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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.

Volunteer Gardening
Year-Round Volunteer Days

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 10, 2024
March 9, 2024
April 13, 2024th
May 18, 2024
June 8, 2024

No July or August Date
September 14, 2024
October 19, 2024
November 9, 2024

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.

Earth Day
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Earth Day
Saturday, April 20, 2024
1:00 kickoff event
1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Visit 7 topical panels which will remain up throughout the summer. Join us as we showcase our work to create a more diverse, resilient, and healthy Park ecosystem.


QR codes will allow access to multiple videos, articles, and images designed to enrich your journey. 

Kick off ceremony starting at 1:00 p.m. at the 86th Street Entrance

Plant Sale
Plant "Sale"
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Rain Date: May 12, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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
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Summer Sounds!

Steve Shaiman and Swingtime Big Band

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

click here to learn more about Steve Shaiman and Swingtime Big Band

Steel Impressions Caribbean Band

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

click here to learn more about Steel Impressions Caribbean Band

Location: Both 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.

Sunset Films
Sunset Films!


Wednesday, August 7, 2024



Wednesday, August 14, 2024 


Movies are held in the Basketball/Hockey/Pickleball Court at sunset.

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.

Gracie Square Art Show
The 50th Gracie Square Art Show

Saturday & Sunday

September 7 & 8, 2024

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
Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 13, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Carl Schurz Park's annual harvest fest packs a punch with plenty of exciting fall activities for the whole family.
Visit the pumpkin patch on the Mayor's Lawn at East End Avenue and East 88th Street. Pick your own pumpkin and decorate it. While supplies last. ​
Enjoy arts and crafts, tattoos, and take a stroll through the Spooky Trail.
Don't miss a family concert in the playground with Patrick and the Rock-a-Silly Band.
Halloween Howl
Halloween Howl & Healthy Hound Fair
Sunday, October 20, 2024
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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
Holiday Tree Lighting


December 8, 2024 at 5pm

Rain, Snow, or Shine!


Location: 86th Street at East End Avenue

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

Held snow, rain or balmy weather!

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