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…
March 14, 2023 | Community, Horticulture
This spring, the horticulture team is celebrating all things math! Fibonacci was the guiding inspiration for the Geometry of Flowers exhibition. Our friend Fibonacci…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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!
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,…
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…
February 8, 2023 | Community
Broadway Vision Plan and Worth Square Update
Mayor Adams commits to Broadway Vision Plan in "State of the City" address.
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.
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…
January 31, 2023 | Dogs
Meet Cooper. A 3-year-old mixed breed of Mad. Friend Jaclyn Berney.
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…
‘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
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 24, 2022 | Horticulture
Spooky Fall Plants
Learn more about some of the plants that are haunting Madison Square Park's gardens this fall.
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.
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.
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.
This is Your Park
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.