You must have a Special Event permit to hold any event with more than 20 people in a park or on a beach, including barbecues and parties. You will be advised if you need any additional permits for your event once you submit the application. 

There is a $25 non-refundable processing fee for all Special Events permits. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the City of New York Parks and Recreation. 

The application takes 21 to 30 days to process. Different guidelines apply to demonstrations and rallies. You should plan accordingly.

Apply for a Special Event Permit.