Ditch the Sidewalk – Citi Summer Streets Opens NYC Streets in August to Pedestrians

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Take the opportunity to hit the open streets of New York as Citi Summer Streets comes to Union Square for the first three Saturdays of August.

Visitors and locals of all ages and abilities are invited to play, run, walk and bike along Park Avenue, Union Square East and Fourth Avenue from 7 AM to 1 PM on August 6th, 13th and 20th. End your ride in Union Square with a trip to the Greenmarket located on the North Plaza and Union Square West, and further explore the neighborhood with our free walking tour at 2 PM, starting at the Abraham Lincoln Statue on the 16th Street Transverse.
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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

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For a full list of events, a downloadable schedule and details on the social media giveaways visit www.summerinthesquare.nyc, 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.

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Where to Kick-Start Your 2016 Fitness Goals

_SAJ4013With over 70 gyms, studios, and fitness apparel retailers, Union Square is ideal for getting you to tackle your goals this year. Along with the long list of boutique gyms and studios (below), retailers are also getting into the game. On lower Fifth Avenue, Athleta and Lululemon have opened up brand new workout spaces. Athleta’s new subterranean space features free fitness programming all month. Not to be outdone, Lululemon’s new massive location down the street also features fitness space as well as a community space complete with long tables, a kitchen, and fitness workshops. Dubbed Hub Seventeen, the new Lululemon space is decked out with exercise equipment and includes changing rooms, lockers, and a bathroom. Finally, a free concierge service makes it easy to shop by giving you the ability to messenger items home, make dinner reservations, or book your spot at some of the neighborhood’s most exclusive studios. Check out these retailers and tons of other fine gyms and boutique studios in Union Square. Continue reading

Win Big With #USQSweatFest Social Media Giveaways!

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The Union Square Sweat Fest kicks off today! Our weeklong health and fitness festival already has over 1,000 people registered for Sweat Fest passes, giving them access to free classes at popular boutique studios, membership passes to top gyms, and in-store classes and discounts at fitness retailers.

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Union Square Welcomes Reebok FitHub

DSC01920Reebok FitHub is now open at 1 Union Square West! Come by for free fitness classes featuring world-class instructors Tara Stiles, Joe DeSena, Carrie Tollefson, Rachel Newsham, Mark Nu’u, Gerren Liles, and Team J2Fit. For a limited time, they’re offering training, yoga, running, and studio workouts until August 14th.  For more event details and registration, click here. Continue reading