NEW This Year at Citi Summer in the Square

Spend Your Summer Thursdays in Union Square Park with Over 135 Free Events


There's nothing like summer in New York City - and there's especially nothing like summer in Union Square. Experience it to the fullest with the return of our Citi Summer in the Square series bringing you the best outdoor fitness, live shows, and kids activities every Thursday from June 15th - August 10th in Union Square Park.

We're mixing it up for 2017 with a slew of new fitness classes, an off-Broadway children's show, live dueling performances (think DJs, pianos), #ThrowbackThursday Movie Nights, and the best round-up of #USQDeals you've ever seen. Plus, get excited for giveaways, bubble gardens and more with title sponsor Citibank on the South Plaza every week.

Paragon Sports' Studio Showcase


Manhattan's premiere athletic business Paragon Sports knows what's HOT on the city's fitness scene, and they're bringing the best studios to you for free morning fitness in Union Square. Join studios like Yoga Vida, Pop Up Yoga, and SYB for a 7 AM yoga flow, or get amped up for the day with cardio at 8 AM by Dancebody, Ash Fit, Cardio Sweat Party, Jen Rufo's Controlled KHAOS, Pon De Flo and more. Visit for instructor dates and details.

Dueling Performances


Every Thursday at 5 PM prepare to witness epic showdowns from some of NYC's best performers at our NEW Dueling Performances. Each week, artists at the the top of their trade - think pianists, painters, DJs, beatboxers, tap dancers and more - will perform, and YOU will determine who is the ultimate champion. Find a full list of performers each week at

New York Health & Racquet Club Takes It Outside


No more rushing to make an evening fitness class on the North Plaza. New York Health & Racquet Club brings you THREE evening classes (5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 PM) with a consistent schedule so you never have to think twice. Try a new type of dance cardio weekly at 5:30 PM; get into Cardio HIIT weekly at 6:30 PM; and wind down with Sunset Yoga weekly at 7:30 PM. Meet new instructors each Thursday - check out the full schedule for details at



Feel like you're not making the most of the neighborhood's specials? Take advantage of Union Square's delicious deals at our best eateries. Look no further than our #USQDeals page (or find deals on our Twitter and Instagram feeds). We've rounded up the best deals in the district, like $1 oysters, shrimp and wings at Barn Joo; late night dining specials at Irvington NYC at the W New York - Union Square; BOGO coffee every Friday all summer long at Peet's and more. Find them all at

Princess Pop Ups


Stop by the main stage every Thursday at 10:45 AM for a little extra magic. Meet a different princess every week including Anna and Elsa, Moana, Cinderella, Belle and more all summer long for sing-a-longs, meet and greets, photos and more. Find more children's events at

1980s #ThrowbackThursday Movie Nights


We're heading back to the 1980s to share our favorite classics for #ThrowbackThursday Movie Nights! Prepare to wax on and wax off with Mr. Miyagi and travel back in time in the DeLorean at our special screenings of The Karate Kid on August 3rd and Back to the Future on August 10th on Union Square Park's North Plaza. Find details about movie nights at

Exclusive Preview: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show


Jonathan Rockefeller's critically acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated off-Broadway hit, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, is coming this September to the DR2 Theatre in Union Square (tickets on sale now). Join us on August 10th on the Citi Summer in the Square main stage for an exclusive free preview of this magical puppet performance that brings Eric Carle's books to life.

But you don't have to wait all summer for the best children's acts in the city. Join us weekly Yat 11 AM for live kids' shows by Mike Messer, City Parks Foundation Marionette Show, Josh & the Jamtones, Hot Peas 'N Butter, and more. Find our full kid's lineup at