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