The 13th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square Monday

On Monday, November 26, 2012 the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and Time Warner will host the Thirteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York City’s largest holiday festival! Winter’s Eve kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony with world renowned singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, cast members of Avenue Q, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, WABC-TV’s Sade Baderinwa, and special guest Laurie Berkner from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Winter’s Eve continues through the evening 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 live music, 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.

The celebration begins with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.

Admission to Winter’s Eve is FREE, but the need for warm coats is even greater since Hurricane Sandy, so consider bringing a gently used or new coat of any size to Winter’s Eve to help keep local children and families warm this winter and support the New York Cares Coat Drive. New York Cares especially needs children’s coats and large men’s coats this season to help those in need citywide.
On Winter’s Eve you can drop off your coat at the following locations:
Dante Park – Broadway & 63rd Street
American Bible Society – 1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York Institute of Technology – 1855 Broadway at 61st Street
Time Warner Center – Concierge Desk, Ground Floor
West Side Y – 5 West 63rd Street between Broadway and Central Park West
YogaWorks at 37 West 65th Street, 4th Floor between Columbus & Central Park West

The Winter’s Eve Dance Tent, presented by TD Bank, will  be back this year with Grammy Award-winning, eclectic rock/polka/dance band Brave Combo. For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more.  They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey — offering what one critic recently wrote, “Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education.” 62nd St between Broadway and Columbus Ave 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award winner lead guitarist C Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. Their sound has been dubbed as New American music, full melodic song writing and progressive modern arrangements. Their live shows are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms and strong percussion breaks.  Winter’s Eve Main Stage at Dante Park, Broadway & 63rd Street 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Motown: The Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, Motown: The Musical tells the story behind the hits as Smokey finds his unique voice, Diana skyrockets to stardom and Berry fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into a triumphant reality. The music that shattered barriers and shaped our lives finally comes to the Broadway stage in the season’s most highly anticipated world-premiere event, Motown: The Musical… Get ready, ’cause here we come! Don’t miss this special free Winter’s Eve performance! Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, 2nd Floor 7:30pm

The Oscar-nominated 1982 film version of Annie, directed by the legendary John Huston and starring newcomer Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett, Albert Finney, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry and many more! Join the Film Society for this family favorite and enjoy delicious popcorn from indie food and wine free of charge! Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam  2:30pm, 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Stop by Guest Services to pick up your exclusive VIP shopping pass and free gift

– Complimentary hair touch-ups and hair consultations
–  A stress relieving hand ritual and lip makeover with purchase

Jazz at Lincoln Center (5th Floor)
– Open House with free guided tours, holiday cheer
– Enter to win special gifts
– Exhibit: 25 Years of Celebrating America’s Music

Miriam Salat
– Special Trunk Show and ‘Update your holiday look!’
– Holiday cheer

New York Running Co.
– Giveaways

– Guided tours of ‘Grand Cru Olive Oil Selection’
– Complimentary 1.7 fluid ounce bottle of basil olive oil with any $60+ purchase

Rosetta Stone
– $125 off level 5 languages

Satya Jewelry
– Holiday cheer

Solstice Sunglass Boutique
– $50 off purchase of $195 or more and gift with purchase

Church of Saint Paul the Apostle: Columbus Avenue & 60th Street
– Christmas Carol sing-along with the students of Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
– A visit by Saint Nicholas
– Holiday cheer: Christmas cookies and cider

Professional Children’s School
132 West 60th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues
– Concert by ‘most talented students’
– Holiday cheer: Holiday cookies

Jacadi Paris
1841 Broadway – on 60 Street
– Gift with purchase (while supplies last)
– Holiday cheer: Candy

Salon SCK
1845 Broadway between 60th & 61st Streets, 2nd Floor
–  Enter to win a luxury salon day
–  Holiday cheer

1845 Broadway between 60th & 61st Streets
– Complimentary hand wash treatment
– Holiday cheer

Tasti D-Lite
1845 Broadway between 60th & 61st Streets
– Holiday cheer

JPMorgan Chase Bank
1860 Broadway at 61st Street
– Financial Advice/Education
-Holiday cheer:  Tea, cookies and candy

Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA)
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
– Exhibit: Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion (Free admission)
– Guided “Eye Spy” and goodie bags

West Elm
1870 Broadway between 61st & 62nd Streets
– Mention Winter’s Eve & receive a 10% discount on all purchases

1870 Broadway between 61st & 62nd Streets
– 20% off bulk candy

1871 Broadway between 61st & 62nd Streets
– NYIT Promo items
– Face painting for kids
– Holiday cheer: Free cookies and beverages (Cafe will be open to the public this year)

TD Bank
1873 Broadway at 62nd Street
– Arts & Crafts: Elf Hat Craft Station
-Holiday Cheer

1900 Broadway at 63rd Street
– Gifts, gift wrapping, giveaways, discounted or free banking products/promotions
-Holiday Cheer: Hot chocolate, cookies, more to come

Roosevelt Hospital Ambulance
Dante Park, Broadway at 63rd Street
– Giveaways

West Side Y
5 West 63rd Street between Broadway & Central Park West
– Holiday cheer

lululemon athletica
1928 Broadway at 64th Street
– In-store yoga demonstrations

New York Public Library
Riverside Branch 127 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street
– Storytelling for Kids

Bed Bath & Beyond1932 Broadway between 64th & 65th Streets
– Product demonstrations

Brooks Brothers
1934 Broadway at 65th Street
– Pictures with Santa

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza,
– Exhibit: Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen (Free admission; closes at 8pm)

Yoga Works
37 West 65th Street, just east of Columbus Avenue
– Acro-yoga demonstrations
– Pick up a free week studio pass
– Holiday cheer

American Folk Art Museum
125 Columbus Avenue between 65th & 66th Streets
– 15% discount at gift shop
– Exhibitions: “Foiled” & “ Ooh Shiny!”

Tisch WNET Studio at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 66th Street
– The first 100 guests who visit will receive a thank you gift.
-Appearance by: “Sid the Science Kid”
– Holiday cheer

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
1961 Broadway at 66th Street
– Live Music – The “Potash Twins”
– Holiday cheer: Wine and cheese

Pottery Barn
1965 Broadway at 67th Street
– In-store “Holiday Decorating” demonstrations
– Holiday cheer

Century 21 Department Store
1972 Broadway at 66th Street
– Shop at our Lincoln Square store on Winter’s Eve and earn Double Loyalty Points!

MAC Cosmetics
148 Columbus Avenue between 66th & 67th Street
– Complimentary make-over with a holiday gift set purchase of $50 or more.

Banana Republic
1976 Broadway at 67th Street
– Holiday cheer

154 Columbus Avenue between 66th & 67th Street
-Holiday cheer

159 Columbus Avenue at 67th Street
– “The Brown Sugar Experience” –hand & arm massages
– Holiday cheer

Reebok Sports Club/NY
160 Columbus Avenue at 67th Street
– Holiday cheer: wine & cheese

Gracious Home
1992 Broadway at 67th Street
– Product demonstrations

Pottery Barn
1965 Broadway at 67th Street
– Holiday decorating demonstrations
-Holiday cheer

Innovation Luggage
2001 Broadway at 68th Street
– Packing seminars (3 times during evening)

BCBG Maxazria
2003-2005 Broadway between 68th & 69th Streets
– Holiday sales & cheer

Urgent Care Manhattan
199 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street
– Holiday cheer

About The Author

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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