The days are getting shorter, and the nights are a little cooler…all signs that summer is officially over. We wanted to thank all of you for making our Summer in the Square series spectacular this year! We had thousands of people come out each week for our free fitness classes, children’s programming, dance, jazz and more! Our Summer in the Square series is made possible through our annual food & wine fundraiser, Harvest in the Square. We hope that you can join us for the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square taking place on Thursday, September 18th at 7:30 PM in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Use code “HUNGRY1” to save $10 on tickets at www.harvest2014.eventbrite.com.
Fitness in the Square series was expanded this year to include both morning and evening classes. Each Thursday morning started with “Wake Up Yoga” from Atmananda Yoga followed by “CrossFit” from Reebok on the park’s South Plaza. Evening fitness classes drew outstanding crowds for “CrossFit Bootcamp” with Brick New York, our running club with Paragon Sports, and “Wind Down Yoga” with Om Factory on the North Plaza.
Karma Kids Yoga Story Time was a huge success under the shady trees of the South Lawn, followed by amazing kid-friendly activities and performances from critically acclaimed children’s acts such as the Gazillion Bubble Show, Baby Loves Disco, Rolie Polie Guacamole, Olivia the Pig, Hot Peas ‘n Butter, and other incredibly talented performers.
During lunchtime, a jazz trio from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music entertained guests in the West Side Seating Area, and in the evening, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company mesmerized the audience with stunning performances and invigorating Zumba, Salsa and Hip Hop dance classes at 5:00 PM.
All of this was made possible through our incredible sponsors at Con Edison, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, The New School, New York University, Paragon Sporting Goods, ZipCar, The Red Door and Wells Fargo. We also wanted to extend a huge thank you to our 2014 partners Brick New York, Karma Kids Yoga, Baby Loves Disco, OLIVIA, Gazillion Bubble Show, Peridance, Reebok, Atmananda Yoga Sequence, and Om Factory Yoga for their participation.