NYC's First Neighborhood Organization
Independence • Tradition • Support • Culture
Events and Announcements
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.
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.
Support Washington Square Park
The Washington Square Association is an independent neighborhood organization that supports the park through their membership and volunteer donations.
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
Photos From WSA Events
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.