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Madison Square Park and Tree Lighting set for December 9th

One of the oldest (if not the oldest) tree lighting ceremony in the United States is happening again on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014. The event is free and features:

  • madison square park holiday treeA horticultural workshop
  • A Reading Rangers story time reading of kid’s stories Love Monster and the Perfect Present and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Music from New School Jazz Quartet, Motown the Musical, The New York Life Singers, and Audra Rox
  • Gingerbread Boulevard, a one-of-a-kind collection of three life-sized Gingerbread houses
  • Tree ornamentation with holiday bulbs made of hand-blown glass and gold wire from The City of Strasbourg, France
  • Free holiday treats from Hill Country Chicken (Apple Bites and Apple Cider), SD26 Restaurant (Pappa Pomodoro tomato soup), and Frittering Away (Hot Apricot Ginger Lemonade and Strawberry Basil Lemonade).

It starts at 3:30pm with the tree lighting at 5pm. The event is hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Parade Route for NYC Halloween Parade 2014 runs up 6th Avenue to 16th Street

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The 2014 NYC Halloween Parade runs up 6th Avenue again today (October 31st), going from Spring Street to just past 16th-18th Street.

It runs from 7pm-11pm and is one of the biggest parades in New York City. Anyone can join as long as you are in costume. Learn more about how to participate at www.halloween-nyc.com/participate.php.

The Grand Marshall this year is Whoopi Goldberg. There will be hundreds of Giant Puppets, 50 bands representing music from everywhere and dancers of all styles.

If you can’t attend or participate in the parade you can always watch it on tv (NY1 from 8pm-9:30pm).

The Parade typically draws more than 50,000 costumed participants and millions of viewers live and on tv.

If you haven’t been, it’s a wild event.

Madison Square Park celebrates 200th anniversary with event on Saturday, September 6th

On Saturday, September 6th from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, there will be a party in Madison Square Park to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the naming of the park. Called MAD. SQ. 200, the event will feature an historic fair and a contemporary art party. The historic fair will run from 3-6pm and have activities ‘popular […]

Madison Square Reads is back Sept 4th through Oct 2nd with author readings in the park

The Mad Sq Reads 2014 program is back this September with book readings on Thursday evenings in Madison Square Park. This year’s program kicks off on Thursday September 4th at 6:30pm with novelist Valeria Luiselli (Faces in the Crowd) at the Farragut Monument on the north side of Madison Square Park. Also included in the […]

The NYC Pakistan Day Parade route for 2014 ends in Madison Square Park on Sunday August 24th

Another Sunday, another parade. This time (Sunday August 24th) it is the Pakistan Day Parade and it runs down Madison Avenue between from 38th Street to 24st Street right next to Madison Square Park. It starts at 11am and goes until 6pm. There is not much information about it in English (including the poster), but you can learn more at www.facebook.com/PakistanDayParade.

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