The Top 10 Moments from #USQSummer 2016

After 40 years, Summer in the Square keeps getting bigger and better – thanks in large part to our 2016 community sponsors and partners! We’re going to miss spending our Thursdays in the park with you so while we count down the weeks until Summer 2017, here are our top favorite moments from this past season’s free community programs:

10. Summer in the Square takes free bistro seating up a notch with free live entertainment, courtesy of The New School Jazz students!

9. There was no better way to stretch into our Summer Thursday than with sunrise yoga with New York Health & Racquet Club. Although, we’d argue that Ebony Fowler’s week of Zumba with Bryan could challenge every dance class you’ve been to in NYC.


8. Complete with live drums, Reign Hudson brought her Tabura Fitness to the Square with CRUNCH for one Continue reading

#USQSummer Dinner and a Movie

The Pavilion Offers Boxed Dinner For Movie Night Attendees

Photo credit Steven Jackson

Join us as we close out an electric summer of events with two movie nights on Union Square’s North Plaza with throwback flicks The Goonies on August 4th and Grease on August 11th.

Leave dinner and dessert to The Pavilion with choices of a Mezze Movie Dinner Tray, Cookie Box and Cotton Candy available for purchase.

Mezze Movie Dinner Tray – $10
Quinoa Salad, Pita Crudité, Hummus, Pesto Pasta

Milk & Cookie Box – $6

Pre-order your box by emailing A limited number available will also be available on site.

Summer in the Square 2016 Presented by Union Square Partnership

#USQSummer Kicks Off Free Fitness, Kids Events and Entertainment in Union Square Park Every Thursday Thru Aug 11


For a full list of events, a downloadable schedule and details on the social media giveaways visit, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @UnionSquareNY and Facebook.

Thursday, June 16th we kicked off our #USQSummer series, Summer in the Square, offering free morning and evening fitness, morning and afternoon kids events, and lunch and evening entertainment in Union Square Park.


We met Rocky the Chinchilla with Art Farm, put a kid inside a bubble with the Gazillion Bubble Show, danced the plaza away with Pon De Flo cardio, and had our breath taken away by the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. This Thursday,  June 23rd, we’re ecstatic to welcome a special marionette performance of Puss in Boots, Yoga Unplugged, the New School Jazz Trio over lunch and more.

#USQSummer runs through August, closing out the summer with two movie nights in the park. Pick and choose Continue reading

Summer in the Square SITS Schedule Now Available

0205_SummerInTheSquareSummer is coming and you know what that means! Summer in the Square is returning to Union Square next Thursday (June 18th) and is overflowing with FREE morning and afternoon fitness classes, FREE kids activities and FREE music and dance performances!

Get into the health and wellness groove with classes from Atmananda Yoga Sequence, BRICK New York, Clay Health Club + Spa, NYHRC and Crunch Fitness.

Get the family out and about with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, ArtFarm Animals, Kidville: Story Time Art Class and much more!

Enjoy smooth lunchtime jazz from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

And lastly, make sure to go check out the full schedule of events on our shiny and brand new Summer in the Square website and get ready for 9 unforgettable Thursdays! Can’t wait to see you all there!

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

Summer in the Square Starts Next Thursday!

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Get outdoors this summer!  Summer in the Square returns next Thursday with a full line-up of free fitness classes, children’s entertainment, live jazz, dance classes and performances and more!  You told us that you wanted more fitness, and we’re bringing Continue reading