“Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square,” an annual celebration on the Upper West Side, kicked off the holiday season on Nov. 26. Fordham University was an official sponsor of the event, which was produced by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District.
Winter’s Eve is a vast indoor and outdoor festival along Broadway from the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street. Since its inception eight years ago, the celebration has been co-sponsored by Fordham. The event featured everything from street musicians and marching bands to outdoor food tasting offered by dozens of restaurants. This year, the University joined forces with Sodexho USA, which operates all of Fordham’s dining facilities, to feed about 100 festival volunteers.
“We couldn’t do this without the help of Fordham,” said Monica Blum, president of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. “Fordham provides photography and support and Sodexho workers from the Lincoln Center campus provide food for the volunteers. All of the nonprofits (in the Lincoln Center area) make this happen. They’re such a key part of this event.”