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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns. 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.

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What’s Happening in the Park

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November 29, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Michelle Park

Meet Michelle Park, one of the Conservancy's amazing Associate Board Members whose hard work and dedication helps the park thrive.

Bulb Planting
November 23, 2022 | Horticulture

Fibonacci Day and “The Geometry of Flowers”

Come learn about the Conservancy's upcoming horticulture exhibition, "The Geometry of Flowers," and how it was inspired by Leonardo Bonacci's discovery of the Fibonacci Sequence.

Native Plants
November 15, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Native American Land Practices

Learn more about how Native American land practices continue to influence modern techniques with their time-tested, ecologically mindful philosophies.

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November 9, 2022 | Sustainability

Sustainably Managing the Park’s Leaves

Learn more about the importance of "leaving the leaves," and how they help support our gardens and local wildlife.

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November 8, 2022 | Art

Engaging with World-Class Art Through the Conservancy’s Art Council

Learn more about the Conservancy's Art Council and the unique opportunities it offers to engage with world-renowned artists and exhibitions.

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October 25, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

Tracking Bats in Madison Square Park

Thanks to sound monitors installed in the park, we've been able to work with experts to identify which bat species have been in the area.

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October 24, 2022 | Horticulture

Spooky Fall Plants

Learn more about some of the plants that are haunting Madison Square Park's gardens this fall.

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October 18, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Sal Taibi

Throughout the year, Madison Square Park will be highlighting some of our amazing Associate Board Members. Today we're shining a spotlight on one of our newest members, Sal Taibi.

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October 7, 2022 | Horticulture

City of Forest Day

This October 15, we're celebrating the inaugural City of Forest Day in NYC to bring awareness to the urban forest and how each New Yorker can play a part in caring for and advocating on behalf of our trees.

Red Tailed Hawk
October 5, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

Madison Square Park Added to the New York State Birding Trail

The Conservancy is excited to announce that Madison Square Park has been added to the New York State Birding Trail—a collection of the best birding sites across the state.

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October 4, 2022 | Dogs

Meet Lulu

Come meet Lulu, a six-month-old Cavapoo who just moved to New York City and loves spending time in the park at Jemmy's Dog Run.

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September 27, 2022 | Horticulture

The Art of Drying Cut Flowers

Drying cut flowers is a great way to extend their life and beauty. Learn more about some ways of preserving your flowers, trialed on species found in the park's own gardens.

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September 22, 2022 | Art

Artist Statement: Cristina Iglesias

Artist Cristina Iglesias reflects on the inspiration behind her "Landscape and Memory" exhibition.

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September 20, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Eric Liang

Throughout the year, we'll be showcasing some of our incredible Associate Board Members, whose contributions and work as park ambassadors help to ensure that the park remains clean, green, beautiful, and appreciated all year long. Today we are highlighting Eric Liang.

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September 19, 2022 | Dogs

Jemmy’s Dog Run Rules and Information

To ensure all visitors at Jemmy's Dog Run have a safe and enjoyable time, we're sharing some rules and information about the space.

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September 12, 2022 | Horticulture

The Park’s Monarch Magnets

Learn more about the native plant species in the park that are helping endangered monarch butterflies survive.

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September 5, 2022 | Horticulture

What’s Growing on the Park’s Witch Hazel Leaves?

You may have noticed some conical structures growing on the leaves of the park's witch hazel collection. Learn more about what these structures are and what they mean for the health of the plants.

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August 31, 2022 | Community

A Farewell from Keats Myer, Executive Director

For nearly a decade, Keats Myer has stewarded Madison Square Park Conservancy as Executive Director, transforming the park into a world-class community resource. Join her now as she reflects back on her incredible tenure with the organization.

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August 30, 2022 | Art

Proposal to Park: Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder

We look back on Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder's "Topsy Turvy" exhibition, and its journey from proposal to park.

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August 29, 2022 | Horticulture

Exploring Madison Square Park’s Water Garden

We're exploring the species featured in the park's current water garden, which is blooming now in the Reflecting Pool.

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August 23, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Creating NYC’s First Green Dining Destination

We're proud to announce that we are partnering with the Flatiron NoMad Partnership, Green Restaurant Association, Scarpetta, and other local restaurants to help make the neighborhood NYC's first Green Dining Destination.

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August 22, 2022 | Horticulture

Tips for Growing and Buying Local Cut Flowers

Buying local cut flowers is better for the environment and helps support local businesses. Learn more about the benefits of buying local, and pick up some tips on how to grow your own cut flowers at home.

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August 17, 2022 | Park

School of Visual Arts Photography Partnership

The Conservancy partners with photography students from the School of Visual Arts to capture images of our diverse programming. Learn more and explore some of their amazing photographs.

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August 16, 2022 | Horticulture

Summer Native Plant Garden

Learn more about our Summer Native Plant Garden, and find inspiration for including native plants in your own garden or planter box.

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August 10, 2022 | Park

New York’s Madison Square Park Conservancy Names Holly Leicht as New Executive Director (Archinect)

Archinect coverage of the recent appointment of Holly Leicht as the Conservancy's new Executive Director.

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August 9, 2022 | Park

Introducing Our New Executive Director Holly Leicht

Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to announce that Holly Leicht will be our next Executive Director. Learn more about Holly and the experience she'll be bringing to the role.

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August 8, 2022 | Community, Dogs

Jemmy’s Dog Run Now Open

After receiving significant improvements, Jemmy's Dog Run is now open! Bring your pup by to experience over 200 square feet of added space, more seating, additional play surfaces, and more.

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July 26, 2022 | Horticulture

Maintaining Cut Flower Beds

If you are considering a cut flower garden next year, it’s not too early to start planning. Here are some helpful tips which we follow at the park that may benefit your gardens.

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July 20, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

Tracking Bee Movement in the Park

We're excited to be working with a Master's student at Columbia University on a research project that involves tracking bee movement in the park.

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July 19, 2022 | Horticulture

Exploring Native Cut Flowers

When you think of some of your favorite bouquets you might picture tropical orchids or tall, slender lilies. Join us as we explore plants native to our region that also make great cut flowers for arrangements.

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