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Lights Up on Lincoln Square is in full swing! This week, our outdoor performances will feature Mariachi Nuevo Mexico, with Rosa Mexicano selling Chicken Tortilla Soup today at 4pm, the Gabriele Tranchina Band on Wednesday, and Six13 on Thursday.

Our Tree Lighting last Monday, December 5, was a huge success, thanks to Chia's Dance Party, The Department of Spectacle, WABC-TV's Nina PinedaRosa MexicanoNYC Parks, our local public and elected officials, and all who attended the fabulous festivities. Take a peek at some of the photos from the Tree Lighting and our outdoor performances from last week featuring the Eric Person Quartet, VocalSouL, and Frank London and the Klezmer Brass Allstars.

Make sure to check www.lincolnsquarebid.org/lightsup for more details.

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Help us Bring the WinteRamble to Life on Dec 21

Come ring in the winter solstice with the WinteRamble - an illuminated community procession of Frost Giant puppets and icicle lanterns led by Processional Arts Workshop. The procession steps off in front of 1886 Broadway (between 62nd St and 63rd St) at 5:00pm and meanders through the Lincoln Square neighborhood until ...

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Greetings From The Big Apple

In case you've missed them, we have brought some very exciting installations to Lincoln Square. The Lincoln Square BID is excited to welcome The Big Apple, a Musical Tree, and Music Box by DIX au carré and urban art designer Felix Marzell to Dante Park. New York is synonymous with millions of small and magical stories, and this ...

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Street Design Manual Exhibit at Fordham University

The new exhibit on display at the Ildiko Butler Gallery at Fordham University at Lincoln Center showcases the NYC Street Design Manual, a book first published in 2009 by the NYC Department of Transportation. Most recently updated in 2020, the Street Design Manual is a document that has made New York City safer for ...

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AAA Member-only Offer on AmEx Gift Cards

Did you know your AAA membership now comes with one more additional perk? Along with emergency roadside assistance, connection to trip planning experts, and discounts at hotels and more, your AAA membership can also help you save when buying gift cards. Just in time for the holiday season, if you purchase five or ...



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TODAY 12/13: Mariachi Nuevo Mexico performs at Dante Park at 4:00pm!


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12/14: Hear the Gabriele Tranchina Band perform at Dante Park at 12:00pm


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12/15: Six13, Jewish a cappella group, performs at Dante Park at 4:00pm


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The VIP Sale Preview is now on at Bloch - get up to 50% off dance essentials


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Attend a free performance at the Your Voices sculpture through Dec 18


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Hear Handel's Messiah, Holiday Brass & more festive concerts at NY Phil


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Celebrate Hanukkah 2186 & Israel 75 at Kaufman Music Center


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Order gourmet holiday treats from Epicerie Boulud's Chef Daniel


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Join Lincoln Ristorante for the Feast of Seven Fishes, Christmas Eve & more!


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Lincoln Square is a One-Stop Shop for One-of-a-Kind Holiday Items


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Head to The Shops at Columbus Circle to find presents anyone will love


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We need your help! Sign up to volunteer at our WinteRamble



COVID-19, Flu, and RSV in NYC

New York City is facing high levels of COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The New York City Health Commissioner issued an advisory that strongly urges New Yorkers to wear masks in public indoor settings and crowded outdoor settings. The flu vaccine and COVID-19 boosters are our best protection against serious illness and complications. It’s safe to get both vaccines at the same time! To find a location near you, go to nyc.gov/vaccinefinder. NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher is hosting a COVID-19 booster clinic on Tuesday, December 13, and Wednesday, January 18. Find out more details here and schedule your appointment here. Lincoln Center is offering free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on Wednesday, December 14. Learn more by clicking here.

TONIGHT 12/13: West Side Cannabis Town Hall

NYC Council Member Gale Brewer, Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal, the New York State Office of Cannabis Management, and a number of other agencies will discuss the legalization and rollout of legal marijuana across the State in a Cannabis Town Hall on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 6 – 8 pm at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. RSVP here for the event, which will be hybrid — both in-person and on Zoom.

JCC Manhattan Winter Clothing Drive for Children through 12/16

Help elementary school students in NYC stay warm this winter. The JCC will be collecting new and very gently used children’s winter clothing in its lobby through Friday, December 16. Learn more at mmjccm.org/clothing-drive.

DOT Accepting Applications for 2023 Open Streets Program

On December 5, 2022, the Department of Transportation announced the availability of online applications for the 2023 Open Streets program. Through the Open Streets program, the Department of Transportation works with community organizations, schools, and businesses to provide activities in public space created by closing roads to vehicular traffic. If your Open Street will launch on or before June 30, 2023, you must apply by January 31, 2023. If your Open Street will launch on or after July, 2023, you must apply by April 14, 2023. Learn more about open streets on the DOT's website and from this presentation, and submit your application here.

The Kindergarten Application is Open, Apply by 1/20

The kindergarten application is open!  If your child was born in 2018 and lives in New York City, they are eligible to attend kindergarten in fall 2023. Apply here by January 20, 2023. Learn more here.

Tickets to the Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera has experienced a cyberattack that has temporarily impacted network systems, which include the website, box office, and call center. All performances will take place as scheduled; however, at this time, the Met box office is unable to process new ticket orders or facilitate exchanges and refunds. You can purchase tickets through Lincoln Center's website here.

Rat Prevention for BIDs and Commercial Corridors

Read this helpful presentation by Caroline Bragdon, Director of Neighborhood Interventions Pest Control Services at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, for rat prevention strategies. Visit nyc.gov/rats for more info.

Holiday Learn to Swim: Free Swimming Lessons

When school is out, it's a great time to learn the lifelong skill of swimming!

Children ages 6-17 can enroll in a weeklong program offered by NYC Parks that teaches water safety and swimming skills. Children will learn basic swimming skills and learn how to enjoy the water safely. All classes will be held on weekdays. Registration will take place from December 7 through December 21 on a first-come, first-served basis. The Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, which is conveniently located near Lincoln Square, will be one of the sites for the lessons. To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at (718) 760-6969 ext. 0. For more info, click here.