Union Square is bursting with awesomeness just awaiting your discovery – why travel anywhere else? Steps away from our idyllic park is the beating heart of New York City. At the center of food, culture and shopping, we’ve rounded up our top spots to keep you busy, relaxed and deliciously full Continue reading →
Recovered from your food coma only to find that your family is still around? Fret not! Bring the family down to Union Square this Saturday to partake in our free historic walking tour, “Union Square: Crossroads of New York.” Explore the social and political Continue reading →
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At last Thursday’s Summer in the Square, children were delighted by a special appearance of Olivia the pig. Throngs of families lined the South Plaza despite the rain for a free book and to hear a special reading of OLIVIA Takes Ballet. The story was read by professional storyteller Luann Adams.
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The Union Square Partnership completed a massive Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion. The new system features more antennas and an astounding 1,100% increase in bandwidth to support the popular tablet and smart phone devices that have mushroomed since USP’s free Wi-Fi system was first implemented several years ago. Thousands of users have taken advantage of the new system, which can be found under network name USP Park Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi now extends to the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 17th and 18th Streets. The upgrade was made possible through the generous support of Beth Israel Medical Center and our rooftop partners Vornado Realty Trust, Paragon Sporting Goods and Related Companies.
The History Channel is back this year with a stop in Union Square today as part of their annual Cross Country Cookout. There is free sausages, games, and other giveaways. Get some grub and have some fun! The History Channel is in the park till 6 PM.
Are you awkwardly holding up the wall when you and your friends go out on the town? Do you find yourself the designated purse watcher while everyone boogies down on the dance floor? Well, we’ve got the solution to all of your (non) dancing woes. Continue reading →
This Thursday, get tested and learn your status. Community Healthcare Network is proud to partner with the Union Square Partnership to bring free HIV and Hepatitis C testing and Meningitis vaccines in Union Square Park (east side between 15th and 16th Streets) on from 9 AM to 5 PM. Rapid HIV tests will be used, and results take as little as 20 minutes. Continue reading →