Celebrating the Holidays & Our Community Partners


Each year, it takes a village to keep Union Square safe, clean, beautiful and thriving.

Our annual holiday celebration is an opportunity to thank our long list of community partners, board of directors and staff for another great year working together to take the @UnionSquareNY district to even greater heights. And at this year’s event we had the chance to celebrate the ten year anniversary of our unflappable leader, executive director Jennifer Falk, with an award presentation.

“Jenn has worked tirelessly to ensure the neighborhood’s continued growth and success. Under her leadership, the organization has achieved many new milestones. This past year, Jenn raised $1.2 million over our annual assessment of $2.2 million, which is our largest annual fundraising total in the organization’s history. And earlier in her tenure, Jenn led the charge to complete our largest capital project to date, the $20 million North End Project, which tripled the park’s play space, rehabilitated the historic Pavilion, repaved the plazas, and enhanced the park’s overall landscaping. Every corner of the district has shown improvement and we are grateful to Jenn for her dedication to improving our community.” – BID President Lynn Brown and Co-Chair Bill Abramson

Over 250 guests attended the annual celebration held this year at new #USQEats, Union Fare. At the end of the evening, guests received gift bags which showed off some of Union Square’s finest – a special thank you to Cava Grill, GrowNYC, Peet’s Coffee, Starbright Floral Design, Strand Bookstore, Union Square Laser Dermatology, and Union Fare for the treats!

View all the photos on Flickr.






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