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Lunchtime Concert Series begins July 1!

The Lincoln Square BID and MTA's Music Under New York will once again partner to bring lively lunchtime concerts back to Lincoln Square every Wednesday in July and August. The Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series, which begins on Wednesday, July 1 at Richard Tucker Park at noon, promises performances from talented musicians, some new and some old favorites, sure to please any locals, visitors, or music enthusiasts. The variety of genres includes American Jazz, R&B, Classical, Mariachi, Funk, and more.


Check for this year's weekly lineup.

Happy Father's Day

It's almost Father's Day and the businesses in Lincoln Square can help you prepare with the best gifts and treats to surprise Dad on Sunday, June 21.

Best Buy at 1880 Broadway is a great spot to shop for fun gadgets for our favorite fathers. To help you get started, Best Buy has put together a list of gifts to get Dad this year, including a motorized grill cleaning brush, a vehicle tracking and engine diagnosis device, a golf swing analyzer, and a movie projector, among other fun, interesting, and dad-pleasing items. 

At 1981 Broadway, the Apple Store stands as another great source of gifts for tech-loving fathers. With the Apple Watch available online and in stores, now is the perfect time to gift one. The Apple here to read more

Fresh Flavors in Lincoln Square

Summer Cocktails At Center Bar

Lincoln Square's eateries are featuring exclusive dining events and fun technique classes this June. Here's a sneak peak at what's in store.


Center Bar is offering an amazing array of hand-crafted cocktails for the summer season, not to mention breathtaking views of gorgeous Central Park. Come by and enjoy live piano and refreshingly cool sips like a White Manhattan, Mighty Servant or a French Vanilla Soda for those who want the fizz of a cocktail without the buzz. As a bonus, Center Bar Beverage Director Brad Nugent shares his recipe for the Mighty Servant here so you can recreate the drink at home after you've sampled how the master does it.


At Boulud Sud, Guest Chef Riccardo Bertolino will rule the kitchen for An Evening in Sicily on Tuesday, June 16. This Chef brings savory recipes from his Sicilian upbringing, including classic homemade here to read more.

Coming Soon: J. Jill

The first J. Jill in New York City is opening this year in Lincoln Square. According to Women's Wear Daily, the store will open at 160 Columbus Avenue this September.  


J. Jill sells a variety of apparel, accessories, and footwear for women. The looks are designed to give women a stylish, easy, ready-for-anything wardrobe that balances comfort and style.  


The Lincoln Square BID is thrilled to welcome J. Jill to our district. Visit and get a sneak peak at what is coming to Lincoln Square.  

Listen for a Cause

Sing for Hope, a NYC-based non-profit transforms lives throughout New York City by making the arts accessible to all. This summer the beloved public art installation, Sing for Hope on the Streets, will bring brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.  Fifty pianos - each a unique art piece created by a different artist or designer - will serve as gathering places in NYC communities from Friday, June 5 - Sunday June, 21, hosting impromptu concerts by professionals and amateurs alike in an open festival of music. Be on the lookout for a piano to pop-up on Lincoln Center's Plaza here to read more.

The Green Market is in Season

With summer upon us, the Richard Tucker Park Green Market is in full swing with delicious flowers, fruits, vegetables, breads and baked goods. All of the Market's farmers have returned to our neighborhood park for the spring and summer seasons offering a great number of fresh and locally grown produce from which to choose.


The Green Market is a year-round farmer's market open to the public from 8am-5pm Thursdays and Saturdays in Richard Tucker Park (W. 66th Street & Columbus Ave). Vendors accept debit, credit, EBT, WIC and FMNP checks.


Visit or call 212.788.7900 to learn more about the Richard Tucker Park Green Market and other farmer's markets around NYC. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get locally grown, fresh produce!

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

3 Minutes: Ten Bullets directed by Marc Silver 2015

Sixteen films from across the globe celebrate the power of individuals and communities to effect change at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. Human rights issues come to life through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all. 

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which runs from Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 20, creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. This year's festival is organized around three themes: Art Versus Oppression, Changemakers, and Justice and Peace. 

Films are shown at the Walter Reade Theater located at 165 W. 65th Street. 
Click here  to purchase tickets and view the schedule of shows. 

Tips to Keep Pests Out

The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has some helpful tips available for restaurateurs for dealing with pests in the kitchen as the weather warms up. Below are several key points. Click here to see the full list of useful suggestions and precautions.

  • Shut pests out by sealing cracks and holes around  spaces including doors, windows, and ceilings.
  • Take away potential nesting sites by clearing clutter and piles of paper goods like boxes and bags and by storing any boxes you have at least six inches off of the floor.
  • Eliminate food sources for pests by keeping areas clean of food debris and grease, storing food in pest-proof containers and keeping up with trash removal, storing trash in containers with lids, and using thick garbage bags.
  • Keep areas free of water pooling or drips.
  • Locate a high-quality pest control professional registered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to consult with and utilize when necessary.
  • Train all employees to look out for and prevent pests.
  • Stay informed about Health Code regulations.

 For more information and resources on pest control, visit or call 311.

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