Union Square is a square, park and subway hub located where Broadway and 4th Avenue meet, with 17th Street to the north and 14th Street to the south. The Square serves as a gathering place for students at the New School and NYU, as well as a hangout for people from the neighborhood, dancers, street performers, skaters, chess players and more. The square has many historic statues, including a famous, giant statue of George Washington on horseback. Historically, Union Square has served as a site for political gatherings, rallies and protests. It is recognized as the site of the first Labor Day. Today, people still use the park to gather and protest for various causes. Union Square also hosts of the biggest and most popular food markets in the city, Union Square Greenmarket, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday year round, where you can find over 1000 types of locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Every winter the square has the Holiday Market, with dozens of pop-up shops vending art, jewelry and other local and handmade gifts. Union Square is a great place to go, check out local artists and performers, grab some street food and sit on the steps surrounded by activity.