Hanukkah Menorah Lighting
Tuesday,  December 4th

Join our friends at JCP to celebrate their Downtown Lights event!


TriBeCa Chanukah Village
Sunday,  December 2nd

Join our friends at Chabad of TriBeCa to celebrate their Chanukah Village Event!

RSVP at chabadoftribeca.com/



Christmas Celebration
Saturday,  December 8th

Come visit with Santa… Enjoy some cookies, cider, and pedicab rides with the big Guy!


4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest*
*POSTPONED due to weather until Sunday, October 28th, 4-5pm**
Bring your pumpkin between 4-4:30pm.
Judging will begin at 4:30pm, and winners will be announced at 5pm!


Halloween Parade and Party
Sunday,  October 28th 1-3pm

Washington Market Park’s SPOOKIEST event!

Check out some great pictures from this year!

in partnership with JCP Downtown


2018 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.

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 2018: Saturday, May 19, from 11am – 12pm
Autumn 2018: Saturday, October 13, from 11am – 12pm (new date!)

 Turtle Time Tuesday!  ** new this year!
Tuesday, May 29th… 4-5:30pm
Our first 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 16th, 11am-noon

Free Children’s Tennis Clinics – Fall 2018
Free tennis instruction for children on the park’s Chambers Street court.
September 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1
3:30-4:30pm for children aged 5 and 6 years
4:30-5:30pm for children aged 7 and 8 years

2018 Concerts
Thursdays at 5:30pm on the park lawn

June 21Astrograss

2018 Movie Nights
Bring a blanket and enjoy movies under the stars! The shows will begin at 7:30pm.
Saturday, September 8
Saturday, September 15

3rd 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 27, 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 28, 1 – 3pm

Christmas Party
Crafts, treats and a visit from Santa warm up the park in winter!
Saturday, December 8,
 2 – 3pm

2018 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 2018 dates are as follows:

February 12
March 5
April 16
May 14
June 11
September 17
October 15
November 19

Hear the latest!