The Crossroads of the World is getting back to business, and its new summer program includes some familiar favorites for locals and visitors alike.

More than an evening — Taste of Times Square will be a full week this year — summer 2019. Photo: Phil O’Brien.

Great news for budget-minded foodies is that Taste of Times Square Week returns on June 7. Hosted by Times Square Alliance, local eateries and will serve up special three-course prix-fixe menus for $35 plus beverages, tax, and gratuity. Participating restaurants include BarDough, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Havana Central, Hold Fast, Le Rivage, P.S. Kitchen, Playwright Celtic Pub, Tito Murphy’s, Tony’s Di Napoli and many others. Live entertainment will also be performed by Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe.

On June 20, celebrate the Solstice in Times Square with Mind Over Madness. Yogis can find their inner peace at this annual event, which this year will be a mix of virtual and in-person. First-timers and experienced yogis are invited to join one of seven socially distanced, limited capacity in-person classes that will also be livestreamed.

Summer Solstice yoga in Times Square 2019. Courtesy of Times Square Alliance.

Other highlights of what promises to be a fun packed summer include Songs for Our City, Broadway Buskers, Jazz in Times Square, and three new video artworks as part of Midnight Moment.   

“On average, we are now seeing 180,000 daily pedestrians in Times Square and are thrilled to continue welcoming back New Yorkers and visitors to the neighborhood, emerging from the pandemic hungry to experience New York City and Times Square,” said Tom Harris, President of the Times Square Alliance. “Our summer offers opportunities to experience public art, live music in the plazas supporting local Broadway artists, special dining experiences throughout the district and even under the lights and signs, and finally a chance to regain balance and find focus taking a yoga class in the busiest place in the world.”

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