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What’s Happening in the Park

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May 23, 2022 | Art, Press

Maya Lin Named One of the 100 Most Influential People of 2022 by Time Magazine

Congratulations to artist Maya Lin on being named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2022. Lin's "Ghost Forest" exhibition was on view in the park in 2021.

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May 16, 2022 | Horticulture

Spring Native Plant Garden

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

Spring FOrward Tulips
May 11, 2022 | Horticulture

All About Tulips

As the hundreds of tulips featured in the "Spring Forward, Into Summer" horticulture exhibition shower the park in color, we take a moment to examine some helpful tips and information regarding tulip plantings.

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May 10, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Addressing Single-Use Waste at Lunchtime

Help us cut down on single-use waste when you stop for a meal in the park by visiting our Pollinator Picnic event on May 21, and learning more about how Re: Dish is helping reduce waste from to-go meals.

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May 9, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Our Volunteer Gardeners

During this year's Go Public Gardens event, learn more about the volunteers who keep our gardens looking beautiful year-round.

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May 3, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

2022 City Nature Challenge Recap

Recapping the 2022 City Nature Challenge, and taking an early look at the results of Madison Square Park's Greenspace Race.

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May 2, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member John Meadow

Meet John Meadow, found and president of LDV Hospitality, a frequent patron of Madison Square Park, and an Associate Board Member since 2021.

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April 28, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Arbor Day

This Arbor Day we're taking an opportunity to reflect back on the origins of the holiday, while also looking ahead to the future of tree plantings in New York City.

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April 25, 2022 | Art

The Next Steps for Hugh Hayden’s “Brier Patch”

Hugh Hayden's "Brier Patch" will remain on view in the park through May 1, at which time it will travel to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

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April 22, 2022 | Sustainability

Committing to Sustainability with Heather Chun

This Earth Day we're highlighting Heather Chun, Co-Chair of Madison Square Park’s Sustainability Committee, for her work organizing, mobilizing, and advancing local climate solutions.

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April 18, 2022 | Horticulture

The History of Tulips

As our tulips prepare to welcome visitors to the park this spring, we look back on the history and significance that has been associated with these beautiful plants.

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April 14, 2022 | Horticulture

Past Letters to the Trees

As we welcome the return of the Letters to the Trees event on April 15, we look back at handwritten messages to the trees from previous years.

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April 4, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Recycling Questions Answered: Part Two

We are back to clarify some additional questions regarding the recycling process, in order to make the process easier to understand.

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April 4, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Minsun Yoo

Meet Minsun Yoo, one of our amazing Associate Board members whose support is integral to the growth and development of the park.

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March 28, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Waste Management Initiative Launch Event

United Nations International School students helped us kick off our waste management initiative with a pop-up event in the park. Learn more about how they helped us reach out to parkgoers about reducing waste.

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March 23, 2022 | Art

Proposal to Park: Iván Navarro

Documenting the journey of Iván Navarro’s proposal for "This Land is Your Land."

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March 22, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Working to Reduce Waste

We're taking steps to cut down on the roughly 18,000 pounds of waste collected in the park each month.

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March 15, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Recycling Questions Answered: Part One

Madison Square Park collects hundreds of pounds of recycling every week. But in NYC, only half of recyclables end up at recycling facilities. We're answering your questions about recycling to make the process easier.

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March 14, 2022 | Community, Dogs

Meet Sadie

Learn more about Sadie, one of Madison Square Park's many four-legged friends.

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March 8, 2022 | Art

Hugh Hayden Artist Statement

Brier PatchJanuary 18 – May 1, 2022Madison Square Park, New YorkRaised In Texas and trained as an architect, my work arises from a deep connection to nature and…

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March 7, 2022 | Horticulture

Addressing Plant Stressors

In an earlier post, we introduced Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a comprehensive approach to effectively addressing pest issues, in a conscious way, to minimize…

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March 3, 2022 | Art

“Brier Patch” Public Programs

Brier Patch, Hugh Hayden’s most ambitious project to date, features 100 elementary school desks that erupt with tree branches. Visually stunning and loaded with…

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March 1, 2022 | Horticulture

Managing Invasive Pests

At Madison Square Park, we do not apply pesticides. Oftentimes the toxicity and broad application of chemicals can be detrimental to pollinators and other beneficial…

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February 28, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Jude Gorman

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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February 22, 2022 | Sustainability

Ecology at Madison Square Park

Many people flock to Madison Square Park to experience the lush greenspace and take a respite from city life. But the park isn’t just a backyard and playspace for…

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February 21, 2022 | Art

Proposal to Park: Diana Al-Hadid

Proposal to Park is a new series focused on documenting the progression of project artists’ proposals into exhibitions for Madison Square Park’s public…

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February 21, 2022 | Horticulture

Designing Our Garden Exhibitions

Since 2018, Madison Square Park Conservancy has hosted at least one horticulture exhibition each year. Our team of expert horticulturists curate exhibitions from…

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February 15, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

Calling All Birders!

Since the pandemic began, birding has become an increasingly popular hobby for many New Yorkers. Birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature. …

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February 14, 2022 | Art, Press

100 Wooden School Desks Sprout in Madison Square Park (NY1)

Brier Patch was recently featured in a news segment on NY1, where artist Hugh Hayden and Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief Curator,…

Celebrating Black Horticulture
February 10, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Black Horticulture

As we celebrate Black History Month, we want to highlight just a few of the community’s many unsung horticultural icons. Their legacies and contributions demonstrate…

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