Events

Events

Friends of Duane Park hosts events to create community spirit in the neighborhood. Some of our events help generate funds that fuel our work in the park and garden.

Dinner on Duane 2023

Thanks to our Presenting Partner Amy Bonomi of Compass

September 10th Friends of Duane Park will close Duane Street, build one long community table for 150 guests, and host a one-of-a-kind evening with neighborhood connections, memorable conversations, and delicious food and wine. Tickets on sale June 1st.

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Dinner on Duane
Jun 8

Live Concert Series

Thursday, June 8th, 6:30 – 8pm. Alyson Faith featuring John Putnam, a professional guitarist, will make their debut at Duane Park, an event not to be missed. They will be playing original music and soulful covers.

Alyson is a NYC-based singer/songwriter who has been performing for over the past two decades. Her songs have been featured in independent films, compilations and on TV shows. She has regularly collaborated with established songwriters and has shared the stage with artists such as Joan Osborne, Pete Seeger, Felicia Collins, and Paul Shaffer.  

Jul 12

Live Concert Series

Wednesday, July 12th, 6:30 – 8pm. Eric Blicker Trio are avid fans and performers of American Blues and Rock. The band features Eric on guitar, Bill Reeve on drums, and Dave Hamburger on bass. For a preview of the band check them out on YouTube.

Aug 10

Live Concert Series

Thursday, August 10th, 6:30 – 8pm. Grant Swift performs regularly as a one-man band, and is one of the most sought after private event musicians in the Eastern United States. Swift specializes in R&B, Rock, Soul, Folk, Pop, and Jazz that is uniquely arranged for guitar, voice, keys, and “live looping”.

Previous Events

May 13

Kids of Duane Park Celebrate Spring!

Saturday, May 13th, 10am – 12noon. Help your child plant a flower or herb while listening to music as you celebrate spring with neighbors and friends in historic Duane Park.

May 4

Live Concert Series

Thursday, May 4th, 6:30 – 8pm. Retro Baby is a 4-piece bundle of glitter + dynamite with one rule: sing along if you know it! New Yorkers Paige Siegwardt, Devon Perry, Ryan Nicholls, and Becca Andrews will deliver blow-after-blow of 80s/90s/2000s hits.

Apr 22

Shred Day

Saturday, April 22nd, 10am – 2pm. In honor of Earth Day clear out your papers. Drop them into our mobile shredder in Duane Park for free. And presto, your spring cleaning is done!

Mar 1

FDP Note Cards

These cards, bundles of 8 blank cards and envelopes, created by Friends of Duane Park, are your next unique stationery item … purchase them at retail shops near Duane Park: Laughing Man, Duane Park Patisserie, Tribeca Wine Merchants, Aztec, Craft Studio, and Clic.

Feb 2

Groundhog Day

Thursday, February 2nd, 4 – 5:30pm. Free event! Celebrate Groundhog Day in Duane Park with our annual ice sculpting, cookies and hot chocolate. Whether the prediction is for an extended winter or an early spring, we will have a celebration of both.

Feb 2

Groundhog Day Cocktail Party

Thursday February 2th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Tickets: $125 per person

Whether Punxsutawney Phil will tell us our gorgeous tulips will be coming up soon or winter will stick around a bit longer, we will be enjoying tasty treats and liquid libations to match!

Only 100 tickets available.

Dec 31

#GivingTuesday

Your gift to Friends of Duane Park supports beautification, operations, programming and the restoration
of the park to its original footprint.

Dec 8

Holiday Cheer

Thursday, December 8th, 5:30pm – 7pm. Join us for some holiday cheer with Church Street School and Brooklyn Friends. Friends of Duane Park will offer some festive beverages and holiday treats to celebrate the spirit of the season.

Sep 22

Summer Music Series

Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30 – 8pm. Canceled new date TBD. Check back soon. Church Street School faculty and students will perform in our mighty park. Check out their Instagram @churchstschool.

Sep 8

Summer Music Series

Thursday, September 8th, 6:30 – 8pm. “None the Wiser” featuring Peter Schellbach and Stephen Oppenheimer on guitar, Tim Seymour on drums, and Tony Reilly on bass. A 4-member band that plays classic rock harmonies from Dire Straits to Tom Petty.

Aug 18

Summer Music Series

Thursday, August 18th, 6:30 – 8pm. DJ Dance Party with Ray Rubio and Nate Christensen. Check out their Instagrams: @raytherubio and @nc_thompson for how they spin.

Aug 4

Summer Music Series

Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 – 8pm. Ransom Pier is built around the singularly evocative voice of lead vocalist Hayley Harrington and a rich song catalog drawing from the American tradition of Bob Dylan, John Prine, and the Grateful Dead. Check out their website https://ransompierband.com/ for more on this Brooklyn-based band.

Jul 21

Summer Music Series

Thursday, July 21st, 6:30 – 8pm. The Sammy Buttons Experience was recently featured in the NY Times. Friends of Duane Park are thrilled to host Sam Pritchard, “master of sidewalk funk”. Check out https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/nyregion/sammy-buttons-sidewalk-musician-nyc.html for more on SBE.

Jul 7

Summer Music Series

Thursday, July 7th, 6:30 – 8pm. Nxtime is a NYC based band, comprised of Ray Rubio, Nate Christensen, & Imhotep Williams. Friends of Duane Park are excited to host Nxtime again in our summer series. Check out www.nxtimemusic.com for their new video.

Jun 23

Summer Music Series

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:30 – 8pm. Friends of Duane Park are thrilled to have Jesse Edelson return to Duane Park for a third consecutive summer. Jesse will perform with special guest Jack Adams. Check out the link http://www.jackadamsmusic.com for more on Jack!

Jun 9

Summer Music Series

Thursday, June 9, 6:30 – 8pm. Friends of Duane Park kick off this summer music series season with Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School’s Jazz Band Trio, “Milei’s Choice” along with Brooklyn Friends.

May 14

Kids Celebrate Spring

Saturday, May 14th, 10am – 12noon. Help your child plant a flower or herb while listening to music performed by guitarist, Wilson Montuori, as you celebrate spring with neighbors and friends in historic Duane Park.

Apr 23

Shred Day

Saturday, April 23th, 10am – 2pm. In honor of Earth Day clear out your papers. Drop them into our mobile shredder in Duane Park for free. And presto, your spring cleaning is done!

Feb 2

Groundhog Day

Wednesday, February 2nd, 4 – 6pm. Celebrate Groundhog Day in Duane Park with ice sculpting, bubbles, refreshments, by Duane Park Patisserie, in the form of cookies and hot chocolate, and Tribeca Wine Merchants will offer something festive for adults. Whether the prediction is for an extended winter or an early spring, we will have a celebration of both.

Dec 16

Holiday Cheer

Thursday, December 16th, 6pm – 7pm. Join us for some holiday cheer in Duane Park with the Stuyvesant High School Choir. Friends of Duane Park will provide some festive beverages and holiday treats to celebrate the spirit of the season.

Nov 30

#GIVINGTUESDAY

Tuesday, November 30th. Please make a gift to NYC’s historic Duane Park this season. Its care depends on neighbors and friends like you.

Donate Now to make a gift to Duane Park, and click here for more information about Giving Tuesday.

Oct 5

Music in the park

Tuesday, October 5th, 6:30 – 8pm. Rescheduled due to rain from September 28th, in Duane Park as Church Street School and Friends of Duane Park team up to ring in the new school year with an outdoor concert you will not want to miss. The musical lineup is jam packed with Church Street School’s talented alums, students, and faculty.

Sep 28

Music in the park

Tuesday, September 28th, 6:30 – 8pm. Church Street School and Friends of Duane Park team up to ring in the new school year with an outdoor concert you will not want to miss. The musical lineup is jam packed with Church Street School’s talented alums, students, and faculty.

Sep 16

Jazz in the park

Thursday, September 16th, 6:30 – 8pm. Join us in Duane Park with Jesse & Steve Adelson, a father and son duo, originally from Long Island, NY.

Aug 26

Neighbors’ Night

Thursday, August 26th, 6:30 – 8pm. Join Friends of Duane Park and Homemade by Miriam. Order your picnic box from https://www.homemadebymiriam.com/ and dine in Duane Park while enjoying local musicians Tony Reilly and Stephen Oppenheimber.

Aug 12

Summer Music Series

Thursday, August 12th, 6:30 – 8pm. Friends of Duane Park host Peter and Wilson from Four 26 Studios in the park.

Jul 22

Summer Music Series

Thursday, July 22nd, 6:30 – 8pm. Check out band, Nxtime, in our historic Duane Park.

Jul 8

Summer Music Series

Thursday, July 8th, 6:30 – 8pm. Join Chris Oledude and friends in historic Duane Park.