Take a look at Washington Square’s Black History
Land Grants In 1643, North of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, a group of “half-freed” black militia members and elders such as Domingo Anthony, Manuel Trumpeter and Catalina Anthony, received land grants to build and maintain farms in the areas containing and surrounding Washington Square Park. They had to pay annual fees for the land, and […]
Park busker to Grammy winner! Celebrating Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
To celebrate the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, we are taking a look at Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, famous folk musician, frequent busker in Washington Square Park, and two-time Grammy winner for Best Traditional Folk Album in 1995 and Best Traditional Blues Album in 2010! Ramblin’ Jack Elliott was born in Brooklyn in 1931. Elliott craved the country […]
Apply to become a Washington Square Park Docent!
Love Washington Square Park? Looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? The Washington Square Park Conservancy (WSPC) is accepting new volunteers into its Greeter-Guide Program, a volunteer experience in which you will interact with Park users, helping them learn about the exciting horticulture, history, events, and culture that the Park has to offer. From our resident […]
100 Years of a Free and Independent Republic of Greenwich Village
On January 23, 1917, a group of Village Bohemians stole to the top of the Washington Square Arch, hung lanterns and balloons, had a picnic, talked about the issues of the day and declared Greenwich Village a “Free and Independent Greenwich Village.” Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this event. Poet Gertrude Drick, painters […]
What we loved in 2016
2016 was an amazing year at Washington Square Park and for us here at the Conservancy so we’re taking a moment to celebrate the highlights. We’re grateful to all of you who have joined us for programs, made a donation, volunteered or just enjoyed the park and all it offers. Gardener Kaslin Daniels joined […]
Mulch Your Christmas Tree in the Park!
Washington Square Park will once again serve as a MulchFest chipping site this January, 2017. Chip in with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets […]
Hot Off the Presses
Our Fall 2016 newsletter is here! Read all about how to help keep the park clean and how to pitch in as a volunteer. You can read the latest edition here.
The Conservancy is Hiring
The Washington Square Park Conservancy has an open position for a Volunteer and Communications Manager. This new staff member will manage outreach to the community as well as our growing volunteer program. You can download the full position description here.
Announcing Nature Programs in Washington Square Park
This fall, the Conservancy is proud to offer two programs in our new series, Nature Programs in Washington Square Park. Presented by Washington Square Park gardener Kaslin Daniels, these programs will explore the horticulture of the park. In November, kids will learn how acorn nuts grow into oak trees with a hands-on planting project. All ages can […]
Win Tickets to the Taste of the Village
Taste of the Village Photo Contest You can win a pair of tickets to the Taste of the Village, the Village’s premier tasting event under the stars and Arch at Washington Square Park. Date: Wednesday, September 14th Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM Place: Washington Square Park To enter, snap a photo of Washington Square Park and […]