Bright lights and pop-up delights are heading to the Lincoln Square neighborhood this holiday season as the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District announced its expanded vacation program to celebrate the neighborhood’s resilience and return of culture.
The Lincoln Square neighborhood celebrated the return of its Christmas tree on Monday night, which now shines brightly on Dante Park (Broadway and 64th Street) across from the recently reopened Empire Hotel and PJ Clarke’s, Lincoln Square. Upstate NY’s 30 ‘Concolor Fir features star-shaped ornaments that were designed by community members in partnership with a small local business and pottery studio, Color Me Mine, Upper West Side. The tree also features ballet pointes donated by the New York City Ballet and iridescent stars from the American Folk Art Museum.
The Lincoln Square BID has announced a month-long special series of pop-up shows that will delight the neighborhood with a rotating lineup of local artists every Wednesday in December at Dante Park, late afternoon and early evening. The talent lineup includes Frank London and the Klezmer Brass Allstars; Mariachi Nuevo Mexico; internationally renowned tap artist, performer, choreographer, educator and conductor, Michela Marino Lerman; a surreal performance specially commissioned and choreographed by Alice Farley Dance Theater; the Kaufman Music Center High School Special Choir; New York City Lion Dance Team Choy Loy Fut; and sing with VocalSoul and the Fabulous Fezziwigs. For more details, visit www.lincolnsquarebid.org/holidays and note that the rainy dates for all performances will be the next day, Thursday, with the exception of the Kaufman Music Center High School Choir, which will not be postponed in the event of a rain.
“The Lincoln Square neighborhood vacation this year is a way to celebrate the return of our community as more businesses open and reopen, and more New Yorkers return to the cultural heart of our country. city, ”said Monica Blum, President of Lincoln Square BID. . “We hope this will provide visitors and residents of our neighborhood a unique opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of our neighborhood throughout the holiday season, especially since you’ll never know what type of show you’ll find each. Wednesday in December. “
The Lincoln Square BID also extended its choreographed Tumbling Brights lighting display, which launched in place of the holiday tree last season. Instead of ten figures, there is now a procession of 15 illuminated spiritual figures lighting up Broadway malls from Columbus Circle to 70th Street as symbols of hope, resilience and solidarity. The installation is designed by New York-based lighting company Linnaea Tillett Lighting Design Associates with Seth Tillett.
The complete, sustainable and eco-friendly lighting installation not wrapped around any trees, as well as the Christmas tree will be on display until January 2022.
Additionally, the Lincoln Square BID highlights neighborhood events and offerings throughout the month of December. The Lincoln Square BID sincerely thanks Glenwood, Con Edison, Deutsche Bank, 15 Central Park West, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Ogden CAP Properties, Milstein Properties, Fordham University, TD Bank, Global Holdings Management, New York Institute of Technology, Mandarin Oriental , New York and New York City.
For more information on the Lincoln Square BID, please visit www.lincolnsquarebid.org/holidays.