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What’s Happening in the Park

March 14, 2023 | Community

Bat-Lieve It or Not

A year-long study of bat activity in Madison Square Park is now complete.  The purpose of this study was to fill knowledge gaps about bats in Madison Square Park…

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March 14, 2023 | Community, Horticulture

Pi Day

This spring, the horticulture team is celebrating all things math! Fibonacci was the guiding inspiration for the Geometry of Flowers exhibition. Our friend Fibonacci…

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March 13, 2023 | Art

Proposal to Park: Artist Shahzia Sikander

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

March 8, 2023 | Horticulture

Letters to the Trees

For the past three years visitors have submitted their letters in celebration of Madison Square Park trees. These handwritten notes each have their own individual…

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March 6, 2023 | Community

Longtime Conservancy Trustee and Neighbor: Leslie Spira Lopez

This year’s gala will honor someone very important to all of us at Madison Square Park Conservancy. Leslie Spira Lopez has been a pillar of the NoMad neighborhood…

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March 6, 2023 | Community

Daniel R. Garodnick, Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the NYC Department of City Planning

Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to honor Daniel R. Garodnick, Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the New York City Department of City…

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February 28, 2023 | Community

Party in the Park: A Longstanding Tradition

Party in the Park, a longstanding tradition, is Madison Square Park Conservancy's annual fundraiser. This event gathers friends and neighbors for a celebratory evening honoring many of our community members, longstanding supporters, and beloved artists.

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February 27, 2023 | Horticulture

A Behind The Scenes Look at “The Geometry of Flowers” Horticulture Exhibition

On November 23rd, Fibonacci Day, the 11th horticulture exhibition was announced! Read on the learn about the planning process. It will be in full bloom for all to see in less than a month!

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February 22, 2023 | Art

Sikander’s “Apparition” is the Park’s First AR Experience

Shahzia Sikander has long brought innovation and experimentation to her work, conceptually, philosophically, and through materials. In her exhibition Havah…to breathe,…

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February 21, 2023

Pathway Construction Update

The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation continue their year-long reconstruction of Madison Square Park’s pavers at the southern end of the park. To date, their…

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February 8, 2023 | Community

Broadway Vision Plan and Worth Square Update

Mayor Adams commits to Broadway Vision Plan in "State of the City" address.

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February 8, 2023 | Plant Collections, Horticulture

Celebrating Witch Hazels

Our park's Witch Hazel Collection made Public Garden Magazine! The Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to join the Plant Collections Network in introducing visitors to individual taxa, developing accessible horticulture, and creating cultural connections to plants.

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February 7, 2023 | Sustainability

Emily Dickinson, Senior Sustainability Manager, Awarded Grant From Metro Hort Group

Hi, I’m Emily…. the Senior Sustainability Manager at Madison Square Park Conservancy. I help develop programming and online resources that encourage community members…

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January 31, 2023 | Dogs

Meet Cooper

Meet Cooper. A 3-year-old mixed breed of Mad. Friend Jaclyn Berney.

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January 27, 2023 | Horticulture

An Uninvited Guest

Throughout 2022’s summer, New Yorkers united to squash a new invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula. First documented in 2014, this pest of many…

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January 17, 2023 | Art, Press

‘It was screaming for a female’: Shahzia Sikander on creating a statue of a woman for a Manhattan courthouse (The Art Newspaper)

The artist’s new commission for Madison Square Park and an adjacent court building also includes an augmented reality component

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January 11, 2023 | Horticulture

The Trees of Madison Square Park

Measuring Tree HealthAt Madison Square Park Conservancy, we make every effort to save our trees, if possible, and to increase tree diversity in new plantings within…

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January 4, 2023 | Ecology, Sustainability

Learning More About the Park’s Birds with NYC Audubon

Madison Square Park Conservancy is partnering with NYC Audubon for an exciting series of bird-related programs in the park in 2023.

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January 4, 2023 | Horticulture

The Year In Review 2022: Horticulture

Looking back at 2022, the park was continually filled with horticultural fun! Our Spring Forward, into Summer exhibition, brought the beauty of cutting gardens…

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December 13, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

The Growth of Composting at Madison Square Park

Come learn more about the strides that the park's composting program has made in 2022 thanks to our parkgoers and GrowNYC.

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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.

Art Tour Iglesias
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.

With Hazel
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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Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom
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