In This Issue
Winter's Eve is less than 40 Days Away!
Fall Plantings in Lincoln Square
On the Culinary Front
Do You Deliver?
Century 21 Celebrates One Year
Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
Macaulay Author Series
Lincoln Center's Posters and Prints

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Winter's Eve is less than 40 Days Away!   
Monday, November 26, 2012

The Thirteenth Annual Winter's Eve is less than 40 days away and thousands of people are expected to fill Lincoln Square for what has become the City's largest and most popular outdoor holiday event.


The revelry begins at 5:00pm as we expect crowds to gather for the lighting of the Upper West Side Neighborhood's Holiday Tree at Dante Park - Broadway & 63rd Street. Headlining the entertainment at the Tree Lighting will be world renowned singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, cast members from the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and special guest Laurie Berkner. The tree itself will be extra shiny this year as Wendy Addison and Tinsel Trading in conjunction with the American Folk Art Museum are providing old-fashioned silver glass glitter ornaments. Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony, venues along Broadway will showcase dynamic performers including: Brave Combo at the Winter's Eve Dance Tent at 62nd and Broadway, presented by TD Bank, the Hot SardinesMarcus Strickland, íRetumba!, and more.


Marching bands and street theater, including the Alice Farley Dance Theater, will entertain our attendees throughout Lincoln Square. And, our Kids' Central, located at the American Bible Society, will feature The Dirty Sock Funtime Band. Time Warner Center will also be a major venue for Winter's Eve with a stage on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle showcasing the highly anticipated Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Motown: The Musical, Big Apple Circus, the LaGuardia High School Show Choir, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.


The Winter's Eve Food Tastings are one of the most popular aspects of Winter's Eve, and will run from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Over 30 top local kitchens will treat the public with an array of delicious fare at nominal cost at three separate outdoor venues, including Richard Tucker Park at 65th Street; along Broadway between 62nd and 64th Streets; and in front of Time Warner Center.


Of course, the event would not be possible without the generosity and support of our Winter's Eve sponsors, including: Presenting Sponsor Time Warneras well as The Shops at Columbus Circle and Related CompaniesCon Edison, Ogden CAP Properties, LLC,

Glenwood ManagementAmerican Bible Society,

Fordham UniversityRoosevelt HospitalTD BankCentury 21 Department Store, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Mandarin Oriental New YorkFidelity Investments, New York Institute of TechnologyThe Empire HotelTitan, and Bonafide Estates, Inc. Special thanks to our Food Tastings Sponsors: Atlantic GrillRosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center, and The Smith Restaurant and Barand our Media Sponsors: WABC-TVWNETWFUV radioWBGO, Time Out New York KIDS, and IN New York Where magazines    

The New York Cares Coat Drive is the event's charitable partner.  Be sure to donate your gently used or new coats on Winter's Eve!


Keep up to date on all the new Winter's Eve developments by following Lincoln Square BID on twitter @Lincolnsquareny and Facebook


And, of course for performance times and locations go to 


To get involved, contact us at or 212.581.3774. 

Fall Plantings in Lincoln Square 
New Seasonal Plantings in Lincoln Square
This week, the Lincoln Square BID installed our seasonal plantings. Fall displays were installed in the neighborhood's planters, urns, and Broadway Mall end beds from 60th - 70th Streets. The lovely plants used in the district include: bright cabbage, pink and white cyclamen, purple kale and ivy. We also added many backdrop shrubs at various locations in the Broadway Malls. 

Take a walk in Lincoln Square and enjoy the displays created by garden designer Ronda Brands (pictured) and landscapers from Frank Bulfamante & Sons, Inc.


To learn more about our beautification program and how you can help click here. 

On the Culinary Front 
New Eateries in Lincoln Square 

The Smitha casual American Brasserie with two existing locations in New York City, is just about ready to open at 1900 Broadway, aka "Lincoln Square's Restaurant Row."  Utilizing local products and purveyors, The Smith offers lunch, brunch and dinner as well as breakfast. Its menu offers an extensive range of bistro options and the bar has an elaborate selection of classic and signature cocktails.  Foodies can indulge their sweet tooth and dig into The Smith's creative ice cream sundaes like the Pink Pussy Cat, a mix of strawberry ice cream and chunks of red velvet cake, and the classic Birthday Cake, yellow cake served with fudge frosting and vanilla ice cream.  The crowd at The Smith has been described as eclectic, attracting after-work colleagues, late-night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Guests come for all occasions - a drink after work, a quick bite before a show, a business dinner, or to celebrate a birthday. So join us to welcome them to Lincoln Square. The Smith is sure to be a great hit in the neighborhood.


Chef/Owner Michael Lomonaco's Center Bar is now open on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center. Center Bar is a restaurant, wine bar and classic cocktail lounge featuring a selection of tapas-style small plates of savory and sweet dishes. Guests can enjoy a dramatic city view of Columbus Circle, Central Park and New York's inspiring skyline. Center Bar features the refined and notable modern American cooking of Michael Lomonaco with a range of influences and flavors and a wine list of extraordinary champagnes and fine wines.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson's American Table Cafe & Bar recently opened at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Broadway at 65th Street. The new culinary experience is inspired by the multicultural American experience and by the personal story of the James Beard Award-winning Chef who is also the proprietor of Harlem's Red Rooster.  American Table strives to bring the best seasonal produce from local farmers and purveyors and to create American standards with a fresh perspective, from the comfort of a classic Turkey Meatball Sandwich to the famous Taco Doro Wat - Marcus Samuelsson's Ethiopian twist on the Mexican standby. American Table will be open Monday - Sunday from 10:30am until 11:00pm.
Do You Deliver? 

NYC DOT Talks Delivery Cycle Safety

Close to 200 delivery people, business owners, and managers recently came to the American Bible Society to learn about the commercial bicyclist law from the New York City Department of Transportation. Topics spanning bicycle equipment, traffic laws, delivery people's responsibilities, as well as the responsibilities of businesses to its bikers, and tips for success were thoroughly explained.


Thanks to the American Bible Society for hosting and providing food which was supplemented by some delicious options donated by Lincoln Square's Sapphire Indian Cuisine


Literature was provided in many languages and presenters fluent in English, Spanish and Chinese were available to answer questions. Attendees were provided with complimentary reflective vests, a bell, and lights for their bikes.


To learn more about rules for commercial bicycling, including upcoming DOT events, click here. 

Century 21 Department Store

Celebrating One Year in Lincoln Square

It is hard to believe Century 21 Department Store has been open in Lincoln Square for an entire year. Already a destination for shoppers across the city and the world, Century 21 has become a terrific neighbor and a splendid addition to our district. In 2011, as they opened their doors, they also became an official sponsor of Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square, and will continue that commitment into 2012.


Century 21 now has seven department stores across New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey offering up to 65% off top designer merchandise. They recently launched so customers can now get access to tremendous savings online. Be sure to grab your Rachel Zoe bags, Prada sunglasses, Jack Spade products, and more designer fashions before they're gone.


In other news, the Department Store is partnering with Super Sprowtz and Food Bank For New York City to host a series of educational puppet shows. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Children's Department merchandise, including Super Sprowtz products, during the events will be donated to Food Bank For New York City or the local Food Bank chapter. Super Sprowtz is a nutrition education company which features super-powered vegetable characters that inspire kids to eat healthier through adventure, story and play. Check out their next event in Manhattan on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at their Downtown location. Visit for more information.

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity  
One of New York's Best Kept Musical Secrets
This month, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 65th Street and Central Park West launched the 45th Season of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity.  Named "New York's Temple to Bach"  by The New York Times and noted for its "valuable" contribution to the city's arts community, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity is one of New York's best kept musical secrets. The 22 week-long series presents Bach's cantatas and other great works in the setting for which they were written.  
his season promises to be 
richly invigorated by Holy Trinity's extraordinary new 20 stop Fritt's organ, crafted in the German Baroque tradition. The internationally renowned Bach Choir, Bach Players on period instruments, and guest artists, are led by Cantor Rick Erickson. 
Bach Vespers is free for all music lovers and open to anyone. For a complete schedule, visit
We hope Bach Vespers will make a return appearance at Winter's Eve, too!
Macaulay Author Series
New Neighborhood Book Reading & Signings 

CUNY's Macaulay Honors College, in partnership with the publishing community, is offering a series of author appearances and literary events at its historic building at 35 West 67th Street just off Central Park. The monthly reading will bring writers of new fiction and nonfiction to a neighborhood teeming with culture consumers and book lovers. 


On Tuesday, November 13, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, author R.L. Stine will read from his first novel for adults, Red Rain. Destined to become as enormous a best seller for grown-ups as his celebrated Goosebumps novels are for the young, Red Rain takes an unsuspecting travel writer to an isolated island off the South Carolina coast during hurricane season. But it's the storm's aftermath that confronts her with true horror.


Carla Hall will read from her cookbook and memoir, Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You on Monday, December 10 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  The ABC "Chew" star's very personal cookbook and memoir is sure to be a hit for the holidays with Carla's family stories, refreshing recipes and culinary adventures.


For reservations visit: or email

Andy Warhol / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 1967
Lincoln Center's Posters and Prints
50 Years of the Vera List Project

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with Lincoln Center, is presenting a new exhibition of posters and prints from the Vera List Art ProjectIn 1962, Lincoln Center initiated a program to commission posters by prominent artists for the then newly-built performing arts complex.  The brainchild of philanthropist Vera List and her husband, the poster program expanded in 1970 to include limited-edition, signed and numbered fine art prints. Vera List was an art collector and considered among the ranks of Peggy Guggenheim and Dominique de Menil as one of the most influential female art patrons of the 20th century. 


The exhibition presents a selection of posters and prints from the program's past 50 years by renowned artists Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, among others, and is on display until Saturday, January 5, 2013 in the Library's Plaza Corridor Gallery. 


Click here for more information.  

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