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


Gazebo Rules of Use

The following terms and conditions must be followed when holding an event at the Gazebo:

  • If your Gazebo event will be greater than 50 people, inclusive of children, you are required to obtain a Special Events Permit from the NYC Parks Department. Allow 2-4 weeks to acquire the permit.
  • Alcoholic beverages and amplified music are not allowed in the park. Petting zoos are also prohibited.
  • You may bring chairs and tables into the Gazebo. Please remove them at the end of your event. The picnic tables adjacent to the gazebo are not included in your gazebo reservation. Please allow other park visitors to use the picnic tables.
  • Please do not allow children to pick flowers, damage the gardens, or go to the bathroom anywhere within the park other than in the public restrooms. The public restrooms are located in the northwest corner of the park.
  • No admittance fees may be charged for your Gazebo event in the park, and the use of the Gazebo for any commercial enterprise (selling merchandise, promoting a private business venture, etc.) is prohibited without applying for and receiving a Vendor’s License from the NYC Parks Department.
  • Blankets, chairs and strollers are not permitted on the lawn of Washington Market Park.
  • Please do not use tape on the Gazebo. Balloons and other decorations may be secured with string. Please completely remove any decorations after your event.
  • Please allow sufficient time to leave the Gazebo area clean. Remember your time allotment includes set-up and clean-up. Please bring a garbage bag for your trash. Park staff will inform you where to dispose of it.
  • Kindly let us know if you no longer require the Gazebo; others may wish to reserve it. Please note that there are no donation refunds for cancelled or rained-out events. However, we will make every effort to help you reschedule your event.

Violation of these rules may result in permanent loss of future Gazebo privileges.
The Friends of Washington Market Park reserves the right to allocate and/or deny Gazebo access at its discretion.
The Friends of Washington Market Park is not liable for injury or property loss/damage occurring during use of the Gazebo or at any time in the park.

Please Note

A donation of $150 is suggested for use of the Gazebo. All donations are tax-deductible and help to fund free community events as well as beautification projects in Washington Market Park. You may use the Paypal button below to make your donation. Please denote “gazebo donation” when you see the phrase  “add special instructions to the seller”.

Alternatively, you may mail a personal check made payable to “The Friends of Washington Market Park”.

Mailing Address

      The Friends of Washington Market Park


      Church Street Station


      Post Office Box 3275


    New York, New York 10008