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Thanks for the Support!
The Lincoln Square BID would like to say a big thank you to everyone, including our host Fordham University, who made our 18th Annual Meeting a success. Thank you to our businesses, property owners, community partners, residents and others who joined us in the early morning on Wednesday, May 13 and to our three guest speakers: Father Joseph McShane, President of Fordham University; Michael Julian, Deputy Commissioner, Personnel of the New York City Police Department; and Honorable Scott Stringer, Comptroller, City of New York. The enthusiastic support that our organization receives from everyone in and around this vibrant Upper West Side neighborhood is truly wonderful. We sincerely hope everyone who came enjoyed a productive meeting!

We're looking forward to another great year in Lincoln Square. Click here to see some photos from our Annual Meeting. You can also view our 2014-2015 Annual Report online here.

Memorial Day Sales and Specials

With extra time to shop and relax during the upcoming long weekend, the shops in Lincoln Square are offering some great sales to reinvigorate your home for summer gatherings and help you look great in the warmer weather. We've highlighted some of the sales below.


Gracious Home's Memorial Day Sale will provide you with everything you need for entertaining guests and firing up the grill. Stock up on beach towels, outdoor furniture, and grilling and dining accessories, and everything else you need to host the perfect summer BBQ.

If you're looking to get a great deal on the latest summer gadget or a fresh, new appliance, Best Buy has an excellent selection to choose from. Score a good value on a new tablet or purchase that new stove or grill you've been eyeing. As a plus, Best Buy offers free delivery and haul-away for major appliance purchases totaling $399 or more.

Need to freshen up a room or find the perfect accent piece? Raymour and Flanigan's Memorial Day sale can kick-start your summer home makeover, with every item in the store on sale. Pick up a gorgeous area rug to pull a room together or select a new entertainment center to improve storage and add to your home's aesthetic. Shop now through Monday, May 25 to take advantage of the great offers.

Scoop up that perfect pair of summer sandals or a cute clutch at L.K. Bennett's Memorial Day Sale. L.K. Bennett's stunning shoe collection is crafted from the finest leathers and super soft suedes. Pair your new footwear with a statement bag to add glamour to an evening look or fashion edge to an everyday outfit. The shop is offering 30% off select shoes and clutches online and in-store now through Monday, May 25.


Century 21's Memorial Day Weekend sale offers all your favorite brands at great prices. Pick up stunning looks for the holiday weekend. Be sure to check out the selection of designer sun glasses.


End the spring season right and get a jump start on summer style at Brooks Brothers.  Check out the Style Forecast loaded with plenty of laid-back looks for men and boys. 


Looking to get in the patriotic spirit? Visit True Religion for a Red, White & True event going on now through Memorial Day to find great discounts on denim. They're offering $50 off denim shorts and pants, plus a free True Religion tote bag with your purchase of $350 or more.

To look for more sales and specials browse all of Lincoln Square's shops at

New Seats and Treats in Lincoln Square

With warm weather finally upon us, there's never been a better time to stop and sit in Lincoln Square's Dante and Richard Tucker Parks. Luckily, the Lincoln Square BID recently added 40 stylish and comfortable chairs to the parks to ensure that everyone who wants to relax and enjoy the beauty of the neighborhood may do so. Keep an eye out for new summer plants such as Buxus 'Green Mountain', Rosa Knockout 'Radrazz' and Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'.

And, while you're enjoying lunch, a cup of coffee or simply the great weather, be on the lookout for a new bakery opening this summer on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street. Breads Bakery is slated to open a new location at 30 Lincoln Plaza that will feature delicious baked goods, including chocolate babka, famous at the Union Square location. Check back on the Lincoln Square BID website for more information. In the meantime, there are other cafes and bakeries in Lincoln Square where you can grab a treat. 

Free June Events at Kaufman Music Center

There are two free events coming up in June at the Kaufman Music CenterDiscovery Day: An Instrument Petting Zoo is Thursday, June 11 and Kaufman Music Center International Piano Competition Winners Showcase Concert is Tuesday, June 23.


Discovery Day: An Instrument Petting Zoo (pictured right) is a free event where kids 4+ can sample different instruments with expert faculty members at Lucy Moses School. They can try out the violin, guitar, cello, flute, clarinet, recorder, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet and double bass, and take a sample Dalcroze class. Reservations are required; call 212.501.3360. Discovery Day is Thursday, June 11 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center located at 129 W. 67th Street.


During June, some of the finest young pianists from around the world will travel to New York City to compete in the week-long Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition. See the extraordinary winners perform at this Winners Showcase Concert in Merkin Concert Hall. The Showcase Concert is free and no tickets are required. The performance takes place on Tuesday, June 23 at 2:00pm at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center located at 129 W. 67th Street.

New Exhibit at the Library for Performing Arts

Lucia Chase as the Princess Mother in the American Ballet Theatre production of Swan Lake, Act III, circa 1967. 
Photograph by Martha Swope. American Ballet Theatre
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, has a new exhibit for fans of ballet and dance titled "Lucia Chase: A Legacy of Dance". This exhibit celebrates and honors the founder of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT), an organization celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. 

Chase was an American dancer, actress, ballet director, and member and financial backer for the Russian ballet company Mordkin Ballet before founding ABT in the United States. The exhibition, located on the Plaza Level Lobby at the Library now through Saturday, July 4, will celebrate Chase's lasting contribution to dance, displaying an array of her personal documents, ABT recordings and more.

For more information on "Lucia Chase: A Legacy of Dance"  visit  Also at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts you can still catch Sinatra: An American Iconfree, multimedia exhibition exploring the life and career of Frank Sinatra. This official exhibition of the 2015 Frank Sinatra Centennial will be on display through Friday, September 4.

Where to Eat in Lincoln Square 2015-2016 Update             

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District has updated its Where to Eat in Lincoln Square dining guide for 2015-2016. This immensely popular directory makes it easy to find all of Lincoln Squares restaurants, bars, quick-serves and cafes by cuisine type. Make sure you grab a copy, as this neighborhood is as much a destination for the culinary arts as it is for the performing arts. Check out area newcomers like Lincoln Center Kitchen, BONMi and Vanguard Wine Bar or visit neighborhood staples like Atlantic Grill, Boulud Sud, PJ Clarke's, The Smith, or Rosa Mexicano. Whatever you're in the mood for, Lincoln Square eateries deliver.

You can request copies of Where to Eat in Lincoln Square for yourself or your organization by calling our office at 212.581.3774 or emailing You can also pick up a copy at one of our three neighborhood Information Carousels. And, if you just can't wait to dig in, you can view an online version of the guide here

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