Tompkins Square Park

Ave. A To Ave. B, E. 7 St. To E. 10 St.

Manhattan

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This popular park in the middle of the East Village is a perfect centerpiece for its eclectic neighborhood, which houses artists, radicals, fashion lovers, and those who have lived in the neighborhood for decades and witnessed its many changes.

The performances hosted by the park are as unique as its visitors: the annual lineup includes the outdoor drag festival Wigstock, the Howl Festival commemorating Allen Ginsberg, and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

Along with its excellent people-watching, the park is equipped with two playgrounds, a handball court, chess tables, and a basketball court.
 

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PlaygroundsTompkins Square Park Playground

Due to issues with the facade of a nearby building, Vesuvio Playground is partially closed until further notice to maintain public safety. Most play equipment is closed, however, the spray shower, picnic tables, swings, sport courts, and comfort station remain open. Please use the entrance on Thompson Street to access the playground.

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