Annual Events at Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park, New York, is located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and is a favorite local park for residents and tourists, as well. Events in Washington Square Park are numerous and some of the most popular include concerts, outdoor theatre, art and various workshops. To access a Washington Square Park events schedule, please visit www.nycgovparks.org for the most current information on upcoming events.

A few upcoming events scheduled at Washington Square Park include:

Free Summer Concerts
The Washington Square Music Festival (WashingtonSquareMusicFestival.org) begins in July and holds weekly concerts. You can visit for an evening of beautiful classical and jazz under the direction of musical director Lutz Rath. The Washington Square Musical Festival has been going for over 50 years of free concerts and is the second oldest free classical music series in New York. The concerts are located in front of the Holley Statue in the center of Washington Square.

NYLaughs Laughter in the Park
NyLaughs Laughter in the Park (nylaughs.org) is a free comedy series that runs for three months, beginning in mid August. The shows are located at Holley Plaza, which can be found by entering Washington Square west and walking east.

Mommy/Daddy and Me Photography Workshop
The New York City Photo Safari (newyorkcityphotosafari.com) will be putting together a fun filled photo workshop for Moms, Dads and kids, ages 8-13. This workshop will takes place in October. Learn how to improve your photography skills by photographing the surrounding environment and taking family photos. You are sure to enjoy this special afternoon with your child or children. Classes are $150 (for one parent and one child) and this price includes a professional quality 8X10 of your best photograph. You must bring your own digital camera and, if possible, it is best to bring two cameras- one for you and one for your child. The location is at 5th Avenue and Washington Square North, Manhattan.

These are a few of the many events that take place at Washington Square Park. Check their website often for updates on new and upcoming events.

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