In addition to the daily array of performers, Washington Square hosts all kinds of scheduled musical, theater and performance events from New York City and around the world. These are organized by various groups–read descriptions for more details.
All are free and open to the public unless noted. Join us!
The Uni Project Reading Room at Washington Square Park
The Uni Project will be in Washington Square Park to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. Stop by the open-air reading room for a day of fun! Every Thursday afternoon starting September 21 to October 12 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM more….. [ more ]
Tour Washington Square Park
For nearly two centuries Washington Square Park has served as a beloved space for locals while attracting visitors from around the world. Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park past and present. Take a journey through history and learn more….. [ more ]
Annual Dog Halloween Costume Party
Things are getting spooky at the WSP Dog Run! Join dozens of pups and their owners for a day of Halloween fun. Get your dog dressed in their best costume and head on over to the Large Dog Run. Prizes and treats will be awarded to the best costumes for dogs and owners. Sunday, October […].. [ more ]
27th Annual Kids Halloween Parade
NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2 invite you to join the 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade, the city’s largest free children’s event on Halloween Day! Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Parents and children are invited to gather at the fountain more….. [ more ]
Volunteer at Washington Square Park
Pitch in at Washington Square Park! Join us on Saturday mornings this fall and help us rake leaves, mulch, plant and more. We have volunteer days scheduled for June. We provide all the tools you might need. Make it social by volunteering with a friend. Ages 14+, please. more….. [ more ]
Free Nature Walk Through the Park
Join NYC naturalist Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, and Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City for a nature walk through Washington Square Park where she will talk about the more….. [ more ]
Washington Square Music Festival Presents: Explorations in Music/Art/Dance
the Washington Square Music Festival offers a celebration of the upcoming holiday season with Explorations in Music/Art/Dance. The concert’s featured work is the world premiere of “Skyscrapers,” a string quartet by Heather Schmidt inspired by the Paul Klee painting “Composition more….. [ more ]