The mission of the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center is to meet the social, educational, recreational and cultural needs of the greater Lincoln Square neighborhood.

The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale...
— Vera Nazarian
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The Mabel Barrett Fitzgerald Early Childhood Center offers full-day program for children aged between two and five years old, providing high-quality, affordable childcare to parents and caregivers who need it most. Our team of teachers works tirelessly to nurture the socio-emotional, cognitive and physical needs of every child in preparation for kindergarten. Children play, socialize and learn to be healthy, with access to ballet and soccer classes.



The Lincoln Square/ West 65th Street Senior Center provides comprehensive services for older adults ages 60 and above by addressing social, physical and mental health needs, and coping with challenges of everyday living. A wide range of activities including congregate meals; recreational arts; movement and exercise; health promotions; case assistance; special events; trips and more, engage and empower members with the support and resources they need to remain in their homes, living as independently for as long as possible.


We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for children aged 5-13, where they can benefit from academic support, cultural enrichment, and social and recreational programming. Our After school, Summer Camp, and new Middle School Pilot Programs, offer disadvantaged youth not only first-rate academic tutoring, but also access to spectacular performances and classes from world-renowned artists through our partnership with Lincoln Center.

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We welcome one-time donations and individual gifts in support of all our programs; we also accept in-kind donations in the form of goods. Click here to see our wish list and LEARN MORE
To donate or to access guidestar to view our 990 form, please click the links below:

Corporate sponsors

The work we do would not be possible without donations from our generous corporate sponsors. LEARN MORE



Volunteers are needed throughout Lincoln Square's programs to help us fulfill our mission, touching the lives of 3,000 participants every year. LEARN MORE

Featured news

June 5th, 2015

Goddard Riverside Community Center and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Embark on Strategic Alliance to Build for the Future. 

AUGUST 1ST, 2015

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center had the pleasure of performing at Lincoln Center with Carmen De Lavallade as part of the Geoffrey Holder Celebration.

November 21ST-22nd, 2015

Get 50% off brand-new bestsellers in all categories while supporting the 26 programs of Goddard Riverside Community Center! Shopping hours 10-6 AM on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.

 Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center is proud to be a member of the the Better Business Bureau.