Summer in the Square 2016 Presented by Union Square Partnership

#USQSummer Kicks Off Free Fitness, Kids Events and Entertainment in Union Square Park Every Thursday Thru Aug 11


For a full list of events, a downloadable schedule and details on the social media giveaways visit, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @UnionSquareNY and Facebook.

Thursday, June 16th we kicked off our #USQSummer series, Summer in the Square, offering free morning and evening fitness, morning and afternoon kids events, and lunch and evening entertainment in Union Square Park.


We met Rocky the Chinchilla with Art Farm, put a kid inside a bubble with the Gazillion Bubble Show, danced the plaza away with Pon De Flo cardio, and had our breath taken away by the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. This Thursday,  June 23rd, we’re ecstatic to welcome a special marionette performance of Puss in Boots, Yoga Unplugged, the New School Jazz Trio over lunch and more.

#USQSummer runs through August, closing out the summer with two movie nights in the park. Pick and choose what’s for you, or join us all day on the plaza.



To quote PureWow, what’s better than caffeine? Morning classes in the park! Join New York Health & Racquet Club for classes at 7, 8 and 9 AM on the South Plaza (near 14th Street).

Then show up ready to sweat after work with Crunch Gym for classes at 5, 6 and 7 PM on the North Plaza (near 17th Street). If running is more your speed, join Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 PM for a workout with trained running specialists through the city.

Sign up for classes 15 minutes before at the Paragon Sports tent, and we encourage you to bring your own mat or towel. Both gyms are also on site with gym swag and membership trials for participants.



Each week on the South Plaza we’ll open our Children’s Pavilion, meet Animals with Art Farm, play Yoga StoryTime, read and sing along Story time with 14th Street Y, and workout with Pop Fit Kids. Each Thursday a new special performance will grace the South Plaza stage at 11 AM like Hot Peas N’ Butter on July 7 and the Little Rockers on July 28.


De paso por #UnionSquare y de pronto: danza contemporánea. Priceless. #NYC

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At 12 and 5 PM the arts take over the Square! Jazz up your lunch at our green bistro tables in the west side seating area with music by the New School Jazz Trio. Then join us for dance classes or dance performances by Peridance or musical entertainment by the 3rd Street Music School.


Mark your calendars for two movies in Union Square Park! Join us on the North Plaza on August 4th for The Goonies and August 11th for Grease. 


Social Media Giveaways

Show us how much fun you’re having at #USQSummer by sharing your photos on Twitter and Instagram. Tag and follow @UnionSquareNY to win prizes weekly. Post by this Friday for the chance to win this week’s prize – $100 to Paragon Sports! Click here for a full list of prizes.

Thanks @tylerjustinlee and @bkashfit See ya next week in @unionsquareny for the next @crunchgym workout! 😉 #USQSummer

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Last week’s social media winner of six tickets to the Gazillion Bubble Show.