We're a space for your family to play, learn, and connect.
We believe that community and thoughtful engagement are critical to kids and parents thriving. Whether it’s your first time as a parent or your tenth, the truth is, it's really hard to keep it all together. We want to make it a little easier for you.
As parents ourselves, we’ve built Union Square Play with what we cared about the most: engaging classes, thoughtful open play, flexible booking, and, at its very core, a place that feels like home.
Our calendar is built around you—you can book any class up to 4 weeks in advance or drop-in last minute (space permitting, of course, as we are offering hot commodity classes, trust us). Nap schedules change and colds come and go, we get it! So, if something comes up last minute, we'll give you full credit for another class.
New Booking Engine
Happy New Year everyone! We are so happy to be back in action. We hope you all had a wonderful end of the year and that you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for 2019; because it's coming in hot. We mean it! We have SO much planned for what we know will be a monumental year at Union Square Play.
You may have gotten our Save the Date email before the holidays for our "Summer Block Party" to celebrate our official opening on January 12th. If you didn't see it, you should already be having FOMO because you do not want to miss it. Tickets are on sale as now and going fast!
However, this is also precisely the same day that we are switching booking systems....because you know, we needed to.
Think of it like changing bottles or potty training— sometimes it’s annoying, sometimes it takes a little tweaking, but transitions are necessary and great in the end. Are we right? We promise we are. And we’ll be here for you at every step of the way.
We have switched our booking platform from MindBody to Sawyer, an online booking system built specifically for children and families in mind. This means a smoother registration and check-in process, as well as a better way to navigate booking classes on our website. It also means that there may be a few initial bumps to iron out. We have transferred everyone over to the new system but you will have to log in, add your child's information, store payment information, check to make sure your credits transferred over, and reset your password. You can start by clicking the button below.
This is a lot of change and a lot of information so we'll stop here and let you all digest and attack when you're ready. We're here, ready, and willing to help! In the meantime, mark your calendars for next Saturday, like, right this second.
When choosing what classes to offer, we look for the best of the best -- content that is engaging not just entertaining. We've searched high and low for educators that are passionate about what they do, and who have thoughtfully created classes with your child's natural curiosity and development in mind. We've curated a variety of classes so that your child can engage in different activities throughout the day and week.
As our space continues to grow, we will continue to add educators and classes to our schedule. If you have a specific class or that you'd like to see, just let us know! We're all ears and want to make Union Square Play your family's favorite place to be.
Playing is so important. Open play offers the opportunity for self-initiation, social interaction, and the ability for your children to create their own "curriculum" in a thoughtful environment. Your child will have the space to develop their motor skills and to express themselves creatively.
Our ground floor open play space is a carpeted area set up intentionally for gross motor play with climbers and a variety of open ended play objects. We want to encourage both independent and social play. Our other play area - just one floor below - features a cozy book nook, tables for arts and crafts, interactive sensory walls, and imaginative play. It also has two restrooms and fully stocked changing areas.