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New Year's Eve in Lincoln Square
New Year's Eve: La Vie Parisienne at the New York Philharmonic
If you're looking for something memorable to do on New Year's Eve this year, Lincoln Square's bars, restaurants, and cultural spots can help you plan an eventful December 31. 

Classical music lovers can ring in the New Year with a beautiful performance of La Vie Parisienne, a musical love letter to Paris, by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Alan Gilbert. The performance begins at 7:30PM with tickets starting at $89. You can find and buy your seats here or by calling 212.875.5656. 

From 8:30PM to 10:30PM, Boulud Sud will offer a special New Year's Eve Gala 6-course Prix Fixe menu for $295. The special set menu includes Golden Osetra Caviar (normally priced at $150 per ounce), as well as Leek fondue with Potato and Langoustine "Bouillabaisse" and other delectable gourmet dishes. You can make a reservation by clicking here or calling 212.595.1313. 

Rosa Mexicano has a special New Year's Eve Menu full of appealing options. At the top of the menu, a special 4-course Fiesta is available for the entire table to enjoy. The Fiesta includes Rosa's infamous Guacamole en Molcajete, followed by a combination of Lobster and Beef Flautas, an entr´┐Że of choice from the menu, and a combination of the two available desserts. Book your reservation here or by calling 212.977.7700. 

Making Plans in 2016
There are only a few more days left of 2015 and, now that you've made your New Year's Eve plans, it's time to start thinking about exciting happenings in 2016. Fortunately, cultural events in Lincoln Square will help you start off the new year with exciting plans, as many are offering great events in early 2016 -- a few are highlighted below:

There is still time to catch The Big Apple Circus's newest show right here in Lincoln Square. The Grand Tour is a circus extravaganza set in the 1920s and features acts from the four corners of the globe. Ships, trains, automobiles, and airplanes will serve as the backdrop for breathtaking acts of wonder, accompanied by the seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band playing live as clowns, jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, and domestic and rescue animals leave audiences smiling and cheering. Performances at The Big Apple Circus's Big Top tent in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park only run through Sunday, January 10 so "step-right-up" and get your tickets here today.

The 25th edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival, the preeminent showcase for groundbreaking films exploring the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world, returns in 2016 from Wednesday, January 13 through Tuesday, January 26. The festival is co-presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This year features...READ MORE about the New York Jewish Film Festival and upcoming events from The Broadway Playhouse series at Kaufman Music Center and Lincoln Center's American Songbook
Holiday Lights Along Broadway

There is some extra holiday shine along Broadway from 60th to 70th Street during the holiday season. As is our tradition, one tree in each of the ten Broadway Malls in Lincoln Square has been illuminated with festive holiday lights. A big thanks goes to Gracious Home and Con Edison for making this possible.

As you stroll along Broadway enjoying the cheer, be sure to stop at Dante Park at 63rd Street and snap a photo with our beautiful 27-foot Concolor Fir Holiday Tree, which has been shining brightly since it was illuminated during Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square on Monday, November 30. The Tree and the lights along Broadway will be on display into January. 
How to Help NYC's Homeless
With concerns about homeless issues on the rise, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a recent ABNY Breakfast that the city is creating a new initiative to more effectively respond to concerns regarding homelessness in New York City. The new initiative is called HOME-STAT, which stands for Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams. These teams will work closely with existing homeless response and prevention programs to help better transition homeless New Yorkers into supportive services and eventually housing. HOME-STAT will add three new components to existing efforts: Proactive Canvassing, Immediate Response, and Citywide Case-by-Case Integration and Management. You can read more in-depth explanations of these initiatives and NYC HOME-STAT by clicking here

At the Lincoln Square BID, our staff and uniformed Public Safety Officers (PSOs) work closely with Goddard Riverside and the New York Police Department's Homeless Outreach Unit to address the homelessness in our neighborhood. We look forward to HOME-STAT working closely with these programs, supporting these relationships, and better helping homeless individuals access important resources. 

Now that the weather will be cooling down as we move into the New Year, the best way for residents, visitors, and workers to help homeless New Yorkers is to call in to 311 if they see someone in need. It is our understanding that a HOME-STAT representative will respond to these calls within approximately one hour. Though individual acts of kindness, such as offering food or money, are charitable, they are only short-term solutions to a long-term problem. The Lincoln Square BID encourages everyone to call 311 for those who need assistance, as it will put homeless individuals into contact with beneficial resources that can offer real help. Visit the Department of Homeless Services website to see how you can best lend a hand. Of course, our staff and PSOs will continue to work regularly with Goddard Riverside and the NYPD regarding homelessness in Lincoln Square. 

The Board and Staff of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and happy New Year!

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