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Dafnis Prieto Sextet and Yosvany Terry Quintet play free concert in Madison Square park this evening

It’s Latin and Cuban jazz this evening from 6pm-8:30pm with the Dafnis Prieto Sextet (Latin Jazz) and the Yosvany Terry Quintet (Cuban Jazz)playing a free outdoor concert on the oval lawn of Madison Square Park. It’s part of the Madison Square Conservancy Oval Lawn music series.

Here is a video of Dafnis Prieto Sextet performing at the SF Jazz Fest:

 

Three 40 foot bronze tree sculptures to be next art exhibit in Madison Square Park

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The next public art installation in Madison Square Park will be three 40-foot bronze tree sculptures by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone. The installation will go up September 26th, 2013, and run through February 9, 2014.

Statement from the artist: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.

The sculptures are 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, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

The current installation, Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger, is set to come down September 8th, 2013

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs food event to take place July 16th in Madison Square Park

[UPDATE 7/16: THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT] It’s time again on Tuesday, July 16th, for Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, an amazing night of food and drink from local chefs in the neighborhood, with proceeds benefiting Madison Square Park. Hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, it’s a great way to support the park and enjoy great food from many of the award winners from the best restaurants in the Flatiron voting.

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Once again they have booths set up where you can sample food from 28 local restaurants (see the list below) and all the proceeds going to support Madison Square Park upkeep and programs. It’s $200 per ticket, but we have heard a big portion of that is tax deductible. Also NOTE, this event is very popular and typically sells out! Get tickets at www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/celebrate.

Take a look at our food photos from the last few years to see how amazing the food looks:

Food photos from Flatiron Chefs 2012

Food photos from Flatiron Chefs 2011

And here is the confirmed lineup of restaurants with booths at Flatiron Chefs this year:

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  • Almond

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  • Blue Smoke

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  • Boqueria

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  • The Cannibal

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  • Choza Taqueria

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  • craftbar

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  • Eataly

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  • Eleven Madison Park

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  • Gramercy Tavern

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  • Hanjan

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    Hill Country Barbecue Market

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  • Hill Country Chicken

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  • The Hurricane Steak & Sushi

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  • ilili

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  • L&W Oyster Co.

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  • La Mar Cebicheria

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  • Maialino

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  • Manzanilla

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  • Maysville

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  • No. 7 Sub

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  • The NoMad

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  • Num Pang Sandwich Shop

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  • Pranna

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  • Resto

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  • SD26 Restaurant

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  • Shake Shack

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And here are your beverage options:

  • The Bronx Brewery
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • El Buho Mezcal
  • Four Roses Bourbon
  • Greenhook Ginsmiths
  • Jack From Brooklyn
  • Long Island Wine Country
  • Pipeline Brands
  • Pisco Portón
  • Rockaway Brewing Co
  • Sorel
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Suzanne Vega at Madison Square Park (video)

For those who missed it, here is a video from yesterday’s performance in Madison Square Park by Suzanne Vega. It was a great concert overall – one of the best ever in Madison Square Park and a nice break from the bluegrass that for some reason seems to dominate the calendar in past years. Suzanne Vega sounded great, both the new and old stuff and her guitarist was a great complement to her voice.
Here she is with “My Name is Luka”

Spring Kids Fest 2013 announced for May 18th in Madison Square Park

The Madison Square Park Conservancy will host Spring Kids Fest again this year in Madison Square Park on May 18th from 10:30am-1:30pm. Its a FREE event featuring live music, story time, Karma Kids Yoga, arts and crafts, face painting, and more for kids and their parents. Confirmed music this year includes Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Rolie Polie Guacamole, and Songs for Seeds.

Plus we hear Pixar will be there promoting their new movie Monster’s University.

We will post the schedule (rain or shine!) when we get it closer to the date. Until then here is featured ‘kid-hop’ music by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

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