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Washington Square Tree Lighting and Caroling Events Announced - Dec 9th and Dec 24th!

Celebrate your favorite winter holiday December in Washington Square when The Washington Square Association offers two chances to sing yuletide carols in downtown’s historic park- Dec 9th at 6pm for the tree lighting and Dec. 24th at 5pm for Christmas Caroling.  The Association provides the annual 45-foot Christmas tree under the Arch that will be lit for the season between the hours of 4 pm and 1 am.  

Join us Nov. 20th for our Mid-Winter Concert at St. Joseph's

On Friday, November 20 at 8 pm in St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Avenue at Washington Place, the Washington Square Music Festival offers a pre-holiday gift to music lovers – A Celebration of Strings, a free concert of 20th century music by Jerome Kern, Ernest Bloch, & Richard Strauss.  Lutz Rath conducts Festival String Chamber Orchestra.   

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The Washington Square Music Festival


The Washington Square Association is an independent neighborhood organization that supports the park through their membership and volunteer donations. 

Become a Member for Just $25! Find Out How.

As a non-profit, we are always looking for donations to apply to the aid of the park.  

  • Organizing the annual Holiday Tree Lighting

  • Producing the Washington Square Music Festival

  • Providing financial and volunteer support for ongoing park maintenance and renovation

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About the WSA

The Washington Square Association was founded in 1904 and has been dedicated for over a century to supporting the residents of the park's surrounding community.  Find Out More About Us.

Our board includes architects, historians, authors, educators, musicians and publishers.  Most importantly, we are your neighbors, community members, parents and children of the park.