Grantees Start Planning for 2017

01.03.17 | No Comments
Despite the cold temperatures, our park groups are working hard to get their volunteers and their parks ready for warmer weather. To prepare community leaders have been attending workshops and trainings, holding fundraisers, and working with Partnerships for Parks to apply for our Capacity Fund Grant.

12 Months of Volunteering

12.28.16 | No Comments
While making your New Year's Resolutions, why not give back to your community? Partnerships for Parks’ It’s My Park program occurs every month, with various ways to volunteer

New York’s Businesses Give back to NYC Parks in 2016

12.19.16 | No Comments
As yet another year comes to a close, Partnerships for Parks is once again celebrating the impact it's had on NYC parks and green spaces with the help of its corporate partners. In 2016, over 3,500 volunteers from 42 different partners participated in 92 volunteer service projects throughout the five boroughs.

Why Volunteering in Winter is So Important

12.08.16 | No Comments
Did you know that Partnerships for Parks hosts It’s My Park projects throughout the year—even the winter months? Though it may be chilly, there are still opportunities for volunteering.

Dia De Los Muertos In the South Bronx

11.07.16 | No Comments
On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Partnerships for Parks and Coalicion Mexicana partnered together to host the first ever ‘Dia de los Muertos’ Cultural Celebration event in the South Bronx. It was a day of celebration of the lives of those that are no longer with us

PepsiCo Gives Back!

11.04.16 | No Comments
On Wednesday, October 19th, volunteers from PepsiCo joined Partnerships for Parks in an It's My Park project at De Witt Clinton Park for their annual Pepsi Gives Back Week. De Witt Clinton Park has a passionate community presence, hard-working Parks Staff, and thanks to volunteer groups such as PepsiCo, receives the help vital to keeping it a vibrant part of the community.

INTERN REFLECTION: SHOSHANA LEVY

10.19.16 | No Comments
After hearing my friend gush about her summer internship with City Parks Foundation, the people she met, the places she traveled, and of course, the artists she saw, I eagerly anticipated what my summer would be like as a Marketing and Communications Intern. I looked forward to working shows, discovering new artists, and meeting my new coworkers.

INTERN REFLECTION: EVAN GORDON

10.12.16 | No Comments
My summer with City Parks Foundation was an incredible experience enriched with an unforgettable staff, insane performances, and endless learning! During my internship I met dozens of CPF employees both in the office and onsite. It was unbelievable to discover the passion and excitement they all felt for this organization’s mission and the performing arts. Their kindness and enthusiasm made working feel a little less like work.

INTERN REFLECTION: AUDREY CHISHOLM

10.04.16 | No Comments
When I sat down to write a blog post about Red Hook, the neighborhood that would host the first of SummerStage’s citywide performances, I began to realize how unique my summer internship was going to be. The week of programming in Red Hook was really exciting, and it offered an impressive range that would appeal to a diversity of the residents. A few days before the Red Hook shows kicked off, another intern and I got to leave the office early and hand out flyers.

Capacity Fund Grantees Get Ready For Fall

09.14.16 | No Comments
After a hot and busy summer in the city’s public spaces, community groups are already gearing up to care for their beloved parks by scheduling It’s My Park projects and finding new ways to engage volunteers.
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