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About the Conservancy

Abingdon Square Conservancy is a non-profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Conservancy’s mission is to restore, manage and enhance the Square.  The Conservancy is solely dependent on private donations for its operations and receives no public funding.

Currently the Conservancy is fiscally sponsored by Open Space Institute, Inc. (OSI), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit.  Founded in 1963, OSI is a land conservation organization working to protect landscapes of significant environmental, historical or agricultural value.

The Conservancy employs a part-time gardener to install and maintain plantings and provide other horticultural support. The Square is also maintained in cooperation with the New York City Parks and Recreation Department, which collects trash and cleans the Square.

Annual Conservancy events include a spring tulip display, a member appreciation event, a carved pumpkin patch on Halloween night and a winter holiday decoration and light display.