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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 7 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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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.

Attacca Quartet, Photographer June Siegler
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.

Holly Leicht Profile
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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July 18, 2022 | Art

Proposal to Park: Leonardo Drew

Proposal to Park is a series that documents the progression of project artists’ proposals into exhibitions for Madison Square Park’s public art program. This post explores Leonardo Drew's "City in the Grass."

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July 14, 2022 | Community, Dogs

Keeping Your Pups Cool This Summer

Small Door Vet is sharing some tips to keep your pups happy, healthy, and cool during the hot summer months in the park.

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July 12, 2022 | Horticulture

Testing Plant Resilience

A trial is taking place in the park to study the effects of dog urine on ten native plant species. Learn more about this research, and consider stopping by with your pup to make a contribution!

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July 11, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Questions Answered: Single-Use Items

We're answering your questions about single-use items and their impacts on the environment.

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July 11, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Michal Rosenn

Meet Associate Board Member Michal Rosenn, a frequent patron of Madison Square Park and an Associate Board Member whose support helps keep the park clean, green, and thriving.

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July 6, 2022 | Park

Park Pavement Reconstruction

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will be reconstructing Madison Square Park's pavers through June 2023, making them safer for all parkgoers.

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July 5, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Plastic-Free July

As we kick off Plastic-Free July, we highlight our friends and neighbors at The New York EDITION for their efforts to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable change across the community.

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June 28, 2022 | Horticulture

American Flowers Week

Learn more about locally grown cut flowers as we kick off American Flowers Week, which runs from June 28 to July 4.

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June 21, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Pride Through Horticulture

In honor of Pride Month, we look back at the legacy of J.C. Raulston, who had an indelible impact on both the horticulture and LGBTQ communities.

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June 15, 2022 | Community, Dogs

Meet Maggie

Learn more about Maggie, one of the many pups who enjoy spending time in Madison Square Park every year.

Iglesias
June 14, 2022 | Art, Press

Cristina Iglesias’ Radical Public Sculpture: ‘I’m Not Trying to Recreate Nature’ (Wallpaper)

Artist Cristina Iglesias was recently interviewed by Wallpaper about her work, accolades, and exhibitions.

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