A Spring Day and a Glimpse of the Fountain Turned On at Washington Square Park

A Spring Day and a Glimpse of the Fountain Turned On at Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park Arch
It’s almost that time… The fountain was being tested yesterday by the city Parks Department. I was walking from the east and glimpsed the plumes spouting but not in time to take a picture! This was after…
Washington Square Park Greenwich Village Fountain Arch

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Hungry March Band

Music Band Washington Square Park Greenwich Village



The fountain’s season at Washington Square Park is typically from sometime in May*, shutting off sometime in October, but last year (and during Occupy Wall Street in 2011), it stayed on until November. It looks like it will be turned on earlier this year.

*Update: In reviewing older posts at Washington Square Park Blog, the fountain came on in April of 2017 and maybe same in 2018. So, it is not unprecedented but not the average over ten years.

These are some of my favorite photos at the park.

Top photo taken from NYU Tamiment Library.

Photos: Cathryn