Full Harvest in the Square Restaurant List Announced

We’re excited to announce the participating restaurants and wineries for the 20th Anniversary of Harvest in the Square.  For nearly two decades, Harvest in the Square has been bringing people together to celebrate local food and drink, creating a strong sense of community in the Union Square neighborhood. Our work wouldn’t be possible Continue reading

Hit the Road During Summer Streets

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 2.06.14 PMSummer Streets is back this month with miles of car-free fun passing through the Union Square neighborhood. The pedestrian paradise launched last Saturday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm when streets were opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. With tons of activities, you won’t want to miss the next two event days. On August 9th and 16th, the NYC Department of Transportation will again close Park Avenue to motor vehicles from Brooklyn Bridge, through Union Square, and up to Central Park. Last year, nearly 300,000 people came out to celebrate public space by cycling, walking and dancing in the streets. Activities dot the path, including arts and crafts workshops, musical performances, dance, healthy snack stations and more! Check out the full activity list on the Summer Streets website. Don’t forget to stop by Union Square Park along the way for a free historical walking tour at 2 PM each Saturday, meeting in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue along the 16th Street transverse.

Harvest in the Square Early Bird Tickets End Soon!

USP_HITS_Blog_072815Save $20 with Early Bird tickets to the 20th Anniversary Harvest in the Square! Chefs from the most popular restaurants in the district will serve up unlimited tastings of signature dishes using fresh produce from our very own Union Square Greenmarket, while wines and microbrews will be served with each delicious offering. You can check out photos from last year’s Harvest in the Square here.

Order tickets now with code EARLYB to save $20. Offer expires July 31st.

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Get in on Union Square District Deals

f17172ea-c036-4cde-b123-ce1160b5901a This summer, Union Square Partnership brings you more deals than ever to some of your favorite neighborhood businesses. Take advantage of our newest deal book with offers that will keep you fit, fed, and entertained.

Union Square District Deals are available at USP’s information kiosk during Summer in the Square every Thursday on the South Plaza until August 13th.  Click here to download individual discounts directly from the USP website.

Most offers are valid through November 1, 2015 – check deals for specifics. This local business promotion is made possible with support from Citi.

USP and The Pavilion Celebrate Local Veterans at Special July 4th Luncheon

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In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Union Square Partnership and The Pavilion restaurant joined forces to honor local veterans receiving services at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System at our second annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon. To give thanks for the service of the men and women from all branches of the military in attendance, USP and The Pavilion sponsored the luncheon, which included an achievement ceremony for those who best exemplify mental health recovery at the VA’s Mental Health Clinic. “The Union Square Partnership is proud to work with the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System in our area,” said Jennifer Falk, Executive Director of the Union Square Partnership. “As part of our role serving the Union Square-14th Street community, we connect our local business community with key partners in the area and this annual luncheon is a small token of our deep appreciation of the work that the VA does day in and day out to support those who have served our country.”

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The luncheon took place at the Manhattan Clubhouse, a recovery-oriented space dedicated to helping veterans socialize, learn new skills, and connect with other vets in order to work towards mental health recovery. Over 80 veterans who demonstrated outstanding progress in furthering their recoveries were acknowledged for their service at the luncheon. The Partnership hopes to continue connecting our local businesses with community organizations. Special thanks to The Pavilion for providing each veteran with healthy boxed lunches. As we all set off for a long Fourth of July weekend, please keep in mind all of the heroic men and women who have served our country!

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