Win Big With #USQSweatFest Social Media Giveaways!

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The Union Square Sweat Fest kicks off today! Our weeklong health and fitness festival already has over 1,000 people registered for Sweat Fest passes, giving them access to free classes at popular boutique studios, membership passes to top gyms, and in-store classes and discounts at fitness retailers.

Get into the action with #USQSweatFest Social Media Giveaways all week long! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and follow the rules to enter for your chance to win Continue reading

NYU Celebrates 10th Annual MLK Week

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NYU will be celebrating their 10th Annual NYU MLK Week February 2nd-7th, which is a great way to start Black History Month. This year’s event theme is “Beyond A Dream,” and will serve as a guiding force to commemorate Dr. King’s honor and vision to make the world a better place. Three concepts – Reflect, Engage, Ignite – will be explored during this week of conversation and action. The highlight of the week will be the NYU Continue reading

Union Square Pedestrian Count Climbs to 383,000 Visitors*

2014 Pedestrian CountThe Union Square Partnership analyzes and promotes visitor activity by conducting pedestrian and bicycle counts every two years over several Fridays and Saturdays in July.
Working with BFJ Planning, counts were taken from 8 AM to 10 PM at 26 locations around Union Square Park. To gain the most accurate account of how many people move through Continue reading

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.

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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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