a few blocks from the runway shows. Come soak up the glamor of Fashion Week, and get the best deals of the year from your favorite gourmet restaurants, including A Voce, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, Ed's Chowder House, Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant (pictured,) Porter House New York, Shun Lee, and Telepan, to name a few.  The Lincoln Square BID also runs a promotion for the hardworking staff of Fashion Week -  "Lincoln Square Crew Cuts" provides discounts from take out and quick-serve establishments and some area eateries to Fashion Week crew members for the entire time they are on site from mid-August until Friday, September 21. 


As Fashion Week approaches, complete lists of participating establishments and offers for the "Lincoln Square Fashion Plate Prix Fixe" and "Lincoln Square Crew Cuts" will be available at If you are a restaurant that is interested in participating in either of these promotions, or would like more information, call us immediately at 212.581.3774.

Fashion's Night Out will return on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 to 11:00pm as stores across the city will  stay open late offering special deals to ring in Fashion Week. Head out to pick up some fashionable attire of your own while the designers and models are in town. Check out in the coming weeks for information on participating establishments.

A Royal Experience at NYIT
Save the Date: Friday, September 21 

Paul Burrell, who served England's Royal Family for over 20 years as butler to the Queen and Princess Diana, will attend a reception and speak at NYIT's Auditorium on Broadway between 60th and 61st Streets on Friday, September 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Mr. Burrell will cover his life at Buckingham Palace and what "service" really means and how it has changed.   


Mr. Burrell represents the "gold standard" of service and etiquette.  Hotel, restaurant, event planning and related professions will particularly benefit from this unique event.  Others in the community will also enjoy hearing about how superior service can enhance business and personal success.


For tickets and sponsorship opportunities contact Terri Carr Muran at [email protected] or call 516-686-7676.  Students in NYIT's hospitality management program have helped organize this event and proceeds will be used for student scholarships.  

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
New York's Largest Holiday Festival!
Although we're in the middle of summer, plans are well underway for New York's largest holiday festival, which is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 26, 2012. 

Contact us at 212.581.3774 or [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities and to learn how to get involved.

And, while you're taking in the sun or watching the Olympics, get in the spirit and check out this great video from last year's event.

Did You Know?
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) maintains an Events Calendar on its website. 

Click here to add and view area events...
for free!

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