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40 foot art sculpture by Martin Puryear coming to Madison Square Park in Spring

As part of the seasonal Madison Square Park art exhibits, this spring will feature a 40 foot tall structure by American artist Martin Puryear. Called Big Bling, the structure will be on exhibit in Madison Square Park all summer and fall/early winter from May 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017. It will be built of wood and wrapped in a thin chain link fence, with a gold leaf shackle at the top. This will be Martin Puryear’s largest sculpture/structure to date.

The sculpture is part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Art public art program. Each season you will find thought-provoking sculptures, structures, video and audio art throughout the park by the most prominent artists in the world including Antony Gormley, Orly Genger, Iván Navarro, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

 

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Celebrate Flatiron Chefs 2015 event to be held July 14th in Madison Square Park; Menus here

One of the best events that helps raise money for the Madison Square Park Conservancy is happening again on July 14th. It’s Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, where you can sample delicious food from 29 local chefs and restaurants all while supporting the beautiful park. It’s all you can eat (and drink) for the admission price ($200) […]

Kat Edmonson plays Madison Square Park tonight

As part of the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, Kat Edmonson plays a free show in the park tonight starting at 7pm. The Brooklyn artist’s eclectic style draws from the singers of the 50’s and 60’s. Check out her video below for an idea of her sound. The music is hosted by the Madison […]

Scaffolding off of the Met life Clock Tower Building

After what seems like years, it is nice to see the scaffolding and construction elevators off of the side of the Met Life Clock Tower Building (5 Madison Avenue) on the East side of Madison Square Park.

It will reportedly open as an Ian Schrager/Marriott Edition hotel in 2015. They were in talks to sell the building to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority but it is unclear if that went through. It is still listed on the Edition website.

If it does go through, the hotel should have gorgeous views of the park and the city and the quaint feel of our neighborhood (versus Times Square or Central Park South’s bustle).

Now if they can only get the historic clock going again…

met life clock tower

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.

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