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:

New School Alum Launches Book, Celebrates Mannes Centennial

The New School Alumna Marcia Butler Launches + Signs Her Debut Memoir

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The New School’s Mannes School of Music continues to celebrate its centennial by recognizing its talented group of alumni and their accomplishments. As part of the festivities, Mannes will host a free event to look back on the career of alumna and professional oboist, Marcia Butler.

The event will launch Butler’s debut memoir, The Skin Above My Knee, with a signing and select musical performances. Joining her for an in conversation interview will be former WNYC host Tim Page, a Mannes alum and a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist.

The event is first-come first-served and will take place at the Glassbox Theater at Arnhold Hall (13th Street and Sixth Avenue) on Monday, March 6th at 6 PM.

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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

East Meets West at The Pokéspot

Fresh Hawaiian cuisine is arriving in Union Square. The Pokéspot is offering quick lunch bites to the neighborhood starting Friday, August 12th at 120 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets).

 

By mixing traditionally styled Poké with a modern NYC attitude, the new lunch and dinner spot is bringing the feeling of a Hawaiian Luau close to home. Share lunch with a friend Friday with a buy one get one free deal to celebrate opening day!

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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 Staycation

Playing Tourist in Union Square

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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

Family in Town? What to do this Saturday in Union Square:

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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