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Hudson River Park’s dozens of unique locations, sports venues and settings have proudly hosted special events of all sorts and sizes, ranging from fashion shows, athletic events and product launches and promotions to weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and more. If you are dreaming of an outdoor setting for your event and believe you can meet the criteria below, please contact us.

Information &
Special Events Application


Hudson River Park requires permits for all “Special Events.” A Special Event is defined as a group activity involving more than 20 people including, but not limited to: a performance, meeting, assembly, contest, exhibit, ceremony, parade, athletic/fitness event, reading or picnic.

Please note the following:
  • Permits are required for all commercial activities regardless of size, and for any activity for which a specific space in the Park is requested to be reserved, including for activities or events smaller than 20 people.
  • Permit applications must be submitted at least 21 business days in advance of your requested date, though a longer lead time is encouraged, particularly for events requiring substantial set-up or logistics planning.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit.
  • All permit applications require a non-refundable $25 fee. Additional permit fees and requirements for the rental of space will be assessed based on the nature and location of the event.
  • Do not advertise events without direct approval from Park staff.

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Once issued, permit holders are responsible for removing all garbage from the area and for adhering to the Park’s Rules and Regulations.  In addition, all marketing, signage, advertising, and outreach for events must be approved by Park staff prior to their public release.