Sunday, November 25, 2007

NYC on the Cheap: What to Do - Lincoln Center Tree Lighting

What: Lincoln Center Tree Lighting
When: Monday, November 26, 2007 @5:30pm
Where: Josie Robertson Plaza (Columbus Ave., btw. 62nd & 65th Streets)

Join hosts, Sam Champion (Good Morning America) and Sade Baderinwa (WABC-TV) in Lincoln Center's Tree Lighting & enjoy performances from New York City Ballet’s production of Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and excerpts from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel.

After the performances, join in the festivities at...

Winter's Eve

Go on a Winter's Eve Scavenger Hunt starting at the Information Tent at 63rd Street and Dante Park. Enjoy complimentary a peppermint hot chocolate or gingerbread latte from the Starbucks Eurovan on Broadway, or look out for free cocoa, cider, and holiday snacks from local businesses and cultural organizations. And from 6 to 8pm, various Lincoln Square restaurants will be offering food tastings (some free, others up to $4) under canopies in front of Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, along Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets and at Richard Tucker Square between 65th and 66th Streets. Participating restaurants include:

  • Asiate
  • Bar Masa - VERDICT: $1.00 for a very tasty pumpkin bisque with perfect texture...yumm!
  • Bouchon Bakery - VERDICT: the best chocolate squares!
  • Cafe Fiorello
  • Cafe des Artistes
  • Cafe Gray - VERDICT: above average mac & cheese, but not worth $2.00 for a palm-sized tin...
  • Compass
  • Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and Great Performances
  • Europan Bakery CafĂ© - VERDICT: your average muffin-shaped, mini brownies...but come on, $1.00!?!
  • Francesco Pizzeria and Restaurant
  • Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant
  • Josephina
  • Landmarc
  • Nanoosh - VERDICT: plain mushroom broth...perfect for mushroom lovers!
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • O'Neals'
  • P.J. Clarke's
  • Porter House New York
  • Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center
  • Sapphire Indian Cuisine
  • Siam Inn
  • Soutine Bakery
  • Sushi a-go-go
  • Tavern on the Green
And as icing on the cake (no pun intended), check out ice sculptures & ice sculpting demonstrations in front of Time Warner Center between 6 to 8:30pm! For more info, visit the Winter's Eve site.

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