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Lincoln Square BID Announces a Diverse Lineup for its FREE Outdoor Summer Concert Series - Supported by TD Bank
The Lincoln Square BID is excited to announce its continued partnership with the MTA Arts & Design's Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC), bringing free and excellent musical entertainment to locals and visitors of all ages in the Lincoln Square area - a neighborhood home to some of New York City's most renowned musical and cultural institutions. The annual concert series, held at Richard Tucker Park, at Broadway and 66th Street, offers genres as diverse as the city itself. No matter what your taste in music - reggae, beatboxers, jazz, or blues - you can hear it for free this summer during the wildly popular Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series every Wednesday from Noon until 2:00 p.m. this July and August. The concert series is sponsored by TD Bank - America's Most Convenient Bank.

Performers new to the lineup this year include: Receta Secreta, Groove Merchants, Stiletta, The Blue Dahlia, and the Carlos Casado Project. Plus, audiences can enjoy performances by returning favorites like Yaz Band, Opera Collective, Underground Horns, and more. Click here to see this year's full schedule of performers. 

Concert goers are encouraged to grab lunch and make their way to Richard Tucker Park for complimentary refreshments provided through a partnership with Whole Foods MarketThere will also be free and gentle restorative yoga stretch sessions by instructors from the West Side Y in between each day's performances for some lunchtime relaxation.

Through these live performances at Richard Tucker Park, we celebrate New York City's incredible diversity of music and cultures, and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975)...READ MORE.
The Fence is Down in Dante Park
After many years of looking at a chicken wire fence, Dante Park is finally free of the tangle of wire that hung around its border for many years. The freshly opened space comes thanks to the Parks Department which removed the fence earlier this month. Plus, thanks to additional funds from the Greenacre Foundation and Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the Lincoln Square BID will be able to add more greenery to an increasingly beautiful green space. 

While the newly opened park is inviting, we ask that you please keep off of the grass in an effort to keep the park as pristine as possible. Please continue to use the Lincoln Square BID's trash and recycling receptacles for any litter. And, as a reminder, dogs are not permitted in the park. Of course, everyone is welcome to enjoy the multiple shady seating areas along Dante Park's perimeter. 
New Shades for the Summer
Summer is officially here, and that means lots of days in the sunshine. So, you'll definitely want to check out Lincoln Square's eye-wear stores for the latest sunglass styles. 

In The Shops at Columbus Circle, both Morgenthal Frederics on the ground floor and newly reopened Solstice on the third floor offer unique and chic sunglasses and frames. At Morgenthal Frederics, you can shop the store's Sun collection, which features ten different designs including aviator styles and cat-eye styles as well as round frames. Some of the options even come in bold colors to capture the fun elements of summer style. At Solstice, there are plenty of great name brand sunglasses-such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs, and Ray Ban-for both men and women. The store offers a wide selection of styles that range in color, frame shape, and material, so you can find something that really matches your personal style. If you want to add some shade to your shades, swing by J. Crew or H&M to pickup a classic Panama hat for an iconic summer look. 

Also in the neighborhood,  OPTYX by gruen at 2009 Broadway similarly has a large selection of brand name styles for men and women such as Tom Ford and Gucci. You'll be able to choose from some of the most trend-forward sunglass shapes and colors to really add flare to your outfits this summer. Plus, you can schedule...READ MORE.
Treat Your Grad to a Gourmet Lunch
Recent graduates may have survived the year on a steady diet of ramen noodles and dollar pizza slices, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve a gourmet meal. In Lincoln Square, you can celebrate academic achievements at Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud with special Graduation Lunches.  

Both of Chef Daniel Boulud's Lincoln Square restaurants start the meal with a celebratory toast for the graduate to whet the appetite for a wonderful three course prix fixe lunch. At Bar Boulud diners can enjoy shrimp aioli, spring pea risotto, and the crowd pleasing Frenchie Burger. At Boulud Sud, the menu features Arabic lamb flatbread, hand-rolled garganelli, and chicken tagine. Both meals come with choice of celebration cake for the table. 

The Graduation Prix Fixe is $48 per person at either restaurant. Reservations must be made by calling 212.595.1313 24 hours ahead of time for Boulud Sud and 48 hours ahead via 212.5950.0303 for Bar Boulud. Both offers are for parties of four people or more. Be sure to request the Graduation Prix Fixe upon reserving, and be sure to let the restaurant know the graduate's name and your choice of cake.
Oslo: New Play Opening at Lincoln Center Theater
Oslo, a dark comedy about the back-channel talks that led to the Oslo Peace Accords crystallized by the iconic handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat on the South Lawn of the White House, is set to open at Lincoln Center Theater on Monday, July 11. The show is currently in previews and tickets are available now.  

The play has been described as a darkly funny and sweeping work about a group of Israeli, Palestinian, Norwegian and American men and women struggling to overcome their fears, mistrust and hatred of each other. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers once again presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas that examines the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. 

Oslo will run at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in the lower level of the Vivian Beaumont Theater located at 150 West 65th Street. Tickets are available for purchase at or via Telecharge at 212.239.6200
DSNY Manhattan SAFE Disposal Event - Sunday, June 26
The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a SAFE Disposal Event (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of harmful household products. The Manhattan SAFE Disposal event takes place on Sunday, June 26 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Teachers College at Columbia University located at West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

The public is invited to bring harmful household products - like electronics, motor oil, old batteries, unused medications, and paint for disposal. Plus kids can say hi and get photos taken with the recycling characters.

To read more about the event and to see a map of the site, visit

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