March 13, 2019
Mad. Sq. Party in the Park 2019 to Honor Martin Puryear Taking Place on April 2nd
With the arrival of spring, comes one of the most notable events in the NoMad social calendar: the annual Party in the Park fundraising event, hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy. This year’s Party in the Park will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on the Oval Lawn in the Park.
This year’s event will honor artist Martin Puryear, who is representing the United States this year at La Biennale di Venezia 58th International Art Exhibition. The Conservancy has played a key role in organizing the U.S. Pavilion for the Biennale, including programming Puryear’s exhibit there. You will likely remember Puryear’s stunning public art installation Big Bling, which was on display in the park over the summer of 2016.
The evening’s festivities on April 2nd will include a delightful meal prepared by world-class chefs, paired with fine wines and cocktails. Along with honoring Puryear, the ceremony will also celebrate: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the architects who were responsible for designing the Biennale’s U.S. Pavilion; Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director of the Madison Square Park Conservancy and curator of the Biennale exhibit; and outreach partner Tom Cahill of Studio in a School.
The Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for raising 100 percent of the funds required for programming, operations and maintenance of the park. Party in the Park is one of the Conservancy’s important annual fundraising initiatives to raise the money it needs to keep the park beautiful and active year-round.
Madison Square Park is the centerpiece of the beautiful NoMad neighborhood, and your contributions help keep it that way. You can support Party in the Park 2019 effort in several ways:
- Purchase tickets or entire tables for the event;
- Purchase an ad in the Gala Journal for the event;
- Participate in the auction, which goes live on March 22; and/or
- Make a donation directly to the Conservancy in absentia if you are unable to attend.
For more information about this important annual community event, reach out to the Madison Square Park Conservancy.