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UPDATE: In light of COVID-19-related health and safety concerns, the Conservancy has decided to cancel Party in the Park. We believe that the health of our community is of paramount importance. If you'd still like to make a contribution to help us keep the Park clean and green, please donate below.

Madison Square Park Conservancy presents

Honoring New York Life
Celebrating 2020 Mad. Sq. Artists Maya Lin and Krzysztof Wodiczko 

March 31, 2020

Madison Square Park


Party in the Park will honor New York Life, our neighbor since 1928, for their ongoing support of Madison Square Park. We'll also celebrate 2020 Mad. Sq. Artists Maya Lin, whose Ghost Forest debuts in the Park in June, and Krzysztof Wodiczko, whose Monument is currently on view.


Join us for a celebratory evening under the stars, with a live and silent auction and a unique dining experience from four renowned chefs. All proceeds from the event will help sustain the Conservancy's mission to steward Madison Square Park as a clean and green oasis for our community. 

Cocktail Hour
Jack Logue
Executive Chef
The Clocktower

First Course 
Justin Smillie
Executive Chef and Chef Partner

Main Course 
Jonathan Benno
Leonelli Taberna, Leonelli Bakery, Benno

Christina Tosi
Founder and CEO
Milk Bar


Exclusive Beverage Sponsors
Birch Coffee
Brooklyn Brewery
Josh Cellars


Hon. Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, New York City Council District 2
Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Department of Parks and Recreation

New York Life

Fiona Angelini & Jamie Welch
Ann & Ron Pizzuti

Sasha & Edward P. Bass
Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky
Michael L. Kahn
L&L Holding Company, LLC
Madison Equities
Audrey & Danny Meyer
Sony Corporation of America
The Rudin Family

ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC
Melissa & Dan Berger
Diane Blanchard & Juan Carlos Braniff
Con Edison
Erica & Anand Desai
Roxanne H. Frank
Galerie Lelong & Co.
GFP Real Estate LLC
Grey Group
Jordana & Adam Grunfeld
Leslie Spira Lopez & Mark Lopez, Kew Management
Audrey & Sean MacIsaac
One Madison Condominium
Pace Gallery
Janet Pines & Bill Lukashok
Amitha Raman & Neil Luthra
William Equities


Olga & Douglas Armer
Lorinda Ash & William Rubenstein
Nick Athanail & Tony Testa
Murali Balasubramanian, J.P. Morgan Securities
Bunny & Charles Burson
Jean & Frank Bunts- VIA ArtFoundation
Ellen & Casey Cogut
Columbia Property Trust
Geordie Echelard & Fred Moon
Heather Richards Evans
Pamela & Andy Federbusch
 Darya & Rob Goldstein
Betsy Jacobs & David Berliner
Stephanie Joyce
Jordana Kier & Jesse Derris
Sandy Leong and Bob Gelfond
Marian Goodman Gallery
Ngo Okafor, Iconoclast Fitness
Deby Pan & Vivek Mathew
Patricia Pastor & Barry Friedman
Hitomi Pender, LinkStrollers
Robin & Nicholas Politan
Anne Pollack
Michal Rosenn & Pietro Signoracci
Lily Hayes & Matt Salzberg
Deepka & Suraj Sani
Grace & Guy Shanon
Tatiana Simonova & Michael G. Reiff 
SL Green Realty Corp.
Susan & David Swinghamer
Dr. Sewit Teckie & Beeneet Kothari
The New York EDITION
Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
Tiffany & Co.
Georgia & Peter VanDyke

Agnes Gund
Dorothy Lichtenstein
Jane Richards


New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life is a valued partner to Madison Square Park Conservancy in our mission to care for this beloved urban oasis. 

Maya Lin 

In June 2020, Maya Lin will realize a newly-commissioned outdoor public art project in Madison Square Park. Ghost Forest, Lin's first major temporary outdoor work, will take the form of a towering stand of spectral cedar trees - a contrast with the abundant greenery of the Park's foliage, displayed in memory to germination, vegetation, and abundance, and as a harsh symbol of the devastation of climate change.

Maya Lin won the competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. while still an undergraduate student at Yale University. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide, with works in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. She has created permanent outdoor installations for public and private collections, including the acclaimed Wavefield at Storm King Art Center in New York. Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2009 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. A committed environmentalist, she is at work on her final memorial What is Missing?, raising awareness about habitat loss and biodiversity.

Krzysztof Wodiczko

For Madison Square Park Conservancy's 39th commissioned exhibition, Krzysztof Wodiczko will realize a site-specific installation that renders in high relief the diverse plights and journeys of resettled refugees today. Monument will project a looped video onto the Park's 1881 historic monument to Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. On view from January 16 through May 10, 2020, the projection will bring the monument to life with individual stories of displacement that illuminate how war, conflict, and political fallout impact individuals globally, and encourage visitors to consider how history is memorialized.

Wodiczko was born in 1943 in Warsaw, Poland, and received an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1968. He received the Hiroshima Art Prize in 1998 for his contribution as an artist to world peace, and the 2004 College Art Association Award for Distinguished Body of Work. He is Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Madison Square Park Conservancy 

Madison Square Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit organization licensed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to manage Madison Square Park. The Conservancy is responsible for raising 100% of the funds necessary to operate the Park, including the brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, sanitation, security, and free cultural programs for Park visitors of all ages.

Our mission is to protect, nurture, and enhance Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration.

As stewards, we engage the community through our beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.

We believe that in an urban setting everyone deserves access to a park that allows for recreation, respite, and reflection.

To learn more about Madison Square Park, visit

Frequently Asked Questions


When is Party in the Park?
The event is on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 6 PM.
Where is the event held?
Cocktail hour will be held around the fountain at the southern end of the Park.
Dinner will be under a clear-top tent on the Oval Lawn.

How much do tickets cost?
There are different types of tickets you can purchase:

$100,000: Two tables of ten
$50,000 - $25,000: One table of ten
$15,000: One table of eight
$1,500: Individual ticket
Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?
All ticket purchases, except for $200 per ticket, are tax-deductible. An acknowledgment letter will be mailed to you after the event outlining the tax-deductible portion of your ticket. Please retain this letter for your records.
Can I purchase a ticket at the door?
All tables and tickets must be purchased in advance by March 17, 2020. Buy tickets here.

What is the schedule for Party in the Park?
The event will start at 6 PM with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction, 
followed by a seated dinner and live auction starting at 7 PM.

How do I get to Madison Square Park?
Madison Square Park is located between Fifth and Madison Avenues between 23rd and 26th Streets. For the event, please enter the Park at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue.
How do I check in?
Guest names will be held at check in. When you arrive, you will need to check in by providing your last name. You will also be asked if you would like to register for the auction-you may also choose to pre-register in advance by clicking here.
What should I wear to Party in the Park?
The dress code is cocktail attire.
Is there a coat check?
A complimentary coat check will be available.
Where can I get the most up-to-date information about the event?
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Madison Square Park Conservancy
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11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, USA

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