09.25.15 | No Comments
“Most people have a perception of Africa that's very limited and stereotyped, yet African music has influenced the entire globe -- and has hardly ever been credited for it.” This inflight magazine quote from “Africa’s premier diva,” Angelique Kidjo, was how I started my first trip to South Africa to attend Moshito.
09.21.15 | No Comments
As a native New Yorker, I have always had a love/hate relationship with my city. Sometimes the pace of the city gets the best of me, and other times I feel able to fully bask in the breadth of cultural, social or architectural marvels that the city presents. I was so excited about my Marketing & Communications internship with City Parks Foundation because I wanted to reinvigorate my love for New York City as well as discover the process behind some of the programs, like SummerStage, that make my hometown feel so effortlessly whole at all times.
09.16.15 | No Comments
When I began my internship at City Parks Foundation, I had no idea what I was in for (and I was still saying “The” City Parks Foundation). Sure, I could recite the Marketing & Communications intern job description verbatim, but I truly did not know how special this summer would be.
09.14.15 | No Comments
On Tuesday, September 1, City Parks Foundation (CPF) hosted the 18th annual CityParks Tennis Benefit at the US Open Championships. The benefit raised significant funds for CityParks Tennis, which serves over 6,000 children in 38 parks throughout New York City each season.
09.08.15 | No Comments
On September 2, Partnerships for Parks gathered 23 representatives from 16 companies as a thank you for their inspiring generosity over the last year. In just 9 months, corporate volunteers have collectively contributed almost 9000 hours of time towards city parks in all five boroughs.
07.29.15 | No Comments
For over 26 years, groups and volunteers all over the world have shown their appreciation for our oceans and coastlines through International Coastal Clean Up Day. On September 19, Partnerships for Parks will host cleanup's at sites including, Kaiser Park, Coney Island (Brooklyn) and Lemon Creek Park, Prince’s Bay (Staten Island).
07.21.15 | No Comments
On a warm, overcast morning last October at Bowne Playground in Flushing, Queens, Martha Lopez-Gilpin stepped to the podium. As a founding member and co-chair of the Astoria Park Alliance (APA), she was selected to speak at the Mayor's Community Parks Initiative announcement - a $130 million boost to underserved parks citywide - as a representative from emerging community advocacy organizations across the city dedicated to park stewardship.
07.14.15 | No Comments
A lot of buzz has been swirling around the reopening of the historic High Bridge, the oldest standing bridge in New York City.