Mar 27 - May 26, 2023
Party in the Park
Mark your calendars: Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Party in the Park is returning this year on March 28!
“Havah…to breathe, air, life” Reflection Board
Since its opening, Shahzia Sikander’s Havah…to breathe, air, life has prompted viewers to reflect on questions surrounding women and justice. Stop by the park from…
Apr 11 | Community, Horticulture
Patterns in the Park: The Magic of Nature’s Math
A celebration of math, science, and natural phenomena.
Apr 11 | Community, Horticulture
Take an evening tour with our team of horticulture experts. We’ll stroll through the carefully cultivated park gardens and learn about all the different species…
Apr 15 | Community, Sustainability
Learn how to reach your zero-waste goals with interactive activities focused on reuse, donation, and recycling!
Apr 17 - 30 | Horticulture
Letters to the Trees 2023
Show your love for any tree in the park by writing a handwritten letter, composing a poem, or creating a drawing.
Apr 20 | Community, Ecology, Sustainability
Join birding experts from NYC Audubon on this year’s first exploration of Madison Square Park. Discover why Madison Square Park is on the New York State’s…
Art Talk – Aruna D’Souza
Aruna D'Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world.
Apr 28 - May 1 | Sustainability
City Nature Challenge 2023
It’s time to break out your phones and use the iNaturalist app to document the park’s plants and wildlife during the 7th annual City Nature Challenge. …
Apr 28 | Horticulture
Forest Bathing on Arbor Day
For city dwellers, time in nature can be especially impactful. Forest Bathing – think “sunbathing” but among trees – enables a deep connection with nature, one…
Pup Parents Day
Join Madison Square Park for Pup Parents Day! This special event is dedicated to celebrating the love shared between pet parents and their furry companions.
May 13 | Sustainability
Bird Sit-In with NYC Audubon
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with the NYC Audubon in Madison Square Park. Enjoy a morning of bird watching from your favorite park bench, and chat with birding…
May 16 | Park
Uncover Madison Square Park’s History: The Gubernatorial Career of William Seward
Join Jeffrey Ludwig, Director of Education at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, NY for a virtual program about Seward's legacy in New York.
Art Talk – Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles (they/them) is a poet, novelist and art journalist whose practice of vernacular first-person writing has made them one of the most recognized writers of their generation.
May 23 | Art
‘Havah…to breathe, air, life’ Concert
Madison Square Park Conservancy and Twelve Gates Arts are thrilled to announce a collaborative event with prominent artists in conjunction with Shahzia Sikander on Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Art Talk – Laura Raicovich
Laura Raicovich is a New York City-based writer and curator. She is curator and editor of Protodispatch, a digital publication featuring artists’ perspectives on transcontinental political, social, economic, and environmental concerns.
This is Your Park
As an independent non-profit, we rely entirely on the support of our community to keep our park clean and green for everyone to enjoy. Become a Mad. Friend, join our Art Council, or learn about other ways to give to your park today.