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Pumpkin Carving Contest 2021


We saw fierce competition again this year! click for photos



Park Events

The Friends of Washington Market Park produces several events each year with the support of the Department of Parks & Recreation and with contributions from neighborhood residents.

This year we are pausing certain events for safety reasons. When it’s safe to resume them all, we will do so!

“It’s My Park” Days

Twice a year, the Parks Department encourages communities to come together for hands-on help in the city’s parks. Adults and children alike are invited to plant bulbs and flowers and help prepare Washington Market Park for the season ahead!

Spring 2021
Saturday, May 8
11am – 12pm

Fall 2021
Saturday Oct 16
11 – 11:45am

Turtle Time

Meet some adorable animal friends and learn about their habits with Lenny from the Teaching Turtle.

Ladybug Day

Help us release thousands of ladybugs into the park and help keep our trees and shrubs aphid-free!

Concerts in 2021

Enjoy live music from the park lawn from 4-5pm!

September 14:
 Jonny Hirsch Band
September 21: Astrograss

Movie Nights

Bring a blanket and enjoy movies under the stars!
Fall 2021 dates to be announced soon….

7th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

This fun, free and festive pumpkin carving/decorating contest has grown into a community favorite! Prizes are awarded to one overall winner as well as to the winners of the five categories: scariest, funniest, cutest, most realistic and most creative. Bring your own jack-o-lantern to enter, or walk by with your family to enjoy the festive pumpkin patch display… this year along Greenwich Street between Duane and Reade Streets!

Saturday, October 30, 2021
The Drop: 12pm – 2pm
Winners announced: 2:30pm via the park’s Instagram account

Halloween Parade and Party

This long-standing Tribeca tradition brings the entire neighborhood together for a parade down Greenwich Street, culminating at our park!

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Parade to the park in costumes with a marching band!
From N Moore and Greenwich Streets at 1pm

Christmas Party

A visit from Santa and his helpers warms-up the park in December!

Sunday, December 12. 2021

Meetings |The Friends of Washington Market Park

Board meetings are usually held at the Downtown Community Center at 7:30pm and are open to the public. This year they are via zoom. We do not meet in July or August. Join us!

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