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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns which are in the process of spring reseeding. While the grass is establishing now, visitors should expect the majority of lawns to be ready for use in late May.  Lawns are open daily for public use starting at 10 AM through 5 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

Forest Bathing

May 29, 2024 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Forest Bathing

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May 29 | 5:30 PM – 6:30PM | Reflecting Pool

Take a second to reflect and practice mindfulness this Arbor Month. Parkgoers are invited to join Nancy Kopans, certified forest therapy guide and founder of Urban Edge Forest Therapy, on a slow mindful walk throughout the park. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, forest bathing focuses on the connection between oneself and nature. This practice is said to boost the immune system, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. As an arboretum the park’s diverse tree canopy is the perfect space to connect with one’s body, mind and spirit. 

This program is free but registration is required. Please consider a donation to Madison Square Park Conservancy so that we can continue to offer free programs and maintain the park throughout the year. Donate here.

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America/New_York 05/29/2024 05:30 PM 05/29/2024 06:30 PM Forest Bathing Take a second to reflect with us on a slow mindful walk throughout the park Madison Square Park Add to Calendar
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