|DOT to Propose Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Changes at June 14 CB7 Meeting
On Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00pm, the New York City Department of Transportation
(DOT) will propose some area traffic direction changes and pedestrian safety enhancements to Community Board 7's Transportation Committee.
This meeting is the public's best chance to hear the detailed plan and raise concerns about traffic changes in our neighborhood. DOT's proposal will detail pedestrian safety enhancements and directional changes for portions of West 60th (West End to Columbus), 62nd (Amsterdam to Columbus) and 64th Streets (West End to Amsterdam).
The June 14 meeting will take place in Community Board 7's office at 7:00pm at 250 West 87th Street, 2nd floor (between Broadway and West End Avenue). For contact information, and to see a flyer for the meeting, click here.
|Lincoln Square's Lunchtime Summer Concerts Set to Return on July 6
There's a reason to look forward to Wednesday afternoons this summer in Lincoln Square. Our Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is returning to Richard Tucker Park each Wednesday from July 6 - August 31 from noon to 2:00pm. Thanks to a continued partnership with the MTA Arts & Design's Music Under New York (MUSIC)
and sponsor support from TD Bank
, America's Most Convenient Bank, nine free concerts will add a lively rhythm to the heart of our district with musical genres as diverse as the city itself.
Concertgoers are encouraged to grab lunch and make their way to Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and 66th Street for complimentary refreshments provided through a great partnership with Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle
. There will also be free and gentle restorative yoga stretch sessions in between each day's performances.
|Father's Day Shopping in Lincoln Square
Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 19 this year, and of course Dad needs a special present to commemorate this day. Luckily, Lincoln Square businesses are offering a number of Father's Day gifts and goodies that will show Dad just how much you care.
In their kiosk on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, Sugarfina
has sweet treats for sweet dads this Father's Day
. You can satiate Dad's sweet tooth while showing him you care with the purchase of dad-forward chocolate bento boxes, titled Vice Collection, which feature dark chocolates with bacon and alcohol infused flavors.
The Spa at Equinox Sports Club
, also located in The Shops at Columbus Circle, is offering Dad the gift of rejuvenation with Sports Massage and Equissage treatment packages. The Sports Massages (50 minutes for $315) are meant to help with pre- or post-workout flexibility, recovery, and restoration while the Equissage package (60 minutes for $384) allows for....READ MORE
|Celebrate the Start of Summer
Lincoln Center's popular summer music and dance program, Midsummer Night Swing, begins on the evening of June 21 at 6:30pm with a swing and blues performance by Catherine Russell Septet. The programming will continue through Saturday, July 9 and features live performances of jazz, tango, disco, and much more. Each performance takes place outside at Damrosch Park, West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, and guests can enjoy individual performances or opt to buy a pass package, such as a Four-Dance Pass which is good for entry to four performances or a Season Pass which is good for up to 16 entries. Midsummer Night Swing is a wonderful and interactive opportunity to enjoy great foot-tapping music on Lincoln Center's great campus and to hear from really talented musicians. Click here to learn more about tickets and pass options or call 212.875.5443 for more information.
Also on Tuesday, June 21, three Make Music New York performances will take place in the district at Dante Park, at Broadway and West 63rd Street, Richard Tucker Park, at Broadway and West 66th Street, and 10 Columbus Circle (in front of Time Warner Center). From 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Les Ballets de l'Opera Chinois de New York will perform traditional Chinese ballet dances, bringing in elements of cultural and modern dance influence to enthuse audiences. At Richard Tucker Park ... READ MORE
|The Human Rights Watch Film Festival comes to the Film Society of Lincoln Center
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival
will return to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for its 27th edition from Friday, June 10 through Saturday, June 18. The series features proactive documentaries, dramas, and special interactive programs aimed at addressing global human rights. Many of the filmmakers will be on hand to discuss the works after the screenings.
Women's rights are the standout issue of this year's festival addressed in films like opening night's Hooligan Sparrow
from Nanfu Wang which follows the trail of bold activist Ye Haiyan as she becomes a fugitive of the state, and Jackson
, a riveting look at the dire state of abortion access in Mississippi. The festival also features 6x9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement
, in which participants don virtual reality head gear to get a simulated sense of what life is like in a tiny, concrete cell.
To see the entire slate of films and to purchase tickets visit filmlinc.org.
A 3+ film package and single tickets are available now.
|Kaufman Music Center Presents: Solar Flare
In a program focused on inspiring young women to compose, large ensembles from NYC's premier contemporary youth ensemble, Face the Music
, will perform works by established composers as well as young women representing the next generation of compositional voices. The bill includes works by five-time Grammy winner Maria Schneider, Grammy nominee Wu Man, Pulitzer Prize nominee Tamar Muskal, Whitney George and Nina C. Young, plus new works by four talented teen composers from Kaufman Music Center - Isabella D'Angelo, Isabel Janovsky, Sofia Belimova and Michelle David.
This concert is general admission. Single tickets cost $20 and are available here. Student and senior tickets cost $10 and may be purchased at the box office or by phone at 212.501.3330. Merkin Concert Hall is located at 129 West 67th Street.