11th Annual Open House New York

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The 11th Annual Open House New York Weekend is coming up on October 12th & 13th. This event is to celebrate the city’s architecture and design, unlocking the city and allowing the public free access hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. Continue reading

Sukkah City Screening this Sunday in Union Square Park

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Back in 2010, bestselling author Joshua Foer held an architecture competition that challenged the creative potential of contemporary architects and designers with conceptualizing the modern sukkah – a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. That year, Union Square’s South Plaza played host to the lucky 12 finalists’ designs (out of over 600 entries).  The competition and exhibition was documented in a film entitled Sukkah City, which will have its first screening in the North Plaza of Union Square Park this Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM. Continue after the jump to see more stylin’ sukkahs. Continue reading

Nickelodeon’s 10th Annual Worldwide Day Of Play

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On Wednesday, Nickelodeon partnered with the Union Square Greenmarket for the 10th Annual Worldwide Day of Play to encourage kids to get out and play. Activities and events including the Art of Stepping, National Double Dutch League and KidTribe brought movement to a three-hour break for neighborhood kids, families, commuters and shoppers. SpongeBob got in on the fun with a special appearance at the flagship Burlington Coat Factory in Union Square. All the children had a blast while keeping the South Plaza moving and grooving!

Foodie Paradise Comes to Union Square TONIGHT!

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The weather is PERFECT! We’ve got all of our worker bees buzzing away getting ready for tonight’s 18th Annual Harvest in the Square! Online ticket sales will end at noon, after which, tickets can be purchased at the box office at 16th Street and Union Square West. Not only does the money raised at #HarvestSept17 support park capital improvements, but also the salaries of the park gardener & playground associate. If you cannot make it out tonight, you can make donations online. Thank you for supporting Union Square Park!

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Tuesday’s Food & Weather Forecast is Delicious!

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Support Union Square Park at the 18th Annual Harvest in the Square on Tuesday, September 17th. The weather forecast is 70º and clear!

Join friends and foodies for a festive celebration of community and cuisine. This year’s food and wine extravaganza will take place under the big tent on Union Square Park’s North Plaza. Only 4 days left. Purchase your tickets today!

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Annual Paragon Sports Warehouse Sale!

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It’s that time again! Our friends over at Paragon Sports are having their annual Warehouse Sale, which opened up this morning.  Stop by to pick up sporting equipment, clothing, shoes, bathing suits, coats and much more for up to 80% off! Head to their location at 867 Broadway between 17th and 18th Streets to nab some nab some deals and steals!