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19th Annual Meeting on May 12: New Location
Fordham University's School of Law at 150 W. 62nd Street will host the Lincoln Square BID's 19th Annual Meeting
Each year our organization holds an Annual Meeting in May in order to conduct business and to network with our members. We review the year's accomplishments, elect Directors to our Board, adopt the upcoming Fiscal Year budget, hear from a diverse group of speakers and present some well-deserved awards.

Fordham is once again our gracious host, but this year, we are moving to a new location on the Fordham Campus. Our meeting will be held in Fordham University's School of Law located at 150 W. 62nd Street on the 2nd floor in the Costantino Room. Please note this new location so that you don't miss out on this terrific breakfast where you will hear from some interesting speakers including Gregg Bishop, SBS Commissioner; Captain Levon Holley, the new Commanding Officer of the 20th Precinct; and Stephan Russo, Executive Director of Goddard Riverside Community Center.

Eligible property owners, commercial tenants (business representatives or owners), and residents can vote on corporate matters if registered. To register to vote, click here. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. In order to attend the meeting, visit the Keep Informed section on our website, email us at [email protected], or call our office at 212.581.3774.

Don't miss this wonderful networking event and a chance to see Fordham University's new Law School.
New Store on the BLOCH
BLOCH, a dance footwear, apparel, accessory and fashion brand, is coming to Lincoln Square. Just this week BLOCH window wrapping went up at the former home of Rayburn Musical Instruments on Columbus Avenue at 62nd Street.
BLOCH sells technical dance products for all genres of dance. They also offer dance inspired fashion products for both activity and leisure.
Stay tuned for more as we look forward to welcoming BLOCH to Lincoln Square. Visit them online at
LC Kids Presents: Meet Me at the Fountain 
This spring, children, families, and amateur crime fighters alike will have the chance to solve a great mystery at Lincoln Square's iconic performing arts institution thanks to LC Kids programming. Meet Me at the Fountain is an interactive adventure that takes guests, young and old, all over the Lincoln Center campus to help a secret crime-fighting team, called Eyes of the Fountain, stop a diabolical plot to sabotage an opera diva on her big night. The program's run time is 30 minutes and multiple sessions will take place on three different dates: Saturday, April 30; Saturday, May 21; and Sunday, May 22. A new session begins every half hour between 10:00am and 4:30pm on each day.

Meet Me at the Fountain is an interactive experience for young audiences. If you need assistance in finding a time slot appropriate for your group or if you'd like more information about the program please call 212.721.6500. Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult and tickets are $25 each. This program is best fit for children 7 years old and up. 

Check out Eyes of the Fountain's promotional video here and get ready to solve the case!
Essentially Ellington HS Jazz Band Competition & Festival returns to JALC
It is once again time for Jazz at Lincoln Center's annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. One of the most innovative jazz education events in the world takes place right here in Lincoln Square at Jazz at Lincoln Center from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. Tickets to hear these talented young musicians perform the music of Duke Ellington and other big band composers are available now.

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 receives 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.

All performances are $25.50 and take place at Fredrick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center located on the fifth floor of Time Warner Center. Visit for ticket information for each day of the competition and festival.
Mother's Day in Lincoln Square
Celebrate "Moments With Mum" with Links of London
Mother's Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 8! And nothing is too good to show mom how much you care. Luckily, Lincoln Square shopping spots offer some of the best gifts you'll find for Mother's Day and offer fun ways to celebrate. 

At Links of London on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, you'll find jewelry as charming as your mom for Mother's Day. The store offers a wonderful selection of bracelets and charms, and necklace chains so you can customize a gift for the occasion. Also, Links of London has a special Mother's Day Disc Charm engraved with the phrase "Every Day is Mother's Day" so that mom knows you always care. You can even get the charm engraved with your own personal touch on the reverse side. 

Sugarfina's ground floor kiosk at The Shops can help you put together a sugary gift for mom now through May 8. In the store, you can design you own 8 or 4 piece "Sweetest Mom" Mother's Day Bento Box, which is a floral watercolor pattern and rose gold foil box that you can fill with any candy or chocolate of your choice. Plus, if you spend $100 or more, you will receive a Gorjana Gemstone Bracelet to pair with your sweet gifts.

On Saturday, May 7, you can bring mom to Lincoln Square's Richard Tucker Park for...READ MORE.
Arts for All Panel at Macaulay Honors College
As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is inviting the public to hear a special panel discussion on Thursday, May 12 entitled "Arts for All: Cultural Leaders Discuss Diversity". The panel will feature Katy Clark, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater; and Niegel Smith, Artistic Director of The Flea Theater to discuss diversity issues in the performing arts.

The panel will explore how these leading organizations are working to increase diversity and inclusion on both sides of the footlights: among artists, audiences, and the administrators who make the decisions behind the scenes.The discussion will include a look at a report by NYC's Department of Cultural Affairs called Diversity and Equity in New York City's Cultural Workforce, part of an ongoing initiative by the agency to support the cultural sector's efforts to better engage the residents of the City. Click here to register to attend. 

Macaulay Honors College is located at 35 W. 67th Street. To see the entire events calendar visit
Broadway Goes to Church at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Broadway's stars are coming to share "Songs of Hope" on Monday, May 2, part of the Broadway Goes to Church series at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. The inspiring evening of music will feature TONY-Award winners Lillias White and Cady Huffman, Emmy Award-winner Liz Callaway, and Fiddler on the Roof star Jessica Vosk. The evening is hosted by recording artists Will and Anthony Nunziata (pictured right). Ticket and concert information for Broadway Goes to Church is available at

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle holds many free musical events including Sacred Sounds at St. Paul's, an organ concert series featuring students from the Juilliard School and The Melita Ensemble, a resident chamber.  See all of the upcoming events here

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle is located on the corner of W. 60th Street and Columbus Avenue. Visit to learn more about this landmark church in Lincoln Square's backyard.

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