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Spring Hurrah

Join us for the first day of spring in the Park with art activities, live music, and a spring bloom preview.

Restoring Urban Soils

Traditional urban horticulture once saw leaves as unsightly and as a place where harmful fungi, pests, and other nuisances would reside. Today, we now understand [Read More]

Caring for our Tree Canopy

As an arboretum and an urban forest, the trees in Madison Square Park require special attention. For this reason, the Conservancy contracts a team of [Read More]

Eastern Grey Squirrels

Squirrels are friendly Park ambassadors at Madison Square Park. They call the Park their home just like all the other wildlife found within this green [Read More]

The Municipal Art Society of New York

Reflections on “Monument” in Madison Square Park This month, a captivating new art installation debuted in Madison Square Park in conjunction with the Admiral Farragut Monument that [Read More]

Witch hazels

Witch hazels, members of the genus Hamamelis, are a group of plants known for their dramatic, spidery flowers that often bloom in the cold winter [Read More]

Helleborus

In the midst of winter, there is one plant that you will often find blooming even under a blanket of snow: the hellebore. Members of [Read More]

Meet the Mad. Sq. Dog: Winston

Introducing Winston! The adorable english bulldog of Mad. Friends Scott & Sinead.   1. Introduce us to Winston. Winston is a handsome English Bulldog born [Read More]

The New York Times

A Monument Man Gives Memorials New Stories to Tell In video projections onto historical statuary in Manhattan, the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko claims public spaces for [Read More]

Mad. Sq. Hort Greenhouse

This spring, we’re celebrating Madison Square Park’s plant collections, Global Gardens, and ecology at The Greenhouse. Visit to discover more about the Park’s horticulture and [Read More]