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President's Message: A Wonderful Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square 


Dear Friends:


On Monday evening, December 2nd, just two weeks ago, over 20,000 locals, commuters and tourists flocked to the Upper West Side for the 14th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square, New York's largest outdoor holiday festival.


Families and grandparents, students and professionals, arts lovers, foodies and shoppers packed Dante Park and stretched up Broadway to watch Winter's Eve headliner, folk legend Arlo Guthrie along with Rosie's Theater Kids, Michael Bacon, Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, and WABC-TV's Sade Baderinwa on the main stage.  The celebration kicked off with the Upper West Side's traditional tree lighting ceremony.


The crowds waiting for Arlo and Sade to light the Upper West Side Holiday Tree sponsored by P.J. Clarke's.

Lincoln Square's sidewalks and public spaces came alive with over 20 live, free performances that included processional groups, stilt-walkers, ice-sculptures, dancers and other great entertainment. People moved to the beat at the Winter's Eve TD Bank Dance Party with DJ David Chang, Arthur Murray Dancers and Bryant "Drew" Andrews. The Empire Hotel lobby was transformed into a hot jazz club for the evening featuring Brianna Thomas.  Time Warner Center shined brightly with performances by Big Apple Circus, Pippin, LaGuardia High School Show Choir and Kate Davis presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center. And, American Bible Society was again our Kids' Central with music and lots of family fun.   


Over 30 of Lincoln Square's finest restaurants and eateries offered delectable food tastings and savory samples of signature dishes to warm spirits at three outdoor locations. And, dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions hosted activities and offered holiday cheer throughout the evening.   


Words can't convey how successful Winter's Eve was, but pictures do -- so visit to see a sample of what went on. To view the full lineup visit

And yes, Winter's Eve will be back next year bigger and better than ever!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible -- our generous sponsors, our many City partners, and our wonderful businesses and non-profits who opened their doors on Winter's Eve and welcomed the public!  What a team effort! 








Monica Blum, President

Lincoln Square BID 


 A BIG thanks to all of  our sponsors without whose support this event just wouldn't happen. 
Shop Lincoln Square this Holiday Season

Shop in Lincoln Square this holiday season! With a diverse selection of shops and boutiques, you're sure to find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. 


Start out at The Shops at Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center where you'll find everything from electronics to gourmet food to the most prestigious clothing brands.  Hot pop-up shop Cruciani has trendy lace bracelets featuring clever messages that make great gifts. Their snowflake bracelet is perfect for the holidays! And don't forget to stop by Satya Jewelry's newly expanded store on the second floor to see all the latest jewelry designs. Visit the other newly updated shops BOSS Hugo Boss, Eileen Fisher and Cole Haan as well. 


If you still haven't found the perfect present, head north along Broadway to check out other Lincoln Square favorites such as Century 21 Department Store, which offers a great selection of clothing and accessories. Get a jump on your quest for the perfect gift with the C21 Gift Guide. Brooks Brothers also features a great  gift guide where you'll find fashionable fleeces, cashmere scarves and signature tartan bags.


Unique finds are great for that friend who seems to have everything. Lincoln Square shops like The Emporium Ltd and Himalayan Crafts will help you find one-of-a-kind pieces that will make you a better gift-giver than Santa himself.


Entertaining guests this holiday season? Gracious Home can help you add a festive touch to any room with stylish and sophisticated holiday décor. Gracious Home also has a Holiday Gift Guide for tips on bestsellers this season. They've got recommendations for everything from big ticket items to stocking stuffers to gift sets.


If you're looking for gifts for the tech-savvy, check out the latest devices on the market at the Apple Store, Microsoft Store and Best Buy. These gadgets are so much fun you may just decide to keep them for yourself.


For that hard-to-shop-for friend or relative, you can't go wrong with a gift card to one of Lincoln Square's fabulous restaurants. The Smith, Rosa Mexicano, Atlantic Grill, P.J. Clarke's, Boulud Sud and many other great eateries around the neighborhood have gift cards available for purchase. Visit to see all the great restaurants in Lincoln Square.


Whatever your needs this holiday season, let Lincoln Square be your ultimate shopping destination. 


Visit to see all the great places to shop and eat in Lincoln Square. 

Ring in the Swing: A New Year's Dance Party

Building on the success of its inaugural New Year's Eve Dance Party, Jazz at Lincoln Center invites you to join its newest tradition of ringing in the New Year. 


Backdropped by the finest and most romantic view of Central Park, you can dance into 2014 with the help of alternating appearances by The Pedrito Martinez Group and the Dominick Farinacci Swing Dance Octet with special guest vocalist Charenee Wade


In addition to a full night of live music, the evening includes an open bar, Southern style buffet dinner, champagne toast, and party favors. Tickets start at $325. Visit for more information. 

A Special Holiday Message

The Lincoln Square BID focuses its efforts on supplemental sanitation and security services; the beautification of public spaces, malls, and parks; and the promotion and marketing of the area's diverse business and cultural offerings. Support for our activities comes from annual assessments from property owners as well as from foundations and many generous sponsors. We work closely with our government partners to coordinate our efforts.


But did you know that we also rely on the generosity of individual donors and businesses to accomplish all that we do in Lincoln Square?


Whether it is our successful Streetscape and Beautification program, our signature event Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square, New York's Largest Holiday Festival, or smaller events such as our Lunchtime Concert Series, every dollar we receive helps us improve the quality of our programs.  If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District please click here
We remain dedicated to making sure Lincoln Square stays clean, safe and beautiful and fun. If you like what we do and feel we have enhanced this neighborhood, please consider including us in your end-of-the year charitable contributions.  
Best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

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1841 Broadway, Suite 1112
New York, NY 10023