Union Square Park

14th to 17th Streets

Union Place, formed at the union of Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) and the Bowery, previously extended from 10th to 17th Streets. After it was landscaped and reduced to its present size, it was renamed Union Square in 1832. The equestrian statue of Geo... more

Union Place, formed at the union of Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) and the Bowery, previously extended from 10th to 17th Streets. After it was landscaped and reduced to its present size, it was renamed Union Square in 1832. The equestrian statue of George Washington by Henry K. Brown and John Quincy Adams Ward was unveiled in Union Square in 1856. These days, the vibrant Greenmarket, also known as farmers' market, takes place year-round. Farmers from across New York State as well as Pennsylvania sell their wares four times weekly, with Saturdays the busiest days. In warmer months, the steps near 14th Street are quite popular with students, and the northern end of the park has in recent years become a popular nighttime venue for skateboarders. The park has a dog run, a playground, and an outdoor restaurant/bar open in summer.


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14th to 17th Streets
New York, NY 10011

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Earth Day NY 2019 Green Fair & Earth Day 50 Art Installation

The Earth Day Initiative's annual green fair will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd from 12pm - 6:30pm at E. 17th and Broadway. This annual outdoor Earth Day celebration is free and open to the public and it's also the most highly-attended Earth Day happening in the country. The special day will fea... [ + ]ture a live art installation where artists will paint large-scale canvases with environmental themes relating to the Green New Deal. There will also be an Earth Day Action Center where guests will learn simple ways to make a positive green impact in their lives and they'll be invited to share their own sustainability stories. Dozens of exhibitors from a wide range of organizations including environmental campaigns, local eateries, government agencies and national corporate partners as well as green lifestyle products and services will be on hand. Live musical performances, talks and interactive activities for kids and adults alike will also take place. More information can be found by visiting: http://www.earthdayinitiative.org/2019-events

04/23/2019 12:00 PM
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