Harvest in the Square is as Local as Local Gets

Harvest in the Square

This Thursday, Harvest in the Square returns in its 19th year bringing together foodies and the best of local restaurants in support of Union Square Park. ‘Local’ and ‘farm-to-table’ may be trendy now, but from its inception in 1996, ‘local’ has been a main focus of this event as established by original restaurant chairs, Danny Meyer of the Union Square Cafe and Eric Petterson from The Coffeeshop. Each restaurant’s Continue reading

New Restaurant Alert: The Pavilion Now Open in Union Square Park!

Photo credit: @JennFalk

Photo credit: @JennFalk

The Pavilion Market Cafe, our newest neighborhood amenity, just opened up on the North Plaza of Union Square Park! Chef Mario Urgiles is cooking up delectable dishes using local ingredients in the seasonal restaurant. With historic Union Square Park setting the backdrop for the space, diners can enjoy a meal and a drink looking across the expansive park.

Light fare includes Wild Mushroom Bruschetta and an Organic Kale Caesar Salad. Entrees offerings include an Organic Salmon Pot Au Feu with fennel, pearl onions, baby Continue reading

Advisory: May Day Demonstration in Union Square


Please be advised that the annual May Day demonstration will be taking place in Union Square Park tomorrow, Thursday, May 1st. Expect traffic delays, as there will be possible street closures from Union Square West to Fourth Avenue and along 14th Street.

What’s Happening Here? Evelyn’s Playground Getting New Safety Surface

surface replacement

You may have noticed that Evelyn’s Playground in Union Square Park is having a little work done this month. The City’s Department of Parks & Recreation has closed the playground for 2-3 weeks starting Monday, April 21, 2014 for the installation of a new safety surface. It’s hard to believe that Evelyn’s Playground opened almost five years Continue reading

Earth Day Returns to Union Square on Tuesday, April 22nd

photo credit: Earth Day New York

photo credit: Earth Day New York

Earth Day New York returns to Union Square Park this year on Tuesday, April 22nd. Educational exhibits, activist groups, children’s activities and green businesses will fill the North Plaza of the park. There will be activities for adults and children, including arts and crafts, entertainment, a green vehicle runway show and an after-work concert. Continue for the schedule of events: Continue reading