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Lincoln Square Fun at Home

Jan 11, 2022
Lincoln Square Fun at Home

While New York continues to face the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, you may choose  to stay inside as the health of the City recovers. The good news is you can still enjoy culture and entertainment from local Lincoln Square businesses from the comfort of your own home. We’ve put together a few virtual events from around the neighborhood in the coming week below.

Entertainment & culture

American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square at Columbus Avenue): Enjoy the Museum’s free, critically acclaimed performance series on Facebook Live this Friday after work. The music of each event thematically reflects the spirit of self-taught art on view at the museum. Click here to see the performance for Friday, January 16 that starts at 6:00pm.

Kaufman Music Center (129 West 67th Street at Broadway): This past November, the book “Who is Florence Price?” written and illustrated by students from the Special Music School (SMS) was published and celebrated. Now, enjoy a free Facebook Live event on Wednesday, January 12 at 7:00pm during which the authors will introduce the book, and SMS middle school and high school musicians will perform Florence Price's music! Click here for the event.

Film at Lincoln Center (70 Lincoln Center Plaza): FLC offers virtual content and rentals to watch from the comfort of your home. This month, enjoy films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience featured virtually through the New York Jewish Film Festival (which we wrote about last week). The virtual film bundle is $85 and individual film rentals are $12. FLC’s Virtual Cinema page also offers Luminaries, Q&A’s from past screenings, and talks. Check out the video content and films here.

AMC Lincoln Square 13 (1998 Broadway at 68th Street): If you’re in the mood for a blockbuster movie experience, AMC offers AMC Theatres On Demand with a number of rentals you can enjoy at home. Check out what’s on demand here. Plus, when you rent or buy movies you can earn AMC Stubs® points, which add up to in-theater rewards for later, and you can rent select movies every Monday for just $3 each. Find more information and rentals for AMC Theatres On Demand here.

Creative outlets

Color Me Mine (177 Amsterdam Ave at 68th Street): Color Me Mine offers paint-at-home options for customers looking for a unique, creative project. Order a pottery piece online, pick it up at the store, paint at home, and bring it back to be fired! You can enjoy all of the fun of Color Me Mine safely at home—it’s a great family activity or even solo project for a relaxing time. Check out the pottery painting kits to-go here.

Paper Source (10 Columbus Circle): Paper Source offers virtual workshops regularly, and coming up this month you can get a fresh start to 2022 with a creative journaling workshop. The workshop will take place on Sunday, January 16 at 11:00am or 3:00pm. Click here to check out the workshops. Also, later this month, try a brush lettering workshop to learn and practice basic pen strokes and styles.

More fun

Order a book online from Shakespeare & Co. (2020 Broadway at 69th Street) for curbside pickup so you can shop and support the store safely. Click here to search for books. Or, check out staff picks and find a new novel for your reading list.

You can also take advantage of pickup services for online book orders with Amazon Books in The Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle). Click here to see details on ordering and the store. Amazon Books has a book curators section, too, so you can check out recommendations on what to read next.

Check out some unique New York Public Library events taking place virtually this week, like joining in on a Crossword Club to help solve a puzzle as a group with NYPL staff. The next club meeting is Wednesday, January 12 at 10:00am. Click here for Crossword Club. Or, join an adult coloring group that meets every Thursday morning at 11:00am virtually to socialize and enjoy a therapeutic coloring session. Click here for Adult Coloring Social Hour on Thursday, January 13. There are also a number of tech-based virtual classes coming up, such as learning responsive web design or Microsoft Excel for beginners. Search the event calendar for an array of online offerings here, including book discussions, creative writing groups, and more.

Photo credit: American Folk Art Museum