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About City Parks Foundation

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach more than 310,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.

2021 PRESS

City Parks Foundation

2021 Notables in Nonprofit and Philanthropy: Heather Lubov – Crain’s


How SummerStage transformed from a local festival to a global phenomenon (Dec 2) – AMNY

SummerStage, NYC Outdoor Performing Arts Festival, Continues Free Programming This Month (Sept 27) – Forbes

How Summer Music Festivals are reopening in New York City during COVID-19 (May 5) – All Arts

SummerStage returning to NYC parks this year, first show announced (April 12) – Brooklyn Vegan

New York City’s Central Park SummerStage Announces 2021 Return With Dawes, Erin Rae (April 12)– Live for Live Music

Summerstage Performances to return to Central Park this summer (April 12)– NBC New York

SummerStage will be back with in-person concerts this summer! (April 12) – Time Out New York

SummerStage NYC Announces Return of In-Person Performances This Summer (April 12) – Relix

New York’s SummerStage Announces Return to In-Person Concerts This Summer (April 12) – Variety

Ms. Pat, founder of VP Records, is ready to talk about her journey (March 18) – Time Out New York

SummerStage celebrates Women’s History Month with special livestream performances (March 10) – 6sqft

SummerStage hosts special livestream performances in honor of Women’s History Month (March 4) – AMNY

SummerStage Anywhere gears up for a month of awesome female-led virtual performances for Women’s History Month (March 4) – Time Out New York

SummerStage Anywhere RODNEY KING Conversation (February 17)– Bronx Net

CityParks Build

Partnerships For Parks Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary (January 27) – Bronx Daily

2020 Press

City Parks Foundation

Reopen NYC: Annual SummerStage Jubilee goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic (Sept. 18) – ABC7NY

New York’s SummerStage Shines Remotely With Anywhere Series, Star-Studded Jubilee (Sept. 17)– Pollstar

Sting, Norah Jones, Trey Anastasio, More to Perform at SummerStage Benefit Thursday (Sept. 17) – Variety

Fresh Air Open Spaces program expected to serve nearly 200 campers in Pelham Bay Park (July 28) – Bronx News 12

CityParks Learn

Group of girls, women show how adaptability can revive a youth program, as other programs shut down (April 28) – Pix 11

CityParks Play

City Parks Foundation Holds Online Auction (Sept. 6) – Baseline

Spectators Are Not Allowed at the U.S. Open. Except These Lucky Few (Sept. 4) – The New York Times


5 Things to do this New Year’s Weekend (Dec. 31) – The New York Times

City Parks Foundation Keeps Up Free Music Programming During 2020 Season (Dec. 24) – Forbes

7 Things to Do This Weekend (August 6) – The New York Times

SummerStage Anywhere kicks off August programming with unique livestream performances and talks (August 4) – AM New York

What This Arts Festival Organizer Learned By Going Digital (August 3) – BizBash

Mala Rodríguez, Pabllo Vittar & Ibeyi to Take Part in Virtual SummerStage Festival (July 29) – Remezcla

SummerStage Anywhere to highlight different genres daily in ongoing summer lineup (July 6) – AM New York

SummerStage Anywhere to highlight different genres daily in ongoing summer lineup (July 6) – Bronx Times

Celebrate Juneteenth at these events across New York City (June 17) – AM New York

City Parks Foundation SummerStage Brings Juneteenth Celebration Online (June 17) – Newsweek

A guide to this year’s best Juneteenth events in NYC (June 17) – Time Out New York

An Online Dance Event Will Celebrate the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth (June 17) – Billboard

SummerStage’s digital day of dance honoring Juneteenth (June 17) – Time Out New York

Racial Justice Resources (June 15) – Dance NYC

Seminars and Concerts and STEM, Oh My: Here Are Some Virtual (And In-Person) Events to Check Out This Weekend (June 11) – The Root

Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of June 8 (June 11) – Billboard

The best things to do in NYC this weekend (June 11) – Time Out New York

The best things to do in NYC this week (June 8) – Time Out New York

SummerStage to bring shows online this coming June (May 29) – AM New York

SummerStage Announces Weekly Digital Series (May 29) – Brooklyn Vegan

SummerStage Concert Series Goes Digital With Angelique Kidjo, LAMC and More (May 29) – Variety

SummerStage Anywhere’ Schedules Free Digital Performances All Summer Long (May 29) – Relix

CityParks Build

University Heights: Friends of Aqueduct Walk Partner with Photoville to Document History (Nov. 27) – Norwood News

Daisies in the Park (Oct. 30) – Queens Chronicle

Volunteer Organizations Clean Parks Across the City Amid Maintenance Budget Cuts (Oct. 17)– Spectrum News NY1


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