Friends of Duane Park

News & Events

Shred Day is postponed. A new date will be announced after the PAUSE is lifted.

Free and Secure Paper Shredding in honor of Earth Day. The truck will be parked on the north side of Duane Park from 10am – 2pm. So go ahead, Marie Kondo all those papers taking up space in desk drawers and filing cabinets; just be sure to thank them for their service while you watch the shredding via video.

Celebrate Groundhog Day in Duane Park, Sunday, February 2, 11am – 1pm.  Whether the prediction is for an extended winter or an early spring, we will have a festive celebration of both.

December 3—#GivingTuesday

Make a gift to NYC’s historic Duane Park this season. Its care depends on neighbors and friends like you.

Please give.

You can use Paypal: or use the donation button here on our website.

October 4—Family Open Mic Night 6pm–8pm

To perform email us at or come early and join the waitlist. Each performance should be 3-5 minutes. All age groups are welcome. Hope to see many of you there.


June 12—Duane Park Piano Party 6:30pm–8:30pm

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Come join the Friends of Duane Park for a magical, open air recital on the park’s very own #SingforHope piano.

June 4th-23th  The piano is open to all pianists–aspiring, accomplished, fun loving–from 9am-9pm.

June 12th from 6:30-8:30pm, Open Air Recital. Local Musicians. SingforHope will mark the placement of its 500th Piano this year. @Singforhope runs health, youth and community programs in New York helping millions of people. In the fall the pianos will be placed in public schools around the city.

Follow us on Instagram #duaneparktribeca. #paintforhope

Music + Open Air + Duane Park = Magic

2019 Sing

May 12—Celebrate Mother’s Day

An event for children to learn to pot and care for herbs and flowers.


April 13—SHRED DAY in honor of Earth Day 10am–2pm

It’s pain free purging right in your neighborhood, absolutely free.

Step 1  Clear out your files, bundle up those bills, legal documents,
birthday cards, love letters and all that excess paper clogging up your apartment.

Step 2  Drop the papers into the shredding bins and mingle
with your neighbors at our All You Can Shred extravaganza
at Duane Park, Saturday April 13th, 10am-2pm. Watch a video of your documents securely shredded by USA Shred and experience the joy of clearing out!

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