Google Geek Street Fair Comes to Union Square

Students to Learn STEM Fields With Robots and More


Google’s Geek Street Fair is back in New York City, taking over Union Square’s North Plaza on Thursday. Local technology businesses and organizations join Google to inspire youth of all ages to take interest in fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and computer science. On top of music, giveaways and tasty treats, tinker with electronics, robotics and virtual games and get geeky!

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Union Square Greenmarket Asian Street Market Tonight!

Final Summer Friday Celebration on the North Plaza


Join us on the North Plaza (along 17th Street) tonight from 4-9 PM for the final Greenmarket Summer Friday of the season! Local Asian restaurants including the Square’s own LAUT, Palo Santo, Parantha Alley and Samosa Shack join the Friday Union Square Greenmarket line-up, serving seasonally inspired street-dishes in the beer and wine garden.

You can also meet authors of KOREATOWN: A Cookbook, Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard at the market from 4-7 PM.

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#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, “Heโ€™s like somebody who goes to the farmersโ€™ 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,ย 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.


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21st Harvest in the Square Offers Taste of Local Fare

Redeem Your Special General Admission Ticket Offer Below


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.

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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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#USQSummer Dinner and a Movie

The Pavilion Offers Boxed Dinner For Movie Night Attendees

Photo credit Steven Jackson

Join us as we close out an electric summer of events with two movie nights on Union Square’s North Plaza with throwback flicks The Goonies on August 4th and Grease on August 11th.

Leave dinner and dessert to The Pavilion with choices of a Mezze Movie Dinner Tray, Cookie Box and Cotton Candy available for purchase.

Mezze Movie Dinner Tray – $10
Quinoa Salad, Pita Cruditรฉ, Hummus, Pesto Pasta

Milk & Cookie Box – $6

Pre-order your box by emailing A limited number available will also be available on site.