Thursdays are Superb-Days in Union Square

For eight weeks this summer, Thursdays are going to be your favorite day of the week. Why you ask? Union Square Park transforms into the best place to be! At Citi Summer in the Square, Union Square Partnership packs each Thursday with over 12 hours of programming for all ages. There's no better excuse to get outside, meet a new local business (like the 35+ featured at the event over the course of the summer) and experience what #USQSummer is all about.

See for yourself! Want more info? Visit or download our 2019 Schedule for a full lineup of events.

Morning fitness

Good Morning NYC! We’re waking up each week on Union Square Park’s South Plaza with 7:00 AM CorePower Yoga, 8:00 AM Throwdown NYC, and 9:00 AM Tai Chi with the 14th Street Y, all presented by Paragon Sports. See our full schedule of Citi Summer in the Square events here. Tag your best photos with #USQSummer to win our weekly giveaway contest.

Endless Kids Activities

Children’s Pavilion

Dancing, singing and coloring oh my! Our Children’s Palivion is packed with books, games, and activities all day long on the South Plaza, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. In the mornings, meet and interact with all sorts of animal friends under the big yellow tent with Art Farm in the City every Thursday at 9:00 AM. Join the 14th Street Y and PJ Library Thursdays at 2:30 PM for story time to learn and play through mediums from songs to puppets! Books are donated courtesy of Simon and Schuster so every Thursday, treat yo’ shelves to story time at the Children’s Pavilion.

Chess at Three

Children of all ages and experience levels are loving learning how to play chess with Chess at Three. Through storytelling and mega-sized chess sets, the game is brought to life in a creative and fun way! Check it out on the South Plaza each week at 12:00 PM.

bubble Garden

Nothing is better than bubbles in the park. The soapy creations at the Bubble Garden on the South Plaza will blow you away! Courtesy of the Gazillion Bubble Show, let your inner child free for some bubbly fun every week, 12:30 - 2:00 PM.

soccer shots

Kiddos get a kick out of Soccer Shots! Bring kids to learn how to play soccer through fun drills and awesome activities, each Thursday at 4:00 PM on Union Square Park’s North Plaza. This is one of the many ways that kids have a ball at Citi Summer in the Square.

Live shows

lunchtime jazz

it only takes a minuet to experience the talent that The New School’s School of Jazz brings to their lunchtime performances in the West Side seating area. It’s the perfect place to bring lunch, meet a friend, and sit back to enjoy the music every Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Dueling Performances

Join us on the South Plaza's main stage for a new Dueling Performance each week. Two artists or groups at the top of their trade will perform - you will determine who is the ultimate champion! Each week experience a different act from beat boxers, to drag queens, to dancers, drummers, and more. This summer, experience brand new acts like Dueling Comedians from The Stand and Dueling Drummers from the NYU Steel Band. See the full lineup of Dueling Performances here!

Evening fitness

Looking for post-work workouts? Our North Plaza heats up with fitness by New York Health & Racquet Club and Paragon Sports every evening! Join us for 5:30 PM Dance Cardio, 6:30 PM Cardio HIIT, 6:30 PM Paragon Run Club, and wind down with 7:30 PM Sunset Yoga. The best instructors from NYHRC are here every Thursday encouraging everyone to get their groove on - come out to join the party!

hydration station

Reduce, reuse and stay hydrated! Fill up at our Citi Summer in the Square Hydration Station every Thursday with your reusable water bottle in Union Square Park on the South Plaza. Two hydration stations this year means double the water! Brought to you by Nuun Hydration, we have a South Plaza Hydration Station Thursdays 7 AM - 6 PM as well as another on the North Plaza Thursdays 7 AM - 8:30 PM. While supplies last, pick up a free reusable bottle at the Union Square Partnership Info Booth. Water you up to every Thursday this summer?

august movie nights

August means the beginning of Union Square Throwback Thursday Movie Nights! This year, jam with the Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan during Space Jam on August 1st. Then, grab your proton packs and get ready for Ghostbusters on August 8th. The North Plaza opens at 6:30 PM for seating, and movies will begin at dusk.