October 17, 2018
Parktoberfest 2018 Toasts Madison Square Park “Texas Style”
On October 10th, hundreds of ticket-holders convened at NoMad’s Hill Country Barbecue Market at 30 West 26th Street for “Parktoberfest 2018: A Texas Toast to Madison Square Park.” The private event featured an open bar, live music, dancing, and of course, unlimited helpings of some of the best barbecue this side of the border—all in support of the Madison Square Park Conservancy.
Dressed in the event’s suggested “florals and denim” attire, attendees chatted and greeted each other while staff members made the rounds with trays of pork belly sliders, boneless fried chicken, and select cocktails. At the food counters, visitors could enjoy generous portions of freshly carved smoked turkey, brisket and prime rib—or fill up a basket of nachos with their choice of toppings—before taking a seat at the festively decorated tables, where buckets of veggies & dip and trays of jalapeño cornbread accentuated the meal. Throughout the evening, open bars on two levels offered guests their choice of wine, beer, tequila shots or the cocktail of their choice. As partygoers socialized on the market’s main level, the lower level thumped with the lively sounds of The Barnstorm, a top-shelf party band bringing their own slightly-western spin to favorite songs of all genres while revelers filled the dance floor.
The true dividends of the evening, however, were the funds raised to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy, which raises 100 percent of its own funding to provide programming and upkeep for the park. As Madison Square Park is an accredited American Public Garden, all proceeds of Parktoberfest 2018 will specifically help fund the efforts of Madison Sq. Hort. in the maintenance of the beautiful perennial flower gardens located throughout the park. Events like these held throughout the year are what help keep NoMad’s centerpiece park beautiful and vibrant year-round.
To learn more about how you can support the park through this and future events, visit the Madison Square Park website.