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 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

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.

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Earth Day
Saturday, April 23, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 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"
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Rain Date: May 15, 2022
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!

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Summer Sounds!

Chuck Braman Quartet

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Steve Shaiman and Swingtime Big Band

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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!


Wednesday, August 3, 2022


Wednesday, August 10, 2022 

Movies are held in the Basketball/Hockey 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.

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

Sunday, October 16, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

More details coming soon!

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!