DC’s Hot Mediterranean Spot Cava Grill Opens First NYC Store Friday

Meet the Newest Union Square Chefs at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square

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You’ve seen Cava’s lineup of dips + spreads (Hummus, Tzatziki, Crazy Feta, and more) decorating the aisles of our local Whole Foods Market. Starting Friday, August 26th, this culinary brand is bringing even more healthful Mediterranean-inspired eats to Union Square with Cava Grill at 143 4th Avenue (between E 13th and 14th Streets).

Before the official launch, Cava Grill will serve a community lunch on Thursday – guests can enjoy a free meal but Continue reading

fresh&co Pop-Up Farm Stand Surprises New York With Fresh Veggies

Visit the Union Square Store Today! Proceeds From The Pop-Up Will Support Friends of Karen

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Parked outside the Union Square fresh&co this morning was a truck packed with farm-fresh vegetables. If you see the pop-up farm stand pulling up to your local fresh&co, purchase a $5 usable bag from the truck and they’ll fill it with fresh, local vegetables. All proceeds will be donated to Friends of Karen charity.

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Union Square Greenmarket Asian Street Market Tonight!

Final Summer Friday Celebration on the North Plaza

 

Join us on the North Plaza (along 17th Street) tonight from 4-9 PM for the final Greenmarket Summer Friday of the season! Local Asian restaurants including the Square’s own LAUT, Palo Santo, Parantha Alley and Samosa Shack join the Friday Union Square Greenmarket line-up, serving seasonally inspired street-dishes in the beer and wine garden.

You can also meet authors of KOREATOWN: A Cookbook, Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard at the market from 4-7 PM.

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#USQEats is Buzzing: Gramercy Tavern Secures 3-Star Rating

Sample Chef Michael Anthony’s Award winning cuisine at 21st Annual Harvest in the Square on Sep 22nd in Union Square Park

 

This week, The New York Times recognized Gramercy Tavern with three stars, reveling in the distinct atmosphere and hospitality, the love chef Michael Anthony puts into every dish, and the delectable outcomes when he brings an eclectic variety of ingredients together (critic Pete Wells says, “He’s like somebody who goes to the farmers’ market hungry, ends up buying everything he sees, then figures out a way to make it all come together).

While Wells highlights the divine “chilled marigold-yellow soup of summer squash” scattered with red currants, and a “tender poached lobster” paired perfectly with corn and hot red peppers, what he really “went wild for” was a little dish of Continue reading

Ditch the Sidewalk – Citi Summer Streets Opens NYC Streets in August to Pedestrians

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Take the opportunity to hit the open streets of New York as Citi Summer Streets comes to Union Square for the first three Saturdays of August.

Visitors and locals of all ages and abilities are invited to play, run, walk and bike along Park Avenue, Union Square East and Fourth Avenue from 7 AM to 1 PM on August 6th, 13th and 20th. End your ride in Union Square with a trip to the Greenmarket located on the North Plaza and Union Square West, and further explore the neighborhood with our free walking tour at 2 PM, starting at the Abraham Lincoln Statue on the 16th Street Transverse.
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Tickets for Harvest in the Square On Sale!

Manhattan’s Premier Food + Wine Tasting Supporting Union Square Park

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Join more than 50 of the best culinary institutions in Union Square for a delicious night supporting Union Square Park at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square on Thursday, September 22nd.  Chefs from our district’s top restaurants will serve their signature dishes featuring fresh Greenmarket produce, paired with local wines and microbrews.

VIP and General Admission ticket sales launch today!

For a $20 off your General Admission ticket, use code ERLYBRD before July 31.

Join Us

Proceeds from the event support USP’s neighborhood beautification efforts, including Union Square Park. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by the law, with the exception of $50 per ticket. Please note, all ticket sales are non-refundable donations.

Summer Staycation

Playing Tourist in Union Square

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Union Square is bursting with awesomeness just awaiting your discovery – why travel anywhere else? Steps away from our idyllic park is the beating heart of New York City. At the center of food, culture and shopping, we’ve rounded up our top spots to keep you busy, relaxed and deliciously full Continue reading