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Announcing the Washington Square Kids in Culture Series - RSVP Today!

The Washington Square Association, the venerable institution founded more than one hundred years ago to enhance the interests of the Park and its environs, is pleased to announce "WSA Kids in Culture" a free pilot program of art and chess lessons for children aged 11 through 13 in Washington Square Park, the center of Village Culture.

The New Lights for the Washington Square Arch

Great news for our majestic arch.   We just received word from Sarah Neilson at the Parks Department that the lights that shine on the Arch and make it stand out at night are bing upgraded.  They will be more energy efficient and hopefully no more flickering.  You may see some workers at the arch and the lights could be inconsistent over the next couple weeks, but be prepared for a newly lit, even more beautiful arch. 

Support Washington Square Park

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.