Summer Series 2019

The Flatiron Summer Series is eight weeks of free programming for the community by the community. The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local businesses and organizations, provides free classes & activities on the Flatiron Plazas, at the intersection of Broadway, 23rd Street, and Fifth Avenue. 

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Talk Tuesday in partnership with General Assembly: Tuesday, June 18th - Tuesday, August 6

Introducing Talk Tuesdays, a take on the original Tech Tuesdays, which provides a platform for you to hear directly from influential neighborhood organizations.

Featuring a wide array of partners, Talk Tuesdays will include educational and cultural talks on topics like female empowerment, savvy PR plan development, brand recognition, the arts, and local community engagement. 

Talks begin at 6 pm on the Flatiron South Public Plaza. Classes are free and open to the public.


In case of inclement weather, talks will be held at General Assembly at 902 Broadway, 4th Floor. Follow us on Twitter @FlatironNY for last-minute updates. 

Tuesday, June 18 
Female Empowerment 101 with Uplift Studios
(RSVP) - Moved to Rain Location: General Assembly at 902 Broadway

Tuesday, June 25 
Women's Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century with Pen + Brush

Tuesday, July 2 
Music and Entertainment Marketing & Promotion with Baruch College 

Tuesday, July 9 
Artists, Books and Independent Publishers of NYC with Center for Book Arts

Tuesday, July 16
Site City Future with Van Alen Institute

Tuesday, July 23 
Brands as Landmarks with ThoughtMatter

Tuesday, July 30 
User Experience [UX] Design with General Assembly

Tuesday, August 6 
Engage the Local Community with a 360° Communications Plan with Eataly

Wellness Wednesdays: Wednesday, June 19 - Wednesday, August 7

Enjoy free fitness classes every Wednesday 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!  Whether you are a yogi, a strength training fanatic, or a dancing newbie, take advantage of Wellness Wednesday. 

A free sample of Argo Tea's refreshing lemonade will be provided to participants after class. 


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.

The BID will provide a small supply of yoga mats that will be lent out on a first come first serve basis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats.

Barre + Cardio with exhale spa
(RSVP + Waiver)

Wednesday, June 26 
STRENGTH with Uplift Studios
(RSVP + Waiver)

Wednesday, July 3  
HOT HIIT ® with bode NYC
(RSVP + Waiver)

Wednesday, July 10 
Dance Fitness with DanceBody
(RSVP + Waiver)

Wednesday, July 17 
All Levels Yoga with Dharma Yoga
(RSVP + Waiver)

Wednesday, July 24 
All Levels Street Jazz: "Womanizer" by Britney Spears with Broadway Bodies
(RSVP + Waiver)

Wednesday, July 31 
"The Transformation" with Iconoclast
(RSVP + Waiver)

Wednesday, August 7  
Zumba with New York Health & Racquet Club
(RSVP + Waiver)

Throwback Thursdays in partnership with The Home Depot: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, August 8

We are out on the Flatiron North Public Plaza all day every Thursday this year with lots of fun activities for the whole family. Starting at 11 am, there will be games including Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, cornhole and other family favorites. Every Thursday, from noon - 2 pm, kids' workshops will be set up thanks to Center for Book Arts, Wonder Photo Shop, PLAYDAY and Home Depot. Then, join us in the evening from 6 pm to 7 pm for performances by local talented artists. 

Summer Scoops will be continuing this year, so be sure to stop by on select evenings for free gelato courtesy of Eataly and free Frozen Custard courtesy of Shake Shack

6/20 UPDATE: Free Gelato and Live Performance at 6pm cancelled due to threat of thunderstorms. Stay tuned for possible rescheduling. 

Thursday, June 20 -
Kids' Workshop with Wonder Photo Shop
Live Performance from Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Live
Free Gelato from Eataly

6/20 UPDATE: Free Gelato and Live Performance at 6pm cancelled.

Thursday, June 27 -
Kids' Workshop with The Home Depot
Live Performance from the Peoples Improv Theater
RESCHEDULED: Free Gelato from Eataly

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

Thursday, July 11-
Kids' Workshop with The Home Depot
Live Performances from the Jazz Gallery
Free Frozen Custard from Shake Shack

Thursday, July 18 -
Kids' Workshop with PLAYDAY
Live Performances from TADA! Youth Theater

Thursday, July 25 -
Kids' Workshop with The Home Depot
Live Performances from The Peoples Improv Theater
Free Frozen Custard from Shake Shack

Thursday, August 1 -
Kids' Workshop with Center for Book Arts
Live Performances from North Coast

Thursday, August 8 -
Kids' Workshop with The Home Depot
Live Performances from North Coast
Free Gelato from Eataly

MoMath Summer Solstice Celebration: Thursday, June 20

Come celebrate the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 20th. From 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. The BID and The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) will host a giant sundial on the North Public Plaza. Cast your shadow to mark the time and help create a large-scale human timepiece and lave your personal mark on a jumbo sundial banner.