Harvest in the Square is as Local as Local Gets

Harvest in the Square

This Thursday, Harvest in the Square returns in its 19th year bringing together foodies and the best of local restaurants in support of Union Square Park. ‘Local’ and ‘farm-to-table’ may be trendy now, but from its inception in 1996, ‘local’ has been a main focus of this event as established by original restaurant chairs, Danny Meyer of the Union Square Cafe and Eric Petterson from The Coffeeshop. Each restaurant’s Continue reading

The Strand’s First Editions Club

This upcoming October, our friendly neighborhood bookstore, the Strand, will be launching its First Editions Club. Subscription to the club will provide all you bookworms the opportunity to receive either 5 or 10, staff selected signed books each year with the added benefit of exchanging the book for something else if you so choose. Continue reading

The Harvest in the Square Menu is REVEALED!

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The 19th Annual Harvest in the Square is happening next Thursday, September 18th! We’ve got the full menu from over 40 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants serving up unlimited tastings paired with wines and microbrews from NY State and beyond! Delicious dishes include Barbounia’s Cured Tasmanian Ocean Trout with Jerusalem Bagel, Crushed Cucumbers, Labaneh, Dill and Trout Roe, Union Square Cafe’s Chilled Linguine with Clams, BLT Prime’s Roasted Dry Aged NY Strip and Continue reading

Paragon Sports Warehouse Sale Returns TOMORROW (Sept 9)

Paragon Sports

Paragon’s Warehouse Sale returns tomorrow (runs September 9 – 21) to Union Square. Grab killer deals of 50-80% off sportswear, exercise gear, and clothing from brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and Rawlings, with a limited selection from Spyder, Helly Hansen, and Burton at radically reduced rates. A Union Square staple since 1907, Paragon Sports has been the New York destination for generations.

For updated hours check out their website.

Entrance is on 18th St between Broadway and Fifth Ave (212-255-8889).

 

Thank You for Participating in Summer in the Square!

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The days are getting shorter, and the nights are a little cooler…all signs that summer is officially over. We wanted to thank all of you for making our Summer in the Square series spectacular this year! We had thousands of people come out each week for our free fitness classes, children’s programming, dance, jazz and more! Our Summer in the Square series is made possible through our annual food & wine fundraiser, Harvest in the Square. We hope that you can join us for the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square taking place on Thursday, September 18th at 7:30 PM in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Use code “HUNGRY1” to save $10 on tickets at www.harvest2014.eventbrite.com.

 Fitness in the Square series was expanded this year to include both morning and evening classes. Each Thursday morning started with “Wake Up Yoga” from Continue reading

U.S. Open Brings the #FlavorOfTheOpen to Union Square at Noon


The U.S. Open wants you to get a taste of the menu offerings they’ll be serving up, bringing samples to the streets of NYC. The #FlavorOfTheOpen Food Truck will be stopping by Union Square today at noon offering up samples of Lobster Rolls from Liberty Pier Seafood Co., Beef Sliders from Pat LaFrieda Meat Co., and Farm to Fork Chicken Sandwich from the Farm 2 Fork, all of which will be in the Food Village at the Open. Continue reading

NBA Nation Arrives in Union Square Today!

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The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation, is making its way to Union Square today, Tuesday, August 5th. Come out to enjoy a day full of basketball fun in Union Square Park, including taking part in activities such as the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown, the Sprint Ultimate Shot, NBA Broadcasting Booth and more! The NBA Nation event will take place in Union Square Park’s North Plaza from 12 PM – 8 PM. Continue reading