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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.

Pollinator Picnic

May 21, 2022 | 11 AM - 3 PM

Pollinator Picnic

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Bees aren’t the only pollinators out there—hundreds of species contribute to the pollination process, including birds, beetles, flies, and more. These pollinators are vital to both our ecosystem and the park. During our free, family-friendly Pollinator Picnic event, we’ll be celebrating all our local pollinators for their important work fertilizing our plants and flowers, and helping our environment thrive.

The event will take place in the southwest corner of the park, and feature programs for all ages, including pollinator-inspired eco-walks, musical performances, a clothing upcycling table where you can give your old personal items new life, and a photo booth. Neighborhood restaurants will also be providing eco-conscious picnic options for purchase during the event, served in reusable Re: Dish containers to cut down on waste and protect the environment that pollinators support.

View the image gallery to see the pollinator-supported food items that local businesses will be providing for the event. Both Scarpetta and il Fiorista will be in the park during Pollinator Picnic. You can pre-order your meals from Scarpetta here, and pre-order your meals from il Fiorista here. All other meals can be picked up directly from the local restaurants during the event.

Thank you to our following sponsors for making this event possible:

America/New_York 05/21/2022 11:00 AM 05/21/2022 03:00 PM Pollinator Picnic Join us for a free, family-friendly celebration of all our native pollinators for all that they do to keep the park and the environment healthy. Madison Square Park Add to Calendar
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