Broadway from 59th to 66th Sts.
Monday, November 26, free, 5:00 on
The thirteenth annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square takes place November 26, beginning at 5:00 with the tree-lighting ceremony in Dante Park led by Suzanne Vega, the cast of Avenue Q, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, local news anchor Sade Baderinwa, and kids’ singer Laurie Berkner. Among myriad other live performances, Brave Combo will be playing on 62nd St. from 6:30 to 8:30, Soul Farm will be in Dante Park at 6:30 and 7:45, the Marcus Strickland Quartet will be at the American Folk Art Museum at 6:45 and 7:45, ¡Retumba! will be inside the David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:00, the Alice Farley Dance Theater will be presenting surrealist street theater all night long, Cynthia Sayer & Sparks Fly will be in Richard Tucker Park at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00, Cobu will present Japanese percussion and tap-dancing in front of Alice Tully Hall at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00, Batala New York will be in front of ATH at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30, the Outer Borough Brass Band will be in Dante Park at 7:15, the Hungry March Band will be in Dante Park at 8:30, the Hot Sardines will take over Richard Tucker at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30, the Emmet Cohen Trio will be on the second floor of the Time Warner Center at 8:00, and the Stephane Wrembel Trio will be on the Empire Hotel Rooftop from 6:30 to 9:30. Among the family-friendly events are the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, face painting, arts and crafts, and a photo booth at the American Bible Society and the Big Apple Circus, the La Guardia High School Show Choir, the casts of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Motown: The Musical, card making, circus face painting, and more on the second floor of the Time Warner Center. There will also be special activities as TD Bank, a holiday concert and sing-along in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, screenings of Annie at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and Santa at Gracious Home, Brooks Brothers, and St. Paul’s. You can check out tastings from local restaurants for $1 to $5, including A Voce, Asiate, Bar Masa, Bouchon Bakery, Landmarc, Boulud Sud, Ed’s Chowder House, Magnolia Bakery, Rosa Mexicano, P. J. Clarke’s, the Smith, and ’wichcraft, among many others. The event producer, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, is asking attendees to bring a new or gently used coat to donate to New York Cares, for people in need following Hurricane Sandy.