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Catch Today's Free Lunchtime Concert 
Over 200 music lovers packed Richard Tucker Park for our first concert. 

Lincoln Square's Free Lunchtime Concert Series continues today at noon, rain or shine, with Cumbia and Mariachi music! Join us at Richard Tucker Park, as more than 200 guests did last Wednesday, for some great music by Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band and Mariachi Flor de Toloache.

The Lunchtime Concerts continue every Wednesday in July and August at Richard Tucker Park from Noon until 2:00pm. Our concerts will only be cancelled in the event of thunder and lightning.

Here is the remaining Summer 2015 Lineup:

Today - Cumbia & Mariachi:
Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band | Mariachi Flor de Toloache
July 15 - Zany Cartoons & Kazoos: 

July 22 - Gumbo, Stomp & Hot Brass: 

Lucky Chops | Underground Horns

July 29 - Classical Lunch:

August 5 - Percussive Dancing to the Speakeasy

August 12 - Brighton Beach to the Baltics: 

August 19 - Roots & Blues:

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn | Rocky Jr & the Triple Crown Chicago Blues Band

August 26 - Celebrating Richard Tucker: 


The 2015 Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is sponsored by TD Bank - America's Most Convenient Bank. Refreshments at each performance are provided by P.J. Clarke's and gentle stretch yoga during intermission is provided by the West Side YMCA.

Honoring Harper Lee at WNET 

WNET -  Harper Lee: American Masters

Are you a fan of Harper Lee?  If so, our partner WNET New York Public Media has a great opportunity for you! WNET is celebrating the release of Harper Lee's new novel, Go Set a Watchman with "Thirteen Days of Harper Lee."  There will be ongoing events on-air, online, and in the community through Friday, July 17. 


On Monday, July 13 at 7:00pm WNET will be screening a live talkback with Mary McDonagh Murphy, filmmaker of Harper Lee: American Masters and author of Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird. Murphy will be on hand to discuss her film and also her recent conversation with Lee about Lee's much-anticipated new novel Go Set a Watchman. Viewers should visit to watch the live screening, and can also submit questions during the talkback for Murphy to answer. This screening will be broadcast right out of the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Restaurant Week Summer 2015 and More Restaurant Specials 

Restaurant Week is coming! Beginning Monday, July 20 and continuing through Friday, August 14 the restaurants participating in this summer's Restaurant Week will offer three-course lunches for $25 and three-course dinners for $38. The list of participants is not yet available on, but there is an option to sign-up for newsletters and deals to keep you informed of events and happenings as well as a general FAQ page for restaurants and diners involved in Restaurant Week. In the meantime, there are some other great specials to take advantage of at restaurants in Lincoln Square. 

For the entire month of July, Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center is offering great desserts for its Festival de Helados event. During July, patrons can choose desserts from a delightful selection of creative ice cream-centric dishes such as warm apple empanadas with chocolate and vanilla mole ice cream or crepes with sea-salted cajeta ice cream. This special is part of a series celebrating flavors of Mexico. Make a reservation today by visiting the website or calling 212.977.7700.

On Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00pm, Boulud Sud is hosting a Bastille Day event as part of its Voyage Dinner Series titled Bastille Day on the Cote d'Azur. The four-course dinner will feature delectable seafood dishes paired with charming coastal wines selected special for the event. This event requires pre-registration as space is limited. Click here to purchase tickets and view the dish selections that will be available that evening.


To see all of Lincoln Square's great eateries click here

Sessions at the Circle

partnering with Jazz at Lincoln Center to bring the public a live concert series called Sessions at the Circle, on the second floor of Time Warner Center, every Tuesday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, starting on July 21 and running through September 1. Every concert is free and open to the public. 


According to The Shops there are "four things we love about The Shops at Columbus Circle's Sessions at the Circle summer music series: Air conditioning, shopping, cocktails, and an incredible line-up of performances."


Visit to see the details on each performance. 

Some Info from DSNY
Many business owners and managers are unaware of the sanitation violations they can accumulate. So, NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has put together a great and informative flyer explaining how businesses can successfully avoid some of the more common sanitation violations around the city. Our organization and our Clean Team work very closely with DSNY year round keeping our district clean, frequently encountering certain violations. Most importantly, all businesses must hire private carting companies for collection and disposal service, properly package and place material out for collection and keep their area clean, as well as place the private carter's sticker and pick-up schedule in a store window. Click here to view a PDF version of the flyer.

Also from DSNY, effective July 1, 2015, certain expanded polystyrene (EPS) items were banned from sale, distribution, or use in NYC. These banned items include polystyrene foam single-service items including cups, bowls, plates, takeout containers, and trays and polystyrene loose fill packaging, commonly known as packing peanuts. This provision includes a grace period lasting from July 1, 2015 until January 1, 2016, however, as of last Wednesday businesses should not use or offer the aforementioned EPS items. Following the grace period, Notices of Violation will be issued and civil action may be taken. Though EPS products are commonly used, there are many alternative packaging options available including paper, plastic, aluminum, and biodegradable products. Contact your packaging distributor about accessible alternatives to foam products.

For more information about the ban including exceptions, visit To apply for a Hardship Waiver please visit: You can also find this information in other languages at: Foam Ban Info in Multiple Languages. 

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