Skip to main content
Playground closed for maintenance. Reopening October 23rd.
Playground closed for maintenance. Reopening October 23rd.
Image replaced with SVGInject
Image replaced with SVGInject
Lawns Open Today
Image replaced with SVGInject Image replaced with SVGInject Image replaced with SVGInject Image replaced with SVGInject Image replaced with SVGInject Image replaced with SVGInject Image replaced with SVGInject   | Open 10am – 7pm | visit >
Lawns Open    Lawns Closed

Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns. During the month of October, Oval lawn and Farragut lawn are open daily for public use starting at 10 AM through 7 PM, weather permitting. Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

Maya Lin on Planting a Ghost Forest in Manhattan (Artforum)

Jun 22, 2021 | Art, Press

Maya Lin on Planting a Ghost Forest in Manhattan (Artforum)

Maya Lin, Ghost Forest, 2021. Photo: Andy Romer
Maya Lin, Ghost Forest, 2021. Photo: Andy Romer
Image replaced with SVGInject
Image replaced with SVGInject

On Earth Day, Maya Lin and I stood in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park surrounded by dead trees. The artist and architect had just completed Ghost Forest, an installation of fifty lifeless cedars cleared from New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, where rising sea levels and salt-water infiltration now threaten the woodland ecosystem, slowly rotting trees from the inside. Tragic figures, the cedars remain standing as they perish. A soundscape composed by Lin and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology activates their stillness with the vocalizations. of cougars, wolves, beavers, and whales once native to Manhattan Island. Ghost Forest will remain intact, while the surrounding foliage changes from spring to summer and eventually fall, through November 14.

Read the full article

Image replaced with SVGInject
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×

playImage replaced with SVGInject
Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom
Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom, Narrated by Brooke Kamin Rappoport
closeImage replaced with SVGInject
Image replaced with SVGInject
Image replaced with SVGInject