OLIVIA the Pig Making Special Appearance at Summer in the Square Tomorrow!

OLV_SiS_2013Nick Jr.’s popular OLIVIA™  the Pig character is making a special return to Summer in the Square tomorrow! At 10:30 AM, join OLIVIA™ for Story Time and a book giveaway* and photo opportunity on the South Plaza. Continue reading

Summer in the Square Starts Next Thursday!

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Get outdoors this summer!  Summer in the Square returns next Thursday with a full line-up of free fitness classes, children’s entertainment, live jazz, dance classes and performances and more!  You told us that you wanted more fitness, and we’re bringing Continue reading

Olivia Comes to Union Square


At last Thursday’s Summer in the Square, children were delighted by a special appearance of Olivia the pig. Throngs of families lined the South Plaza despite the rain for a free book and to hear a special reading of OLIVIA Takes Ballet. The story was read by professional storyteller Luann Adams.

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Dancing with a Princess: Club Dance with Peridance

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Are you awkwardly holding up the wall when you and your friends go out on the town?  Do you find yourself the designated purse watcher while everyone boogies down on the dance floor?  Well, we’ve got the solution to all of your (non) dancing woes.  Continue reading

Summer in the Square – June 13th Recap

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company put on an unforgettable Performance.  (Photo: Scott Hobbs)

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company put on an unforgettable performance. (Photo: Scott Hobbs)

The rain did not knock this little green square in Manhattan down!  Summer in the Square kicked off yesterday and with it the most exciting, intense day of fitness and fun.  Kicking off at 7:00 AM, the Paragon running club set off and Circuit of Change‘s Mind Body Boot Camp kicked it in the rain.  It was exhilarating and inspiring.  No mat unmanned.  Continue reading

Summer in the Square Spotlight: Yoga with Jivamukti

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If running and boot camp are not your style, get Zen with our free yoga classes from Jivamukti.  Whether you’ve never taken a course before or are one bendy yoga expert, this free Summer in the Square class is for you.  The class includes 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher – Travis.  A limited number of mats will be provided by our awesome neighbors at Paragon Sports. 

Summer in the Square Spotlight: Running Club with Paragon Sports

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Running club with Paragon Sports

We’ve been doing our running club at Summer in the Square for several years now.  This year, backed by our incredible neighborhood sponsors at Paragon Sports, we’re introducing a comprehensive, fun running group every Thursday for ALL LEVELS.  Run a 12 minute mile? No problem.  Run a 6 minute mile? We’ve got something for you too.  Point being: you’ll never run alone (what’s the fun in that?!).  Continue reading