December 1, 2010
The Lincoln Square Holiday Tree, which helped kick off this year's Winter's Eve festival, will be on display at Dante Park at Broadway and 64th Street through the New Year. This year's 27 foot Balsam Fir has been generously donated by McNulty Outdoors and installed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Tree decorations have been created by Glitterlimes and Debbie Tuch with generous donations from Hammonds Candies and Soutine Bakery in partnership with the American Folk Art Museum.The tree is lit daily from 4:00pm until midnight.READ
November 23, 2010
On Monday, November 29, 2010 the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Eleventh Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York City’s largest holiday festival!
Winter’s Eve kicks off at 5:30pm with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park (Broadway and 63rd Street) and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Stores, restaurants, cultural organizations and public spaces in the district will be buzzing with activities for both children and adults.
At the same time, sidewalks along Broadway from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street will be alive with performers, street musicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled stroll through the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.
Check out the official Winter's Eve site: www.winterseve.org.READ
November 2, 2010
The ING New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners and will take place on Sunday, November 7 across the five boroughs. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before 2 million cheering spectators and 315 million worldwide television viewers. Crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the greatest thrills of a lifetime as this is the largest one-day live sporting event in the world. More than 40,000 runners will take part, including Olympians and many more of the world’s best endurance athletes.READ
There are several weekend activities planned including 4,000 runners in the inaugural NYRR 5 on Friday, November 5 and some 15,000 runners in the Continental Airlines International Friendship Run, which will start near the United Nations at 9:00 a.m. and finish in Central Park on Saturday, November 6. On the eve of the marathon, Saturday, November 6, a celebratory fireworks display will take place at 7:30 p.m. above the finish line in Central Park at West 67th Street. The weekend will be filled with great spectating opportunities; however, there will also be some temporary road closings and parking limitations on Sunday, which are necessary to allow such a huge event to be feasible in our city.
Click here for a letter from New York Road Runners with details. For more information on the marathon, visit www.nyrr.org.
October 15, 2010
The West Side YMCA’s BooFest Halloween Party & Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm on West 63rd between Broadway and Central Park West.
This fun interactive event provides children with a safe place to celebrate Halloween by participating in a Halloween Parade, a Monster Mash, Halloween themed- games, autumnal arts and crafts projects, and will take home a healthy and fun treat bag. The day’s family-focused activities also include a bouncy castle, face painting, arts & crafts, and a live music performance by kids rock band, Laughing Pizza.
Pirates Booty, Snow Natural Beverages and Magnolia Bakery have donated treats... so come and enjoy. Also on sale will be food from 63 Bites. For more information, visit www.boofest-westsidey.org.READ
September 24, 2010
At 7:00pm on Sunday, October 3, the Auditorium at the New York Institute of Technology will host the 12th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival - a film festival that takes place in over 203 cities across six continents starting the week of Sunday, September 26 and commencing on Sunday, October 3. This year, 10 compelling Short Films out of 440 entries from 43 countries were carefully selected and film enthusiasts will get to be the judges. Each filmgoer will be handed a voting card upon entry to the auditorium and asked to vote for the one film they think should win.
This an annual global event reaches over 100,000 people in over 200 cities participating across six continents. Admission to the event is only $5.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door. For more informaion call 646.273.6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.READ