Tag Archive for "oval-lawn"


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


July 5, 2013

Bluegrass Blowout with The Grascals and Joy Kills Sorrow

On Wednesday, the Conservancy served up our annual pre-Independence day celebration with a night of Bluegrass and BBQ. Audience members were treated to an eclectic mix of string music from new-folk string band Joy Kills Sorrow and acclaimed bluegrass group, The Grascals, as well as delicious treats from our friends at Fatty Cue’. Kicking the… Read more


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

Press Releases

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

Blog Press Releases

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


August 24, 2012

A Look Back at Summer Programs

What better way to remember the 10-year anniversary season of Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series and Mad. Sq. Kids than through photos. Pull out the picnic blanket and snacks and go back in time with us on Mad. Sq. Park Flickr! A special thanks to all of our sponsors for making this the best… Read more


July 24, 2012

Songs for Seeds Recap

It was another hot one here on the Madison Square Park Oval Lawn! Songs for Seeds helped us get up and “shake it,” literally! The band provided bright and colorful shakers and the Lawn was buzzing with the sound throughout the morning. As the band sang well known songs that were adapted for kids like… Read more


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


November 11, 2011

Lionel Loueke Performs at Mad. Sq. Music

Nate Chinen reports on Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series jazz artist Lionel Loueke and harpist Edmar Castaneda in Chinen’s New York Times article Al Fresco Music at Twilight With a City as Counterpoint. July 7, 2011 Al Fresco Music at Twilight With a City as Counterpoint Lionel Loueke, the West African jazz guitarist, was… Read more


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