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Lincoln Square Clean Team Tackles Stella
Ten members of the Lincoln Square BID's Clean Team braved yesterday's storm--as did the members of our four person Goddard Riverside crew--so that people could safely navigate Lincoln Square's streets and sidewalks and can do so today as well. A big thanks also goes to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation  which showed up in full force to clear and salt paths through Dante Park and Richard Tucker Park and to the New York City Department of Sanitation for plowing our streets. 

As the storm has officially passed, our Clean Team will continue to clear crosswalks, pedestrian crossings in the Broadway Malls, bus stops, catch basins and fire hydrants today, removing slush and ice. We are appreciative of their hard work and also of the diligence of our neighborhood property owners and businesses for their efforts to keep their sidewalks clear through the storm. 
Thank you to our amazing teams for their dedicated service!
Swing University - Spring 2017
This spring at the I rene Diamond Education Center, four different Swing University sessions will be taught between March and June: Duke Ellington, Jazz Vocalists: The First 100 Years, Jazz 101, and Jazz 301.

The classes, which meet weekday evenings, cover topics and history relating to Jazz figures and art . The courses are designed to help you become a better listener and more thoughtful appreciator. JALC's talented faculty will introduce you to sounds new and classic, illuminating the music's history and placing it within a modern context, so you'll become a fast jazz expert with these fun, informal classes. 

More information about the Spring 2017 schedule, including cost, can be found here Also, if you can't commit to an entire section, Swing University offers several single class options
Get Tax Help and Avoid Tax Season Scams
It's tax season and the New York Public Library Riverside Branch is again offering free tax aid a nd preparation courtesy of the AARP organization on Thursdays through April 13. Sessions run from 11:00am - 3:00pm and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Most returns ... Read More
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer's Upper West Side Town Hall
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer is holding a Town Hall on the Upper West Side on Thursday, April 6 at Goddard Riverside Community Center located at 593 Columbus Avenue (88th Street). Doors open at 6:30pm. Click here to see a flyer for the Town Hall. 
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington
On Monday, April 3 at 7:30pm, Kaufman Music Center will present, as part of its What Makes It Great? Series, " It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington ", a program hosted by Rob Kapilow, NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist. This celebration of the 20th century's greatest jazz composer spans Duke Ellington's long career, from his wildly original reinventions of his own pop songs in the 1930s to his final studio album in1971." Rob Kapilow will show how Ellington continually pushed boundaries, reinventing music of all kinds in his own voice--from the blues to Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite"--while bringing the big band tradition to an astonishing creative height that continues to inspire musicians today.

Tickets to this event at Merkin Concert Hall begin at $55 and you can purchase them here. This event will also 
feature music performed by the virtuosic big band ensemble The Kyle Athayde Dance Party. 
UWSR Eco Letter
Did you know that  Upper West Side Recycling offers a free newsletter called t he  UWSR Eco Letter? The letter  is intended to provide substantive information about environmental activities, organizations and publications relevant to the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is sent out six times per year. 

The March/April 2017 letter includes information about growing your own fruits and vegetables in the city as well as organizations that can train you and provide materials to start urban gardens. It also includes a list of local recycling events and other resources. 

For more information from the UWSR Eco Letter click here, to subscribe click here

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