Washington Square Park

Become A Washington Square Park Volunteer Greeter & Guide

Become A Washington Square Park Volunteer Greeter & Guide

Share your love of Washington Square Park and become a volunteer greeter or tour guide. Summer 2019 applications are now being accepted!

Greeter volunteers answer questions from Park users on various topics, from park horticulture and history to events and happenings.

Tour guides develop a tour of the Park under the guidance of Conservancy staff and lead groups on an exploration of the Park’s many features and functions.

This program requires submission of an application, extensive orientation and a commitment of at least 6 hours per month. For more information click here.

The application for the greeter/guide program ...


Black History Month - Minetta

Black History Month - Minetta

Greenwich Village has a deep African American history and at one time was home to the largest African American population in New York City. Throughout Black History Month we'll be featuring some the buildings and places that figure prominently in the African American history of both New York City and the United States.


From the mid-1800’s to late 1910’s Greenwich Village was home to New York City’s largest African-American community which centered around Minetta Lane, Minetta Street and Minetta Place, becoming known as “Little Africa”. The Village’s African-American roots actually stem back much further ...

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