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Sign-up for your Lincoln Square Business Profile Today
The new Lincoln Square BID website is almost ready to launch! Once it is online, the new site will include free business profiles and a free business portal for member retail locations, restaurants, cultural organizations, and property owners in Lincoln Square. These profiles will display detailed information beyond just a listing, including a photo, the option for Open Table links, and more. On the back end, t he portal will allow members (with a password and login) to access and edit the individual page. 

We are extremely excited about these new features and interactive portals, but we need to begin building these profile pages before the site launches; we need to gather all of the necessary information for each listing (i.e. business name, business hours, website link, image, etc.).
If you are a member business, organization, or property owner, please click here to email us so we can get you started on your free profile!   This is your chance to tailor the information these profiles will offer to all of our website visitors.

Reminder, our online profiles are only available for organizations within the geographic boundaries of the Lincoln Square BID. 

W hen the site launches, we will notify every member to set up access to the portal.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office via email or via phone at 212.581.3774.
Workshop & Clinic for Restaurant Owners and Managers
On Monday, January 9 Council Member Helen Rosenthal and the New York City Department of Small Business Services  are hosting a Workshop and Clinic for Restaurant Owners and Managers. 

Topics covered include pertinent regulations, marketing strategies, accounting/financing tips for restaurants, and more. To register for this event click here. 

The clinic takes place from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the National Council of Jewish Women at 241 West 72nd Street. Click here to download a flyer.
New York Jewish Film Festival 
Stefan Zweig's Farewell to Europe makes its NY Premiere on January 24

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will continue a successful partnership this month with the 26th edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival. From Wednesday, January 11 to Tuesday, January 24, this festival will showcase  the finest contemporary narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diversity of Jewish experience.

The 2017 festival features an engaging lineup of films and shorts from the iconic to the iconoclastic, including global, U.S., and New York premieres. More specifically, you can enjoy such pieces as Aida's Secrets, the documentary of a displaced Jewish family fractured by war learning about their personal history; a free, illustrated tribute honoring  actress and cabaret artist Valeska Gert; a 50th anniversary screening of Mel Brooks's  The Producers; The Women's Balcony, a dramedy about women speaking truth to patriarchal power and community tradition in Israel; and many more captivating films. Plus, there will also be a  related poster exhibition honoring the life and work of Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. 

Click here to view the entire schedule for the New York Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $14 per person for the general public (with special pricing for students and members) and can be purchased online and picked up at the Film Society's box office. Click here for important ticket information for the festival.
Free Family-Centric Activities in January
Keep your January fun and family friendly here in Lincoln Square, with plenty to do, thanks to our neighborhood's cultural organizations, to entertain kids and parents through this chilly time of year. 

On Saturday, January 7, you and your kiddies can catch a free performance at the David Rubenstein Atrium as part of LC Kids' Artists at the Atrium series. JoJo and the Pinecones, a clever, quirky kid-centric jazz band, will play a show at 11:00am and 2:00pm, both first come, first serve admission. The Artists at the Atrium series occurs on the first Saturday of each month. Click here to learn more. The David Rubenstein Atrium is located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. 

Also on Saturday, January 7, the American Folk Art Museum is hosting a Families and Folk Art event at 1:00pm, free of charge.  This program, titled "Portraits, Symbols, and Photography," will allow participants use of polaroid cameras, creative staging, and techniques with mixed media to create their own family portraits inspired by some of the art on view. Families and Folk Art events  introduce children ages 4 to 12, and their accompanying adults, to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours and hands-on activities. Though there is no fee for this event, space is limited so registration is required. Click here to register. The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square. 

Later in the month, another series presented by LC Kids, Storytime at the Atrium, offers families a chance to hear  beloved children's book authors read their own works at the David Rubenstein Atrium. On Saturday, January 21 at 11:00am, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork will be enlivened through a live reading of his book, Radiant Child. Radiant Child is inspired by NYC artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and teaches readers that  art and imagination doesn't always have to be neat or inside the lines to be beautiful. The David Rubenstein Atrium is located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. 

These free, local family friendly events are perfect activities to usher away wintertime blues with your kids. Be sure to check out all of our cultural organizations' calendars of events and our own Lincoln Square BID Events Calendar to make plans and take advantage of some wonderful programs this year.
Juilliard ChamberFest 2017
Ninety-five  Juilliard musicians will perform in eight free concerts over the course of six days during ChamberFest 2017. This year's festival begins on Monday, January 9 and runs through Saturday, January 14.  All ChamberFest concerts are  free, but tickets are  required (except for the January 11 "Wednesdays at One" concert). To find tickets visit

Students who participate in ChamberFest return early from winter break for a week of intensive coaching on pieces they've chosen to study, and they perform these works the following week in public concerts. Juilliard ChamberFest presents major works in the chamber music repertoire by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Mozart, Schubert, among many others, and will include several contemporary works by Olivier Messiaen, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, John Harbison, and György Kurtág.

ChamberFest performances take place in  Juilliard's Paul Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater and in Alice Tully Hall. Click here to see full schedule and visit to see everything going on at Juilliard.
DSNY "Night Plow" Schedule 
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is currently engaged in its seasonal "Night Plow" operation to ensure each Sanitation District is properly staffed in case of a winter storm emergency. From now  through Mid-April the  operation schedule assures that DSNY will have a sufficient number of employees assigned and available around-the-clock to operate essential snow fighting equipment in each of the City's 59 Sanitation Districts. 

During Night Plow, some residents' normal trash and recycling collection times may change temporarily, as workers in each district are assigned to the 4:00pm to midnight and midnight to 8:00am shifts, in addition to the regular daytime shift. To ensure pickup, put items out for collection between 4:00pm and midnight the evening before your scheduled collection day.
The Second Avenue Subway Line Has Arrived
Subway riders using the new Second Avenue Subway line at the 86th Street station. Wall Street Journal.
New Yorkers rejoice: The Second Avenue Subway line is finally a reality!  The MTA  opened the first segment of the line to the public on New Year's Day with new stations at East 96th Street, East 86th Street, East 72nd Street, and an enhanced station entrance to the 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue stop. The Second Avenue Subway also features the largest permanent public art installation in New York State history commissioned through MTA Arts & Design The Q Train services these stations, and southbound trains bring commuters and visitors right to the 57th Street/7th Avenue subway station--just a few blocks away from Columbus Circle. 

So, now it's even easier to enjoy Lincoln Square's many shops, restaurants, and cultural spots. Be sure to check out these great new stations and begin planning your trips between the Upper East Side and Lincoln Square.
Sugar Factory American Brasserie Opening Soon
Sugar Factory American Brasserie will open a new location at 1991 Broadway by February 2017. The new neighborhood hot spot will add some glitz, glamour, and a lot of sweetness to Lincoln Square. 

Sugar Factory is known the world over for its celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops, which have turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. At the new Upper West Side location, the restaurant 's interior will be adorned with plush leather banquettes and celebrity photos, and it won't be long before one of Sugar Factory's outrageous desserts makes its nightly Broadway debut.

The full menu offers treats for all with decadent and tasty fare to satisfy any craving. Created by a team of world-class chefs, diners can feast on everything from pancakes and sweet and savory crepes to salads, burgers and pizzas. Plus,  Sugar Factory offers spiked adult beverages made with premium spirits, including Sugar Factory's signature 36-ounce alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets, which is available without alcohol for the kids .
Get a sneak peek inside the new restaurant here. The Lincoln Square BID will be sure to let you know as soon as Sugar Factory opens its doors. 

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