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Celebrate Passover & Easter in Lincoln Square

There's plenty to do in Lincoln Square to prepare for, or celebrate, Passover, which begins Friday, April 3 and lasts until Saturday, April 11th, and Easter, which is on Sunday, April 5.


On the Jewish Community Center's website, there is a Passover section that can help you find a number of great Passover celebrations as well as other holiday resources, including a list of local Community Seders that you can sign up to participate in.


At 1900 Broadway, Epicerie Boulud is offering a Passover Catering Package which has a choice of Angus Beef Brisket or Cedar Plank Salmon as a main dish and serves six guests. There is also a large selection of side dishes, appetizers, main courses, and desserts to purchase individually for Passover meals.


Epicerie Boulud also has a nice selection of treats for both Easter and Passover celebrations. For Easter, there are several classic sweet treats available such as handmade marshmallow peeps. There is also a small selection of gift boxes for the occasion filled with candies, cookies, and small Easter-themed desserts. For Passover, there are three charming gift boxes available: Passover Trio, Passover Sweets Box, and the Ultimate Passover Box. Each has a different assortment of goodies, like macaroons, chocolate bars, and cookies, in varying amounts, all gluten-free. 


Rosa Mexicano, at 61 Columbus Avenue, is offering a four course Mexican Passover meal on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, and a great Easter Brunch on Sunday April 5 . Enjoy great egg dishes and special cinnamon toast during El Dia de Pascua and for Passover, traditional Seder dishes with a Mexican flare, like chipotle matzo ball soup and salmon with salsa verde. Reservations can be made online or by calling 212.977.7700. 


Telepan, located at 72 West 69th Street, has a four-course Seder-Style Dinner Menu, available on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 which includes interesting twists on traditional Passover meals for $95. This deal is only available if the entire table participates, and guests are given a choice between several delicious plates, such as braised chicken or hanger steak.


Williams-Sonoma, located on the first and second floors of the Shops at Columbus Circle, has a beautiful, porcelain Pickard Seder Plate for sale perfect for adding an elegant flare to your Passover celebration. Williams-Sonoma is also offering 20% off of its collection of Easter baskets and has a wide selection of Easter inspired home d�cor, egg painting supplies, and goodies to fill up your baskets.

On the concourse level of
the Shops at Columbus Circle, Whole Foods Market is offering a special Easter section stocked with festive jelly beans, malt ball chocolate in egg shape, frosted Chris' Cookies in Easter shapes, and, as an alternative to candied goodies, they have plush stuffed rabbits and mini potted, colorful tulips perfect for gifts or decorations. Whole Foods Market also has a great selection of kosher foods and ingredients, like gefilte fish, kosher salt, organic matzo meal, or organic grape juice, perfect and convenient for cooking up a delicious Seder dinner. 


On Sunday, April 5 Bar Boulud is offering a two or three course Easter Brunch from 11:00am until 4:00pm, and then afterwards, a three course prix fixe Easter dinner from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. For information about the holiday menu or to make reservations, contact Bar Boulud's reservation team at 212.595.0303. The restaurant is located at 1900 Broadway. 

Happy Passover and Easter!

Spring Has Arrived


It's time to take a stroll down Broadway and welcome spring to Lincoln Square. While the weather might not be cooperating in full, Lincoln Square's green-spaces are ready for the return of warm, sunny spring days. 

The Lincoln Square BID's landscaping team was out this morning cleaning, 
pruning, and preparing our planting beds for a lovely spring display. Colorful pansies, tulips, daffodils, and curly willow stems have been added to the planters and urns throughout the neighborhood. The tulip bulbs that were planted in the end beds back in autumn are finally starting to sprout, and when the weather really heats up the crabapple trees in the Broadway Malls will bloom. 


Learn more about our Streetscape and Beautification Program and how you can help at

Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival
Mantra Percussion

Called "the alt-classical world's main showcase" (New York Times), Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival brings together artists from across the sonic spectrum for rare and surprising one-night-only performances. The 2015 festival wraps up in April with Mantra Percussion and the post-punk cult favorite Xiu Xiu on Thursday, April 2. Composer Annie Gosfield with Roger Kleier and Billy Martin (of Medeski Martin & Wood) give the festival's final performance on Thursday, April 16.

The concerts will take place at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall located at 129 West 67th Street. For tickets and more information on the Ecstatic Music Festival click here. To see everything happening at Kaufman Music Center visit

Freshen Up Your Closets for Spring
It's time to get started on your spring cleaning! Luckily, Lincoln Square's shops have many products and services to help you remove all of winter's dust and clutter.

West Elm, located at 1870 Broadway, offers free design services to help plan new interior design schemes for your home. You can visit West Elm's online shop or set up an appointment to meet in-store at select locations. There are also low-cost installation services that can deliver, assemble, and set up your purchases through the design program. West Elm makes it easy to put new life into your home d�cor for the changing seasons.

At 1932 Broadway, Bed Bath & Beyond can help you and your home get clean and organized for spring through its storage and cleaning section. For cleaning, you can purchase from a large variety of supplies, like heavy duty sponges or user-friendly steamers for getting those difficult storage wrinkles out of your favorite shirts and pants. Bed Bath & Beyond also has an extensive storage selection through which you can purchase mesh wire shelving bins, kitchen shelving units, wicker baskets, small drawer units, and more.

The home storage accessories at Pottery Barn, located at 1965 Broadway, are perfect for reorganizing all of your miscellaneous possessions and spring and summer goodies. There is a large collection of woven baskets with many different sizes and styles to best match your home, as well as nice trays and brightly colored boxes for easy and stylish table top organizing.

And, Gracious Home, located at 1992 Broadway, has a great variety of all natural cleaning products for sprucing up your clothes, floors, and counters such as Method, Caldrea, and Seventh Generation brands. These gentle cleaners will help any home successfully transition into spring with a healthy and nicely scented shine.

Be sure to stop by one of our three neighborhood kiosks to grab a "Where to Shop in Lincoln Square" brochure or visit to find more Lincoln Square stores to help you prepare for spring. 
Community Board 7 B2B Event: Tuesday, March 31

The Business and Consumer Issues Committee ("BCI") of Community Board 7/Manhattan is hosting "How to use Social Media to increase your profits in the Spring and Summer of 2015" at its 6th Business to Business (B2B) program and networking event on Tuesday, March 31, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the American Folk Art Museum located at 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street).  Keynote speakers for the evening will be Microsoft Business Partners TEConsult, VETRACOM, and Microsoft Business Connections.


There are a limited number of free exhibitor tables. If you are interested in a table, subject to availability, please reserve yours by emailing George Zeppenfeldt at [email protected].


There is no charge to attend this B2B event. Register for this event at:

World Class Performing Arts for All Ages  

With spring's arrival this past Friday, warm weather is on the horizon and there is a lot of activity to enjoy here in Lincoln Square, including special events and great deals for performing arts lovers of any age. Programs at Lincoln Center are taking on new forms of event collaboration and offering special discounts, so that more audiences can enjoy music, drama, dance, and art while on a budget.


The New York Philharmonic at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza is offering a subscription based series for $35 per ticket to those under 35 years old as well as 100 free tickets on Philharmonic Free Friday nights for 13 to 26 year old patrons.


Likewise, students can purchase $16 rush tickets for select concerts and seating areas up to 10 days beforehand at, or night-of, with a valid student ID, on a first come, first serve basis at the Avery Fisher Hall (soon to be David Geffen Hall) Box Office. There are also a limited number of senior rush tickets available on the day of select shows at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office.


The Metropolitan Opera at 30 Lincoln Center Plaza also announced that it would soon begin a "Fridays Under Forty" special program of events that would include discounted tickets ($60-$100), social events tied in with performances, and some later curtain times. Keep an eye out for the program!


Currently, the Metropolitan Opera has a rush ticket special for Opera fans of any age, in which a limited number of $25 tickets are available for purchase day-of for select performances. Full-time students can take advantage of the  Met Opera Students program, an enrollment based program that gives students the opportunity to purchase tickets to select performances at a special student rate.  


Whether you were born in the era of Dixieland, Bebop, Fusion or Modern, you can take advantage of a limited number of $10 Hot Seat Tickets for select Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts. Visit to read more about their discounts and specials including $10 off cover charges for up to two people (valid Monday-Wednesday only) at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.


If you want to see great shows without waiting in the rush line, you can sign up for LincTix, Lincoln Center Theater's discount ticket program for people ages 21-35. LincTix is free to join and gives you access to affordable tickets -- just $32 for each new Lincoln Center Theater production at the Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theaters. Learn more about LincTix here


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) has two great offers for those ages 21-39.  Young professionals can socialize with some strings by taking advantage of CMS NOW, an exclusive membership for chamber music lovers ages 21-39. Membership includes exclusive ticket prices, invitations to private events, and access to select post-concert receptions. Learn more about CMS NOW here. Chamber music lovers between the ages of 21 and 39 can also take advantage of Chamber Music 360 which entitles subscribers to three CMS concerts for only $60.


New York City Ballet offers $29 day-of tickets in select locations to anyone 29 years of age or under for select fall, winter, and spring repertory performances. (replacing the former Student Rush program) . Tickets will be sold from the time the box office opens at the David Koch Theater, located at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, until the start of the performance. Visit on on April 27 for the next $29 for 29 availability update, details and eligibility information.


Beyond Lincoln Center, the American Folk Art Museum located at 2 Lincoln Square at Columbus Avenue and 66th Street has a free program titled  Families and Folk Art which is perfect for acclimating children ages 4 to 12 to art and fun. The program takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 1:00pm-2:00pm and requires pre-registration on the website, through email, or by calling 212.595.9533. The program takes children and their guardians on an interactive tour through the galleries followed by hands-on crafts inspired by items in the museum. The next program titled "Hats, Crowns, and Headdresses" is Saturday, April 4 and revolves around the exhibit "When the Curtain Never Comes Down." 

Many of the concerts at The Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall and Ann Goodman Recital Hall have discount prices for students with a valid ID and seniors ages 62+. To see which performances are discounted you can check the concert event pages, sign up for bimonthly emails, or call the box office at 212.501.3330. Senior tickets must be purchased in person at the box office located at 129 W. 67th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Seniors 62+ also receive a 10% discount on classes and group lessons in music, dance and theater at Kaufman Center's Lucy Moses School.  Check out for more information on senior discounts and student discounts

Finally, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center has become the one-stop destination for discount tickets for art lovers of any age. Stop by the Rubenstein Atrium located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street from Tuesday through Saturday to see all of the available performances. Then, step up to the box office to purchase your same-day tickets at discounts of 25% to 50%. Learn more about discount tickets at the Rubenstein Atrium here.

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