To access the 2013-2014 Press Packet, covering Mad. Sq. Park, the Flatiron neighborhood, and our award winning programs click here.

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April 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

Spring Kids Fest: May 17th!

Spring Kids Fest is our favorite way to kick off a fresh season of free and fun programming in 2014! Join us in Madison Square Park with our friends at Time Out New York Kids on Saturday, May 17th from 10:30am-1:30pm for Spring Kids Fest. Free fun indeed! Everything is free for your little ones… Read more

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February 28, 2014 | Comments: 0

Iván Navarro Buzz

Iván Navarro’s This Land Is Your Land has been open to the public for less than a week, but word has spread about the artist’s brand new exhibition of illuminated sculptures. Read coverage of the project in The Art Newspaper, New York Magazine, designboom, Complex, DNAinfo, and Refinery 29. And check out an illustrated Mad…. Read more

January 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

Giuseppe Penone Talks to The Art Newspaper

Penone’s Trees Grow in Midtown The artist’s installation of branching bronze sculptures in Madison Square Park has even fooled the birds By Pac Pobric September 26, 2013 Giuseppe Penone’s latest public installation in New York has already fooled the wildlife. The three monumental bronze trees the artist has installed in Madison Square Park, which range… Read more

September 24, 2013 | Comments: 0

ARTINFO Highlights Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone’s Massive “Ideas of Stone” Come to Madison Square Park By Deborah Wilk l ARTINFO September 24, 2013 The installment of “Giuseppe Penone: Ideas of Stone,” the 27th outdoor sculptural installation in Madison Square Park Conservancy’s formidable arts program, came off to an early 8 a.m. start last Thursday when a colossal set of… Read more

September 20, 2013 | Comments: 0

Giuseppe Penone in The Wall Street Journal

Trees Get Second Life In Bronze By Anna Russell for The Wall Street Journal September 20, 2013 When a tree falls in Turin, or its surroundings, who hears about it? Often, sculptor Giuseppe Penone, who lives part-time in the Italian city and receives phone calls from neighbors about such events. The artist has made a… Read more

September 9, 2013 | Comments: 0

The Aesthete: A Spotlight on Mad. Sq. Art

Move Over, Shake Shack Debbie Landau turns Madison Square Park into the hottest new NoMad District destination By David Kaufman l Photography by Thea Goldberg l

August 30, 2013 | Comments: 0

Orly Genger Featured in the Financial Times

Public sculpture: Red, Yellow and Blue; Lightness of Being By Ariella Budick Two splendidly assertive installations are enlivening separate Manhattan oases It’s a rite of summer in New York: as reliably as ice cream trucks pipe their ditties through the damp air and fire hydrants release their cataracts into the street, public sculpture sprouts outdoors…. Read more

July 29, 2013 | Comments: 0

Orly Genger Interview on WCSH Maine

Image courtesy of Orly Genger. Jul 23, 2013 By Helen Dailey Orly Genger creates sculptures and large-scale installations from painted rope based on her prints and drawings. Her latest sculpture is in New York’s Madison Square Park. It’s made of 1.4 Million feet of hand-crocheted lobster fishing rope, the majority of which is from Maine…. Read more

July 5, 2013 | Comments: 0

Giuseppe Penone Featured in The New York Times

Inside Art By Carol Vogel Published: July 4, 2013 FANTASTICAL PARK TREES A series of trees cast in bronze by the Italian Arte Povera artist Giuseppe Penone are on view this summer in the formal gardens of Versailles, just outside Paris. Mr. Penone has said that the bronze has the effect of “fossilizing” the trees… Read more

June 17, 2013 | Comments: 0

Orly Genger Featured in Sculpture Magazine

Mad. Sq. Art: Orly Genger Through September 8, 2013 June/July 2013 Genger transforms high-strength nylon rope into monolithic sculptures that hold obdurate mass and organic softness in an elemental tension. Looped and knotted by hand, these elaborate works evoke the intimate crafts of knitting and crocheting but expand them to epic proportions – it takes… Read more

May 9, 2013 | Comments: 0

ARTINFO Interview: Orly Genger’s Waves of Color in Madison Square Park

Orly Genger’s “Red, Yellow and Blue” (2013) at Madison Square Park. Photo by James Ewing/ Courtesy of the Madison Square Park Conservancy. By Kristen Boatright Published: May 9, 2013 Bringing a nautical feel to Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, New York-based artist Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue is splashing the park with the primary colors… Read more


April 11, 2014 | Comments: 0

Spring Kids Fest 2014 Press Release

A DAY OF FREE FAMILY FUN IN THE PARK AT MADISON SQUARE PARK ON MAY 17 ARTS AND CRAFTS, LIVE PERFORMANCES, GAMES, FOOD AND SO MUCH MORE! Madison Square Park Conservancy announces Spring Kids Fest 2014, a day of free outdoor fun for children taking place in Madison Square Park on Saturday, May 17 from… Read more

February 28, 2014 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Art: Rachel Feinstein

MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY’S MAD. SQ. ART PRESENTS RACHEL FEINSTEIN: FOLLY May 7 – September 7, 2014 Large-scale sculptural installation of three architectural follies marks Feinstein’s first public art exhibition in the U.S. New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for summer 2014: Folly by New York sculptor Rachel… Read more

February 26, 2014 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Park in the Press 2014

Media coverage of Mad. Sq. Park has included articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Gallerist New York, Condé Nast Traveler, ArtInfo, New York Magazine, Eater, New York Post, New York Family, and Financial Times. To download our archives of 2013-2014 coverage on Mad. Sq. Park, the Flatiron… Read more

November 27, 2013 | Comments: 0


MEDIA ALERT For more information contact: Eric Cova (212) 325-1428 CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT MAD. SQ. HOLIDAY Madison Square Park Conservancy Presents 11th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 10 WHAT: Madison Square Park Conservancy’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Madison Square Park. This ceremony is free to the public. Celebrate the… Read more

November 26, 2013 | Comments: 0

MSPC Announcement

MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES THAT FOUNDING PRESIDENT DEBBIE LANDAU WILL DEPART FOLLOWING 12-YEAR TENURE Landau to Continue to Champion Contemporary Art in New Role as Public Art Advisor Conservancy Announces Appointment of Keats Myer as Executive Director New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy announces that its President Debbie Landau will leave the organization to work as… Read more

November 15, 2013 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Art: Iván Navarro

For Immediate Release November 14, 2013 MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY’S MAD. SQ. ART PRESENTS IVÁN NAVARRO: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND February 20 – April 20, 2014 Open Daily 8:30am – Midnight Site-specific installation of three water towers references the experience of immigration through repeating neon reflections on mirrored walls inside the structures New York—Madison… Read more

September 3, 2013 | Comments: 0

Fall Kids Fest 2013 Press Release

FREE OUTDOOR FUN FOR CHILDREN AT MADISON SQUARE PARK ON OCTOBER 19 PUMPKINS, PERFORMANCES, CRAFTS, FACE PAINTING, FOOD AND SO MUCH MORE! Madison Square Park Conservancy announces Fall Kids Fest 2013, presented by Time Out Kids, a day of free outdoor fall-festive fun for children taking place on October 19 from 11am to 2pm. Join… Read more

August 12, 2013 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series 2013!

MADISON SQUARE PARK HOSTS FREE FOLK, BLUES AND AMERICANA IN THE PARK 2013 MAD. SQ. MUSIC: THE STUDIO SERIES LINEUP ANNOUNCED Madison Square Park Conservancy announces the 2013 Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series. Mad. Sq. Music presents The Studio Series to promote and foster a legacy of American music through free, live music performances… Read more

July 4, 2013 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Art: Giuseppe Penone

For Immediate Release July 4, 2013 MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY’S MAD. SQ. ART PRESENTS GIUSEPPE PENONE: IDEAS OF STONE (IDEE DI PIETRA) September 26, 2013 – February 9, 2014 Site-specific installation of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees to complement Madison Square Park’s natural landscape New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a… Read more

May 30, 2013 | Comments: 0

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs!

RETURN TO CELEBRATE FLATIRON CHEFS! The 9th annual outdoor culinary extravaganza, featuring star chefs and restaurants, returns to historic Madison Square Park on July 16. New York, NY (May 30, 2013) – As summer begins to take hold in the minds of New Yorkers, thoughts turn to the one-of-a-kind summertime events that can only be… Read more