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June 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs! July 15, 2014!

Madison Square Park hosts its 10th annual summertime party, Celebrate Flatiron Chefs!, tomorrow Tuesday, July 15, 2014. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event.  This one-of-a-kind, outdoor tasting celebration features gastronomic treats from top restaurants and respected chefs from the vibrant Flatiron district and beyond, providing a rare opportunity for our guests to interact with some… Read more

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May 21, 2014 | Comments: 0

Hurray for Spring Kids Fest!

Spring Kids Fest went off without a hitch, with Saturday possibly the best fest to date! We couldn’t have asked for better weather and a park full of happy children and families, not to mention free festivities! The park was packed with games, face painting, live performances, arts and crafts, story sessions, snacks, and even… Read more

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


September 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

Fall Kids Fest Welcomes Families for a Free Day of Fun

FREE OUTDOOR FESTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AT MADISON SQUARE PARK ON OCTOBER 18 New York, NY | September 17, 2014— Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced Fall Kids Fest2014, a day of free outdoor fun for children taking place in Madison Square Park on Saturday, October 18 from 11am-2pm. Fall Kids Fest will feature various festival… Read more

August 27, 2014 | Comments: 0

The Last Days of Folly

Madison Square Park Announces Rachel Feinstein’s The Last Days of Folly Performance Festival View the schedule of performances here.  August 27, 2014 (NEW YORK) - Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced that Rachel Feinstein’s Folly, three large-scale aluminum sculptures inspired by the artist-designed sets of the Ballets Russes, the improvisational spirit of the Commedia dell’Arte, and… Read more

August 14, 2014 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Reads 7th Season!

Madison Square Park Conservancy and NeueHouse are pleased to announce the seventh season of Mad. Sq. Reads, a free literary series held on the steps of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Farragut Monument in the northern end of Madison Square Park. The series will run from September 4th through October 9th from 6:30-7:30pm. Co-curated by NeueHouse, the events will… Read more

August 5, 2014 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series 2014

MADISON SQUARE PARK HOSTS FREE FOLK, BLUES, AND AMERICANA IN THE PARK 2014 MAD. SQ. MUSIC: THE STUDIO SERIES LINEUP ANNOUNCED SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13-OCTOBER 4, 3-5PM New York, NY | August 5, 2014—Madison Square Park Conservancy announces the 2014 Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series, which promotes American music through free, live performances on Saturday… Read more

July 25, 2014 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Art: Fall & Winter Exhibitions


June 3, 2014 | Comments: 0


Famed neighborhood restaurants, Cheflebrities, and artisanal beverage purveyors descend on Madison Square Park in support of public green space. New York, NY (June 3, 2014) – Celebrate Flatiron Chefs!, hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, is the highly anticipated annual gathering of beloved restaurants, well-respected chefs, and artisanal drink purveyors from the Flatiron district… Read more

May 2, 2014 | Comments: 0

Oval Lawn Series Begins June 18!

FREE, ECLECTIC, LIVE MUSIC THIS SUMMER IN THE PARK Free Outdoor Concerts on Wednesday Evenings from June 18 to August 6 New York, NY | May 2, 2014—Madison Square Park Conservancy announces the lineup for the twelfth season of Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series, which presents award-winning performers in a range of genres for… Read more

April 28, 2014 | Comments: 0

Mad. Sq. Kids 2014!

FREE SUMMER KIDS CONCERTS AT MADISON SQUARE PARK BEGIN TUESDAY JUNE 10 Mad. Sq. Kids: Music for the Whole Family Celebrates 12 Seasons New York, NY | April 28, 2014—Madison Square Park Conservancy is thrilled to present its 12th season of Mad. Sq. Kids, a series of free outdoor performances for children and their families… 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