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

Summer in the Square RETURNS – June 13th

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The temperature is rising and summer is finally upon us.  You know what that means! Summer in the Square is coming back for more.  FREE morning fitness classes (earlier so you can work out before the office), FREE kids performers and activities, and the return of our very popular FREE dance series.  Check out the full schedule of summer fun and like Summer in the Square on Facebook.

Thank You for a Fantastic Summer!


The Union Square Partnership would like to thank all our sponsors and participants for a terrific Summer in the Square!  Relive the excitement and view our gallery of all the fun we had.  Remember to like Summer in the Square on Facebook to be the first to know about next year’s line up and get exclusive news and updates on our 2013 program.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

Union Square to Bring It On! TONIGHT

That’s right, Bring It On is now a Broadway show!  Not only that, but the cast will be in Union Square TONIGHT at 5:30 PM to preview a few songs for Summer in the Square.  Following the performance, our Thursday night dance program continues with a free salsa lesson led by Peridance.  It’s the last day of Summer in the Square and we’re going out with a bang!  Don’t just stand there, join in on the fun!

Summer in the Square Wraps Up TOMORROW – Don’t Miss It!

Check out the last TRACES’ Circus Skills class for kids tomorrow at 10AM!

That was fast!  Tomorrow marks the final day of Summer in the Square.  We’ve got a great program for our last day.  Kick off the day with the last in our series of free fitness classes.  From 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Fitness in Square offers our running club, boot camp, and power hour classes with NYC most exceptional trainers.  Kids in the Square swings into action at 10:00 AM with Mommy & Me Yoga, followed by a special performance and Circus Skills class with the cast of TRACES, and musical performance by Little Groove.  Finally, we are pleased to welcome the cast of the new show Bring It On: The Musical, which will be performing a few numbers just before our last free Salsa class glides into motion. See the full schedule!