All About that Bass – Meghan Trainor at Irving Plaza

mc-meghan-trainor-allentown-fair-20150316This past Sunday, Meghan Trainor played at Irving Plaza in Union Square as part of her headlining tour. This Sunday’s show was the second time Ms. Trainor has played to a sold-out crowd at Irving Plaza in three days. The New York Times reviewed the show and commended Ms. Trainor’s use of contrast. “Its bedrock is doo-wop, the slickly sweet harmony pop of the 1950s that at the time was masking intense desire, but in the rear view sounds angelic,” the review stated. Her debut album, “Title”, was released in January and has since had two runaway hits – “All About That Bass” and “Lips are Movin’.”

Review: Meghan Trainor Performs at Irving Plaza [The New York Times]

All’onda Celebrates Notorious B.I.G. with Special 6-Course Meal

l to r: Chef Dale Talde, a Photoshopped Notorious B.I.G., and Chef Chris Jaeckle  Photo Credit: All'onda

l to r: Chef Dale Talde, a Photoshopped Notorious B.I.G., and Chef Chris Jaeckle
Photo Credit: All’onda

Fresh off the heels of Restaurant Week, Union Square’s All’onda returns today with a special Notorious B.I.G.-inspired meal. All’onda is a Harvest in the Square participating restaurant, and their chef, Chris Jaeckle, is teaming up with Dale Talde (of Top Chef fame) tonight to create a 6-course dinner inspired by the late rapper’s lyrics.  Diners can look Continue reading

ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” Premieres Tonight

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“it’s the best broadcast comedy of the new season, a daring but good-hearted sitcom about the complexities of identity–about not only being different but being different from the different.”

New York Times Best-Selling Author and Chef Eddie Huang of Union Square’s BaoHaus (238 East 14th Street) is making his foray into network television. ABC will be premiering a new comedy series Fresh Off the Boat twice tonight at 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM,* inspired by Huang’s memoir bearing the same name. Continue reading

Union Square Restaurateur Starring in Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant”

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‘wichcraft Co-Founder Jeffrey Zurofsky with USP Executive Director Jennifer Falk at the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square in Union Square Park, September 2014

Bravo’s new series “Best New Restaurant debuts tomorrow, hosted by Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio, and starring ‘wichcraft Co-Founder (and Union Square Partnership Board Member) Jeffrey Zurofsky. Colicchio and Zurofsky will join Blackboard Eats founder Maggie Nemser, giving viewers an inside look at the competitive world of the restaurant industry. Sixteen of the nation’s hottest new restaurants go up against each other in a series of challenges to determine which provides the best top-to-bottom experience.

Jeffrey Zurofsky’s ‘wichcraft is a loyal supporter of the Union Square neighborhood, participating in the park’s annual Harvest in the Square food and wine benefit. Zurofsky also serves on the Board of Directors for the Union Square Partnership.

Find out more about the show at bravotv.com, and be sure to catch Best New Restaurant Wednesdays at 10 PM EST.

Join Us Sunday at Fall for All in Union Square Park!

Help us welcome the fall season in Union Square Park this Sunday at Fall for All! The Union Square Partnership is teaming up with Modern Family and Fox 5 for a full day of family fun in the North Plaza. Bring the crew out to experience our interactive corn Continue reading

NBA Nation Arrives in Union Square Today!

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The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation, is making its way to Union Square today, Tuesday, August 5th. Come out to enjoy a day full of basketball fun in Union Square Park, including taking part in activities such as the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown, the Sprint Ultimate Shot, NBA Broadcasting Booth and more! The NBA Nation event will take place in Union Square Park’s North Plaza from 12 PM – 8 PM. Continue reading

OLIVIA the Pig Making Special Appearance at Summer in the Square Tomorrow!

OLV_SiS_2013Nick Jr.’s popular OLIVIA™  the Pig character is making a special return to Summer in the Square tomorrow! At 10:30 AM, join OLIVIA™ for Story Time and a book giveaway* and photo opportunity on the South Plaza. Continue reading