Aug 14, 2019

Flatiron Summer Series 2019 Recap

The Flatiron Summer Series has come to a close after eight weeks of free programming -- for the community, by the community.  

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership helped New Yorkers and visitors alike make the most of summer with eight fun-filled weeks of free events, which included educational and cultural talks on "Talk Tuesdays", fitness classes for "Wellness Wednesdays," and nostalgic games, kids' workshops, live entertainment, and frozen treats on "Throwback Thursdays". Over the course of the summer, over 2,100 people attended the series.

  • The program kicked-off with a Summer Solstice Sundial in partnership with the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), celebrating the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 20th participants became a human sundial using the solstice sun and their bodies to tell the time.

  • New this year, "Talk Tuesdays" consisted of educational and cultural talks on topics like female empowerment, thoughtful urban planning, and user experience design. These talks are lead by instructors from neighborhood businesses and institutions, including General Assembly, which has been a program partner since 2012.

  • Fitness enthusiasts enjoyed free yoga, dance, HIIT, and other sweat-inducing workouts on "Wellness Wednesdays". Each session was taught by instructors from local studios. Post-workout, participants quenched their thirst with free lemonade from Argo Tea as well as gift bags with fun goodies from various local businesses. 

  • The Home Depot became a program partner this year, joining The Center for Book Arts, Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop and Playday NYC for fun kids' workshops every Thursday from noon to 2 pm. Nostalgic games could be found for some lunchtime fun. Wonder Photo Shop also provided Instax cameras allowing attendees to take home a memory of the series. In the evening, local musicians & improv troupes offered all-ages entertainment. And for three very special days, Eataly and Shake Shack provided sweet treats for our attendees to enjoy.

Thank you to our partners for a successful program this year! 

And a special thank you to The Home Depot for allowing us to bring even more family fun to the plazas this year!

Interested in participating in Flatiron Summer Series next year? Email info (at) flatirondistrict (dot) nyc.
Aug 2, 2019

Wellness Week: Rescheduling This Summer's Rain Cancellations

Rain can't stop us this summer! We are extending our free fitness class series for an additional week to reschedule three exciting workout classes that were canceled due to rain. Get ready for Wellness Week; 2 days, 3 classes, the ultimate workout experience in New York's Fit District.

Tuesday, August 13

6:00 - 7:00 pm:
Dharma Yoga: All Levels Yoga 
This is an Open / Mixed Level Dharma Yoga class that welcomes new students and those with regular practice. It is Asana posture-based with Deep Healing Relaxation and Meditation. This series is designed to help advance students in their posture practice. It will support health to the entire bodily system through a series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and inverted variations, including stepping stones to the Headstand. 
Register for Class | Download Waiver

Wednesday, August 14

8:00 - 9:00 am
Iconoclast: "The Transformation" 
“The Transformation” is a fast-paced 45 minute, high-intensity full-body workout. Powered by Afro beats, this class will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and burn a ton of calories. Ngo Okafor, owner and founder, created The Transformation Class as a way to share his 1-on-1 dramatic transformation program with the masses.
Register for Class | Download Waiver

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Exhale Spa: Barre + Cardio 
Break a sweat, pulse deeper, and burn more. All in one intense, efficient, barre-meets-cardio hour. Spend half the class on your mat as you move through rapid cardio intervals. Then hit the barre for muscle-defining micro-moves. You’ll end the hour feeling accomplished and ready to take on anything.
UPDATE 8/14 (3:36 pm): Class cancelled due to threat of severe weather
Register for Class | Download Waiver

 


In the event of severe weather, the class will be canceled.
A call will be made by 6:30 am for morning classes or 4 pm for evening classes
on the day of the event.
Follow us on Twitter @FlatironNY for last-minute updates.

Jul 22, 2019

2019 Summer Streets - Enjoy Open Streets!

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of the City's streets. For three consecutive Saturdays (August 3rd, 10th, & 17th), nearly seven miles of Park Avenue/Park Avenue South is open for people to play, run, walk, and bike. Summer Streets programming takes place from 7 am to 1 pm and extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. All activities are free of charge and designed for people of all ages and abilities.

The Flatiron District is home to the Midtown Rest Stop - one of the major activity centers along the Summer Streets route. Located on East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, the Midtown Rest Stop offers a diverse spread of events including fitness classes, concerts, and dance performances. See full activation lineup below: 

MIDTOWN PERFORMANCE STAGE 

25th between Park and Madison Avenues

Listen to a diverse array of musical performances at the Midtown Performance Stage to keep your foot tapping as you take a beat from running and cycling along the route for a bit of entertainment and refreshments.

August 3rd
August 10th
August 17th

BIKE PROGRAMMING

THE FIVE BOROUGH BICYCLE CLUB: BIKE REPAIR   
Park Avenue between 26th and 25th Streets/East
The Five Borough Bicycle Club will offer free bike repair at the Midtown Rest Stop. Whether you are new to cycling, a commuter seeking new adventures, or an avid cyclist, we have rides for you. 

UNLIMITED BIKING: FREE BIKE RENTALS
25th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Unlimited Biking, a premier bike rentals, tours, and experiences company, is partnering with Summer Streets to provide FREE bike rentals for individuals participating in the event. With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will offer 75 complimentary bikes at each rest stop. All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. 

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: BIKE VALET
Park Avenue between 25th and 24th Streets/West

Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives.

BIKE NEW YORK: LEARN TO RIDE—KIDS
24th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

Learn to Ride-Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Spaces are limited. Please register here in advance to guarantee participation. When creating an account for registration, make sure you enter the participating child's name and birth-date in the 'Personal Info' section.

CITIBIKE IS BACK   
24th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Head on down to the Citi Bike tent at Park Avenue and E. 24th Street for some summer fun! Bust a move with their famous DJ bike train, cool down with some refreshments and play some Citi Bike trivia for killer swag. Never tried Citi Bike or want to learn more? Citi Bike Ambassadors will be there to answer any questions, show you the right way to ride, and sign you up for discount memberships. 

DOT Helmet Fitting   
24th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Stop by the west side of 24th Street between Park and Madison avenues to be custom-fitted for your free DOT Vision Zero bike helmet. This is a popular giveaway so make sure to arrive early to guarantee a helmet. The line will close at noon in order to complete fittings by the end of the event at 1 pm.

CITY PICNIC: FREE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SAMPLING  

25th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Stop by the City Picnic’s Food & Beverage Sampling Zone for yummy treats and refreshing beverages. Grab free samples from vendors throughout the day. Make sure this is your first stop in order to beat the crowds in the later morning hours. Sample food and beverages from Bowery FarmingCabot Creamery Co-operativeChameleon Cold-brewDarrell LeaDeep River SnacksGoGo squeeZHubert's LemonadeKevitaLenny & Larry'sMadeGoodNuun Hydration Station, and Sweet Leaf Tea


CITY AGENCY PROGRAMMING  

Park Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets/West

NYC DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION (DSNY)
Visit DSNY to learn how to keep garbage from landfills, and receive a free reusable bag (while supplies last)!

DEP WATER ON THE GO
Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. Stop by one of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's portable water fountains to fill up a water bottle, take a sip, or keep your four-legged friend hydrated. We've set up locations along the event route at all five rest stops. Just look for the bright blue tent!

DOT MOBILITY UNIT (August 17)
Play and learn with interactive transportation mobility games. Playing city planner, create pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods for people of all ages and abilities. Learn how the City improves mobility and travel for all New Yorkers!

 

Photo Credit: Toshi Sasaki/Getty Images
Source: NYC Go Summer Streets

Jul 15, 2019

Flatiron Ice Cream Round-Up

To keep calm, cool, and collected during the upcoming heat and humidity, plan out the best spots in the Flatiron District to cool down. Whether it's a classic scoop of ice cream, frozen custard, gelato, decadent soft serve, or mochi ice cream, there's an ice cream variety for everyone in Flatiron this summer. 

by CHLOE, 60 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (347) 620-9622
NYC vegan staple, by CHLOE, offers an assortment of vegan and gluten-free dessert options from their "Chill" menu. Offering 4oz ice cream in unique flavors ranging from Kale Cookies + Creme to Birthday Cake and Strawberry Jam, by CHLOE ensures every New Yorker can enjoy ice cream during these summer months, regardless of dietary restrictions. 

Cha Cha Matcha, 1158 Broadway, between West 27th and 28th Avenues, (646) 895-9484
Cha Cha Matcha serves New York City matcha, the vibrant green powder milled from specially grown green tea leaves directly from Uji, Japan. When the city starts to heat-up, matcha soft serve is both frozen and caffeinated. You can also enjoy matcha soft serve swirled with various flavors, including the new vanilla soft serve packed with collagen that benefits skin and joint health. 

Photo Credit: Cha Cha Matcha

Chikarashi, 1158 Broadway, between West 27th and 28th Avenues, (212) 413-4300
One of Manhattan's most popular poke bowls spots, Chikarashi, is serving up an authentic dole whip. The dairy-free delicacy is delivered straight from Dole's Hawaiian plantation. For some added fun, treat yourself to dole whip inside a carved out miniature pineapple. 

Photo Credit: Chikarashi

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, between West 23rd and West 24th Street, (212) 229-2560
Eataly prides itself on its ability to bring the best of Italy dining to your doorstep. When it comes to gelato, Eataly makes no exception. Explore the array of cups, cones, and take-home containers Eataly has to offer, then enjoy a stroll around the diverse marketplace.

Photo Credit: Eataly

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, between West 27th and West 28th Street, (212) 683-2929
ilili, the traditional Lebanese-Mediterranean cuisine staple is located just north of Madison Square Park. After enjoying the sun in the park or the Flatiron Public Plazas, step inside ilili to enjoy Strawberry and Chocolate ice cream; Blackberry, Raspberry, or Strawberry Sorbet; or a Selection of Ice Creams with 3 scoops of Arabian Milk, Pistachio, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Pink Peppercorn, or Cucumber. 

La Pecora Bianca, 1133 Broadway, between 25th and 26th Avenues, (212) 498-9696
La Pecora Bianca is an open and relaxing place to enjoy a frozen treat. When the temperature outside gets too high, the Gelato & Sorbetto's temperature is just right with a choice of stracciatella, milk chocolate, salted caramel, and Sicilian citrus flavors. 

Patisserie Chanson, 20 West 23rd Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, (929) 423-8880
Patisserie Chanson embraces the dessert experience with seasonal macarons, hand-painted chocolate bonbons, and boozy gummy bears. Indulge your taste buds with their famous soft serves with impressive toppings. Chanson's newest soft serve flavor is Toasted Pearl Barley made with chocolate honeycomb and Maldon sea salt (pictured below). You can also enjoy their classic Black Sesame Kouign Amann Soft Serve with Yoghurt Pop Rocks.   

 Photo Credit: Patisserie Chanson

Quality Eats, 3 East 28th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 257-8882
Quality eats, quality drinks, and even quality ice cream! For $9 each on the Quality Eats' Sweets menu, a Birthday Cake Sundae is served with Vanilla Malt Ice Cream and Frosted Confetti Cake. 

ROLLN, 38 East 23rd Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue, (646) 869-0826
ROLLN, the fast-casual sustainable sushi roll joint, also offers a summer treat: Mochi Ice Cream. Enjoy mochi, the Japanese rice cake, filled with your choice of strawberry, matcha, Thai tea, passionfruit, or chocolate ice cream.


Photo Credit: ROLLN

Scampi, 30 West 18th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. (212) 888-2171
Get the best of both worlds at Scampi this summer. Not only does Scampi offer Happy Hour drink specials every night of the week, but they also serve a Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata and a Gelati E Sorbetti made in house daily. 

Shake Shack, southeast corner of Madison Square Park, near Madison Avenue and East 23rd Street, (212) 889-6600
Shake Shack's frozen custard is a summer essential. Spun freshly at Shake Shack, the frozen custard is dense, rich, and creamy. 

Photo Credit: Shake Shack

 Header Photo: Dole Whip by Chikarashi via delish

 

 

 

Jun 24, 2019

NYC Pride March 2019

An estimated four million people will gather for the NYC Pride March this Sunday, June 30th. Beginning here in Flatiron at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue, the route winds its way through Flatiron, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea for the Stonewall 50 celebration.
 
There will be various locations along the route for pedestrians to cross, including:
 
  • Fifth Avenue: 23rd Street, 21st Street, 17th Street, 14th Street
  • Sixth Avenue: 23rd Street & 14th Street
  • Seventh Avenue: 23rd Street, 21st Street, 17th Street, 14th Street
Crosstown vehicular traffic will be closed from 7 am through the late evening from 14th Street to 30th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Additionally, No Parking signs will be posted throughout the area.
 
Residents should allow for extra travel time, and are advised to carry identification or proof of address. Local businesses should schedule deliveries before June 30th, and are asked to advise employees who are scheduled to work on Sunday.
 
There will be no Historic Flatiron Walking Tour this week, but it returns on Sunday, July 7th with a special Independence-Day theme
 
 
Jun 10, 2019

Father's Day in the Flatiron District

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16, 2019. Show the father figures in your life how much they mean with a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in the Flatiron District. After the meal, shop around for the perfect gift that will make him feel like the luckiest man alive. 

Restaurants:

Cosme35 East 21st Street, between Park Avenue and Broadway, (212) 913- 9659
Come to Cosme this Sunday to spice up your Dad's Father's Day with the contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine made with high-quality ingredients. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert, and stay for cocktails and wine!

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, between West 27th Street and West 28th Street, (212) 683-2929
Treat your father to a Lebanese-Mediterranean feast this Father's Day! ilili will be offering their regular à-la-carte menu items and Father's Day specials for Brunch and Dinner. 

Park Avenue Summer, 360 Park Avenue South, between East 25th Street and East 26th Street, (212) 951-7111
At Park Avenue Summer, copious amounts of wine with dinner is always in season. Enjoy an entree, an appetizer, and dessert of your choice with unlimited wine tasting all night long this Father's Day (and every Sunday) at Park Avenue Summer. 

Scampi, 88 Madison Avenue, between 28th Street and 29th Street, (212) 691-0555
Flatiron fan-favorite, Scampi, is a versatile and tasty dining option the whole family can enjoy. Whether dad enjoys Brunch or Dinner, Scampi is sure to satisfy his taste buds this Father's Day. 

Scarpetta, 88 Madison Avenue, between 28th Street and 29th Street, (212) 691-0555
This Father's Day, savor the taste of Scarpetta at the James New York NoMad with their signature à-la-carte brunch menu or dinner menu. Already Dad's favorite restaurant? Give him a gift card to Scarpetta anywhere between $10 and $250. 

Tarallucci E Vino44 E 28th Street, between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, 212-779-1100
This Father's Day, take Dad to the best Italian restaurant in New York City. With modern décor, an extensive wine list, and delicious Italian, Tarallucci E Vino is a great spot for a family dinner. 

The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 725-3860
This Father's Day, bring Dad to the Best Whiskey Bar, the Flatiron Room, for a live performance by a Live Jazz Trio from 6 pm to 10 pm. 

The NoMad, 1170 Broadway, between West 27th and West 28th Street, (212) 796-1500
This Sunday, treat Dad to Chef Daniel Humm's culinary creativity and classic cocktails at the NoMad Restaurant. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 10 pm for an evening in elegance.

230 FIFTH Rooftop, 230 Fifth Avenue, between West 26th Street and West 27th Street, (212) 725-4300
Celebrate Dad with great food, cold beer, Whiskey tasting, and New York City views at the 230 FIFTH Rooftop. Doors open at 10 am for the ultimate Father's Day celebration. 

Gifts: 

Bouley at Home31 West 21st Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, (212) 255-5928
Give Dad the gift of culinary creativity this Father's Day. Bouley at Home offers a variety of speaker events, cooking classes, and private dining events that would make an alternative gift option for Dad this year. 

Brrrn107 West 20th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, (212) 352-3132
Keep Dad cool this Father's Day by gifting him class packages to Brrrn. Perfect for all of the fit dads out there, Brrrn offers a first timer deal, monthly membership, cool packages, and gift certificates. 

Dyanna Spa, 45 East 21st Street, between Park Avenue and Broadaway, (212) 995-2355
Treat Dad to a Spa day at Dyanna Spa without breaking the bank. Dyanna provides a wide range of affordable spa packages, spa services, spa specials, and even spa parties! They also sell gift certificates, so your Dad can decide how he wants to treat himself this Father's Day. 

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, between West 23rd and West 24th Street, (212) 229-2560
To celebrate fathers everywhere, Eataly has carefully curated a selection of the highest quality food, drink, and gift boxes perfect for Dad. For home-cooked Italian comfort this Father's day, pick out Dad's favorites in the store, and Eataly will package and ship the items to his doorstep.

Flatiron Wine & Spirits929 Broadway, between East 21st Avenue and East 22nd Avenue, (212) 477-1315
Search through thousands of artisanal wines & spirits from around the world right here in the Flatiron district, and you'll be sure to put a smile on your face this Father's Day.

Living Fresh Men's Spa, 44 West 22nd Street, between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue, (212) 366-9080
This Father's Day, give Dad the gift of relaxation. What better way to say "thank you" to our fathers for all they have done for us than with a men's spa gift certificate for some much needed TLC?

L’Occitane En Provence, 170 Fifth Avenue, between West 21st Avenue and West 22nd Avenue, 212-206-8860 
Celebrate Dad with luxury skincare essentials and fresh aromatic scents in Provençal gifts. Gift prices range from $20 to $110, and products available include creams, oils, liquids, and gels. 

Premier Indoor Golf1 East 28th Street, 3rd Floor, between 5th and Madison, (646) 657-01745
Can't get Dad to his favorite golf course this Father's Day? Customize a gift certificate for him in any amount to NYC's #1 Indoor Golf and Instruction Studio!

The Manhattan Saddlery117 East 24th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, (212) 673-1400
Whether your Dad rides horses or simply enjoys an equestrian look, the Manhattan Saddlery provides has an assortment of gift items perfect for this Father's Day. Can't decide what to get him? Gift cards range from $25 to $1,000 so Dad can choose what suits him best. 

Todd Snyder, 25 East 26th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (917) 242-3482
Head over to Todd Snyder to shop the Father's Day Collection for Dad, featuring the Timex Reissued Classic Mid-Century Watch exclusively available at the Madison Square Park location. 

WTHN20 West 22nd Street, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, (646) 558-9846
Give the special man in your life the gift of self-care this Father's Day. For preventative or healing measures for Dad, pick up a gift card ranging from $50 to $150 for custom acupuncture treatments or herbs.

Jun 5, 2019

Summer Series 2019: Free Events on the Flatiron Plazas

The Flatiron Summer Series is free community programming for the neighborhood, by the neighborhood. The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local businesses, will host eight weeks of free classes, activities, and entertainment on the Flatiron Public Plazas, at the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. The series kicks off on Tuesday, June 18th, with programming on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through August 8th.

2019 Flatiron Summer Series Solstice Event

On Thursday, June 20th, the BID and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) will construct a vinyl sundial on the North Plaza. Passers-by will be able to mark their shadow to show the passing of time throughout the day.


 

Free Educational and Cultural Classes on Talk Tuesdays

Since 2012, the BID has provided a series of free tech education classes as part of the Summer Series. This year, we will be covering more than just tech. We have speakers from Eataly, Center for Book Arts, Uplift, Pen + Brush, Baruch College, ThoughtMatterVan Alen Institute and General Assembly coming to speak about a variety of different topics. Talk Tuesdays will be a chance to learn something new and interesting all summer long. Classes take place from 6 pm to 7 pm on the Flatiron South Public Plaza.

See Schedule Below:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - Uplift StudiosFemale Empowerment 101 (All genders welcome!) Learn More and Register
6/18 UPDATE: Class moved to rain location: General Assembly at 902 Broadway

Tuesday, June 25, 2019Pen + Brush: Women's Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Baruch College: Music & Entertainment Marketing & Promotion Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - Center for Book Arts: Book Arts: Artists, Books and Independent Publishers of NYC Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Van Alen Institute: Site City Future Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - ThoughtMatter: Brands as Landmarks Learn More and Register
7/23 UPDATE (3:18 pm): Moved to Rain Location: General Assembly at 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

Tuesday, July 30, 2019General Assembly: User Design Experience Learn More and Register

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - Eataly: How to Engage the Local Community with a 360 Communications Plan Learn More and Register


 

Flatiron Fitness on Wellness Wednesdays

This summer, the BID continues to provide free fitness classes on the South Plaza. The classes will be held on Wednesdays from June 19th to August 7th from 6 pm to 7 pm. The classes will be taught by instructors from local businesses, including exhale SpaUplift StudiosNew York Health & Racquet Club, Iconoclast, Broadway Bodies, Darma Yoga, DanceBody and bodē NYC

The BID will have a small supply of yoga mats to lend out on a first come first serve basis. We encourage participants to bring their own mats. 

See Schedule Below:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - exhale SpaBarre + Cardio Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver 
6/19 UPDATE: Canceled due to wet conditions on the plaza 

Wednesday, June 27, 2019 - Uplift Studios: STRENGTH Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - bode nyc: HOT HIIT® Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - DanceBody: DanceBody Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Dharma Yoga: All Levels Yoga Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver
7/17 UPDATE (2:23 pm): Class canceled due to heat advisory and threat of severe weather

Wednesday, July 24, 2019- Broadway Bodies: All Level Street Jazz 'Womanizer" by Britany Spears Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - Iconoclast: "The Transformation" Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver
7/31 UPDATE (1:55 pm): Class canceled due to threat of severe weather including thunderstorms

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - New York Health & Racquet Club: Zumba Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver
8/7 UPDATE (2:33 pm): Class canceled due to threat of severe weather including thunderstorms


 

Flatiron Fun on Throwback Thursdays 

Each Thursday, the BID provides fun and games all day for the whole family. Starting at 11 am, come by to play one of our awesome games, whether it's giant Connect 4, Jenga or cornhole. Or stop by to take a fun picture in front of the Flatiron Building with one of Fujifilm Wonderphoto Shop's Instax cameras. Every Thursday starting at noon, Fujifilm Wonderphoto Shop, The Center for Book Arts or The Home Depot will be hosting children's workshops. Come by between 12 pm and 2 pm to make something special!

In the evening, performers from various venues around the BID will be out on the North Public Plaza from 6 pm to 7 pm. Venues include The People's Improv Theater, Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Live, TADA! Youth Theater, The Jazz Gallery & North Coast. Finally, The BID will be continuing Summer Scoops on select Thursdays. Whether it is free gelato from Eataly or free frozen custard from Shake Shack, it is sure to hit the spot on a hot summer day. 

Schedule below:

Thursday, June 20 - Games, WonderPhoto ShopHill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Market and Eataly Summer Scoops 
6/20 UPDATE: Free Gelato and Performance canceled due to rain

Thursday, June 27 - Games, The Home Depot and The People's Improv Theater 
6/27 UPDATE: Free Gelato from Eataly rescheduled from 6/20 date

Thursday, July 4 - No Events, Happy  4th of July!

Thursday, July 11 - Games, The Home DepotThe Jazz Gallery and Shake Shack Summer Scoops 
7/11 UPDATE: Free Frozen Custard and Performance canceled due to threat of severe weather

Thursday, July 18 - Games, PLAYDAY and TADA! Youth Theater
7/18 UPDATE (10:15 am): Games, Kids' Workshop from Noon - 2 pm and Live Performance at 6 pm cancelled due to expected rain.

Thursday, July 25 - Games, The Home DepotThe People's Improv Theater and Shake Shack Summer Scoops
7/18 UPDATE (12:16 pm): Kids' Painting Workshop with PLAYDAY rescheduled from 7/18 date

Thursday, August 1 - Games, The Center for Book Arts and North Coast

Thursday, August 8 - Games, The Home DepotNorth Coast and Eataly Summer Scoops

Jun 5, 2019

Flatiron Fun on Throwback Thursdays: June 20 - August 8

Join us on the Flatiron North Public Plaza all day from Thursday, June 20th - Thursday, August 8th for nostalgic games and fun. There will be games all day long including cornhole, giant Jenga, Connect 4, and classic board games. Come up and snap a picture under the Flatiron Building with one of Wonder Photo Shop's Instax cameras for an instant photo to take home.

On select Thursdays from noon to 2 pm, Wonder Photo Shop, Center for Book Arts, PLAYDAY, and The Home Depot will be hosting fun and educational kids' activities. 

In the evening, join us for performances from various groups across the Flatiron District including The People's Improv Theater, Hill Country Barbecue Market/Hill Country Live, The Jazz Gallery, TADA! Youth Theater & North Coast. Stay a while and enjoy the talent this neighborhood has to offer. And on select Thursdays, cool down with a refreshing treat from Eataly or Shake Shack. Summer Scoops means free gelato or frozen custard out on the plaza.

Full schedule below:

Thursday, June 20 - Games, Wonder Photo Shop, Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Market and Eataly Summer Scoops 
6/20 UPDATE: Free Gelato and Live Performance at 6pm cancelled due to threat of thunderstorms. 

Thursday, June 27 - Games, The Home Depot and The People's Improv Theater 
6/27 UPDATE: Free Gelato from Eataly Rescheduled from 6/20 date

Thursday, July 4 - No events, Happy Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 11 - Games, The Home Depot, The Jazz Gallery and Shake Shack Summer Scoops
7/11 UPDATE: Free Frozen Custard and Live Performance at 6 pm cancelled due to the threat of severe weather.

Thursday, July 18 - Games, PLAYDAY and TADA! Youth Theater
7/18 UPDATE (10:13 am): Games, Kids' Workshop from Noon - 2 pm and Live Performance at 6 pm cancelled due to expected rain.

Thursday, July 25 - Games, The Home Depot, The People's Improv Theater and Shake Shack Summer Scoops
7/18 UPDATE (12:17 pm): Kids' Painting Workshop with PLAYDAY rescheudled

Thursday, August 1 - Games, The Center for Book Arts, and North Coast as seen at the PIT

Thursday, August 8 - Games, The Home Depot, North Coast as seen at the PIT and Eataly Summer Scoops

 

Jun 5, 2019

Get Fit in Flatiron with Wellness Wednesday Classes: June 19 - August 7

Join us for eight weeks of free fitness classes under the Flatiron Building! Classes will be held from Wednesday, June 19th to Wednesday, August 7th from 6 pm to 7 pm on the Flatiron South Public Plaza.

Frequently referred to as "The Fit District," Flatiron's Wellness Wednesday series is designed to bring some of the city's most popular studios to you!  Instructors will come from various studios including Exhale Spa, Uplift Studios, Bode NYC, DanceBody, Dharma Yoga, Broadway Bodies, Iconoclast and New York Health & Racquet Club.

Whether you are a yogi, a strength training fanatic, or dancing newbie, there is a spot for you at Wellness Wednesday. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Exhale Spa: Barre + Cardio 

Break a sweat, pulse deeper, and burn more. All in one intense efficient, barre-meets-cardio hour. Spend half the class on your mat as you move through rapid cardio intervals. Then hit the barre for muscle-defining micro-moves.
Register For Class | Download Waiver
6/19 UPDATE: Class canceled due to wet plaza conditions

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Uplift Studios:
STRENGTH
45-minutes of time-based fatigue for every muscle group, interspersed with high-intensity interval sections. At different points in class, you’ll burst into Tabata-style HIIT sessions to elevate your heart rate and leave you feeling exhilarated, accomplished, and strong.
Register For Class | Download Waiver

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
bodē nyc: HOT HIIT
A training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), muscle toning, and cardio with warm temperatures. This practice burns fat and creates long, lean muscle mass with rapid results. 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
DanceBody: Dance Fitness

Brain off, body on. Get the benefits of dance cardio without having to think about the steps — just “follow along.” Our workout combines dance-inspired cardio and toning set to motivating music.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Dharma Yoga:
All Levels Yoga 
This series is designed to help advance students in their posture practice. It will support health to the entire bodily system through a series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and inverted variations. 
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7/17 UPDATE (2:19 PM): Class canceled due to heat advisory and threat of severe weather

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Broadway Bodies: All Level Street Jazz: "Womanizer" Britany Spears

Broadway Bodies teaches high-energy choreography in an incredibly achievable way. Broadway Bodies' motto is "F*** The Choreography," we don't care if you pick up all of the steps, or fumble through the entire thing. We just want you to smile, sweat, and unleash your inner superstar! Featuring “Womanizer” by Britney Spears.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Iconoclast: "The Transformation"

This class is a fast-paced 45 minute, high-intensity full body workout. It will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and burn a ton of calories.
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7/31 UPDATE (1:55 pm): Class canceled due to threat of severe weather including thunderstorms

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
New York Health & Racquet Club: Zumba

A dynamic fitness program including Latin rhythms, easy-to-follow moves, sculpting, and resistance training. This dynamic dance fitness program includes Caribbean and Latin rhythms.
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8/7 UPDATE (2:31 pm): Class canceled due to threat of severe weather including thunderstorms.

 


 

Wellness Week: August 13th and 14th

We are extending Wellness Wednesday! We have rescheduled 3 of our classes that were cancelled due to rain, so get ready for Wellness Week; 2 days, 3 classes, the ultimate workout experience in New York's Fit District.

Dharma Yoga: All Levels Yoga 
Tuesday, August 13th 6:00 - 7:00 pm
This series is designed to help advance students in their posture practice. It will support health to the entire bodily system through a series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and inverted variations. 
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Iconoclast: "The Transformation" 
Wednesday, August 14th 8:00 - 9:00 am

This class is a fast-paced 45 minute, high-intensity full body workout. It will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and burn a ton of calories.
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Exhale Spa: Barre + Cardio 
Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Break a sweat, pulse deeper, and burn more. All in one intense efficient, barre-meets-cardio hour. Spend half the class on your mat as you move through rapid cardio intervals. Then hit the barre for muscle-defining micro-moves.
UPDATE 8/14 (3:36 pm): Class cancelled due to threat of severe weather
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In the event of severe weather, the class will be canceled.
A call will be made by 4 pm on the day of the event.
Follow us on Twitter @FlatironNY for last-minute updates.

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2019 Archive

Flatiron Public Plaza Kiosks Open Friday, August 23rd

Flatiron Coffee Shop Roundup

Flatiron Foodies: Quality Eats' Scalloped Sunchokes

Flatiron Summer Series 2019 Recap

Eataly Kiosk Opening August 23

New Neighbor: Le Tea

Step Inside The Dessert Bar Speakeasy

Wellness Week: Rescheduling This Summer's Rain Cancellations

New Neighbor: Alchemy 43

July News Roundup

2019 Summer Streets - Enjoy Open Streets!

Flatiron Foodies: Smile To Go's Roasted Corn, Shaved Zucchini & Summer Squash Salad

Flatiron Ice Cream Round-Up

A New Chapter for the Flatiron Building

New Neighbor: Precision Run

New Neighbor: Poster House

NYC Summer Restaurant Week in Flatiron

NYC Pride March 2019

June News Roundup

New Neighbor: Ralph's Coffee

New Neighbor: Bourke Street Bakery

Flatiron Foodies: Solo Qui Cocktail by Obicà

Father's Day in the Flatiron District

Summer Series 2019: Free Events on the Flatiron Plazas

2019 Annual Meeting Recap

Flatiron Fun on Throwback Thursdays: June 20 - August 8

Get Fit in Flatiron with Wellness Wednesday Classes: June 19 - August 7

Talk Tuesdays, New to the Summer Series: June 18 - August 6

Announcing Eataly & Flatiron Plate

Flatiron Pride Roundup

LPC Releases Guidelines to Help Business Owners

May News Roundup

New Neighbor: Standard Dose Wellness Experience

Flatiron Summer Cocktail Guide

Bike to Work Day 2019

New Neighbor: Sweetcatch Poke

Flatiron Foodies: The Little Beet's BBQ Jackfruit

Build The Block - 13th Precinct

Flatiron Mother's Day Dining Guide

Event Recap - Digital Marketing: How To Tell Your Story

Car Free Earth Day in Flatiron

April News Roundup

New Neighbor: Iconoclast Fitness Studio

Gift Bag Program Launch - Promote Your Business

Use Your Voice for Neighborhood Improvements

March News Roundup

Join Us! Spring Speaker Series

New Neighbor: David's Bridal

Flatiron Foodies: Fields Good Chicken's Butternut Squash Hummus

Where to Watch the March College Basketball Tournament

Get to Know Scampi

New Neighbor: Taïm

New Neighbor: Silver Mirror Facial Bar

New Neighbor: Wine & Spirits Market

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day in Flatiron

New Executive Director, James Mettham, Joins the BID

The École is Growing

February News Roundup

New Neighbor: Seven Grams Caffe

March 4th: Public Plazas & Worth Square CB5 Presentation

New Neighbor: Made by We

Flatiron Foodies: Bread & Tulips' Creste di Gallo con Salsiccia

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID Announces Appointment of James Mettham as Executive Director

New Neighbor: Deciem

Build The Block - 13th Precinct

New Neighbor: Zola

New Neighbor: TrainStation NYC

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

New Neighbor: ROLLN

Valentine's Day Restaurant Guide in Flatiron

January News Roundup

Where to Watch the Big Game

Car Free Earth Day

New Neighbor: Memo Shish Kebab

28th Street 6 Train Station Re-opens!

Flatiron Foodies: wagamama's Chicken Teriyaki Donburi

Flatiron Public Plazas & Worth Square Workshop

Community Survey 2018 Results

Flatiron Plaza Food & Beverage Kiosk RFPs

Happy in Flatiron during the "23 Days of Cheer" 2018

Eat Healthier in Flatiron

January Joiner: Get Fit in 2019