District News

Spend August Around Lincoln Square

Aug 7, 2019
parkgoers enjoy free music in Richard Tucker Park in the summer
August is a popular time of the year to travel, but why not spend a staycation in Lincoln Square? In the neighborhood, there are plenty of activities and promotions that will make you feel like you can treat yourself like you're on holiday!
At Film at Lincoln Center, there are still a few more free double feature weekly screenings left to celebrate their 50 year anniversary on Thursdays through September 11. Click here to see the line-up and beat the heat of August inside of the Walter Reade Theater for some fun Thursday nights. Also, in remembrance of Toni Morrison, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am will return to Film at Lincoln Center this Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 at 12-noon. Don't miss your chance to see this artful and intimate documentary about Morrison’s life and work. Click here for tickets
This week also brings the final few days of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, a series of free music, spoken word, and dance performances at Damrosch Park and on Lincoln Center's plaza. The series finale on Sunday, August 11 even includes a performance by David Crosby! Click here to view the remaining concerts
Free programming at the American Folk Art Museum includes guided tours, Free Music Friday events, and Wednesday afternoon jazz concerts. Take advantage of this month's special quilt exhibit and enjoy music and tours free of charge! Click here to view August programming
August is Clean Beauty month at The Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle). Enjoy free beauty demonstrations, makeup tutorials, and mini services at the Beauty Bar Pop-Up on the second floor. Click here for further information on promotions and to RSVP to the various events occurring this month.  
Want to treat yourself with a special dining experience? There's still about a week left of Restaurant Week, going through Friday, August 16. Click here to see participating Lincoln Square restaurants and make a reservation ASAP. Also, for some after work drinks, head to Center Bar (The Shops, fourth floor) is offering tiki-inspired cocktails throughout the month, complete with cocktail umbrellas, pupu platters, and just enough rum to transport you from Columbus Circle to the tropics.
Beginning later in the month, on Friday, August 23 is The Met Opera's Summer HD Festival, which features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions right on the Josie Robertson Plaza. Click here to see the schedule
Shops around the district are continuing to offer markdowns for the end of the summer. Save up to 80% on select styles for men, women, and kids from Zara (1963 Broadway) while supplies last. Brooks Brothers (1934 Broadway) is still having their Summer Clearance event, so stop there for up to 50% on spring and summer styles for a limited time only. Plus, until August 18, shop Century 21’s (1972 Broadway) Semi Annual Clearance Event for up to 40% off already-discounted items. Gap (1988 Broadway) has begun it’s back-to-school sale with 50% off all kids’ and baby styles, as well as an extra 50% off all women’s and men’s markdowns. In need of some new electronics? Shop Best Buy’s (1880 Broadway) Outlet Sale Event for up to 40% off on clearance and open-box products, ending August 10. And what about changing up your living space? At West Elm (1870 Broadway), get up to 40% off sofas, sectionals, chairs, and coffee and side tables, as well as up to 50% off outdoor furniture and décor and up to 30% off rugs. Additionally, get up to 40% off living room staples at Pottery Barn (1965 Broadway) while supply lasts.  

Many stores at The Shops at Columbus Circle are offering specials and promotions for the month. Check out the following stores: Eileen FisherSephoraMonica Rich KosannPapyrus, Swarovski, and The Art of ShavingClick here to read The Shops' newsletter about these promotions
August is a busy month for classes at Williams-Sonoma on the ground floor. Learn how to make cheesecake in an Instant Pot or brush up on your knife skills, and more! Click here to view the August events
Plus, don't miss the final three concerts as part of the Lincoln Square BID's Free Lunchtime Concert Series! Click here to find out who will be performing in Richard Tucker Park on Wednesdays at 12-noon through August 28
Enjoy an August staycation in Lincoln Square!
Photo credit: Filip Wolak