Press Room

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 hundreds of parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach thousands of people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.



Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City’s beloved outdoor performing arts festival, is thrilled to announce the 30th anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, our city’s annual salute to the eponymous late saxophonist, returning for a three-day celebration of free live jazz performances August 26-28 in Harlem’s historic Marcus Garvey Park and Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.

Read the full announcement here.



City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the 2022 season of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City’s beloved outdoor performing arts festival, bringing nearly 90 free and benefit shows to Central Park and 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs.

Read the full announcement here.


City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile Presents Little Red’s Hood

City Parks Foundation is thrilled to announce CityParks PuppetMobile free and family friendly original marionette production – Little Red’s Hood – will resume this summer, beginning in May through October.

Read the full announcement here.

SummerStage season artwork by Hyesu Lee.

2022 PRESS

CityParks Play

Adventurous childhood play may buffer against anxiety and depression: study (June 28) – Fox News

City Parks Foundation announces return of free sports programs for seniors in Queens (May 12) – QNS

Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy returns to Flushing Meadows Corona Park (May 11) – QNS

City Parks Foundation expanding popular senior fitness program to the Rockaways (March 21) – QNS

Let kids play outside to beat pandemic blues (February 21) – NY Daily News


CityParks Learn

Innovative program connects young girls with nature (July 30) – NY1

City Parks’ Free Summer Programs for Children Teach Fishing, Gardening, Science and More (June 21) – Brooklyn Reader

‘Green Girls’ gives Brooklyn students chance to explore nature and a future in STEM (June 14) – Brooklyn Paper

Green Girls Empowered By ING teaches young women in NYC how to protect the environment (April 22) – CBS

Green Girls Empowered by ING is inspiring future scientists (April 22) – PIX11

6 Ways You Can Keep New York City Green This Earth Day and Beyond (April 21) – Gotham Gazette

‘Green Girls’ Take on Climate Change (February 23) – NextCity



New York’s SummerStage Reflects on First ‘Korea Gayoje’ K-Pop Concert (July 14) – Billboard

Goings on about town (July 11) – The New Yorker

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage offers free dance classes this summer (July 7) – AMNY

Dance Calendar July 2022 (July 7) – Amsterdam News

BK Reader’s Guide to this Year’s SummerStage Events (July 1) – BK Reader

Agenda de eventos: qué hacer este fin de semana (June 9) – El Diario

SummerStage is back in full force (June 7) – NY1

SummerStage 2022 Brings Latin Culture to NYC Parks ( June 5) – New York Latin Culture Magazine

Summer in the city: NYC’s 10 best music, food, and film festivals of 2022 (May 28) – NY Post

2022 Summer Feature (May 27) – NY1

20 Actually Cool Things to Do in NYC This Summer (May 23) – Thrillist

NYC’s best summer music festivals of 2022 (May 5) – Time Out NY

New York City’s SummerStage Details 2022 Season (April 26) – Relix

SummerStage 2022 free show lineup (April 26) – Brooklyn Vegan

SummerStage Announces its 2022 Lineup and Season Highlights (April 26) – All Arts

Regresa el festival SummerStage con docenas de espectáculos gratuitos a NYC (April 26) – Telemundo

New York’s SummerStage Announces 2022 Season Lineup: George Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Waxahatchee, More (April 26) – Variety

NYC SummerStage to Make Full Return with Dozens of Free Shows (April 26) – NBC

NYC’s SummerStage concert series just released its official line-up (April 26) – Time Out New York

SummerStage 2022 bringing 90 free and benefit shows across NYC this summer (April 26) – Gothamist

‘Summer of Soul’ Returns to Marcus Garvey Park for Juneteenth Screening (EXCLUSIVE) (March 16) – Variety



Best Theater for Kids: 12 Shows in NYC for Families in Summer 2022 (June 30) – Mommy Poppins

Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend (July 13) – NY Metro Parents

NYT Weekend Roundup (May 27) – New York Times

Free puppet show hits the road in three languages (May 5) – Queens Chronicle

City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile Returns for the summer season in May (April 9) – AMNY

A troupe of puppets is traveling across NYC this season (April 8) – Time Out New York

Central Park’s famous puppet theater is reopening next week! (February 11) – Time Out New York

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre Reopens February 18 with WAKE UP, DAISY (February 3) – Broadway World



If you’re a member of the press interested in learning more about City Parks Foundation and any of our programs, please contact

Interested in SummerStage? Contact

Skip to content