In This Issue
Lincoln Square's Free Lunchtime Concerts at Richard Tucker Park
Stop by the Lincoln Square Information Carousels this Summer
Lincoln Center Festival
Celebrate Bastille Day with Fantastic French Cuisine
New Exhibit, "As Subject and Object" Opens at the Museum of Biblical Art
Citi Bike Has Arrived
'wichcraft's New Seasonal Summer Menu
Con Edison's Summer Energy Tips
Lincoln Square's Blend of Ice Cream

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square is coming.

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square 2012
152 Days until the 14th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square's Free Lunchtime Concerts at Richard Tucker Park

Every Wednesday August 7th - September 25th
Noon - 2:00pm



The Lincoln Square BID's Free Lunchtime Concerts are coming back! Every Wednesday afternoon in August and September from noon - 2:00pm in Richard Tucker Park will sizzle with free music and fun.


Free restorative stretch sessions will accompany the musicians in between music sets, perfect for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down.


The series' full line-up is as follows:


August 7th - America's Jazz


August 14th - Machu Picchu to Havana


August 21st - World Music's Evolving Grooves

Karikatura Dahka Band


August 28th - Richard Tucker's Centennial!  

Opera Collective


September 4th - Celebrating the New Year

Tipsy Oxcart | House of Waters


September 11th - Cajun and Louisiana Swing


September 18th - Percussion Discussion

Mecca Bodega | Drumadics


September 25th - Chase the Blues Away 

The High & Mighty Brass Band | Underground Horns 


The 2013 Free Lunchtime 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 with sponsorship support from TD Bank - America's Most Convenient Bank. 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 Wednesday August 28th, Richard Tucker would have celebrated his 100th birthday.


Read more about The Lincoln Square BID's Free Lunchtime Concerts here.

Stop by the Lincoln Square Information Carousels this Summer!

At three locations around Lincoln Square



The Lincoln Square BID's three Information Carousels located at Columbus Circle, Dante Park and Richard Tucker Park will be staffed throughout the summer by student Information Ambassadors and ReServists. Be on the lookout for our enthusiastic staff who are available to assist you with everything from subway directions to where to find great summer events in the neighborhood. 


Our Information Carousels are stocked with brochures featuring exciting events and programs happening this summer in Lincoln Square and New York City, as well as the Lincoln Square Map and Guide and Where to Eat in Lincoln SquareIf you represent an organization located in Lincoln Square and have a brochure you'd like to display on our Carousels please call our office at 212.581.3774 or email

Lincoln Center Festival 
Saturday, July 6th - Sunday July 28th

Lincoln Center Festival, which runs from Saturday, July 6th through Sunday, July 28th, will unfold in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. There will be a total of 62 performances by artists and ensembles from ten countries.


Opening the festival is Monkey: Journey to the West, playing at the David H. Koch Theater. Monkey is a music theater piece based on a classic Chinese folktale "Journey to the West" which dates to 1592. It is conceived, written and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng. The composer is Damon Albarn, best known in the U.S. as the singer/songwriter for the band Blur. The designer/animator is Jamie Hewlett, who, together with Albarn, created the virtual band, Gorillaz. The dazzling production combines elements of music theater, bold and stunning animation, and performances by Chinese vocalists, martial artists and the Jiangsu Yancheng Acrobatic Company.  


Other highlights of Lincoln Center Festival include: 

Michaels Reise um die Erde 
- Avery Fisher Hall is set to be transformed in the overdue American premiere of this seminal instrumental opera by 20th-century musical visionary Karlheinz Stockhausen. Playing Thursday, July 18th - Sunday, July 20th at Avery Fisher Hall.


Les Liaisons DangereusesJohn Malkovich steps into the role of director with his modern interpretation of this famous story of seduction, power, and lies. On Tuesday, July 9th - Sunday, July 14th at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St between Amsterdam and West End Avenue.


The Blind An a cappella opera created by Russian-born composer and pianist Lera Auerbach and directed by John La Bouchardière. Tuesday, July 9th - Sunday, July 14th at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.


To see a complete guide of Festival programming and showtimes, visit Tickets are available online, by phone at 212.721.6500 and at Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall box offices, 65th Street and Broadway.
Celebrate Bastille Day with Fantastic French Cuisine
Sunday, July 14th


Nougatine at Jean Georges Terrace

Bastille Day is on Sunday, July 14th, so why not celebrate by heading to one of Lincoln Square's delectable French eateries. Head to world-renowned Jean Georges and its more casual sister restaurant Nougatine at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, or spend the evening at award-winning Per Se in Time Warner Center. Grab a drink or meal al fresco at Bar Boulud or Boulud Sud. Step just outside the district to find French favorites like Picholine, La Boîte En Bois and Café Luxembourg. Grab a sweet treat and a café au lait from Épicerie Boulud or Bouchon Bakery.  


Lincoln Square has some of the best places to celebrate La Fête Nationale. See them all at


Bon appetit!


New Exhibit, "As Subject and Object" Opens at the Museum of Biblical Art 

Contemporary book artists explore sacred Hebrew texts


The Museum of Biblical Art has a new exhibit on display until Tuesday, September 24th. "As Subject and Object" features the work of approximately a dozen contemporary artists and highlights books and pages inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts. The works on display underscore the relevance of the Bible to present-day book artists and emphasize how these artists garner personally resonant artistic subject matter from the source materials.


The range and approach to subject matter is quite broad and the techniques and methods used by the artists are equally varied. Some artists treat the texts as subjects - as inspiration for creating new volumes - while others treat them as objects to be physically altered. Still others explore the boundaries of the single printed page using ages-old techniques like micrography, illumination, and paper-cutting. Rather than merely illustrating the stories that emanate from the texts, each artist individually interrogates, challenges, and extends the texts.


To learn more about "As Subject and Object" and the Museum of Biblical Art visit

Citi Bike Has Arrived

The hottest thing on two wheels comes to Lincoln Square


The Citi Bike system, operated by NYC Bike Share and The Department of Transportation, features thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations around New York City. Now, Lincoln Square has one of its own. A station with over 30 bike docks has been installed along Broadway on the sidewalk stretching from W. 60th Street toward W. 61st Street. Right now, it is the northern most station in Manhattan.
Citi Bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighborhood, and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a card or key. You must be 16 or older to ride a Citi Bike. 
Annual Memberships, 24 hour and 7-Day Access Passes are available. Visit Citi Bike's website

'wichcraft's New Seasonal Summer Menu

Available now!

'wichcraft's Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork Sandwich
  • Vegetable frittata with seasonal greenmarket vegetables, oregano & aged cheddar on ciabatta roll;
  • Chickpea hummus with a seasonal greenmarket vegetable salad, tahini, za'atar & mint pesto on multigrain bread;
  • Free-range chicken salad with kale, cucumber, walnuts & pickled red onions on multigrain bread;
  • Slow roasted Berkshire pork with red cabbage, jalapeños & dijon mustard on ciabatta roll;
  • Grilled flank steak with romesco, grilled red onions & aged cheddar on grilled country bread;
  • Zucchini & mozzarella with basil, parmesan & roasted tomatoes on grilled country bread.

Con Edison's Summer Energy Tips

Save energy - save money


Con Edison is offering the following conservation tips to help you save energy and save money:

  • Turn off air conditioners, lights and other appliances when not at home and use a timer to turn on your air conditioner about a half-hour before arriving home.
  • Keep air conditioner filters clean for peak efficiency.
  • Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees. Each degree lower increases cooling costs by 6 percent.
  • If you have a room air-conditioning unit, close off the rooms not being used; if you have central air, block the vents in unused or vacant rooms.
  • To reduce heat and moisture in your home, run appliances such as ovens, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers in the early morning or late at night when it's cooler outside. 
  • Keep shades, blinds and curtains closed. About 40 percent of unwanted heat comes through windows.
  • Try using fans instead of air conditioners, but leave your windows open for ventilation. Fans use as little as one-tenth the energy as air conditioners.
To see more energy efficiency guidelines and tips for residents, small businesses, buildings and commercial properties visit

Lincoln Square's Blend of Ice Cream

More than just vanilla 


Gelato 'Sundaes' at Épicerie Boulud 

Chill out in Lincoln Square this summer and treat yourself to some of the finest cold desserts in the City. 


If you could go for some classic hand-dipped ice cream and frozen yogurt visit Lincoln Café located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street. Maybe you prefer some creamy gelato? Épicerie Boulud on the corner of Broadway and 64th Street is putting a sundae twist on this summertime favorite. Five Coupe Glacée flavor and topping combinations await at the gelato window. Sundaes include the Choco-holic (Chocolate Gelato, Chocolate Chip Biscuit, Chocolate Crumble, Salted Caramel Sauce) and the Good for You (Yogurt Raspberry Sorbet, Honey Seed Granola and Raspberry Sauce).


For a snack on-the-go, L'Arte del Gelato has a cart located in front of Alice Tully Hall through September. Looking for a lighter option? Tasti D-Lite, located on Broadway between 60th and 61st Street, is serving up their own creamy dairy dessert that apparently contains fewer calories and less fat than traditional ice cream.  


Visit to see all of Lincoln Square's sweet places to grab a frosty snack.

Did You Know?

The Lincoln Square BID operates a program with Midtown Community Court 
that helps keep Lincoln Square's street's clean.
Twice a week, non-violent offenders serve out their community service requirements scrubbing, cleaning and sweeping Lincoln Square's sidewalks and crosswalks. 
To learn more about our sanitation efforts click here or call us directly at 212.581.3774.  
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