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Madison Square Park

Broadway To Madison Av, E 23 St To E 26 St, New York, New York 10010

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WE 06:00 – 00:00
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About

Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at E. 23 Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue
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Mission

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s mission is to protect, preserve and program historic Madison Square Park, maintaining it as a beautiful and lively green space and oasis amid its urban surroundings. In addition to tending the park’s luxuriant lawns, trees and gardens, the Conservancy presents high-quality, free cultural activities and events for park users of all ages:

• Mad. Sq. Art operates in the park year-round with roughly four unique exhibitions per year.

• Mad. Sq. Kids offers free family programs on the Park's Oval Lawn on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer.

• Mad. Sq. Music presents two distinct series: the Oval Lawn Series features free, live folk, bluegrass, jazz & R&B concerts on the Park’s Oval Lawn on Wednesday evenings during the summer; the Studio Series is a Saturday afternoon music series in the fall showcasing notable emerging and established folk, blues and Americana performers.

• Mad. Sq. Kids Fests take place on Saturdays in May and late October, heralding the change of seasons. The festivals offer live, kid-friendly entertainment, arts & crafts, games and free refreshments and regularly draw more than six thousand children and adult guardians, both regular park users and newcomers.

• Mad. Sq. Holiday welcomes the holiday season with festive decorations in the Park and an annual tree-lighting ceremony for the community, accompanied by live music and refreshments.

Description

What began in the late 1990 as the Campaign for the New Madison Square Park, a public-private partnership that raised $6 million in public and private funds to redesign the ailing park, is now Madison Square Park Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization committed solely to preserving, protecting and programming one of New York City’s most beloved jewel box parks. Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. The Conservancy raises the funds that support lush and brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, park security and a variety of free cultural programs for all ages.

Through a public-private partnership with the City of New York Parks Department, the Conservancy funds approximately 98% of the cost of park maintenance and 100% of the cost of security and cultural programs. The cost of operating the Park and its programs exceeds $3 million annually. Media coverage credits the Conservancy’s work with fueling the resurgence of the Flatiron District and Madison Square neighborhood.

Awards

International Art Critic's Association: Best Exhibition in a Public Space 2011 - Antony Gormley's "Echo"

Founded

2001

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The Conservancy's dedication and consistent, loving attention keeps Madison Square Park a vibrant haven in the city for all to enjoy. The fruits of the Conservancy’s ongoing efforts are readily recognizable on any sunny spring or summer day, when thousands of local residents, families, office workers and tourists can be seen enjoying the park’s many amenities. Even in the cooler months, the Park is abuzz with life, providing an easy escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
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