The Union Square Partnership organized dozens of volunteers today for It’s My Park! Day. Community members and Con Edison employees rolled up their sleeves to plant, rake, and water in Union Square Park. In addition to the volunteer beautification, children’s face painting, kids yoga, and a planting table fun was available to our littlest park goers. Continue reading
Last year, Oreo came to celebrate their 100th anniversary in Union Square Park. This year, the team is back with Owl City for a mere 15 minutes to sing their new jingle. Hundreds of people came together to sing the new piece in the North Plaza of the park. Oh…there were free cookies, too!
The warm weather has finally returned to Union Square Park. Help clean up the park in preparation for summer and partake in some family fun at It’s My Park! Day. Last year, USP had over 100 volunteers help rake, plant, and clean up our beloved green oasis. To register, click here.
Today you can stop by a “street lab” tent in the north plaza of Union Square Park and see a variety of student-created technological innovations from the Israel Sci-Tech schools. Inside you’ll be able to meet the students and view works such as an Android app to identify foods with allergens, a digital system to prevent illegal parking, and a creative way to reduce water consumption during showers. Continue reading
Last Friday, NYC Parks & Recreation, CYNTHIA-REEVES PROJECTS, and the Union Square Partnership officially cut the ribbon on LOTUS, the newest piece of temporary art in the Union Square Park Triangle. LOTUS was the creation of Seoul-based artist Jaehyo Lee. To create the piece, the artist meticulously carved, shaped, burned the individual wood elements attached to a steel armature that stretches 12 feet high. The artwork has certainly made an impression as passersby who can be seen at all times of day stopping to look and touch the new art in the triangle. Continue reading
Union Square Park was one of the first parks in the New York City to offer free wi-fi over a robust modern network. To continue to provide excellent service to all those who enjoy the park, the Union Square Partnership is working hard to substantially upgrade the existing network. Continue reading
Spring is here and USP is working hard to get Union Square Park in tip-top shape for the summer crowds. Those who have been to the park over the last few days have noticed things were getting a little crazy. Today our gardeners are out working to get the lawns in shape. Stay tuned for thousands of new plantings coming to the park soon!
On April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day celebration took place at Union Square Park. Over 100,000 people are estimated to have attended those first celebrations as then Mayor John V. Lindsay and Parks Commissioner August Heckscher joined celebrities including Paul Newman and Ali McGraw in the park. This Sunday, the Earth Day celebrations return to Union Square Park on Sunday, April 21. Events will include live performances, a green-vehicle runway and exhibition, and displays by local and national environmental organizations, businesses, and corporate partners. All the events are free and open to the public.
This Sunday in Union Square Park, thousands of women participate in The Sports Bra Challenge, a fundraiser for the Seak Foundation and the City of Hope’s Positive Image Center. The Biggest Loser winners Olivia Ward and Hannah Curlee will emcee the event that will benefit City of Hope’s Positive Image Center, which helps cancer patients regain confidence in how they look while undergoing treatment as well as the SEAK Foundation whose mission is to bring awareness to the increasing epidemic of women who value their self-worth based on their appearance. Continue reading