City Parks Foundation
is New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival that runs this season from June to October each summer. With over 100 shows in 18 parks featuring iconic performers to the latest up-and-coming artists from a variety of genres, we transform local neighborhood parks into gathering spaces to experience world class culture.
's SummerStage seeks to increase community involvement and grow opportunities for local nonprofits and neighborhood groups to participate in the festival taking place in parks in all five boroughs. CPF will collaborate with select organizations to curate activations and tented areas that connect and celebrate our City’s exceptional variety of cultures and communities. We are looking for groups to present family-friendly activations that showcase the amazing work your organization is doing.
Priority will be given to existing groups involved with the neighborhood surrounding the SummerStage park. We will accept a limited number of applications per park and the application will be open through April 21st. Apply now to partner with SummerStage!
Note: City Parks Foundation has limited tables, chairs, and tents and cannot provide electricity. Community partner activations will be from the ground, there is no stage access permitted. Vehicles are limited and may not be allowed enter the park.
Applications are open to collaborate with us as a community partner for the following sites:
Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn
Queensbridge Park, Queens
Springfield Park, Queens
Corporal Thompson Park, Staten Island
Soundview Park, Bronx (temporary location while St. Mary's is under construction)
Crotona Park, Bronx
East River Park, Manhattan
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan
Please complete the application below to be considered. If selected, your organization will be added to our events listings and there are opportunities for promotion on social media. Each selected partner will be required to complete a partner agreement.