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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.

2020 Announcements

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere Announces Live Stream Series Sponsored by AARP New York

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere is thrilled to announce a live stream series sponsored by AARP New York. This new series features the expansion of SummerStage Anywhere digital programming into an four-week digital series on SummerStage Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch channels, as well as on the AARP New York Facebook channel. The first show with The Cover Girls sponsored by AARP will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and debut on Thursday, October 15th at 5:00PM ET.

Read the full press announcement here.

City Parks Foundation Announces SummerStage Jubilee: Songs and Stories Benefiting Free Programs in Parks

City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the final line up for SummerStage Jubilee, a free benefit concert supporting CPF’s programs in parks, taking place via live stream on Thursday, September 17 at 8:00PM ET. The hour-long digital event will feature exclusive musical performances by Sting, Norah Jones, Trey Anastasio, Rufus Wainwright,
Leslie Odom Jr., Rosanne Cash, Emily King and PJ Morton.

Read the official press release here.

For more information on this event, click here.

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere is thrilled to announce a live stream series with Amazon Music. This new series features the expansion of SummerStage Anywhere digital programming into an eight-week digital series on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, debuting on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00PM EST with a performance by Pete Rock & the Soul Brothers with rising rap star Buddy

Read the full press announcement here.

For our latest weekly press release, click here.

City Parks Foundation Announce ING as Multi-Year Title Sponsor of Green Girls Program

In celebration of Earth Day, City Parks Foundation and ING Americas announce a three-year partnership to support the CityParks Green Girls program. CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING is an innovative science-and STEM-based after school and summer program that inspires early adolescent girls to excel as environmental scientists and see their potential
as stewards of New York City’s precious natural resources.

Read the official press release here.

2020 Press

City Parks Foundation

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

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

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

 

SummerStage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Racial Justice Resources (June 15) – Dance NYC

New Digital Festival: SummerStage Anywhere (June 16) – Bronx Net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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