Skip to comments.Grinched!: No Tree at Lincoln Center This Christmas (Annual Tradition Comes to End)
Posted on 09/03/2009 6:50:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The economy is putting a squeeze on the nation's biggest arts complex. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is canceling its holiday tree lighting ceremony in December.
The decorated tree erected in the center's main plaza has become an annual tradition, with a live televised ceremony drawing both New Yorkers and tourists.
Lincoln Center blames the cancellation on what it calls "the challenging economic climate" -- and also construction at the entrance to the plaza.
[Construction] will be completed by next year, but it is in no shape to hold the group that the tree attracts," Kate Merlino, a spokeswoman for Lincoln Center, told the New York Times. She said the tree would be back in 2010. The Manhattan arts complex spends millions of dollars on single opera productions, in addition to symphony concerts, theater and dance.
The arts center doesn’t WANT to be as heavily attended this year?
Wouldn’t be green, doncha know?
Nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that it is a (frown) north european (scowl) even Lutheran Christian thingy.
Maybe Lincoln Center could be arm-twisted to do something a bit smaller scale, say, for kwanza.... or something for mohammad, pbuh. Perhaps -12bama could say something low key, something that puts the icing on after his oratory to school kids everywhere. No reason to do something “overblown” for Christmas.
Hmmmm - Still plenty of monies for the “piss christ” art
You’d think they would try to bring some cheer to the folk during these hard times...YOU KNOW for the chillllldren! Anti-christmas SOBs!!
All those Christian haters will be unhappy when people stop buying Christmas presents.
Ramadan iftar instead.
So they're saying Christmas is canceled because of the Obama economy?
Wondering if The Won will decide to show his cost cutting prowess by trying to decorate the organic garden instead of killing a tree.
Their site rebuilding is taking two years instead of one.
So why not put up a tree OUTSIDE the center?
These stupid red sons of bitches stand to be knee deep in Christmas trees unless they change their tune.
This better not be real! With all those Billions to spend, he can sure put up a Christmas tree, well of course unless it’s against his religion......eh?
The one in Lincoln Center is for the Upper West Side snobs who couldn't actually go to midtown, unless it's to visit Saks (which is across the street).
I’m calling the lincoln center tomorrow I suggest everyone else do as well!
Are they replacing it with a minarette?
If they are hurting financially, they will lose out on revenue by this decision. It's cultural.
The NEA held a phone conference to create more "OBAMA HOPE PRAISE" posters on your dollar.
Obama didn’t give Christmas gifts to his kids. Instead he selected a gift “for the whole family”.
The Clintons decorated their White House Christmas tree with condoms and needles.
Eyes will be on the White House this Christmas. Especially in light of Obama’s pro-terrorism Ramadan dinner guests.
Some good person could donate a tree.
Thousands no doubt would if they just had had a few million in liability insurance.
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