06.22.20: Our playgrounds have reopened! Please remember to wear your mask at the park whenever you are in close proximity to other people. Thank you.

05.04.20: The NYC Parks Department has begun work on our lawn this week, and it will be closed for several weeks. The garden paths in the park will remain open during this time.

Please visit NYC Parks for the latest updates. Stay safe, everyone. We hope to see you in the park again soon!


It’s My Park Day

04.03.20: This event has been postponed. Please check back for our new date.


2020 Concert Series

Live music in the park… Thursdays, 5:30pm!

June 4: Rolie Polie Guacamole
June 11: Jonny Hirsch Band
June 18: Astrograss


Ladybug Day 2020

Saturday, June 13
11am – 12pm

Help us release ladybugs to help keep our park green and healthy!


2020 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.

It’s My Park Days in 2020

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 2020: postponed due to closure… new date/time TBD
Autumn 2020: TBD

Turtle Time 2020


Ladybug Day 2020

Saturday, June 13, 11am-noon

2020 Concert Series

Thursdays at 5:30pm on the park lawn!

June 18Astrograss

2020 Movie Nights

Bring a blanket and enjoy movies under the stars! The shows will begin at 7:30pm. Titles will be shared soon…

Saturday, September 12
Saturday, September 26

6th 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 24, 4:45-6pm

Halloween Parade and Party 2020

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 25, 1 – 3pm

Christmas Party 2020

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

Date and time TBD!

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. Join us! We do not meet in July, August or December.

The remaining 2020 dates are:

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

Hear the latest!