2019 Events

Support in Mad. Sq. Style

The Conservancy raises 100% of the funds to care for the historic and beloved Madison Square Park. All proceeds from our ticketed benefit events support year-round maintenance and operations, and our celebrated horticulture and art programs – helping to sustain our mission to steward the Park as a green and clean oasis for the community.

Upcoming Events 
April 2, 2019 | 6:00 to 10:00pm
Madison Square Park

Our annual gala is held under the stars on the Park’s central Oval Lawn. The celebratory evening features a cocktail hour, a one-of-a-kind dining experience with courses prepared by renowned neighborhood chefs, and a live and silent auction of unforgettable prizes and experiences. Attended by 500+ friends, neighbors, philanthropists, community leaders, influencers and more, this event is a highlight of the year for the Park’s community.

Party in the Park on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 is co-chaired by Trustee Robert T. Lapidus and honors Martin Puryear, the revered artist whose monumental sculpture Big Bling was on view in the Park in 2016, and who will represent the United States at the 2019 Venice Biennale. We’ll also celebrate the Biennale’s Commissioner – our own Mad. Sq. Art Senior Curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport, exhibition designers Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and outreach partner Tom Cahill of Studio in a School. Please click here for more information and tickets.

July 16, 2019 | 5:30 to 8:30pm
Madison Square Park

The Park is surrounded by some of New York City’s best restaurants, and this highly-anticipated annual tasting event is a chance to sample much-talked-about fare from celebrated neighborhood chefs. Join us for a glorious summer night in the Park – with mouthwatering bites from top toques, as well as artisanal cocktails, craft beers, and wines. Purchase tickets here.

October 16, 2019
Hill Country Barbecue Market

Parktoberfest gathers the Park’s friends and neighbors for a spirited and informal evening of Texas fare, drinks, and dancing with Park neighbors and friends. Proceeds from the event support a particular Park program or campaign as determined by our community.

Event Sponsorship

One of our most impactful options for corporate philanthropy involves sponsorship of Conservancy fundraising events. Contact us for more information.


Upcoming Events

July 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs 2019

The highly anticipated food-tasting event, Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs, makes its return to Madison Square Park on Tuesday, July 16th from 5:30-8:30pm. This annual event gathers the best [Read More]