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June 26, 2014

The Goddesses of Mad. Sq. Music

Last night Mad. Sq. Music had a double bill for its second concert of the season. Performing were two Goddesses who encompassed power and beauty on stage. Ester Rada and Maya Azucena had great presence, which created both an entertaining and moving night of song. People of all ages and cultures gathered on the Oval… Read more

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May 2, 2014

Oval Lawn Series Begins June 18!

FREE, ECLECTIC, LIVE MUSIC THIS SUMMER IN THE PARK Free Outdoor Concerts on Wednesday Evenings from June 18 to August 6 New York, NY | May 2, 2014—Madison Square Park Conservancy announces the lineup for the twelfth season of Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series, which presents award-winning performers in a range of genres for… Read more

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July 26, 2013

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs: The Last Bite

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs has come and gone – but talk of this fantastic food event is sure to remain on the tongues of guests until next year’s event! While temperatures reached well into the 90s, that didn’t stop 800 guests from coming into the park to sample food from the best chefs and restaurants that… Read more

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June 20, 2013

Suzanne Vega in the Park!

Last night we were so pleased and honored to have Suzanne Vega open our 2013 Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Concert Series! At over 2,500 in attendance, Suzanne played to one of the biggest audiences we’ve had here in the park, and certainly did not disappoint. “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka” were among the crowd favorites… Read more

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May 30, 2013

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs!

RETURN TO CELEBRATE FLATIRON CHEFS! The 9th annual outdoor culinary extravaganza, featuring star chefs and restaurants, returns to historic Madison Square Park on July 16. New York, NY (May 30, 2013) — As summer begins to take hold in the minds of New Yorkers, thoughts turn to the one-of-a-kind summertime events that can only be… Read more

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May 7, 2013

Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series 2013

FREE, ECLECTIC, LIVE MUSIC ALL SUMMER IN THE PARK Free Outdoor Concerts on Wednesday Evenings from June 19 to August 7 Madison Square Park Conservancy announces the lineup for the eleventh season of Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series, which presents award-winning performers in an eclectic range of genres, including folk, jazz, bluegrass, soul/R&B, and… Read more

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July 12, 2012

Nellie McKay Recap

The effortlessly charming and humorous Nellie McKay performed in the fourth Oval Lawn series concert last night. She sang a mix originals and covers that spanned the gamut of genres, starting the night with a melodic piano original and then moved from rock to reggae to jazz. The audience was enamored with Nellie’s effervescent wit… Read more

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October 25, 2011

Lawns Closed for Reseeding

After a season chock-full of of concerts, festivals and art, the lawns in Mad. Sq. Park need some R & R. Since fall and spring are the best times to seed lawns, all lawns are officially closed until May 2012. Mad. Sq. Park staff is currently reseeding all lawns in the Park so that they… Read more

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July 15, 2011

Mad. Sq. Music: Christian McBride and Inside Straight

Last night’s Oval Lawn Series performance proved that not even mother nature could stop jazz great Christian McBride and his band Inside Straight.     An unexpected torrential downpour stopped the show during Christian’s second song,  but nothing could keep the group from heading back to the Mad. Sq. stage. Die-hard fans braved the weather, which cleared up… Read more