Seward Park Conservancy

Remodeled Seward Park Reopens to the Public

Last modified December 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

The remodeled Seward Park is now open to the public. Completed in just about six months, this $6.4 million capital works project refreshed many of the deteriorating conditions of the park. And in arguably record timing. Improvements include new park furnishings, equipment, expanded garden area, and renovated library plaza. Yet probably the most significant change […]

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The $6.4M Redesigned Seward Park Reopens Next Week

Posted December 2, 2019 at 5:09 am

Years of planning, politicking, and fundraising culminates later this month in the opening of the redesigned Seward Park. Completed in just about six months, this $6.4 million capital works project refreshed many of the deteriorating conditions of the park. And in arguably record timing. As previously reported, the Seward Park Conservancy fought the last several […]

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Already with NYPL, Seward Park Gains a ‘Little Free Library’

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seward Park just gained a new library … in the shadow of another. And one that won’t nab you for late fees. Over the weekend, the Seward Park Conservancy unveiled the Seward Park Little Free Library. It’s a wee weatherproof cubby next to the small children’s playground inside the park, and operates on the standard […]

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Artists Sought for Summertime Residency Inside Mobile Studio at Seward Park

Posted March 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Seward Park continues its path toward showcasing more art programming. We’ve already seen the placement of the “Constellation” seating arrangement outside the libary, and news of an artistic homage to vanishing storefronts by photographers James and Karla Murray. Add one more… The Seward Park Conservancy (park stewards) this week announced its participation in a community-engaged […]

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Stewards of Seward Park Hosting Fundraiser for Improvements

Posted January 26, 2017 at 9:33 am

The Seward Park Conservancy – stewards of the three-acre greenspace along Essex and East Broadway – is soliciting for donations. They’re hosting a fundraiser party this evening to fatten up the piggy bank. Tickets to the event cost $35, which grants you a membership in the Conservancy. The lump-sum collection will help see through the following […]

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Tonight is Your Opportunity to Help Redesign Seward Park

Posted November 14, 2016 at 5:13 am

Fresh off scoring a chunk of funding from the “Parks Without Borders program,” the Seward Park Conservancy is ready to put the greenbacks to use. The stakeholders are holding a scoping session tonight about the future of the three-acre Seward Park. It’ll afford locals an “opportunity to make your ideas for the park known.” As […]

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‘Summer Movies in Seward Park’ Launches Tonight with ‘Wizard of Oz’

Posted July 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

In a further effort to heighten its citywide profile, the Seward Park Conservancy recently announced a movies-in-the-park program for the remainder of summer. “Summer Movies in Seward Park,” as it’s called, kicks off tonight with a screening of The Wizard of Oz. The nascent film series is presented in conjunction with the Lower East Side’s newest […]

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Essex Street Entrance to Seward Park Reopened for the First Time in a Decade

Posted July 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

Behold! The Essex Street entrance to Seward Park is now back open to the public. Those iron gates had been locked during park hours for nearly fifteen years straight. One local viewpoint blames the perennially padlocked gates on the park’s former function as needle den for junkies. It had kept druggies out of the playground […]

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‘It’s My Park Day’ Happening at Seward Park Tomorrow

Posted May 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

The nascent Seward Park Conservancy group is hosting its annual ‘It’s My Park Day!’ at Seward Park this weekend – three hours packed with planting, music, family friendly activities (crafts, face painting), and the overall beautification of an outdoor neighborhood respite. The planting party is May 16, from 12-3pm, rain or shine. Volunteers are welcome, but […]

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Seward Park Conservancy Forms with the Goal of Ending the Neglect

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was the first permanent, municipally-built playground in the United States, yet Seward Park receives little love outside the history books. What began a project by the Outdoor Recreation League (Lillian Wald and Charles Stover) to get kids off the streets was eventually snatched up by the City of New York. Rarely is this past […]

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