FIND THE BEST INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN UNION SQUARE.
EVENTS IN SOUTH PLAZA
SOCCER IN NORTH PLAZA
Enjoy fun, kid-friendly activities, music performances, and fitness for kids from morning to late afternoon on the South and North Plazas.
Featuring over 250 books, crafts, games, and other fun activities, the Children’s Pavilion is wonderful way to spend some quality learning and playing in Union Square. Books donated courtesy of Simon & Schuster
[Every Thu 9 AM to 6 PM on South Plaza]
ANIMALS WITH ART FARM
Each week, Art Farm in the City brings an array of animal friends, including guinea pigs, bunnies, and turtles, for kids to make observations, ask questions, and touch some amazing little creatures.
[Every Thu - 9:00 AM in Children's Pavilion]
Children of all ages and their caregivers are encouraged to come “play” yoga with Karma Kids Yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way.
[Every Thu - 10:30 AM on George Washington Lawn]
There's a different kind of garden coming to Union Square Park this summer! Kids can make magical bubbles that are sure to put a smile on their face with the Gazillion Bubble Show's Bubble Garden.
[Every Thu - 12:30 PM on South Plaza]
Join the 14th Street Y and PJ Library for an interactive story time every week. Whether accompanied by puppets, singers, or more fun interactions, learn something new every week with the incredible educators.
[Every Thu - 2:30 PM in Children's Pavilion]
Kids engage with PopFit Kids in fun-plus-fitness with these high-energy circuit activities, agility drills, partner games, dynamic movements, and more while learning the benefit of the Fit Five: Cardio, Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, and Balance.
[Every Thu - 3 PM on South Plaza]
NEW! SUPER SOCCER STARS
It’s the year of the World Cup and we are celebrating in soccer style with World Cup-themed soccer curricula with Super Soccer Stars. Kids ages 2-14 will learn how to play soccer through a series of drills with esteemed and excited coaches.
[Every Thu - 4 PM on North Plaza]
MAIN STAGE LINE-UP
Part concert and part music class, Little Rockers will kick off summer by engaging kids with upbeat tunes and leading participants in musical activities with instruments and movement for a totally unique rock show!
[Thu Jun 14 - 11 AM]
Everyone will be jamming out to Astrograss Music with it’s unique blend of bluegrass, old time, and folk music. Get ready for sing-a-longs, dance contests, and high-energy fiddle hoedowns!
[Thu June 21 - 11 AM]
Join Thunder and Sunshine for their debut Summer in the Square performance with original and funky music featuring rhythm and melodies that will get your hands and feet moving!
[Thu Jun 28 - 11 AM]
With Hopalong Andrew, kids will sing along to clever and whimsical cowboy songs to celebrate the city, its people, and nature, while paying homage to the singing cowboys and novelty musicians of yesteryear.
[Thu Jul 5 - 11 AM]
Back by popular demand, Hot Peas ‘N Butter performs its signature songs incorporating elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock with an interactive and invigorating approach.
[Thu Jul 12 - 11 AM]
Join the incredible cast of the Off-Broadway hit show Story Pirates for one of our funniest performances of the summer. By using ideas from children in the audience, the Story Pirates show children how amazing their ideas really are!
[Thu Jul 19 - 11 AM]
Join Soul Science Lab for their first Summer in the Square performances getting kids excited about world travels and cultural exploration with songs infusing hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and afrobeat rhythms.
[Thu Jul 26 - 11 AM]
The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater Puppet Mobile performs its contemporary and innovative puppet production of children's classics. Join us in Union Square for The Big Good Wolf as our main stage is transformed!
[Thu Aug 2 - 11 AM]
Put your dancing shoes on and prepare to match the energy of Mike Messer and The After School Special as they take the stage for our final performance of the summer!
[Thu Aug 9 - 11 AM]