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Enjoy the Holidays in Lincoln Square
Holiday Brass from The New York Philharmonic
Holiday Brass at David Geffen Hall

It's the Holiday Season and Lincoln Square's neighborhood cultural centers have some special treats to help you celebrate in 2016.

On Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm, the New York Philharmonic will get you i n the holiday spirit with its fun Philharmonic tradition: a performance of Holiday Brass. This concert will feature the powerful virtuosity and brilliance of the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, with host, conductor, and beloved former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith. The program will include works by Mozart, Handel, and Anthony DiLorenzo, plus traditional Christmas and Hanukkah favorites for an afternoon of joyful music. This concert is a special event at David Geffen Hall and you can purchase tickets here

Also on Sunday, December 18, Kaufman Music Center will present  Hanukkah Playhouse at 1:00pm at Merkin Concert Hall. For this special holiday event, t he  Broadway Playhouse  cast will take families on a music- and comedy-filled celebration of Hanukkah, with songs, stories, sing-alongs and audience participation games. This performance will engage audiences with...Read More.
Brand Our BigBelly!

Thanks to Neighborhood Development Grant funds from City Council Member  Helen Rosenthal, the Lincoln Square BID was able to purchase a number of BigBelly compactor receptacles for Lincoln Square! These units will help reduce piles of trash that accumulate on the s treet at our neighborhood's busiest locations. 

The BigBelly receptacles are already in use, but you can help us brand them for the neighborhood and passersby. The Lincoln Square BID is in the process of wrapping the compactors with some creative copy and imaging. Can you think of a tidy tag line, a hygienic haiku, or a spotless sonnet that would be perfect on our new receptacles? If so, click here to submit your idea and help us make Lincoln Square cleaner, safer, more beautiful, and fun! You may be eligible to win a prize as well if we use your language. 
New Year's Eve in Lincoln Square
Cheers to the end of 2016! It is almost time to sip champagne and welcome the new year with friends, family, and cheer. Here in Lincoln Square there are a few businesses ready to help you ring in 2017 with special event programming on Saturday, December 31. 

On this evening, Ascent Lounge, located on the 4th Floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, will host a New Year's Eve 2017 Va Va Voom Experience--a celebration to welcome the new year with elegance and a breathtaking view of Columbus Circle. The celebration will feature an  unlimited open bar and award winning gourmet dinner hors d'oeuvres, plus a live screening of the ball drop. During the evening, guests will also be entertained with live performances by Lady Alchemy and Christina Everett, along with featured DJ Tom Macari The entire event w ill take place from  9:00pm until 2:00am.  Ticket packages begin at $150 per person. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Also at 10 Columbus Circle, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on the 5th Floor will host C├ęcile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio, featuring bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Lawrence Leathers for an incredible New Year's Eve jazz performance. There are two performances for the night, one at 7:30pm which includes a three course dinner menu at $250 per ticket, and one at 11:00pm which includes a three course dinner menu plus a Champagne toast at $375 per person. For more information, contact CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 and visit the event page for more details about the fabulous performance and the dinner menu options. 

Up Broadway at The Empire Hotel (44 West 63rd Street), The New Empire Rooftop is hosting a ticketed New Year's Eve celebration from 9:00pm to 2:00am. The experience includes...Read More.
Baroque Festival - Chamber Music Society
Brandenburg Concertos at Alice Tully Hall

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's  Baroque Festival is currently underway now through Tuesday, December 20. Tickets have become a hot commodity as only a few performances still have available seats. 

On Tuesday, December 13 there are still tickets available for Baroque Collection: Italian Splendor. T his all-Italian program throbs with energy as fresh today as it was in the 18th Century. The festival concludes with the popular Brandenburg Concertos. The Chamber Music Society's  annual performances of Bach's "Six Concertos for Various Instruments" have become an essential component of the holiday season for listeners of all ages and musical experience. Tickets remain for the performances on Friday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 20.

Every concert  takes place at  Alice Tully Hall. Visit 
chambermusicsociety.org to learn more about the Baroque Festival and to see everything going on at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Final Days of Forgiving Fines

The City of New York is reducing penalties and interest for many violations issued by the Department of Sanitation, Department of Buildings, and other city agencies. This does not include Parking and Real Property violations.

There are only a few days remaining to take advantage of this program and reduce the amount you owe the City. Amnesty will end on Monday, December 12, 2016

Visit the Forgiving Fines website to join the program and for more information.
Council Member Rosenthal: Post-Election Community Forum
New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal is holding a Post-Election Community Forum tonight, Thursday, December 8 at 6:00pm at John Jay College located at 524 West 59th Street.

The Community Forum will be an opportunity for people to come together, get organized and engaged, and hear from organizations that  are expert in issues of concern.

The forum will be joined by Commissioner Agarwal of the Mayor' s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the NY Immigration Coalition, constitutional law and civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, 350NYC, as well as organizations representing religious freedom and LGBTQ rights.

You can RSVP here, although it's not required. Click here to see an event flyer. 
Lighthouse Guild Vocal Ensemble Spreads Holiday Cheer
The Lighthouse Guild Vocal Ensemble has spread great holiday cheer and  seasonal music in Lincoln Square for the 2016 Season, helping to make the holidays a bit brighter for everyone. Hosted by our organization, the Ensemble toured the neighborhood on Wednesday, December 7, stopping at various locations for wonderful performances of classic and upbeat holiday songs. You can view clips from their performances on The Lincoln Square BID's Instagram . We also want to thank those who hosted these performances at some locations, helping to create an even more cheerful atmosphere. 

For more information about The Lighthouse Guild, visit lighthouseguild.organd for more information on The Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School visit lighthouseguild.org/musicschool .

And, if you missed this fabulous ensemble in Lincoln Square, they will be performing next week on December 14, working with the East Midtown Partnership and other hosts, on the East Side at several locations which are listed here
Fab Folk Fest No3
Fab Folk Fest No3 is coming to the American Folk Art Museum on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. The fest celebrates the beauty and craftsmanship of art by the self-taught. Art lovers are invited to co me see the pieces, buy them, and observe how it is all made.

Nine amazing artisans will be at the American Folk Art Museum Shop featuring their work. Plus, seasonal refreshments will be served.  Museum admission and all Fab Folk Fest events are free of charge.

The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square, on Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Street. Click here to learn more about Fab Folk Fest No3 and visit folkartmuseum.org to see everything coming up at the American Folk Art Museum. 

Also, there are even more crafty goodies to explore and buy at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market from now through Saturday, December 24. 

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