Celebrate the End of #USQSummer on August 10th

Enjoy Giveaways, Bubbles, Movie Night and More

As summer comes to a close, join us for the final days of Citi Summer in the Square in Union Square Park to celebrate all the fun we’ve together at 9 weeks of free community programming. We’re bringing out all the stops for an endless day of fun on August 10th.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The off-Broadway hit, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show,  based on Eric Carle’s famous book is coming back to the stage this fall at the DR2 in Union Square. Enjoy an exclusive preview of the show on the Citi Summer in the Square stage on August 10th at 11 AM! Enter on social media on August 10th to win tickets to the show.

Freeze Dance + Giveaways

In addition to our 11 AM performance, stick around for a game of freeze dance with Citi Summer in the Square’s Sarah Seeds on the South Plaza, plus maracas to take home!

Double The Face Painters

We’ve had so much fun getting our faces painted, making sand art, and enjoying snow cones at the Citibank tent Continue reading

#USQSummer Throwback Thursday Movie Nights in Union Square Park

Free Movie Nights on the North Plaza August 3rd and August 10th

A New York summer isn’t complete without an outdoor movie night. We’re throwing it back to the 1980s for our Throwback Thursday movie nights featuring The Karate Kid on August 3rd, and Back to the Future on August 10th.

Here’s everything you need to know to have a successful Movie Night at Citi Summer in the Square:

LOCATION:

Look for the big screen in the North Plaza along 17th Street between Union Square East and West across from Barnes & Noble.

TIME:

Seating opens at 6:30 PM, however you are welcome to line up early for your seat entry at 6 PM. Don’t worry though – there’s not a bad seat in the house!

The early bird gets the goodies. The first 500 people in attendance receive Pret A Manger Popcorn and a Citibank Seat Cushion.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

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5 Things To Do This MLK Day Weekend in Union Square

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1. Discover Historic Union Square on our Free Walking Tour
This Saturday, meet us in front of the Lincoln statue 2 PM for a free guided walking tour entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.

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2. Watch Selma at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 Theater
 Selma is a poignant drama chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights in an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Please check the Regal Union Square website to find various showtimes throughout the weekend. Continue reading

Sukkah City Screening this Sunday in Union Square Park

Sukkah City Screening

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

83 Year Old Video of Independence Flagstaff Commemoration Restored

1930 Flag Staff dedication.  Historic Video restored with funds from the Union Square Partnership.

1930 Flag Staff dedication in Union Square Park. Historic video restored with funds from the Union Square Partnership.

Independence flagstaff is celebrating its 83rd birthday in Union Square Park today.  Now you can see the commemoration of the flagstaff 30 years ago with a recently restored video of the ceremony featured on the NYC Parks Department website.  The Independence Flagstaff dedication was shot on July 4, 1930 and restored by the Department with the financial support of the Union Square Partnership. Continue reading