The Holiday Tree is Back Under The Arch This Year - 2 Great Events!

Halloween has past us by with all the revelries of the parade down 6th Avenue and the Children’s Parade in Washington Square Park. That also means that is holiday season once again.

We couldn’t be happier to have our glorious tree back under the Washington Square Arch for the holiday celebrations this year in the park, our 94th year sponsoring both the tree and the caroling!

Please join us for two events, the Tree Lighting on Wednesday December 5th at 6pm and our Christmas Eve Caroling on Monday, December 24th at 5pm.

The Washington Square Association, Inc. founded in 1906, is one of the city’s oldest community organizations.  For 94 years, it has sponsored carol singing under the arch.  Other activities concern the continued improvement of Washington Square, the Washington Square Music Festival, and the fostering of neighborhood spirit.     

Join us for the kick off the 60th season of the Washington Square Music Festival!!!

Join us for the kick off the 60th season of the Washington Square Music Festival!!!

On Tuesday, June 5th at 8m on the Main Stage in Washington Square, conductor Lutz Rath, oboist Robert Ingliss, and the Festival Chamber Orchestra celebrate the Festival's 60th season of free concerts in a sublime classical program by the masters.  The music of Johann Strauss II, Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven is  a fitting tribute to the longevity of this venerable Greenwich Village tradition that has, for so long, offered free summer music in the historic park.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association.  eating is first come, first served.  

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The 2017 Washington Square Music Festival Debuts June 6th at 8pm

The 2017 Washington Square Music Festival Debuts June 6th at 8pm

The weather is warming up and NYU's graduates have marched through the park, which can only mean one thing: it's time to kick off the Washington Square Music Festival, now running in its 59th year.   The concert series begins on June 6th at 8pm in the park with a performance of Carmina Burana, featuring the Stonewall Choir, the nation’s first LBGT Chorus, and soloists: Ariadne Greif, soprano; Lindell O. Carter, tenor; andMichael Kelly, baritone.  Lutz Rath conducts the Festival Chamber Orchestra. 

Concerts will continue running every Tuesday through June 27th.   Join us in the park, or if there should be rain at one of our rain spaces.   Please check our calendar on the home page for more information.

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

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.  

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