Upcoming Events

Free Children’s Tennis Clinics!

Our 2014 tennis clinics will be held Tuesday afternoons in May and June, from 3-5pm.


NOTICE: The NYC Parks Department will be renovating the park lawn this spring until the end of May. While the playgrounds and gazebo are expected to be accessible during this period, the lawn will likely not be. We appreciate your understanding, and we all look forward to seeing to a greener, healthier lawn come June!

SPECIAL THANKS: We now have free wi-fi in the park thanks to the BMCC and to the NYC Parks Department! Thank you to BMCC Vice President Scott Anderson, BMCC IT Director Amish Batra, and to Ralph Musolino of Parks for providing this service to our community.

We would like to thank the talented Jaime Viñas of Vinas Design for designing our Halloween posters and others for the last several years. Thank you to Rietdesign for designing our new, fabulous posters!

We are grateful to New York Cares for providing dozens of volunteers for our Halloween Parade and Party, and to the incredible LGBAC Marching Band for leading our Halloween parade and party!

Thank you also to Bloomingdale’s SoHo and HRPMamas for hosting a store events for us last Fall.

Get Involved

The Friends of Washington Market Park is led by a 20-member Board of Directors who meet monthly to plan programs and events in the park, raise funds to support new park initiatives and oversee park improvements.

Events produced by the Friends of Washington Market Park include:

  • The Annual Halloween Party and Costume Parade
  • The Summer Family Concert Series
  • Lady Bug Day
  • Christmas celebration
  • Fall and Spring It’s My Park Days
  • Free Tennis clinics for children

Join us!
If you are interested in joining the Friends, or simply volunteering at one of our events, please send an email to info@washingtonmarketpark.org. We need creative and energetic Tribeca residents to join our efforts to make Washington Market Park one of the city’s most loved green spaces.

The Friends of Washington Market Park is a non-profit neighborhood organization that produces fun, free public events in the park and supports park restoration and improvements. We are supported by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation as well as private donations.

Opportunities exist for private citizens and corporations to enhance an event, beautify the park, or support community programs. Contributions are fully tax-deductible and may be made as tributes, dedications or anonymously.

Park Beautification
Grass for the park lawn: $20,000 annually
Sponsor a flower bed: $75-$3,000
Sponsor a tree: $100-$5,000

Community Programs
Ladybugs for Ladybug Day: $300
Free Tennis Clinics for Children: $200 per session

Community Events
Summer Concert Series
Entertainment: $1000-$3000, per event
Sound engineer: $750, per event
Entertainment: $2000-$3000
Candy and crafts: $1000
Arcade Games: $650
Hay Bale Maze: $2,000
Holiday Chorus: $200

If you would like to contribute to the Friends activities or events, please click the button below. For more information on donating to specific events, please email info@washingtonmarketpark.org.
Make your mark on the park!