Autumn Brings Public Art, New Theater and More to Union Square


The trees aren't the only beautiful changes you'll see to the neighborhood this season. Here's what's new this fall in Union Square. 

Together with NYC Parks, Chihuly Studio and Marlborough Gallery, we welcome Chihuly's Rose Crystal Tower to Union Square's Triangle Park this week through October 2018. The Rose Crystal Tower stands 31-feet tall and is composed of Polyvitro crystals and steel. Polyvitro is the artist's term for a plastic material where he casts into individual chunks resembling glass, and is lighter and more resilient for public and outdoor settings. 

Dale Chihuly,  Rose Crystal Tower  (detail), 2006, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

Dale Chihuly, Rose Crystal Tower (detail), 2006, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

We welcomed a slew of natural beauty spots to the neighborhood. Innisfree (867 Broadway), Korea's #1 beauty brand, opened its first stateside store with a living green wall, face masks starting at $1.80, and a large expansion in its foundation shade-range for darker skin tones. Lush (28 East 14th Street) reopened in a new, larger home on 14th Street. Côte (100 East 13th Street) brings its natural Los Angeles manicures to the city, offering only their a "quick côtes" service in the store (walk-in only, quick manicures). The polishes and treatments are free of the major toxins often associated with nail polish. Rescue Spa (29 East 19th Street) owner Danuta Mieloch opened her second outpost of her Philadelphia-based spa, offering skin, body, hair, nail and beauty treatments. 

Innisfree at 867 Broadway. 

Innisfree at 867 Broadway. 

Lush on 14th Street. 

Lush on 14th Street. 

Get shopping in the Union Square Greenmarket for an early taste of fall. Alongside apples, squash, potatoes, rainbow carrots, apple cider donuts, and beets find New York State wine, beer and spirits on select market days. Find new recipes with the chefs themselves at Saturday Greenmarkets with Food Book Fair

As temperatures cool, it's time to find indoor activities for all ages, and there's no place to stay warm and entertained like the theater. For kids, check out the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at DR2. For date night, see executive producer Neil Patrick Harris' In & Of Itself at the Daryl Roth Theatre. For a season full of drama premiers, celebrate the Vineyard Theatre's 35th Anniversary in Union Square with their stacked lineup for the 2017-2018 season

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