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What’s Happening in the Park

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January 20, 2022 | Art, Press

“Landscape and Memory” Will Bring Madison Square Park’s Buried History to the Surface (The Architect’s Newspaper)

With Maya Lin’s tower grove of Atlantic white cedar trees killed by saltwater infiltration now removed from Manhattan’s Madison Square Park and set to begin their…

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January 18, 2022 | Art, Press

Hugh Hayden, Surrealist Sculptor, Addresses Education Debate (The New York Times)

“Just watch your eyes,” the sculptor Hugh Hayden warned as he circumnavigated the wooden school desk he had made from cedar logs, their branches still attached. …

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January 13, 2022 | Horticulture

Winter Native Plant Garden

Madison Square Park has added a pop-up native plant garden near the Fountain this year. Here you can learn about seasonal native plants and see them in all their…

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January 10, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Darya Goldstein

Throughout the year, Madison Square Park will be highlighting some of our amazing Associate Board Members. Their contributions and work as park ambassadors help…

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January 10, 2022 | Horticulture

State of Our Trees 2021

Each year, our team completes a thorough tree inspection and assessment to determine the health of our trees. This allows us to identify which trees need extra…

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December 21, 2021 | Community

2021 in Madison Square Park

As we close out this year, please join Madison Square Park Conservancy in reflecting on the great range of special moments that happened in the park.  As we know,…

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December 14, 2021 | Art

Artist Cristina Iglesias unearths forgotten natural histories of Madison Square Park, Opening May 2022

Landscape and Memory Evokes Park’s Buried Topography With Five Large-Scale Bronze Sculptures Set into Landscape and Flowing with Water New York, NY | December 13,…

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December 14, 2021 | Sustainability

Winter is Here Again. Where Are the Animals?

Despite the holiday lights and decorations, New York City winters can sometimes feel dark and dull. One of the reasons for this is due to a lack of colorful blooms. …

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December 7, 2021 | Art, Press

12 spectacular public artworks that brightened up our cities in 2021 (Time Out New York)

My God, we all needed a bit of cheering up at the start of 2021. Much of the world was in the midst of its worst coronavirus wave, and life was as dull and grey…

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December 7, 2021 | Art, Press

Revealed: Time Out New York’s 2021 Best of the City award winners (Time Out New York)

As the saying goes: “New York is back!” While that statement may have become a bit of a cliché over the last 12 months, there’s no denying that a sense of revitalization,…

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December 7, 2021 | Art, Press

Best Art Exhibitions of 2021 (The New York Times)

Ambitious museum shows in Tulsa, Richmond, and Louisville left an imprint. Jasper Johns, Maya Lin and Latino artists shone. And the high quality of gallery shows…

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December 6, 2021 | Community, News

Quality of Life Resources

Below, please find contact and relevant information for how to report quality of life issues within our neighborhood. 

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November 30, 2021 | Art, Press

Hugh Hayden Explores the Thorny Sides of the American Dream (W Magazine)

At the eccentrically daft dinner parties that Hugh Hayden stages regularly, guests are showered with hospitality and hobbled by irksome constraints. Much thought…

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November 29, 2021 | Art

The Flexibility of Public Space

Over the past months of pandemic, protest, and political turmoil, Madison Square Park Conservancy has witnessed the adaptability of  public space. Families, neighbors,…

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November 23, 2021 | Art

The trees of “Ghost Forest”

As Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest exhibition was coming to a close, we began to think about the Ghost Forest trees and what would happen next. How could we best repurpose…

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November 23, 2021 | Art, Press

Wood from Madison Square Park art installation donated to Bronx-based organization working to empower youth (AMNY)

Below a hill in Hunts Point, the Bronx River glistens, offering an escape from the city. Herons and egrets glide above the water and the air is fresh. A 20-foot…

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November 22, 2021 | Horticulture

A Sneak Peek into 2022

Spring is a very special time at our Park. Imagine walking into the park and seeing beautiful bright blooms that welcome you into warmer days. These displays don’t…

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November 9, 2021 | Art

Maya Lin Artist Statement

Ghost ForestMay 10 – November 14, 2021Madison Square Park, New YorkThroughout the world, climate change is causing vast tracts of forested lands to die off. …

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November 8, 2021 | Sustainability

Leaves for Healthy Gardens

Fall is a beautiful time in Madison Square Park. There is a special crispness in the air and the leaves begin to change color. Our tree canopy becomes a beautiful…

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November 1, 2021 | Art, Press

Maya Lin Keeps Breaking New Ground (The Wall Street Journal)

“This is the squirrel condo,” Maya Lin says, pointing to an English elm tree pocked with holes, a ring of almond shells tossed like so many used takeout containers…

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October 25, 2021 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Composting 101

It’s safe to say that New Yorkers love food, but as a city, we waste a lot of it! In fact, food makes up nearly 18% of all waste collected in the city. As a popular…

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October 18, 2021 | Dogs

Meet Walter

Introduce us to Walter. Hello! My name is Walter (or Walt or Walty for short). I’m an 8 year old Shorkie (Shih-Tzu and Yorkie mix), who gets mistaken for a puppy…

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October 6, 2021 | Horticulture

What Can We Learn from the Pine Barrens?

This summer, the park’s gardens transported visitors to the Pine Barrens, a unique regional ecosystem in New York and New Jersey. As the horticulture exhibition…

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September 21, 2021 | Art

Inspiring Reflection and Climate Action Through Public Art

With public art, the private act of looking becomes a shared, civic experience. Since Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest opened, parkgoers have gathered under the cedars,…

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September 20, 2021 | Sustainability

The UN Climate Report Released: What it Means for Our Park

In August 2021, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Assessment Report. In this report, hundreds of scientists confirm…

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September 14, 2021 | Art

Plant Trees in NYC Local Parks

In collaboration with Natural Areas Conservancy and accompanying Ghost Forest, Madison Square Park Conservancy and Maya Lin will coordinate the planting of 1,000…

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September 7, 2021 | Sustainability

Become a Citizen Scientist

The park’s delicate ecosystem is rapidly changing. With the help of our community, we can monitor how these changes impact the species living in our park.  In recent…

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August 30, 2021 | Horticulture

The Reflecting Pool Blooms

The Reflecting Pool at the northern end of Madison Square Park features a seasonal native water garden. White and blue flowers are nestled within the reflective…

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August 23, 2021 | Horticulture

Summer Annuals

Our summer annuals are in full bloom! Located in front of Seward and Conkling Monuments, this display showcases a colorful display of flowers that are favorites…

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August 23, 2021 | Art, Press

Reconnecting to the Natural World: Maya Lin on How Art Can Lead Us to a Sustainable Future (ARTnews)

So many of us live in cities, and are so removed from nature. I grew up in Athens, Ohio, surrounded by woods. Behind our house were three forested ridges separated…

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Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom
Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom, Narrated by Brooke Kamin Rappoport
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