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Washington Square Park

Park
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY 10012, United States
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  • Today
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–8:00 PM

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  • What you need to know
    Aleaf A.
    "Amazing street performers and you have a great view of the arc."(10 Tips)
    Jess F.
    "Best place to do some people watching lol especially tourists."(41 Tips)
    Magnus v.
    "Come on a weekend and check out some of the great live music."(16 Tips)
    Phil B.
    "Great park for chilling and listening to street jazz"(11 Tips)
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  • Mariam A.

    Beautiful place to spend the day

    Mariam Alaouie · 1 day ago
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  • Hae Rin L.

    띵크커피 테이크아웃 해서 공원 산책하기

    Hae Rin Lee · 4 days ago
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  • Fanny M.

    People watch in the summer!

    Fanny M · 4 days ago
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  • Jack H.

    Closes from midnight to six AM, but cops generally won't give you a hard time if you're just crossing through.

    Jack Holmes · 1 week ago
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  • Anne M.

    Um, clearly. Historic. Not to be missed!

    Anne Myers · 1 week ago
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  • Afi Y.

    There's always something or someone to see here. Great spot to hang out and people watch

    Afi Yellow-Duke · 1 week ago
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  • Gina S.

    The drunks are the best ones there

    Gina Salacki · 1 week ago
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  • Priscila C.

    Delicia a brisa batendo no seu rosto

    Priscila CnrCnr · 2 weeks ago
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  • Vansi

    Great people watching with great music on the weekends.

    Vansi · 2 weeks ago
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  • Silvina G.

    Lindo para un rato al aire libre!

    Silvina Gutierrez · 3 weeks ago
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  • Ashlyn W.

    It was just amazing to sit and watch people go by. Then again there was also lovely music played on the outdoor piano that also set a relaxing mood.

    Ashlyn Williams · May 31
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  • Kyle B.

    Look! It's a bird... It's a plane... No, it's a guy playing a baby grand piano. (p.s. he's best found on weekend evenings during the summertime!)

    Kyle Bye · May 31
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  • Josette

    Kids park, music, people watching

    Josette · May 31
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  • Biz T.

    Not the best NYC park

    Biz Traveldude · May 28
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  • drew t.

    A great place to hang out in the Spring and Fall. You'll see talented street performers and get a chance to sit in the fountain. Plenty of good food options nearby (including Peanut Butter & Co!).

    drew tarvin · May 25
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  • John A.

    Terrific park.. Live music, artists, literary enthusiasts, chess players... A great mix of New York City.

    John Antos · May 25
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  • Kevin O.

    Hard to explain the quality of people watching at this spot. You kind of have to just experience it

    Kevin O'Neill · May 24
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  • Shannon M.

    That's the biggest banjo I've ever seen

    Shannon Madison · May 22
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  • Citi Bike

    Lots of docks nearby at MacDougal St & Washington Sq, Sullivan St & Washington Sq, or Waverley Pl & University Pl. Don't forget your sunglasses!

    Citi Bike · May 10
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  • Niels S.

    Great place to relax in the sun!

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  • Niels S.

    Great place to relax in the sun

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  • Boris .

    очень многолюдно, кинуть жопу места нет, но для этого есть лужайка!

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  • Jeanne C.

    Great park to get maximum sun.

    Jeanne Cho · May 3
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  • Jeanne C.

    FYI The dog park isn't segregated, which is a bummer for anti big dog small dogs😞

    Jeanne Cho · May 3
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  • NUNES R.

    LINDO DEMAIS

    NUNES ROBS · May 3
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  • El★na

    Nothing like Washington sq on a sunny day! It's an excellent place to people and dog watch. Plenty of little squirrels to giggle around and many places to sit and just watch the world go by.

    El★na · May 2
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  • Damian B.

    The best place south of 42nd st to sit out in the park, take in some jazz and catch some sun. Always lively and energetic (weather permitting)

    Damian Bayona · April 29
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  • Augie R.

    If you visit on a nice day, bring singles. This park is like a music venue with a dozen different options, from jazz to classical to folk to pop. Tip the musicians!

    Augie Ray · April 24
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  • Yera H.

    One of THE best places in the city for good ole fashion people watching and/or being hungover and lazy.

    Yera Ha · April 23
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  • Nia P.

    i want go there

    Nia Pradyna · April 22
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  • Jennifer V.

    One one of my favorite places in the city. Great people watching.

    Jennifer Varadi · April 21
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  • Saroya F.

    One of the best places to people-watch in the Village or catch some awesome local street talent performances.

    Saroya Fanniel · April 20
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  • Abigail A.

    Go for the bubble lady and the Jazz. Never a dull moment.

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  • Mark M.

    people watching, dog watching, and fountain dancing. peep the dude hanging out with pigeons too.

    Mark Mis🍔 · April 20
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  • Geoffroy B.

    Come here for the annual pillow fight. BYOPillow. Watch out for feisty NYU students.

    Geoffroy Bablon · April 15
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  • Sozo

    Las ardillas son muy friendly! 🐰

    Sozo · April 12
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  • Rewan P.

    One of the liveliest spots in the city independent of the weather! You will witness anything from street performance to full scale events such as pillow fights! It always has something unique to offer

    Rewan Parti · April 7
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  • Kimmie O.

    This is a great place to people watch! So much entertainment going on in this park.

    Kimmie Ohh · April 2
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  • Cecilia F.

    Favorite park in the city. Lots of musicians and students.

    Cecilia Frankel · April 2
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  • Aurélien

    Take a coffee and come to relax in this quiet square.

    Aurélien · March 29
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  • Morgan P.

    There are always cool performances to see during the summer.

    Morgan Polotan · March 28
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  • YE JI L.

    밥도 먹었으니 소화시켜야지요

    YE JI Lee · March 26
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  • David W H.

    Beautiful in the fog

    David W Hogg · March 26
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  • İpek A.

    One of my favorite park in NYC. You can even listen live piano sessions.

    İpek A. · March 23
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  • Heejung N.

    Enjoyable park all year round for NYUs

    Heejung Nam · March 21
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  • Lauren S.

    When it's 50 degrees in March, everyone acts like it's 80 degrees in July. (Bro shorts and tanks everywhere)

    Lauren Smith · March 12
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  • Meghan S.

    NYU but "in and of the city," of course. The place to be in the summer when some of the city's most interesting characters flock here and there's good music from all directions

    Meghan Simon · March 11
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  • Aline K.

    Um bom lugar para ouvir boa música e pegar um solzinho. Tinha um senhor tocando piano e outro grupo com violoncelos 😊

    Aline Klein · March 9
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  • Vanessa B.

    Passeio ao ar livre.

    Vanessa Berner · March 6
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