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Lincoln Square is for Lovers
I Heart You Pillow from the American Folk Art Museum Shop

Grab your sweetheart, because businesses, organizations, and restaurants here in Lincoln Square are ready to help you spread the love this Valentine's Day. 

To surprise your Valentine with a loving present, stop into one of Lincoln Square's many retail destinations offering special treats and gifts. 
 
The American Folk Art Museum Shop has a delightful selection of unique and artistic Valentine's Day gifts to show your sweetheart you care. From pillows with love-centric messages to a creative bouquet of felt flowers, your Valentine will feel the love with a handmade present from this wonderful little shop at 2 Lincoln Square. 

Inside of The Shops at Columbus Circle,   Monica Rich Kosann, a kiosk on the ground floor,  can help you celebrate Valentine's Day with its Poesy Ring Necklace collection , a charming way to say "I love you". These ring pendants are inscribed with little love-filled quips such as "I love you more" or "My Heart". You can also customize your own 18K or Sterling Silver Poesy. 

Swarovski, also on the ground floor, has a special Valentine's Day Collection of crystal pendants and ... READ MORE about Valentine's Day shopping, dining, and events in Lincoln Square
Single Classes for WeBop Jazz Academy 

WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program for children eight months to five years old. During each 45-minute session  families stomp, strut and swing to the joyous rhythms of jazz as they learn about the core concepts, instruments, and great performers of jazz. 

Typically, WeBop is offered on a term by term basis, with eight or four week sessions. However, the program is currently offering single class opportunities for families who want to try out the program or cannot commit to full-term registration. Single class tickets will be available for select sessions at $50 per ticket. You can browse the list of available classes by clicking here

WeBop is an excellent way to introduce young children to jazz sounds and offer an energetic creative outlet.  Click here for more information about registration and term fees. 

*All WeBop classes are child and adult participation classes. WeBop is not a drop-off toddler program.
Jazz + Wednesday at American Folk Art Museum

During the run of the exhibition,  Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America , the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates remembrance and life. 
 
The jazz trio plays each Wednesday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  The next scheduled performance is Wednesday, February 1 (today). 
Admission to the performance is free, but space is limited. This exhibition will continue until Sunday, February 26.  Securing the Shadow is a contemplation of American self-taught portraiture through the lens of memory, loss, and post-mortem remembrance. 

Admission to the American Folk Art Museum is free. The museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square. 
Cop of the Month Ceremony
Congratulations to the Sergeants and Officers of the 20th Precinct who were honored on Friday, January 27 at a Cop of the Month Ceremony. The Lincoln Square BID works closely with the 20th Precinct on many neighborhood issues and communications and we appreciate Captain Levon Holley and his team's dedication to serving Lincoln Square and the Upper West Side.  
Celebrate Black History Month with NYC Parks
In honor of Black History Month, the NYC Parks Department is offering a free event focused on African artists as part of its Art Inspired By series . At these sessions,  guests can c reate their own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques through a hands-on workshop.

This event will take place on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center at 232 West 60th Street. RSVP is required. For more information, you can contact 212.397.3159.  

Also, check out the NYC Parks' website for a commemorative  overview of African American history as told through NYC Parks' statues, exhibits, and historical photos and stories. For instance,  before the Civil War (1861-1864), the area now known as the  Martin Luther King Triangle  in the Bronx was the site of two stations on the Underground Railroad. Also, Cedar Park, now known as Cedar Playground, is largely considered the birthplace of modern Hip-Hop, and you can click here to listen to NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and DJ Kool Herc talk about this history. 

There is so much more information, stories, and facts about Black history in NYC as told through the lens of NYC Parks. Be sure to check it all out
Hotel Excellence Awards 2016
Susanne Hatje (L) | Suzie Mills (R)
The Hotel Excellence Awards gala, held this year on January 30, 2017, is a prestigious celebration hosted by Where┬« | IN New York, in collaboration with the  New York City Association of Hotel Concierges and the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. The gala honors and recognizes the very best in the New York City hospitality industry. 

The Lincoln Square BID would like to congratulate two of our wonderful Board Members for their awards: Susanne Hatje with the Mandarin Oriental, New York won Best Hotel Amenities and Suzie Mills with Trump International Hotel and Tower won Best Supporting Manager. 

A very warm congratulations to Suzie and Susanne! 
Choral Master Class with Kent Tritle
The Lincoln Square BID was thrilled to partner with the Lighthouse Guild's Vocal Ensemble as these talented musicians carolled around the neighborhood during the holiday season.  

This month, esteemed Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Kent Tritle, will present a special master class with the Vocal Ensemble at  the Lighthouse Guild's Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School .

The concert will take place on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00pm in the Lighthouse Guild Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The Lighthouse Guild is located at 15 West 65th Street. 
Happy Valentine's Day!
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