06.22.12 | No Comments
City Parks Foundation’s 11th annual Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament took place Friday, June 15, at the Split Rock Golf Course in Bronx, NY. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable and American Golf, the tournament is a fundraiser for CityParks Golf, a unique program for youth providing free instruction by golf professionals in NYC parks throughout the five boroughs. Seventy-five players, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and three-time U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin, attended the annual event.
06.20.12 | No Comments
Check out the great lineup of artists coming to Red Hook Park this week and listen to our Spotify playlist to get ready for the shows!
06.19.12 | No Comments
Sports Coordinator Burt Rosen has been with City Parks Foundation for 18 years and is an integral part of the sports department.
Want a better or new park? Then learn about People Make Parks (PMP), a joint project of Partnerships for Parks and the nonprofit design firm the Hester Street Collaborative that teaches New Yorkers how to become effective collaborators with NYC Park’s around park design. In two short videos, the founder of Friends of Gulick Park on Manhattan’s Lower Eastside shares his tips for starting a People Make Parks project and working with PMP visioning tools.
Outreach Coordinators, or OCs, as we call them, can connect groups to NYC Park leaders, arrange tools for clean-up projects, and show you the best ways to care for your park, among their many talents. Want to start a Friends group? Organize an event? Raise money? Your OC has the answers. Meet your OCs here.
Parks are truly democratic spaces where people from all cultures and communities can relax and play together for free. In a new guide, prepared by PfP for the Immigrants and Parks Collaborative, we offer our recommendations for how to ensure that members of immigrant communities are included in your group’s park advocacy, stewardship, and programming efforts.
There will be hundreds of new residents in Western Queens: street trees! And in the communities of Astoria, Woodside, Long Island City, and Sunnyside, community members are stepping up to care for these newcomers and ensure their longevity for many springs to come with the Greening Western Queens project.
03.20.12 | No Comments
Every year, City Parks Foundation holds the CityParks Senior Fitness Banquet to raise funds for free senior fitness programs. On March 15, 2012, the banquet was held at B.B. Kings Restaurant & Blues Club and here are some of the highlights.