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18th Annual Meeting - 26 Days Away
Father Joseph McShane, President of Fordham University (L) and Honorable Scott Stringer, Comptroller, City of New York (R)
The Lincoln Square BID's 18th Annual Meeting is just 26 days away and will be held at Fordham University at 113 West 60th Street, 12th Floor on May 13, 2015 at 8:15am. The meeting will begin with a complimentary breakfast and we will hear from our three wonderful guest speakers: Father Joseph McShane, President of Fordham University; Michael Julian, Deputy Commissioner, Personnel of the New York City Police Department; and Honorable Scott StringerComptroller, City of New York. We will also be discussing the Lincoln Square BID's Fiscal Year 2016 budget, electing directors to our Board, and reviewing the past year's accomplishments. 

At our Annual Meeting, property owners, businesses and commercial tenants, and residents in our district are eligible to vote on important matters regarding our organization. You must be registered to vote at this meeting and can do so by clicking here. Space is limited and reservations are required. You may also RSVP to the meeting by visiting the Keep Informed section on our website, emailing [email protected], or calling our office at 212.581.3774.
BONMi Opens in Lincoln Square
BONMi, a Vietnamese inspired quick-casual restaurant, is now open in Lincoln Square.  BONMi's menu features sandwiches, bowls, salads, and healthy desserts all with Southeast Asian flavor. 

Stop in for lunch and grab a Vietnamese Baguette Sandwich served with cucumber and pickled veggies. Fill your sandwich with chicken, pork, 18-hour beef, tofu, or seasonal veggies and top it off with your choice of flavorful sauce like five spice, red curry, lemongrass, or the original BONMi sauce. If you are not in the mood for a sandwich you can also nosh on a Jasmine Rice & Quinoa Bowl or Cold Vermicelli Rice Noodle Bowl. When the temperatures really rise a Vietnamese Iced Coffee from BONMi will cool you down and pep you up. You can grab your meal to-go or sit-down and enjoy.

BONMi is located at Fordham College at Lincoln Center at 150 West 62nd Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue. See their menu online at  
Guests Love Lincoln Square BID Publications
Guests from out of town might be curious where they can grab a quick bite or sit down for an unforgettable dinner in Lincoln Square. Visitors to the neighborhood might be on the hunt for trendy new looks and unique giftsAs part of the Lincoln Square BID's outreach efforts, we want to make sure everyone who visits our neighborhood has our guides in hand so they can make the most out of their time in Lincoln Square. 

We are making sure that the Lincoln Square BID's publications are available for guests at area hotels. We can also provide materials to area restaurants, businesses, and cultural and educational organizations who want patrons and visitors to see everything our neighborhood has to offer.

For free copies of the Lincoln Square Map & Guide, Where to Eat in Lincoln Square, or Where to Shop in Lincoln Square please call the Lincoln Square BID office at 212.581.3774 or reach out via email to [email protected].
Essentially Ellington at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center's annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world. Each year, high school musicians from across North America travel to New York City to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances. The Competition & Festival is the culmination of the yearlong Essentially Ellington program, during which participating bands are invited to submit a recording and 15 finalists are selected through a rigorous screening process. Each finalist band takes part in an in-school workshop led by a professional musician before coming to New York to put up their "Dukes" and perform before Wynton Marsalis and a panel of esteemed judges.  

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Essentially Ellington program, Jazz at Lincoln Center has produced a multimedia exhibition sharing 20 years of this program. The exhibit is free and open to the public during scheduled performances now through Saturday, June 13.

For more information on the Essentially Ellington program visit, And, visit to see everything going on at Jazz at Lincoln Center. 
Earth Day on the Upper West Side
Celebrate Earth Day until 3:00pm today on the second floor of Time Warner Center.  You can learn about sustainability efforts at Time Warner Center while you take advantage of special shopping offers from Aveda, L'Occitane en Provence, Microsoft, O&CO., and Whole Foods Market.

For those who want to better capture the world's natural beauty through photography, join the Upper West Side Apple Store for Photographing Flora and Fauna with the NY Botanical Garden on Wednesday, April 22. New York Botanical Garden iPhone photography instructor, Donald Gambino will help you discover how to use your iPhone and iPad to take and share beautiful photos of flora and fauna. You can then practice your newly honed skills right outside in Lincoln Square as you tour our lush Broadway Malls. Click here to learn more and make a reservation. 

Also on Wednesday, April 22 join business owners and property managers at Community Board 7 for a discussion about the efforts to maintain a healthier environment for Upper West Side. Learn about organic recycling and how to keep your sidewalks litter and rat free; hear from Caroline Bragdon from the New York City Department of Health and Jessica Schreiber from the New York City Department of Sanitation. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP contact Gohar Chichian at [email protected] or 212-491-6470.
at MAD
Gabriel A. Maher DE___SIGN (video), 2014
Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today will be on display at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD), located at 2 Columbus Circle, from Tuesday, April 28 - Sunday, September 27. Pathmakers considers the important contributions of women to modernism in postwar visual culture. In the 1950s and 60s, an era when painting, sculpture, and architecture were dominated by men, women had considerable impact in alternative materials such as textiles, ceramics, and metals. 

The exhibit highlights a largely unexamined period in major art historical surveys in which these pioneering women achieved success and international recognition, establishing a model of professional identity for future generations of women. Pathmakers focuses on this core cadre of women who had impact and influence in the arts and came to maturity along with the Museum of Arts and Design itself, which was founded in 1956 as the center of the emerging American modern craft movement. 

Admission to the museum is $16 for the general public, with discounts for seniors, students, and groups, and free for museum members and children 18 and under. Thursdays are pay-what-you-wish. Visit to learn more about this exhibit and see everything going on at MAD.
Spring at New York City Ballet
Teresa Reichlen and Ask la Cour in Episodes 
� Paul Kolnik
The final weeks of the 2014-2015 season at New York City Ballet begin with a festival of George Balanchine's Black & White ballets running from Tuesday, April 28 through Saturday, May 9. While individually performed elsewhere, only at New York City Ballet can you see 12 of these iconic ballets in one festival.

The 2015 Spring Gala on Thursday, May 7 will be cause for celebration as the Company premieres Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins' staging of Bournonville's La Sylphide, an opportunity for audiences to view one of the great romantic story ballets on the NYCB stage. Also part of the Spring 2015 season: All Balanchine - Hear the Dance: France, All Robbins, 21st Century Choreographers, Classic NYCB I, and Classic NYCB II
Bringing the 2014-15 Season to a festive conclusion from Tuesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 7 is Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

See the performance schedule for the entire Spring 2015 Season at
Help Prevent West Nile in NYC

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is preparing for the 2015 West Nile virus season. West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, so, as temperatures warm up, owners and property managers can help reduce mosquito-breeding grounds by eliminating all standing water sites on their property.


It is a violation of the City Health Code Article 151.03 to allow the accumulation of standing water capable of breeding mosquitoes on your property.  Failure to comply may result in appropriate civil fines, penalties and forfeitures.  


Visit to see the "2015 Comprehensive Mosquito Surveillance and Control Plan".  You can also see a helpful private property owner checklist and a list of preventative steps individuals can take against mosquitoes. 

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