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.
For the Parents
From the moment they enter our world, there are so many wonderful gifts that our kids give to us. However, more time to do more things is not one of them. We get it. That's why it will always be a part of our mission and ethos to make things easier for you and give you more control over your time.
In our transition to Sawyer, the booking platform, we took a few steps forward and a few steps back. The most common thing that we've heard is how long it takes to book a class. We're working on it and will ensure that this process gets smoother and quicker in the coming months. Pinky swear.
The other most common point of frustration was not being able to cancel classes directly in the system. While this feature gets worked out, we'd like to invite all of you to simply text us when you want to cancel. Here is how:
Starting today, cancel anything by texting (646) 693-6700. Just text "CANCEL" to (646) 693-6700, and we'll prompt you for any information we need. Please save this number in your phone.
If you need to call us, continue to use (212) 604-0588.
Lastly, there is a really cool Saturday afternoon event upcoming in April—check it out below and book. We think these tickets are going to sell out fast!
p.s. A handful of classes are already sold out for this week. Make sure you reserve or get on the waitlist ahead of time. Drop-ins will be limited. Here's a link to the CALENDAR.
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.