Family in Town? What to do this Saturday in Union Square:

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Recovered from your food coma only to find that your family is still around? Fret not! Bring the family down to Union Square this Saturday to partake in our free historic walking tour, “Union Square: Crossroads of New York.”  Explore the social and political 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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Wi-Fi? Why, Yes! Where to go in Union Square

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Union Square Park
The Union Square Partnership completed a massive Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion.  The new system features more antennas and an astounding 1,100% increase in bandwidth to support the popular tablet and smart phone devices that have mushroomed since USP’s free Wi-Fi system was first implemented several years ago. Thousands of users have taken advantage of the new system, which can be found under network name USP Park Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi now extends to the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 17th and 18th Streets. The upgrade was made possible through the generous support of Beth Israel Medical Center and our rooftop partners Vornado Realty Trust, Paragon Sporting Goods and Related Companies.

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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

Get Tested in Union Square for National HIV Testing Day (Thursday)

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This Thursday, get tested and learn your status. Community Healthcare Network is proud to partner with the Union Square Partnership to bring free HIV and Hepatitis C testing and Meningitis vaccines in Union Square Park (east side between 15th and 16th Streets) on from 9 AM to 5 PM. Rapid HIV tests will be used, and results take as little as 20 minutes. Continue reading

Meet the Sherry Netherland.

The Sherry Netherland (Photo: Scott Hobbs)

The Sherry Netherland by Alexandre Arrechea (Photo: Scott Hobbs)

This is the Sherry Netherland by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea.  The piece rolled into Union Square this week after a stint on the Park Avenue malls. The artist playfully reshapes iconic New York buildings take on new forms as towering sculptures. The installation is made possible by a partnership between the New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program and Magnan Metz Gallery.

Recharge in Union Square

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Julie Nguyen, USP staffer, charging for the first time. Photo: Scott Hobbs

Technology is an amazing thing.  Today the Union Square Partnership was pleased to partner with AT&T, Pensa, and Goal Zero to bring Union Square two amazing solar paneled cell phone chargers for the public to use completely FREE.  Using the rays of our golden sun, these new chargers 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