Last Weekend to Shop the Holiday Market

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For all of our last-minute gifters, this is the last weekend to shop the Union Square Holiday Market before it closes next Wednesday, December 24th. Find unique art, handmade crafts, local food at this world-famous Holiday Market. Vendors vary from Lineposters who make products featuring modern, stylized interpretations of iconic city transit systems to Spices and Tease who offer a variety of homemade spices, peppers, seeds, herbs and imported teas that you can choose from.

Stop by the Union Square Holiday Market Weekdays from 11 AM – 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM.  Also on Saturday while in the Park, stop by our free historic walking tour of Union Square. The tour is hosted by Big Onion Walking Tours, and meets every Saturday at 2 PM in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue along the 16th Street transverse.

Enjoy This Middle Eastern Winter Treat at Mighty Pie

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It’s called sachlav and it is a delicious thick milk treat being served at Mighty Pie.  Florence Fabricant profiled the recipe today in The New York Times.  To make your own, the article has the following recipe:

Dissolve 3 tablespoons cornstarch in 1/4 cup of milk, then stir into 1 3/4 cups of milk in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer so it thickens. Sweeten with sugar or honey, which I prefer, and add orange flower water to taste. Divide into two cups and finish with toppings…

If you want to try the drink before making it or simply prefer to purchase it, stop by Mighty Pie just off Union Square West in Union Square Park (right across from Blue Water Grill).  Save $1 by using your District Deal.

Support Union Square this #GivingTuesday

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. And today, #GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to giving back. Celebrate generosity with a gift to the Union Square!

Your support is critical to the programs and ongoing maintenance that makes Union Square Park the dynamic, world-class public space it is today. Your donation will support the activation and beautification of Union Square Park.

#SupportUSQ for #GivingTuesday today.

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Sunday, November 23rd: Union Square Gets Photogenic

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This Sunday, Union Square Partnership is kicking off the holiday season with Picture Perfect Union Square – providing free holiday photos in the Pavilion building in the park’s North Plaza.  Families, couples, and the photo-inclined can sign up to have holiday portraits taken for free.   A photo print out will be provided on-site.  At the event you will also receive link to hi-quality web download (watermark-free) so you can use your photos for holiday mailings.  Did we mention that this event is free for participants? You will not be asked to purchase your portraits later!   Isn’t USP the best?  There will be treats by Mighty Pie, Holiday Carolers, and hot chocolate from the amazing Amedei Chocolate store. Although all registered spots filled up just hours after being posted, a wait list available (and you also can’t miss out on the previously mentioned goodies).

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Union Square Holiday Market Opens Today!

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Today marks the first day of the popular Union Square Holiday Market to kick off the holiday season. The Holiday Market is an economic boon for the neighborhood, attracting more than one million visitors from the United States and abroad to not just the 150 participating small business, but also the fine retailers in the surrounding Union Square neighborhood.

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Join Us Sunday at Fall for All in Union Square Park!

Help us welcome the fall season in Union Square Park this Sunday at Fall for All! The Union Square Partnership is teaming up with Modern Family and Fox 5 for a full day of family fun in the North Plaza. Bring the crew out to experience our interactive corn 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