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The Times Square Alliance debuted a wide range of programs on the new Broadway plazas in fall 2014. From Tai Chi for fitness, to Lunch Blocks and GrowNYC Markets for nutrition, to Movie Nights for entertainment, New York’s town square now has even more to offer. Whether you commute to the neighborhood each day for work or call it home, we hope you participated in these fantastic new programs and made Times Square your town square.

Film

Movie Night TSq

Enjoy two classic films inspired by Broadway Shows in the heart of Times Square. #MoviesTSq

Eat

Lunch Block TSq

Enjoy your lunch at the crossroads while listening to the sweet sounds of local musicians; on the 42nd / 43rd Street Broadway Plaza. #EatTSq

Fitness

Fitness TSq

Unlock the energy you need to start the day with Tai Chi and Eternal Spring classes in Times Square. Open to all ages and experience levels; instructed by members of the CK Chu Tai Chi Center. #FitnessTSq

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Times Square Greenmarket: Farm to TSq

Let Times Square bring the farm to your table. On Thursdays throughout the fall, the Times Square Alliance hosts food demonstrations in collaboration with a GrowNYC farmers market. #FarmsTSq


FilmMovie Nights TSq

Times Square will burst into song with the screening of two classic films inspired by Broadway Shows. Find a seat with your family and friends for the opportunity to experience these must-see films in the very place Broadway musicals call home.  

Cabaret MovieMonday, September 29: Cabaret (128 min)
Location: Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets
Start time: 6:30PM

Synopsis
Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, previously dramatized for stage and screen as I Am a Camera with Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. Fosse uses the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis, and this intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical. Michael York plays a British writer who comes to Berlin in the early 1930s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Sally works at the Kit Kat Klub, a George Grosz-like Berlin cabaret where each night the smirking, androgynous Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey) introduces a jazz-driven "girlie show" to his debauched audience. Virtually all the film's musical numbers are staged within the confines of the Kit Kat Klub, and each song comments on the plot and on Germany's "progression" from hedonism to Hitlerism. Most of the Broadway score by John Kander and Fred Ebb was retained, with the welcome addition of "The Money Song." Although it lost Best Picture to The Godfather, Cabaret won eight Oscars, including awards to Minnelli, Grey, and Fosse. A heavily expurgated 88-minute version of Cabaret has been prepared for commercial TV presentations, regarded by many as dramatically inferior to the full cut. Author: Hal Erickson

Cast
Liza Minnelli
Joel Grey
Michael York
Marisa Berenson
Helmut Griem
Fritz Wepper

Enjoy the movie? You will love the Broadway show. Ticket info


Monday, October 6 : Les Miserables (150 min)Les Miserables
Location: Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway
Start time: 6:30PM

Synopsis
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. The world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale.

Cast
Hugh Jackman
Russell Crowe
Anne Hathaway
Amanda Seyfried
Sacha Baron Cohen
Helena Bonham Carter

Enjoy the movie? You will love the Broadway show. Ticket info
 


EatLunch Block TSq

Delicious flavors and sweet sounds intersect at the Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets this fall as local musicians perform for a Times Square lunch crowd. Check our diverse roster of musical groups so that you can plan the perfect soundtrack to your lunch time.


All performances will take place from 11:00AM - 2:00PM.

Monday, October 13: TBD
Tuesday, October 14: Paul Mueller
Wednesday, October 15: Don Witter, Jr.
Thursday, October 16: The Julliard School of Music
Friday, October 17: Sean Grissom


FitnessFitness TSq

Unlock the energy you need to face a busy work day with Tai Chi classes in the heart of Times Square. The classes will inspire you to stretch outside of your comfort zone, breathe through the stress of everyday life in New York City, and discover tranquility before your hectic day. All ages and experience levels are welcome to attend.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, October 14: Tai Chi
Location: Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway
Time: 7:30AM – 8:30AM

Tuesday, October 21: Tai Chi
Location: Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway
Time: 7:30AM – 8:30AM

Eternal Spring Chi Kung™ (Eternal Spring) is a healing exercise program and health maintenance system created by Grandmaster C. K. Chu. It includes aspects of Tai Chi and meditation. As with many chi kung systems, Eternal Spring coordinates movement with deep breathing techniques. Specifically, in this class, participants will stretch, practice breathing techniques, make noise, hold stances without moving, stand on one leg, squat, and kick. The program is easy to learn and to remember. It is good for all levels and ages, including seniors and people who are out of shape or recovering from health traumas. You will feel the benefits from only one or two classes. These benefits include: improved flexibility, balance, and breathing; feelings of greater well-being and relaxation; better chi flow. But to maintain these benefits, it is good to do the exercises at least twice a week. Eternal Spring is a system on its own but it is also the best way to begin learning the art of tai chi.

Both classes will be instructed by Jeremy W. Hubbell, a senior instructor and the Director of CK Chu Tai Chi Studio


apple mobile siteTimes Square Greenmarket: Farm to TSq

You come to Times Square for the lights, entertainment, and energy – now, fresh produce. This fall, the Times Square Alliance will be hosting food demonstrations in collaboration with a GrowNYC farmers market every Thursday. Discover this unique Times Square experience with coworkers, friends, and family before it disappears.

GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. On Thursdays thoughout the fall, GrowNYC will be operating a farmer's market on the pedestrian plazas.

 

Thursday, October 16
Location: Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets
Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Cooking Demonstration (11:00AM - 1:00PM) provided by: Havana Central at Times Square

Thursday, October 23
Location: TBD
Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Cooking Demonstration (11:00AM - 1:00PM) provided by:  The Lambs Club at Times Square

Thursday, October 30
Location: Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets
Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Cooking Demonstration (11:00AM - 1:00PM) provided by:  Buca di Beppo at Times Square

Thursday, November 6
Location: Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets
Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM