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Obtain a Film or Photo Shoot Permit 

Hudson River Park’s riverfront setting, skyline views, gardens and unique attractions make it a stunning and popular place for photography. Except as described below, non-commercial photography is welcome and encouraged throughout the Park – feel free to tag us on Instagram!

Commercial photography and all film shoots, whether commercial or non-commercial, must secure permits in advance.  Our staff is ready to work with you to help you find the perfect place for your engagement photos, fashion brand, or film studios.

Commercial & Non-Commercial Film/Photoshoot Requirements & Guidelines

Anyone wishing to film or photograph commercially in Hudson River Park must obtain a permit. Permits are also required for non-commercial purposes when film or photography disrupts Park users or restricts the use of a public area, including but not limited to use of a tripod or other non-handheld equipment.

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Film or Photo Shoot Permit

Permit applications must be submitted at least 21 business days in advance of the desired shoot date. All permit applications require a non-refundable $25 fee, Certificate of Insurance (COI), and permit fee. Permit fees are assessed based on the nature, location and length of the shoot. An additional COVID-19 Plan of Action and will also be required in order to film or photograph in the Park.

Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. Additionally, issuances of film and photography permits do not grant the Permittee exclusive use to any area. All permit holders must abide by the terms of the permit and the Park’s Rules and Regulations.  In all circumstances, permittees must remove all trash from the area.

Student Film/Photo Shoots Requirements & Guidelines

All students wishing to obtain a film or photoshoot permit are required to complete an online permit application. Permit applications must be submitted at least 21 business days in advance of the shoot date. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit.

Permit applications require a non-refundable $25 fee; a copy of a valid and current student identification card; as well as a valid Certificate of Insurance (COI), furnished by the school (see insurance requirements on application). A COVID-19 Plan of Action and Cast/Crew List will also be required in order to film or photograph in the Park.

Issuance of a permit does not grant the Permittee exclusive use to any area within the park. The designated shoot location must remain open to the public and may not restrict pedestrian traffic or restrict access to any area of the Park.

Permit holders are responsible for removing all garbage from the area and for adhering to the Park’s Rules and Regulations.

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