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26 Days Until Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

On Monday, December 2, 2013 the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Fourteenth Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - New York's largest holiday festival - which will feature FREE live entertainment, food tastings from over 30 local eateries at nominal cost, and family fun along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.
Starting at 5:30pm in Dante Park, Tony Award-winning, Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell will help light the Upper West Side's Holiday Tree. This year's 35 foot Norway Spruce and lighting have been made possible by our generous local restaurateur P.J. Clarke's. Old-fashioned silver glass glitter ornaments have been designed by Wendy Addison and Tinsel Trading and the tree will be installed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Rosie's Theater Kids and WABC-TV's Sade Baderinwa, who will lead the countdownAlso at Dante Park's stage will be Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-stars and Bond Street Theatre's Shinbone Alley Stilt Band ensuring an exciting evening for the whole family. 
The streets, sidewalks, and public spaces will come alive with free music, children's performances and food tastings at three outdoor venues: Time Warner Center, East Broadway and Richard Tucker Park. The food tastings will feature flavors from over 30 different eateries including Atlantic Grill, Rosa Mexicano, The Smith, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, MASA & Bar MASA, Asiate, Lincoln Ristorante, American Table Cafe and Bar, P.J. Clarke's and many others. 
The music, dancing and fun continues throughout the district with:
  • Rising jazz star Brianna Thomas and her quartet who will turn The Empire Hotel Lobby Bar into Winter's Eve's own jazz club.
  • The Winter's Eve TD Bank Dance Party featuring DJ David Chang, Arthur Murray dancers and Bryant "Drew" Andrews, who will get the crowd moving to various dance styles including salsa, swing and merengue.
  • Indie flamenco band City of the Sun at the Richard Tucker Park Stage presented by Century 21. 
  • Kids' Central at the American Bible Society, which will rock to the Grammy-nominated children's band, the Pop Ups, and get creative with arts and crafts from neighborhood organizations.  
  • Time Warner Center, which will welcome Jack Frost from The Big Apple Circus, the LaGuardia High School Show Choir and jazz artist Kate Davis presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center.  
  • Ice sculpting from Okamoto studio, surrealist street-theater from Alice Farley, Processional Arts Workshop, Buglisi Dance Theatre, and much more.  
Visit to see everything we have planned for New York's largest holiday festival. 
Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Richard Tucker Park Reopens

Richard Tucker Park has just received an upgrade and has reopened. After many years of advocacy from the Lincoln Square BID, the Parks Department has made this neighborhood gem ADA compliant and much more attractive. Granite pavers have replaced the cobblestones making the park much easier to navigate and the uneven hexpavers have been replaced. Planters, tables and chairs are back as well. The Greenmarket will return on Thursday, so make sure to stop by and enjoy this new gem. 
Sacred Visions at MOBIA
Comprised of approximately 30 works of art, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection highlights how biblical subject matter was embraced within the academies of 19th-century Europe.

Biblical depictions of both Old and New Testament subjects enjoyed a resurgence in the 19th century. This renewed interest may be attributed to several factors, including the developing field of biblical archaeology and the advent of photography, which produced travel books of the Holy Land. During this century of political and religious upheaval, artists - and the larger societies of which they were a part - looked to the Bible to provide inspiration, often in the form of allegory, for contemporary circumstances.


Sacred Visions will be at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) through Friday, February 16, 2014. MOBIA is located at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street.  For more information visit 

Lincoln Center Presents White Light Festival

Now through Saturday, November 23rd Lincoln Center presents the White Light Festival, a month long celebration of music's capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. Spanning numerous musical traditions, genres, and disciplines, the Festival will offer twenty-three performances, films, and events featuring seven premieres and debuts by artists and companies from more than a dozen countries, including France, India, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, the U.K., Mali, Estonia, Italy, Austria, Canada and the United States.


This year the White Light Festival welcomes the St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig; the U.S. premiere of Akram Khan's solo work DESH; renowned Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci; the adventurous JACK Quartet performing in complete darkness; and a new film series, White Light on Film. The Festival comes to a close November 21-23 with performances of one of the most transporting and acclaimed works of modern dance, Mark Morris' L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.


For more information on the White Light Festival visit Tickets are available online, via CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher or Alice Tully Hall box offices at Broadway and 65th Street. Programs, artists, and ticket prices are subject to change.

The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Head to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and find the NINAs. For the first time, the largest library collection of artwork and material by iconic caricaturist Al Hirschfeld (known for hiding his daughter's name, NINA, in his works) is on display in a new exhibition, The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library at the Donald & Mary Oenslager Gallery now through January 4, 2014

Over Hirschfeld's eight-decade-plus career his artwork appeared in The New York Times, in The New Yorker, in books, on postage stamps and in MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hirschfeld was famous for his signature linear calligraphic style that made his name a verb: to be "Hirschfelded" was a sign that one had arrived. Don't forget to see the barber chair and drawing table where Hirschfeld completed virtually all of his work.


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. Visit their website ( to see all upcoming events. 

Music From Pakistan: Sachal Jazz Ensemble & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

On Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd some of your favorite jazz tunes will be re-imagined with a Pakistani flair. The Sachal Jazz Ensemble is a group of virtuoso master musicians from Pakistan who incorporate Eastern instruments such as sitar, sarod, tabla, and dholak into new interpretations of jazz standards that are informed by their own rich musical tradition. 


In this ground-breaking collaboration, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis and the Sachal Jazz Ensemble will perform new arrangements, blending the sonorities of modern and ancient instruments and using the jazz form to integrate American values of blues and swing with sophisticated and highly-evolved Eastern music traditions.


For more information or for tickets visit

Big Apple Circus is BACK

Catch the high-spirits and pulse-racing thrills of the World's Greatest Circus Artists in one ring under the Big Top! Now through January 12, 2014 you can visit the Big Apple Circus at Damrosch Park for a fun time with the whole family. 


Watch rowdy pups perform amazing tricks, double trapeze artists soar high above, a bashful clown, and a juggler extraordinaire. See teeter-board acrobats fly through the air, a cavalcade of magnificent steeds, and a couple of amazing wire-walkers suspended at great heights.


Tickets for the show start at $25. Click here for show times, dates and more information about all the featured acts. Or click here to read all about the Big Apple Circus and its all new show: LUMINOCITY

Start Planning Your Holiday Event at Atlantic Grill Today

It may only be November, but if you are planning on having a holiday event, the time to book your event space is now. Atlantic Grill is offering a $250 BR Guest Gift Card to those who book their events before December 1st (click here to see full details and restrictions). 

Their dynamic dining space allows guests to book both semi-private and private-spaces. 


Not only will guests be able to feast on some of the finest cuisine from the land and sea, guests who are booking their events can add a special touch with a raw bar and sushi stations. 


Atlantic Grill is located at 49 West 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West. To learn more, call 212.787.4663 or visit


Lincoln Square is full of venues where you can hold your own events. Click here to see a list of spaces available in our neighborhood. 

Dress Your Turkey and Your Table

Serve up a delicious meal this Thanksgiving with help from Lincoln Square shops and restaurants


Williams-Sonoma at Time Warner Center will improve your kitchen and tabletop with cookware staples and beautiful holiday décor. Of course, Gracious Home has everything you need to get your home into the perfect shape for the holidays. The Green Market, at Richard Tucker Park, provides a bounty of fresh seasonal vegetables to use in your favorite traditional recipes. The market will be closed on Thanksgiving but open the day before on Wednesday, November 27th. Update your old family recipes with unique finds from Gourmet Garage that will make your dishes one-of-a-kind. If cooking isn't your style, Épicerie Boulud can help. Order a full turkey feast complete with all the trimmings or complement your home cooking with a side dish or dessert. 


Remember, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marches right down Central Park West through Lincoln Square. So grab a prime spot along the route or enjoy an elevated vantage point inside Time Warner Center.   


Whatever your plan is this Thanksgiving, let Lincoln Square bring holiday cheer to your home.  Or, if you'd rather leave it to the pros, eat out in Lincoln Square. 

Crime Prevention Tips

There has been an increase in petit larcenies on the Upper West Side. In many cases, items are being stolen from unwatched purses in restaurants or bars. 


Thanks to tips from the NYPD, many establishments now have hooks under tables and bars where customers can hang their belongings. Using these hooks may reduce the possibility of theft.  


The NYPD also explained that items such as cell phones and wallets should not be left in unattended strollers, especially in parks and plazas, as they become easy targets. People should be mindful of their property and their surroundings in order to not leave themselves open to potential theft.


Visit to learn more about the Police Department's outreach and crime prevention initiatives.

New York City businesses and those looking to start a business now have a one stop shop for all of their needs:


NYC Business is an initiative of the Mayor's Office that works across agencies to make it easier, clearer, and faster for businesses to understand and comply with laws in NYC. Information on starting a business, consumer assistance, employment (including jobs and internships), finance and money management, and more is now easily accessible. Links to all the forms and permits business owners need are now right up front. 


The microsite also contains links to NYC programs and initiatives to help business people; it also contains news impacting New York City's business community. Visit and get to work today. 

Affordable Care Act Information Day - Thursday, November 7th

The United States Small Business Association and Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access are presenting an 'Information Day' about the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare). 


Click here to view a flyer for the event or  click here to see a detailed agenda. A brief overview of the agenda is below:

  • An opportunity for small businesses and individuals to learn more about the Affordable Care Act
  • The benefits and responsibilities of signing up for a plan
  • How the enrollment process works
  • Presentations from a Regional Director of The NY State of Health and from the Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access
  • Presentations in Spanish and Chinese
  • Navigators will be on-site to answer questions and help attendees enroll

The Information Day will be held at 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Fl Conference Center (enter on Broadway, between Duane and Worth Streets) from 10am to 3pm on Thursday, November 7th.  Click here to RSVP.

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