Intern Reflection: Chelsea Hartney

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.

18th Annual CityParks Tennis Benefit at the US Open

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.

Partnerships for Parks Gives back to Corporate Volunteers

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.

CityParks Sports Track Meet Results

08.13.15 | No Comments
On Wednesday, August 12, City Parks Foundation hosted our annual Track Meet at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island. The event celebrates and closes out the 2015 CityParks Sports Track & Field season.

Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day

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).

On the Verge of Becoming a Non-Profit, Astoria Park Alliance Looks to the Future

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.

What you didn’t know about the reopening of the Historic High Bridge

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.

CityParks After School End-of-Year Fun

06.25.15 | No Comments
The SONYC After School Program finished off a wonderful year with tacos, wild strawberry planting, and relay races.

City Parks Foundation Honors Steve Leber with the People and Parks award at Annual Gala

06.24.15 | No Comments
City Parks Foundation (CPF) presented our Annual Gala at SummerStage in Central Park on June 22nd. Marking the 30th anniversary of SummerStage, the night was themed “Rewind to 1986” and featured music from the 80s performed by Debbie Harry, Dionne Warwick, Angelique Kidjo, and Colin Hay.

The Historic High Bridge is Officially Reopen

06.09.15 | No Comments
The High Bridge is officially re-open! We will be celebrating in the park this summer with a SummerStage show on July 25, featuring Jose Virgilio Peña Suazo y la Banda Gorda.
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