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City Parks Foundation Gala
Gala Dinner followed by a special performance with Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band

Monday, June 18, 2018

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan

City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce our 2018 Gala dinner & concert. This year we proudly honor BNP Paribas and Jean-Yves Fillion, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA, and rock legend Steven Tyler.

Following the dinner, guests will enjoy a SummerStage concert performed by Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band.


BNP Paribas and Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO, BNP Paribas USA and Head of CIB Americas

City Parks Foundation is proud to honor BNP Paribas with Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO, BNP Paribas USA and Head of CIB Americas, with the “People and Parks” Award. Under Jean Yves Fillion’s leadership, BNP Paribas USA has been a major participant in our Partnerships for Parks program, sending hundreds of employee volunteers each year to help us improve parks throughout New York City. BNP is also a major supporter of CityParks Tennis, which provides free instruction and competitive opportunities for over 6,000 children annually in 38 parks.

Steven Tyler

City Parks Foundation is thrilled to present Steven Tyler with our inaugural “SummerStage Icon” Award, for his enormous contributions to our city’s — and our country’s —  cultural landscape, and for his tireless efforts as an avid advocate and philanthropist. A native New Yorker, rock icon Steven Tyler has performed some of rock and roll’s greatest hits including “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Cryin’”, and “Janie’s Got a Gun”.  Tyler is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is a multi-Grammy Award winner, and is considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 100 Greatest Singers.  In 2016, Tyler received the United Nations Humanitarian Award for his work bringing hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler is deeply committed to protecting the rights of songwriters and is a tireless advocate for raising awareness of addiction issues and recovery solutions.


This incredible evening under the stars raises funds needed to support City Parks Foundation’s free arts, sports, education, and community-building programs held in parks throughout NYC.

6:30 pm Cocktails | 7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 PM Awards Ceremony & Concert
Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band

Cocktail Party Attire
Under the Stars, Rain or Shine (Tented Venue)
Please RSVP by Friday, June 1, 2018


Lisa & David Barse
Bonnie & Steven Beer
Claire Goodman Pellegrini & Rusty Cloud
Gary Krantz
Lori & David Moore
Jean & Raymond Troubh
Louisa & John Troubh

Gala Tables & Tickets

Star Sapphire Table – $50,000
Includes VIP front & center seating for twelve (12) for dinner and concert; VIP Backstage Passes; Recognition from the stage; On-screen recognition during dinner; Star Sapphire listing in printed program.

Diamond Table – $25,000
Includes premier seating for twelve (12) for dinner and concert; VIP Backstage Passes; On-screen recognition during dinner; Diamond listing in printed program.

Platinum Table – $15,000
Includes priority seating for ten (10) for dinner and concert; On-screen recognition during dinner; Platinum listing in printed program.

Gold Ticket Package – $10,000
Includes seating for four (4) for dinner and concert; VIP Backstage Passes; On-screen recognition during dinner. Gold listing in printed program.

Silver Ticket Package – $3,000
Includes seating for two (2) for dinner and concert. Silver
listing in printed program.

Individual Ticket – $1,500
Includes seating for one (1) for dinner and concert.

On-screen Recognition – $2,000
Please send text and logo as vector file to MButler@CityParksFoundation.org

I am unable to attend, but wish to make a fully tax deductible gift
Commitments of $1,000 or more that are received by Friday, April 6, 2018 will be listed on the invitation.

Contact Meagan Butler for additional information and to attend 212.360.8185 or events@cityparksfoundation.org.

City Parks Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. All but $250 of each ticket is tax-deductible. Donor Advised Funds may not be eligible for tickets or tables.

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