Washington Square Park

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/washingtonsquarepark

Overview

Washington Square Park is one of the best-known of New York City's 1,900 public parks. At 9.75 acres (39,500 m2), it is a landmark in the Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village, as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity. It is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. An open space with a tradition of nonconformity, the park's fountain area has long been one of the city's popular spots for residents and tourists. Most of the buildings surrounding the park now belong to New York University, but many have at one time served as homes and studios for artists. Some of the buildings have been built by NYU, others have been converted from their former uses into academic and residential buildings. Although NYU considers the park to be the quad of the school's campus, Washington Square remains a public park. See Wikipedia, Washington Square Park, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Square_Park

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.

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 2011 (WashingtonSquareMusicFestival.org) begins in July and will have concerts every Tuesday evening at 8:00 pm. This concert series will run from July 12 through August 2, 2011. Come join us for an evening of beautiful classical and jazz under the direction of musical director Lutz Rath. This year, the Washington Square Musical Festival will celebrate 53 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. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 6th Avenue at Washington Place, Greenwich Village.

NYLaughs’ Laughter in the Park 2011
NyLaughs’ Laughter in the Park (nylaughs.org) is a free comedy series that runs for eleven weeks, beginning August 14, 2011, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Location is at Holley Plaza, enter via Washington Square west and walk 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 take place on October 2, 2011 from 9:00-11:00 am. 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. 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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