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What’s Happening in the Park

June 14, 2021 | Sustainability

How We Support Our Pollinators 

It’s important to protect the pollinators that keep our park healthy. From what we plant, to how we care for our lawns, we’re taking steps to protect these vital…

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June 14, 2021 | Dogs

Meet Romeo

Introduce us to Romeo. My daddies George and Bill say they always thought that if they ever got a dog, it would be a black, long-haired dachshund with tan markings.  …

June 7, 2021 | Horticulture

The Only Level 2 Arboretum in Manhattan

We are proud to announce that Madison Square Park’s arboretum has been designated a Level 2 Arboretum by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton…

June 7, 2021 | Sustainability

Meet Our Pollinators

When we think of pollinators, we often think of bees, but they are not the only species pollinating the plants in Madison Square Park. Did you know that flies,…

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May 25, 2021 | Art

Maya Lin Conceives a Soundscape for “Ghost Forest”

Artist Maya Lin created Ghost Forest Soundscape, a 13-minute complement to the exhibition’s call to action focused on climate change. The audio program highlights…

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May 22, 2021 | Art, Press

Artist Maya Lin’s Tries to Showcase Different Side of Nature (CBS)

Maya Lin's latest creation won't be around for long, and instead of a tribute to our past, it's a warning about our future. Anthony Mason shows how it all came to be.

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May 18, 2021

The New York EDITION Reopens

The New York EDITION is happy to announce that they have reopened their doors. Known for their residential-style accommodations, tasteful event spaces, distinctive…

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May 17, 2021 | Horticulture, News

What is Ecological Horticulture?

When most of us think of gardens, we think of them as areas of nature––they are wild in ways but cultivated for human enjoyment through aesthetic principles. We…

May 12, 2021 | Art, Press

‘I Call Them My Gentle Giants’: How Artist Maya Lin Planted 49 Towering Cedar Trees in the Middle of New York City (Artnet News)

The installation, which Maya Lin said carries a sense of mourning, has taken on added meaning since the death of her husband in January.

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May 10, 2021 | Art, Press

In Maya Lin’s New Installation, a Forest Grows in Manhattan (Vogue)

In a new commission from the artist and architect Maya Lin, the wide, flat lawns of Madison Square Park have been transformed into a forest of cedars, tall and stately.

May 6, 2021 | Art, Press

How a Pandemic Year of Loss Reshaped Maya Lin’s Art and Architecture (Los Angeles Times)

The piece was intended to draw attention to the plight of a native tree that has been decimated by habitat loss, the presence of invasive species and, now, climate change.

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May 5, 2021 | Art, Press

Top Shows to See in New York During Frieze Week (The Art Newspaper)

From Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke at Acquavella Galleries to Deana Lawson at the Guggenheim.

May 4, 2021 | Horticulture

Why Our Trees Matter

Each Arbor Day, we thank our trees for all of their hard work. They provide clean water, shade on hot summer days, and habitats for our favorite animals. They clean…

April 28, 2021 | Art, Press

Maya Lin Builds a Final Monument to the Climate (Frieze)

With the opening of Ghost Forest at Madison Square Park, the artist and architect discusses memory and ecology with frieze Senior Editor Evan Moffitt.

April 27, 2021 | Horticulture

Are There More Tulips Than Usual This Year? (The New York Times)

At a time of global investment mania, New Yorkers can’t seem to get enough of one of the world’s oldest speculative assets. They’re not buying, though. Just admiring. “Stunned…

April 26, 2021 | Horticulture

Letters to the Trees from Eataly

Our friends at Eataly joined us in celebrating the park’s trees for the Letters to the Trees program. As sponsors of the Sustainability Initiative, Eataly’s…

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April 21, 2021 | Art, Press

Eight Leading Artists Championing Sustainability (Christie’s)

Eight artists who are using their practice to spotlight the environment, tackle the urgency of climate change, and champion sustainability.

April 11, 2021 | Art, Press

Maya Lin’s “Ghost Forest” Installation Brings Dead Trees From Pine Barrens To Madison Square Park (Gothamist)

Designer and architect Maya Lin is getting ready to unveil a new art project in May called Ghost Forest, a tree installation about the effects of climate change in Madison Square Park.

April 1, 2021 | Sustainability

What is iNaturalist?

iNaturalist is a free nature app used to identify the plants and animals around you. Scientists from around the world use the iNaturalist database to better understand…

March 31, 2021 | Sustainability

Ecology at Madison Square Park

Many people flock to Madison Square Park to experience the lush greenspace and respite from city life. Not only is it a backyard and playspace for our community,…

March 17, 2021 | Art, Press

For Maya Lin, a Victory Lap Gives Way to Mourning (The New York Times)

“Ghost Forest,” an installation dramatizing climate change, is set to open in New York City’s Madison Square Park in May.

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March 16, 2021 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, From Nick Combemale at The Montessori Flatiron

Hello, my name is Nick Combemale and I am the Head of School at The Montessori at Flatiron and The Montessori in SoHo. The Montessori at Flatiron has been a part…

March 2, 2021 | Horticulture, Sustainability

Scavenger Hunt

Native plants and animals have lived in Madison Square Park for decades, becoming a vital part of our ecosystem. Join us in exploring the park’s plants and wildlife…

February 24, 2021 | Community, Dogs

Meet Willow

Introducing Willow!The lovable Pembrooke Welsh Corgi ofMad. Friends David and Alexandra. 1. Introduce us to Willow.   Willow is our almost three-year-old Pembroke…

February 23, 2021 | Horticulture

State of Our Trees

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…

February 16, 2021 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, From Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park

Hello, my name is Daniel Humm, and I am the chef and owner of Eleven Madison Park. Madison Square Park means so much to me: not only does our dining room overlook…

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February 16, 2021 | Horticulture

Caring for an Arboretum

Since 2018, Madison Square Park has been an arboretum. Caring for an arboretum is no small feat. Our seven-acre park, housing over 300 trees, requires special attention…

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February 9, 2021 | Art, Press

Maya Lin’s ‘Ghost Forest’ Will Rise in Madison Square Park This Spring (The Art Newspaper)

The installation about climate change was postponed for a year due to the pandemic.

January 12, 2021 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, from Linda Armyn at Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Hello, I’m Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. For the last 75 years, Bethpage has met the needs of our members,…

January 11, 2021 | Community

Community Safety Meeting

Madison Square Park Conservancy and the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership met to address public health and safety concerns in the neighborhood. Joined by City Council…

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