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.

Stop by the store today from 11 AM – 3 PM with $5 for a bag of veggies! Continue reading

Watch Trailer: The Vineyard Theater Announces 2016-2017 Season

Hot off the run of their New York Times critic’s pick, “Indecent,” The Vineyard (108 East 15th Street) announces three new shows for the fall and spring season. Watch the trailer below for a taste of the world premiere of “This Day Forward” and the New York premieres of “Kid Victory” and “Can You Forgive Her?”

Dates:

  • “This Day Forward” (Nov. 3 – Dec. 18)
  • “Kid Victory” (February – March 2017)
  • “Can You Forgive Her?” (May – June 2017)

Union Square Hospitality Group Announces “Daily Provisions”

Union Square Hospitality Group to Open New Cafe, Bakery and Eatery Next Door to Union Square Cafe This October – Join USHG at 21st Annual Harvest in the Square

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Chef Carmen Quagliata at the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square (2014).

Leave it to Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to take the highly anticipated reopening of the Union Square Cafe up a notch with the announcement of Daily Provisions, a new coffee shop/bakery/eatery next door to the Union Square Cafe’s new location (130 East 19th Street) opening this October.

Fill your Union Square Cafe cravings at Harvest in the Square on Sep. 22 – our annual food + wine festival supporting Union Square Park.

According to The New York Times, the adjunct will serve Continue reading

#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

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

21st Harvest in the Square Offers Taste of Local Fare

Redeem Your Special General Admission Ticket Offer Below

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On Thursday, September 22nd, join the Union Square Partnership and the finest neighborhood restaurants at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square. For the month of August, get 10% off General Admission tickets.

Taking advantage of the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket, the Union Square Partnership offers participating restaurants a stipend Continue reading