It’s My Park Day!

Saturday, Oct 16
11am – 11:45am

Join us for some bulb-planting fun!


Pumpkin Carve 2021!


Saturday, October 30
Bring your best carved or decorated pumpkin to the park!  details here


our park coloring book!

Now you can bring your favorite park home!
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Reserve the Gazebo!


Our Gazebo may be reserved for small gatherings.

Complete this form and reserve your two-hour slot today!



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 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.

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 30, 2021
timing + details coming soon

Christmas Party

Crafts, treats and a visit from Santa warm-up the park in December!

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, August or December. Join us!

The 2020 dates are:

April 20
May 11
June 8
September 14
October 5
November 9

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