Events in the Park . . .

Carl Schurz Park Conservancy sponsors, along with its corporate and business partners, events in the Park throughout the year which are free and open to all.  Click the buttons below to jump to a specific event, or scroll down to view them all.

Year-Round Volunteer Gardening

Join neighbors and friends and pitch in at this fun, local event!

Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: 86th Street at East End Avenue

February 12, 2022

March 12, 2022

April 23, 2022

No May Date

June 11, 2022

No July or August Date

September 17, 2022

October 15, 2022

November 12, 2022

No December Date

Registration details will be posted in advance of each date.

PLEASE NOTE: The Carl Schurz Park Volunteer Gardeners are an adult group that meets monthly to work in the park. Students or children who wish to participate must be accompanied by adults or parents who work along with them.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
More details coming soon!

Plant "Sale"
May 14, 2022
Rain Date: May 15, 2022

Location: The 86th Street Entrance


Join us and choose from among hundreds of the highest quality plants for your home, terrace, garden, or office. 


Our spectacular annual assortment is from Beds and Borders, Long Island's premier nursery. Their annuals are used extensively in some of the most renowned gardens in our area. 


You'll find a HUGE selection of magnificent, healthy, and unique plants which are certain to make your garden, terrace or window box a delight all summer long!  


And remember, your contribution helps Carl Schurz Park Conservancy in its year-round beautification of the Park!

Summer Sounds!


July 13, 2022


July 20, 2022 

More information coming soon!

Location: Concerts performed on the John Finley Walk, above the 86th Street mall staircase.

Limited seating available. 

In the event of the threat of rain, please visit our website or call the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy, 212-459-4455, after 1:00 for rain date information.

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Sunset Films!


August 3, 2022


August 10, 2022 

More information coming soon!

Movies are held in the Basketball/Hockey Court.

Limited seating available. 

In the event of the threat of rain, please visit our website or call the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy, 212-459-4455, after 1:00 for rain date information.

2022: The 48th Gracie Square Art Show

Saturday & Sunday


September 10 & 11, 2022


10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rain or shine.


Location: East End Avenue, 84th to 88th Streets

FREE admission.


Plan your weekend around New York's premier art show, rated by Art Fair SourceBook as one of the TOP 100 OPEN AIR ART SHOWS IN THE COUNTRY!


Harvest Festival

More details coming soon!


Locations throughout the park

Starting at 11:00 a.m. enjoy our pumpkin patch in the city on the Mayor's Lawn at East End Avenue and East 88th Street. Pick your own pumpkin and decorate it. While supplies last.

Also enjoy tattoos, making Halloween slime, and take a stroll through our Spooky Trail, if you dare!

There will be no timed tickets for the Harvest Festival. There is no hayride and the other events will be first come first serve. 

Halloween Howl & Healthy Hound Fair
October 23, 2022
Rain Date: October 30, 2022
Location: basketball/hockey court and John Finley Walk

Not to be missed! The HOWL is the Conservancy's annual dog costume event. Over 200 creatively costumed pups strut their stuff before a blue-chip fashion industry coven of judges! 


Holiday Tree Lighting

December 4, 2022

Rain, Snow, or Shine!


Location: 86th Street at East End Avenue

A cherished, family tradition: carols, Cantori Choir, Orbital Brass, candlelight, candy canes, hot chocolate... and an evening your family will cherish for years to come.

Held snow, rain or balmy weather!