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Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series Returns TODAY!
The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is back to make afternoons more festive in Lincoln Square this July and August. The favorite outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park will feature several new - along with a few returning - musical performers. Locals, visitors, music enthusiasts, and yogis are all encouraged to grab lunch and make their way to the park for complimentary refreshments from local eatery P.J. Clarke's, yoga from YogaWorks, and live music by top musicians from MTA's Music Under New York, NYC's eclectic "underground" scene!

The 2014 Free Lunchtime Summer 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 and 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 the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975).


Click here to see the entire lineup for this year's series. 

Lincoln Square BID Adds New Umbrellas
There are a few new shady spots to enjoy in Lincoln Square. Eight brand-new umbrellas have recently been added to our two parks. 
Five new, bright-red Lincoln Square BID umbrellas are now casting handsome shadows over Richard Tucker Park. At Dante Park, three umbrellas are keeping the raised seating area a few degrees cooler. 
Get out and enjoy just the right amount of summer sun under the shade of our new umbrellas. If you snap a photo of yourself enjoying the shade, be sure to share it with us on Twitter @lincolnsquareny.
Fourth of July Sales and Styles

Summer is just getting started! Everyone loves a good bathing suit and a fun BBQ, so why not celebrate a favorite summer holiday in style? The Fourth of July is nearly here and so many great stores are offering equally great collections and deals for summer fun.

Summer Sales 

  • Best Buy, located at 1800 Broadway at 62nd Street, is offering 10-30% off of major appliances now through Wednesday, July 9.
  • C. Wonder, located on the 2nd floor of Time Warner Center, is having its Big Wonder Sale offering shoppers 30-60% off of original prices for many items in stores and online until Sunday, July 13. 
  • Gap, located at 1988 Broadway between 67th and 68th Street, is offering up to 60% off on select merchandise.
  • J. Crew, located on the 2nd & 3rd floors of Time Warner Center, has a ton of colors and patterns to keep you looking fresh for beaches, parties, and fireworks at their Summer Swim Shop.  Select swimwear is 30% off online until Thursday, July 3. 
  • Thomas Pink, located on the ground floor of Time Warner Center, is having a Summer Sale which offers guests 40% off select apparel throughout the month of July.

Apparel & Styles 

  • American Apparel, located at 1841 Broadway at 60th Street, has a bold Red, White, & Blue collection, packed with festive items for America's birthday.
  • Century 21 Department Store, located at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street, has an American Beauty collection full of reds, whites, blues, and many other brilliant summer shades.
  • True Religion, located on the 2nd floor of Time Warner Center, has a Red White + True collection, both for men and women, joining summer celebration with relaxed style.

Be sure to visit all of Lincoln Square's shops and businesses to stock up on the latest summer looks and take our handy shopping guide, Where to Shop in Lincoln Square, along with you.  

Tacos & Tequila at Rosa Mexicano!

Stop by Rosa Mexicano now through Sunday, July 13 for a selection of regionally inspired authentic Mexican hand-crafted tacos and optional tequila pairings or margaritas al gusto from an eclectic mix of tequila makers. Featuring dishes that remain faithful to their traditional roots while incorporating regional accents and inspired innovation, Rosa Mexicano elevates your experience as you sample tacos and tequilas from the regions of Central Mexico, Veracruz, Mexico City and Yucatan. With aromas and flavors of citrus, spice, vanilla, cocoa and more, everyone will be able to find a pairing they love. 


Rosa Mexicano is located at 61 Columbus Avenue at 62nd Street. Click here to see the Tacos & Tequila menu and make your reservation today.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

From Sunday, July 20 through Sunday, August 10, Lincoln Center is stepping "Out of Doors". Enjoy longstanding favorites and discover something new with three jam-packed weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word on the plazas of Lincoln Center. And it's absolutely FREE!  


The festival kicks off with A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00pm at the Damrosch Park Bandshell.  Gather the generations for Family Day and try out your moves on National Dance Day Saturday, July 26 at 4:00pm at the Josie Robertson Plaza.  The final week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors will see a collaboration with Americana Music Association: "Americanafest NYC" which will feature performances from  Old 97's and The Devil Makes Three on Hearst Plaza on Saturday, August 9. 


For up-to-the-minute updates about show status and other news, follow Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Twitter at @LCOutOfDoors. And be sure to check out their webpage for details on every performer and event by visiting

Bastille Day - Monday, July 14
Some of Lincoln Square's finest restaurants are celebrating the taste of France on Bastille Day (French National Day), Monday, July 14.  
Boulud Sud will be continuing its Voyage Dinner Series with an Evening in Côte d'Azur featuring a seafood-rich menu from the French Riviera. Tickets cost $95 per person, tax and gratuity additional, and are available at Boulud Sud is located at 20 W. 64th Street, right off of Broadway.
You can take your celebration to-go with a picnic lunch from La Boite en Bois.  Located right outside of the district at 75 W. 68th Street, their Central Park Picnic - Take Away Lunch is délicieux.
For those who want to celebrate La Fête Nationale with a culinary experience from a famous chef, you are in the right neighborhood. Chef Thomas Keller's Per Se, located in Time Warner Center, is routinely recognized as one of the world's best. Also in Time Warner Center, Chef Marc Murphy's award winning Landmarc puts a fresh spin on a French-Italian Bistro. Of course, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has two world class restaurants in Trump International Hotel and Tower: Jean-Georges and the more casual Nougatine at Jean-Georges. 
See all of Lincoln Square's restaurants here and plan your perfect Bastille Day.  
Paid Sick Leave: Day of Action - Wednesday, July 16
Starting Wednesday, July 30, New Yorkers can start using earned sick leave under the City's new paid sick leave law. The law gives more than one million employees in New York City, including those that work for non-profits and small businesses, the right to take sick leave to care for themselves or a family member. 
On Wednesday, July 16, you can join the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs on their 'Day of Action' and let your friends and neighbors know about their right to sick leave. Volunteers will be stationed at subway stations and high-traffic transit hubs to distribute materials and spread the word about paid sick leave during the morning and evening rush hours. Click here to register now. 
If you can't volunteer, you can help spread the word on social media. Follow the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on Twitter (@NYCDCA), Like NYCDCA on Facebook, and share important information, ask questions, or let them know how paid sick leave is working for you. Be sure to tag  NYCDCA and use the hashtag #paidsickleave.

For more information about Paid Sick Leave visit
Summer at the Cinema 

Love movies? Looking for an excuse to step out of the heat and relax? Check out some of these summer flicks showing at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13, Film Society of Lincoln Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas this July.


 AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

  • Begin Again - Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo light up the screen in John Carney's newest musical drama about a young singer-songwriter and music executive collaborating in Manhattan. Carney's movies are known for their pleasant musical scores, charmingly realistic characters, and emotionally pulling plot points. This movie is ideal for those who love the "drama" movie section.     
  • Earth to Echo is Disney's latest film which takes on the popular "found footage" style. Reminiscent of E.T. and other sci-fi/fantasy classics, this story follows three young boys on a journey, discovering what their friendship really means in the face of imminent change and alien encounters. Featuring some interesting camera techniques and special effects, Earth to Echo is a great family film for all ages!  
  • Tammy - Melissa McCarthy is back in this hilarious, slightly raunchy comedy about a down-on-her-luck gal who travels cross-country with the aid of her profane grandmother, Susan Sarandon. This side-splitting duo is sure to dazzle and entertain, perfect for comedy junkies.
 Visit to see all of the blockbusters coming this summer.  

Film Society of Lincoln Center


The quintessential "dinner and a movie" just got better. For just $25, you can grab a delicious glass of wine along with a gourmet sandwich and soup at indie food and wine, and then catch a great movie at The Film Society of Lincoln Center. You don't want to pass up this offer! Click here to see the eligible screenings.

Horror movie fun is coming this summer starting Friday, July 11 with Freaky Fridays at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Classic slashers and thrillers will delight audiences at 11:00pm each Friday. The series will run until Friday, August 29 and tickets cost just $10. These chilling classics will help you keep cool for a scarily entertaining date night! Click here for movie listings and more information. 

Life Itself opens on Friday, July 4, at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and has been deemed a must-see by nearly all critics. An emotional and telling documentary, Life Itself details the story of Roger Ebert based on his bestselling memoir, exploring his time as a world-renowned critic and commentator. This film has a lot to say about Ebert's incredible journey up to the very end. 


Click here for movie details and show times at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.


Lincoln Plaza Cinemas   


And of course, everyone's favorite foreign and independent movie venue, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, has a great summer line up with films like Ida, in theaters now, and BOYHOOD, coming Friday, July 11.

  • Ida tells the tale of a young Polish orphan who discovers her parents were both Jewish and murdered during the Nazi occupation. The film is a captivating and deep introspection of identity that will really touch the heart of any audience.  
  • BOYHOOD, filmed over 12 years with the same cast, is a story about growing up shown directly through the eyes of a young boy. This story reveals the intimate nature of family, parenting, and learning in a way that will connect with anyone's personal experiences. 
Visit to see all upcoming films and show times. 
Manhattan Community Boat House: Free Kayaking
There is a great way to spend a warm summer afternoon on the ripples of the Hudson River. The Manhattan Community Boat House is offering free public kayaking at both the 72nd Street Dock and Pier 96. To the north of Lincoln Square, visit the 72nd Street Dock on the Hudson River in Riverside Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm through September. To the district's south, Pier 96 at the west end of 56th Street offers kayaking through mid-October on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00am to 6:00pm and during the week from 5:00pm to 7:00pm through August.
Learn more about the Manhattan Community Boat House here:
Energy Tips from Con Ed
The summer is heating up and that means more strain on your air conditioner. Fortunately, Con Edison has assembled six ways to get the most from your A/C.  

1. Inspect and clean your A/C every year.

2. Change or clean the filter each month.

3. Keep the door closed at your business to keep the cold air in.

4. Use a timer or programmable thermostat to turn on your A/C a half-hour before you get home.

5. Close shades, curtains, or blinds to keep out the sun.

6. Visit for energy-saving programs for homes and businesses.


Make some of these easy changes to conserve energy and save money at your home or business. Find 100+ tips to save energy at

Great News! DOT's Planter Moratorium Has Ended
The post-9/11 Department of Transportation (DOT) moratorium on planters has ended. This means that property owners can receive revocable consent from DOT to make improvements on certain street furniture or installations of certain street furniture, planters included. 

Here at the Lincoln Square BID we are very excited to hear this news as it indicates great possibility for the neighborhood. It is part of our mission to keep Lincoln Square beautiful, and the end of this ban offers property owners the chance to continue supporting our efforts.

There are eligibility requirements and steps that must be followed to get these projects started. Some improvements, for instance, require the input of a professional engineer or designer in order to be considered. But, minor changes to items like benches or planters may have that requirement waived, making it easier to implement important improvements and additions to certain sidewalks and streets in the neighborhood.

You can fill out a Revocable Consent form and learn more on the DOT website:
Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - 152 Days Away!
Even as the summer heats up it is time to start thinking about New York's Largest Holiday Festival, Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square taking place on Monday, December 1. The Lincoln Square BID is hard at work putting together one of the most exciting nights on the Upper West Side.  This year we will be celebrating 15 years of offering the public free entertainment, food tastings, family fun and more.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, volunteering at the event, or to learn how your Lincoln Square business or cultural institution can participate contact the Lincoln Square BID office at 212.581.3774 or via email:

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District | | | 212.581.3774
1841 Broadway, Suite 1112
New York, NY 10023