Join us for New York's largest holiday festival on Monday, December 2! Winter's Eve kicks off with the Upper West Side's only Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30pm in Dante Park with headliner and rock icon  Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes , Master of Ceremonies Jawan M. Jackson, Every Voice Concert Choir , The Metropolitan Opera, and WABC-TV's Amy Freeze. The event includes tons of free live entertainment, delicious food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4), in-store activities, exciting sidewalk surprises, and so much more throughout the neighborhood. 

Winter's Eve takes place rain, snow, or shine.  Visit  for details or click on the photos below! 


Community Alerts for Thanksgiving Day 2019
The NYPD's 20th Precinct has released important details about parking restrictions in our area related to the Thanksgiving Day Parade this coming Thursday, November 28. Click here to view the post on the 20th Precinct's twitter feed with details

During the balloon blow-up, streets around the American Museum of Natural History where the event occurs will be closed. Police began shutting down streets near the inflation area Wednesday morning to prepare for the event and more closures will occur throughout the day. During the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, a number of streets will be closed at the discretion of the NYPD. Click here to view the list of closures on DOT's website.

Warm Clothing Drive at AAA
Help keep families warm this winter. Through, Tuesday, December 31 stop by the local Lincoln Square AAA location at 1881 Broadway to donate new or gently used clothing items. Contact AAA at (212) 586-1723 for more details about the clothing drive

Also, don't forget to bring a coat to Winter's Eve on Monday, December 2 to donate to the New York Cares Coat Drive. The donation box will be in Dante Park from 5:30pm - 9:00pm at Broadway and 63rd Street.
Camp Fair with New York Family: 12/8
New York Family's Camp Fairs are free events that allow parents to meet and interact with  camp directors from a wide variety of both day and sleepaway camps for campers ages 3-18. Camp Fairs for summer 2020 are happening in December and January. Click here to register to attend the Upper West Side Camp Fair on Sunday, December 8 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at BASIS Independent Manhattan, 795 Columbus Avenue. 
Small Business Saturday: 11/30
Get ready to celebrate the small businesses that make our communities unique--Small Business Saturday returns on Saturday, November 30.  From family-run corner stores to boutiques and salons, small businesses are an important part of the day-to-day of this bustling city. Small Business Saturday is a great way to connect with your local small businesses and enjoy special deals. Learn more at  and post about your experiences using #ShopSmall and #SmallBizSat on social media.
Construction Alerts for Your Block!
Residents can now sign up for email alerts from the Department of Buildings to sign up for construction updates on particular building projects.  Visit the Department of Buildings' web page and enter your email address and the "Job Number(s)" of the construction project(s) for which you want to receive status updates. The DOB will send you weekly emails showing the status of each Job Number entered. Council Member Helen Rosenthal invites residents to contact her City Hall (212-788-6975) or District (212-873-0282) offices with any questions.