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Fashion Plate Prix Fixe Starts Thursday 

Lincoln Square's restaurants are dressing up their menus for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with the return of the popular "Fashion Plate Prix Fixe" promotion. From Thursday, September 5th - Thursday, September 12th Lincoln Square's world renowned eateries and neighborhood favorites will be offering exceptional dining deals to everyone.


28 Lincoln Square area restaurants are participating this year including: A Voce, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, Gabriel's, Lincoln Ristorante, Loi, Nougatine at Jean-Georges, Nick & Toni's Caf´┐Ż, Porter House New York, Rosa Mexicano, The Smith, and many others.  


Newcomer Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, New York will be offering a three course prix fixe lunch for $34 (Monday - Friday only). Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center has a three course prix fixe lunch for $25 and a three course prix fixe dinner for $38.  And 'wichcraft (at David Rubenstein Atrium) is offering buy one sandwich or salad entree, get one free (of equal or lesser value). Options include breakfast and brunch specials and some drink deals as well.


Whether you're seated by the runway or just want to be part of the scene, Fashion Plate Prix Fixe will let you dine in style in Lincoln Square. To learn more about Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and to see all the participants and offers visit

fashionweek. Please note some restrictions apply. 

Free Lunchtime Concerts Continue throughout September at Richard Tucker Park

The crowds have been out at Richard Tucker Park enjoying afternoons of free music and fun, and we are not done yet.  The Lincoln Square BID's Free Lunchtime Concerts will continue through September 25th with four more Wednesdays of great music and more.


On Wednesday, September 4th the concert series will "Celebrate the New Year" with Tipsy Oxcart and House of Waters. The following week will feature "Cajun and Louisiana Swing" with the Catahoula Cajun Band and The Hot Sardines - try not to dance out of your chair. Concert goers are in for a "Percussion Discussion" with Mecca Bodega and Drumadics on Wednesday, September 18th. Finally, The High & Mighty Brass Band and Underground Horns will wrap up our concert series with "Chase the Blues Away" on Wednesday, September 25th.


YogaWorks will continue to provide free restorative stretch sessions between music sets and P.J. Clarke's will offer free lemonade. TD Bank will give out all sorts of great gifts including frisbees, tissues and lip balm. Click here to see some images from the concert series and check out our YouTube page to see some video highlight clips.


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, New York City celebrates the diversity of music and cultures and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975), who worked as a cantor before joining the Metropolitan Opera for a long and distinguished career. 
2013-2014 Season at Lincoln Center
The 2013-2014 season is set to begin this September at Lincoln Center. 


New York City Ballet will begin its 2013-2014 season with Peter Martins' Swan Lake opening on Tuesday, September 17th
Accompanied by Tschaikovsky's legendary score, New York City Ballet's full-length staging of Swan Lake is set to infuse a timeless classic with contemporary style. Click here to explore the new season. 

The 2013-2014 season for the New York Philharmonic is also scheduled to being on Tuesday, September 17th with The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic - Hitchcock! featuring the scores of various Alfred Hitchcock films. Learn more about the New York Philharmonic 2013-2014 season here
Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal will open the 2013-2014 Jazz at Lincoln Center season at the Rose Theater on Thursday, September 19th. Jamal brings his quartet into the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will debut new arrangements of songs from Jamal's canon, and the two bands will come together to perform them employing Jamal's innovative conception.  View the entire 2013-2014 season schedule here 

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 2013-2014 season on Monday, September 23rd with a new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien. Other highlights will include Muhly's Two Boys opening Monday, October 21st, Strauss's Die Fledermaus opening Tuesday, December 31st and Massenet's Werther opening Tuesday, February 18th. To see the entire schedule click here.


It is a brand new season at Lincoln Center, so visit to find events from all of the resident organizations.

Dante Park is Open

Dante Park, the triangular oasis in the heart of Lincoln Square, has reopened.  The park, which has been under construction since April, is now accessible to the public.  Movable tables, chairs and umbrellas have been returned to the raised area toward the north end of the park and additional tables and chairs have been added along the park's Columbus Avenue side.  


New benches will be added soon and the many planters maintained by the Lincoln Square BID will be returned in the coming weeks. 


The Parks Department will soon begin construction two blocks north at Richard Tucker Park in order to make that park ADA compliant and more attractive.


William Kentridge's Weighing...and Wanting at MOBIA

William Kentridge's Weighing... and Wantinga six minute film of deeply personal pastel, gouache, and charcoal drawings, will be at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) through Sunday, September 29th. The work is a reinterpretation of the well-known story from the fifth chapter of the Book of Daniel.


A white South African artist whose work is steeped in the trauma of Apartheid, Kentridge uses recurring characters and landscapes in his oft-explored personal mythology.  In this work, his signature dreamlike images of comfort, sentimentality, and destruction form a modern approach to an age-old question, "In whose lap do I lie?". 


Weighing... and Wanting can be seen at the Museum of Biblical Art located at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street on Tuesdays-Fridays from 3pm to 6pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm through Sunday, September 29th along with the exhibit As Subject and Object. Learn more about MOBIA by visiting

September at The Shops at Columbus Circle

There are always exciting events and promotions going on at Lincoln Square's retail hub, The Shops at Columbus Circle. 


Now through Thursday, September 12th, you can join C. Wonder's Get Prepped Campaign. Give your wardrobe a refined edge for fall with C. Wonder's unexpected color blocking, monogramming, and more. 


Over at FACE Stockholm, you can check out BB Natural Beauty Balm through mid-September. The velvety cream formula (with SPF 30!) offers superior coverage, that blends with the skin to diffuse imperfections and impart an even, clean complexion that appears almost makeup-free. There are other beauty deals on the table at the Shops as well, like the Mix and Match Offer at Crabtree & Evelyn and L'OCCITANE's Aromachologie Repairing Hair Care.


Check out all the fine retail and dining offered at The Shops at Columbus Circle hereThen, take your shopping bags right up Broadway and explore the other great retail and dining options in Lincoln Square.

NYIT Cyber Security Conference

The NYIT Cyber Security Conference will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 9am to 6pm at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at 61st Street.

Cyber security experts are scheduled to discuss topics such as protecting individuals and organizations against cyber-attacks, mobile device security, biometrics and big data analytics as cyber defense tools, and cyber education. Speakers are slated to include Debora Plunkett, U.S. National Security Agency; Gary McGraw, CTO, Cigital Inc; John B. Sapp Jr., McKesson Corporation and Arnold Felberbaum, Reed Elsevier.

The conference is hosted by the New York Institute of Technology's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. The conference is free for NYIT students with an ID (lunch not included).  Click here to see ticket prices and register for the conference. View the tentative agenda here

Age Smart Employer Competition

Applications are now being accepted for the Age Smart Employer Competition, an initiative of the New York Academy of Medicine and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  The purpose of the competition is to encourage and acknowledge employers who identify and embrace the needs of older adults in the workplace and create an environment that fosters a multigenerational workforce.


The Sloan Award winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished business and civic leaders and honored at a ceremony in January 2014.  Employers of all sizes and industries (for-profit, non-profit and public entities) are eligible.  Employers must have a New York City presence and be in operation for at least one year.


Applications are due by Tuesday, October 1st.  To apply or nominate a business, government entity, or organization click here.

Listening for Free in Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square is known as a mecca of outstanding musical performances, but that doesn't mean you have to pay outrageous prices to enjoy the show. There are plenty of opportunities to hear some free high-fidelity sound. 


Start in Richard Tucker Park with the Lincoln Square BID's own Lunchtime Concert Series to hear wonderful musicians performing different genres of music every Wednesday afternoon through September. If guitar is your sound of choice, the American Folk Art Museum features live guitar Wednesdays at 2:00pm with Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests. Visit the David Rubenstein Atrium for a bite from 'wichcraft and enjoy Target Free Thursdays, free public performances featuring local, national and international touring artists generally starting at 7:30pm. Head back to the American Folk Art Museum for Free Music Fridays to finish off the work-week with a relaxing evening of live music by various artists and a glass of wine from the cash wine bar. This hot-spot was recently featured in the NY Post's article "Get the Arty Started". If you're interested in a weekend family outing, head to the Atrium for Meet the Artist Saturdays; a one-hour informal, family-friendly interactive presentation on the first Saturday of each month. 


Whatever type of music you're looking for, Lincoln Square has you covered at a price that's hard to For even more live music in Lincoln Square, keep checking our events calendar by visiting

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - Monday, December 2nd

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square 2012
Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square 2012
In less than 100 days, Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square, New York's largest holiday festival, will kick off the season with an evening of music, food and fun.


The event's new producer City Activators, led by Karin Bacon, has some exciting plans to help make a great event even better. Be sure to check often for updates. 


Contact the Lincoln Square BID at 212.581.3774 or [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities or to learn how your Lincoln Square business or cultural institution can participate.

The Lincoln Square BID would like to wish everyone observing 
Rosh Hashanah a happy and healthy New Year. 
L'shanah tovah 

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