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.
City Parks Foundation is thrilled to return to live, in-person performances this summer with the announcement of the shows planned for the 2021 season of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. This year’s festival will showcase renowned artists and rising stars with an important tie to New York City. SummerStage shows will be returning to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, and The Coney Island Amphitheater, presenting distinctly New York genres including hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz, and global music.
The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere digital series is excited to announce a continuation of weekly digital performances in 2021 on SummerStageAnwhere.org. The series will debut on January 15th with a performance commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Read the full press announcement here.
Click here for our February release announcing our Black History Month programming and here for our March release about our Women’s History Month programming. Read our press release about April programming here.
In celebration of Earth Day, City Parks Foundation has launched registration for the second cohort class of the CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING Curriculum Training.
Read the official release here.
Li Na’s Tennis Journey to Stretch from China to Hall of Fame (July 19) – Associated Press
Free Yoga Classes Offered to Bronx Residents (October 7) – News 12 Bronx
City Parks Foundation 30 Years (May 1)– Bronx Net TV
Green Girl Power Is on the Rise in East New York (June 19) – Brooklyn Reader
OpEd: To Combat Climate Change, Take Class Outside (November 7) – New York Daily News
Green Girls (November 16)– News 12 Bronx
CityParks Shows: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
How to Make the Most of Central Park – National Geographic
Yeti, Set, Snow! (November 8) – Time Out New York
7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend (February 14) – New York Times
Best Holiday Shows for Kids and Families in NYC 2019 – Mommy Poppins
CityParks Shows: SummerStage
NYC’s Best Summer Music Festivals of 2019 (April 30) – Time Out NY
SummerStage Will Have a New Feel This Season (April 23) – New York Times
New York’s SummerStage Commits to Gender Equality in Concert Series (May 16) – Wall Street Journal
Free Concerts in New York City Parks This Summer (June 18) – New York Times
This Labor Day, We Salute the (Arts) Workers (August 29) – New York Times
Immigrant Volunteers Win Award for Transforming Leif Ericson Park (April 9) – Brooklyn Reporter
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