Union Square is open for business and there is so much going on. This is the perfect time to make a day of getting out with your family or friends and enjoying the neighborhood. Whether you are looking for entertainment, food, family friendly events or educational activities, there is something for everyone!
The Best Places To Go & See Near 14th St – Union Square Station, New York City
As businesses start to re-open their doors, there is plenty to see and do. If you live in or are visiting NYC, you have more options of places to go and things to do than you may have even considered.
Visit the New Stores
There are over fifty new shops, restaurants and other businesses that have opened in the area, so you are bound to find something that’s right up your alley. Here are just a few to check out:
- Concepts: The global sneaker giant promises a new innovative shopping experience.
- Books of Wonder: They have a brand new location on 17th Street, same old favorite with a great new store.
- Happy Socks: An awesome and quirky niche store. If you haven’t been there, you have to check them out.
- Lids: From caps that let you represent your favorite sports team to all the other team gear you could want, Lids has it all.
- QQ Nails: Stop in for a manicure, pedicure or spa treatment to perk up your day and your look.
There is never a shortage of entertainment in NYC and that is especially true near Union Square. Check out some of the upcoming performances as Union Square welcomes back live entertainment.
There is no other neighborhood on earth that can match the theatre here, so no one is happier to see NYC theater return this fall than the Union Square area. Classic Stage Company will present Assassins, the Daryl Roth Theater will present A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet and you can see Is This a Room and Dana H. produced by Vineyard Theater on Broadway.
Who hasn’t missed going out to the movies? There are lots of options close to Union Square, including:
- Regal Union Square 4DX & ScreenX
- AMC Theater 11th Street
- AMC Theater 19th Street
- Village East by Angelika
- Cinema Village
- Quad Cinema
Regal Union Square 4DX & ScreenX and the AMC theaters are your go-to for new releases. Village East by Angelika is a restored historic theater that shows a bit of everything. Cinema Village brings you foreign films, documentaries and other indie films. Quad Cinema copies the high-end private screening rooms and is a more private setting.
Comedy & More
More than just theatre and cinema the Union Square area has many other entertainment options. The Stand is the premiere venue for comedy in NYC and has seen many outstanding comics grace their stage. Irving Plaza is one of the best concert venues in the country. They have a wide range of performances and performers every season. It’s always fun to catch a performance there.
See Fantastic Art
If you enjoy art, this is a perfect time to explore the neighborhood surrounding Union Square. There are always new exhibits going up so there is always something new to see and experience. Some of the best options are:
- Gordon Robichauxaux: for new and under recognized artists
- Fotografiska: Swedish photography museum
- Rubin Museum of Art: art and culture of Himalayan regions
- American Jewish Historical Society: Jewish history in the US
Have a Drink at The Winslow
Top off your day with a great burger and drink at The Winslow Gin House and Eatery. They offer more than 40 types of gin as well as terrific mixed drinks and a variety of the best foreign and domestic beers. A night cap at The Winslow is the perfect way to end a day of exploring near Union Square.