Fordham Contributes to 'Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square'Contact: Gina Vergel
Christmas Tree at Lincoln Square
Photo by Chris Taggart
"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."
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.