As Lincoln Square slowly reopens, we have been slowly putting our umbrellas back at Dante Park. Enjoy the shade in Lincoln Square! Photo credit: Elena Olivo
Reopening: Museums, Gyms and More
Governor Cuomo announced that indoor low-risk cultural activities in New York City can re-open to the public on Monday, August 24. Museums and aquariums are...
Folk Art Museum to Reopen August 28!
The American Folk Art Museum at Two Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th & 66th Streets) will welcome visitors back on Friday, August 28 (with Member...
New-York Historical Society Exhibit: Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine
On Friday, August 14, New-York Historical Society opened a new, free exhibit: Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine. Curated by poet and journalist Kevin...
Lincoln Square BID's Virtual Business Get Together
On Tuesday, August 11, a number of Lincoln Square’s businesses and organizations got together for a virtual meeting to discuss how our businesses and organizations...
New York Asian Film Festival 2020
The New York Asian Film Festival is an annual film festival held in New York City, dedicated to Asian Film Culture. This year, the 19th edition will take place from...
Helpful Updates on PPE
By now the importance of personal hygiene and face coverings is extremely evident in the fight against COVID-19. So, what really works?
Introducing the Sanitation Foundation
To better align with their organization’s mission and position themselves as innovators in waste reduction, The Foundation for New York’s Strongest has...
Jupiter Symphony:
Jupiter Live 8.24.20

Max Alvarez on Alfred Hitchcock Lecture 8.19.20

CorePower Yoga: CorePower Live

Free Virtual Book Club for Adults with Vision Loss

Performing Arts Conservatory: Sleeping City

New Outdoor Classes at Color Me Mine

8.16.20 - 8.23.20

Outside Dining in
Lincoln Square

Commercial Waste & Private Carting Requirements for Businesses
Commercial businesses in New York City are required to hire a private carter to collect their commercial waste. According to DSNY, commercial waste should be set out for collection within two hours of the scheduled pick-up or within one hour of closing your business for the night. Businesses are required to post and maintain a decal with their carter’s name, license, contact information, and other relevant information. For more information on you requirement, see please see DSNY’s website. To report service complaints or unlawful actions by private carters, visit the Business Integrity Commission’s website.
SCA Real Estate Search for Educational and Childcare Space 
School Construction Authority is seeking classroom/instructional, early childhood and childcare/after-school use space. Sites must meet the following requirements: no higher than 4 stories, contain rooms no less than 650 SF in size, dedicated entrances, dedicated bathrooms, are code compliant and can house programs serving children from 3 years old to approximately 14 years. Please submit to any sites that meet these minimum requirements.
"MEND NYC" Program for Hospitality Industry Mediation 
The Mayor just announced the launch of MEND NYC, a program to provide mediation to New Yorkers and hospitality businesses across the city who are in disputes over quality-of-life issues. This is a free, innovative alternative that can bring lasting solutions to longstanding local issues that have been laid bare by the COVID-19 crisis, which has caused an increase in complaints to 311. Read the press release here, and please consider tapping into this new resource whenever it can be helpful with resolving any local disputes your hospitality businesses might be facing.
Light Up the City Purple on August 26
The WomensActivism.NYC project at the New York City Department of Records and Information Services has coordinated a five‐year celebration of American women winning suffrage, which culminates in 2020. Celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage by lighting up a building or lighting up other locations in purple on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Women’s Equality Day. To participate, fill out this form and return it to
Manhattan Outdoor Dining Photo Contest
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is launching a friendly competition to find the most creative outside dining arrangements at Manhattan restaurants! Take a photo of your favorite outdoor dining set-up and email it to by Tuesday, September 1, with the subject line “Dining Contest". Be sure to include the restaurant’s name and address in the email. Borough President Brewer will select winners all across Manhattan and will even visit some of the most exciting ones!