UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer concerts are back!

Please NOTE the concert on 6/20 has been canceled due to heavy rain this week.

We will provide an update on concert rain dates soon. We look forward to seeing you!

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Ladybug Day!

Saturday June 15th from 11am-noon

Come join us to release ladybugs and help keep our lawn green and strong!

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Spring 2019: It’s My Park Day!

Check out pictures from this past IMPD!

Join Gardener Richie as he helps get the park ready for Spring!

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Turtle Mania Monday

Check out pictures from this year’s Turtle Mania Monday!

Lenny from the Teaching Turtle comes by to teach us about his animal friends! Be reptile ready! All ages welcome.

in partnership with JCP Downtown

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2019 Events

The Friends of Washington Market Park produces several events each year with the support of the Department of Parks & Recreation and contributions from neighborhood residents. To receive email notices of our events, please join our mailing list.

Earth Day Event!  ** new this year!
Tuesday, April 16th… 4-5:30pm

We will be hosting an event for children (and adults!) to create herb gardns using recycled materials.  Join us for some art and some Earth-day-themed games!

It’s My Park Day

Twice a year, the Parks Department encourages communities to come together for hands-on help in 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 2019: Saturday, May 18th, from 11am – 12pm
Autumn 2019: Saturday, October 19th, from 11am – 12pm (tentative date!)

Turtle Time Monday! 
Tuesday, May 20th… 4-5:30pm

Our second annual!  Lenny, a friend of ours, will be showcasing his animal friends.  From turtles to other critters, children will be able to interact with and touch program animals in a safe environment while Lenny tells us all about them!

Ladybug Day
Saturday, June 15th, 11am-noon

Free Children’s Tennis Clinics – Spring/Fall 2019

Spring 2019:  Mondays,  April 29th/May 6th/May 13th and May 20th

3:30pm for ages 5-6 and 4:30pm for ages 7-8

Free tennis instruction for children on the park’s Chambers Street court…

2019 Concerts
Thursdays at 5:30pm on the park lawn

June 20thAstrograss

2019 Movie Nights
Bring a blanket and enjoy movies under the stars! The shows will begin at 7:30pm.
Saturday, September 7th
Saturday, September 14th

5th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Sponsored by The Friends of Washington Market Park, this is a free community event with prizes awarded in several categories: scariest, funniest and most creative being just a few. Bring your own jack-o-lantern to enter, or just stop by with your family to enjoy the festive display!
Saturday, October 26th, 4:45-6pm

Halloween Parade and Party
This long-standing Tribeca tradition brings the entire neighborhood together for a parade down Greenwich Street, culminating at our huge park party with games and music.
Sunday, October 27th, 1 – 3pm

Christmas Party
Crafts, treats and a visit from Santa warm up the park in winter!
Saturday, December 6th or 7th,
 2 – 3pm

2019 Meetings – The Friends of Washington Market Park

Board meetings are held at the Downtown Community Center at 7:30pm and are open to the public. We do not meet in July, August or December. The 2019 dates are as follows:

March 11
April 15
May 13
June 3
September 16
October 7
November 4



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