Car Free NYC Closes Broadway to Traffic on Sat. April 22nd

Details on Street Access for Motor Vehicles, Street Closures

This Earth Day, NYC DOT is closing Broadway from Times Square to Union Square to vehicular traffic and is filling NYC’s public plazas with exciting activities like dance, art, presentations, music, and more with Car Free NYC. In Union Square, prepare for free fitness on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza (17th Street and Broadway) with neighborhood business Paragon Sports.

Businesses, residents and visitors should prepare for April 22nd in order to minimize disruption due to street closures. See below for tips from the NYC DOT:

Test Out Union Square’s Gyms at #USQSweatFest #GymoftheDay

New York Health & Racquet Club, Crunch, 14th Street Y and McBurney YMCA Offer Free Classes

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Over the course of Union Square Sweat Fest, our week-long event series showcasing the best of Union Square’s fitness scene, we’ve teamed up with four neighborhood gyms to give you one-day access. Each gym will host three open classes so you can get a taste of their space at no charge. Specific details and registration are on the Sweat Fest website.

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Visit Crunch for “No Judgements.” The unfiltered philosophy drives them to create a community and gym for all regardless of shape, size, age, race, gender or fitness level. No matter your workout of choice, Crunch wants you to feel good while reaching your goals. Click here to check their #USQSweatFest class schedule Continue reading

Save the Date: Union Square Sweat Fest 2017

Experience The Best of Union Square’s Fitness Scene Feb. 9th – Feb 15th

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Mark your calendars: Union Square Sweat Fest is back for its third annual event Thurs, Feb. 9th – Wed, Feb. 15th! With more than 1,000 participants last year, Sweat Fest’s lineup has been expanded to showcase over 60 event partners at more than 30+classes throughout the week.

What is Union Square Sweat Fest?

Union Square Sweat Fest is a week-long event series highlighting the best in the Union Square districts premier health + fitness scene. Get fit with us all week long! You can sample workouts at the district’s best athleisure retailers + top gyms, and get “drenched” with Sweat Fest swag at featured studio classes. The event series also offers a dynamic line-up of children’s classes and a week-long social media contest.

RSVP to our Facebook event and invite your friends to get drenched with you!

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How do I register for classes?

Registration for all Union Square Sweat Fest events, including the ticketed opening and closing events, opens at 12 PM on Thurs, Feb. 2nd at unionsquaresweatfest.nyc.

Sweat Fest classes have a limited capacity and are available on a first come, first served basis. (The schedule has a mix of complimentary Continue reading

Capital One Hosts Veterans’ Yoga, Cell Phone For Soldiers Drive

The November Portion of Capital One’s Care 4 The Square Program

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Looking for ways to give back to your community this Veterans’ Day? Drop off your old and damaged cell phones to Capital One’s (843 Broadway) Cell Phones for Soldiers drive. The organization exchanges the  phones and used parts for international phone cards to send overseas to US soldiers.

The branch is also offering free weekly yoga sessions for veterans, led by veteran Ceasar F Barajas with the Veterans Yoga Project. The free classes are held every Sunday Continue reading

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.

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

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