Young Patrons

CityParks Young Patrons is a dynamic group of individuals in their early 20s through their late 30s committed to supporting CPF’s programs and community-building initiatives—located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across the city—reaching 425,000 people each year.


Young Patrons engage with our community as leaders by preparing one of our urban Learning Gardens for spring planting or the fall harvest, volunteering at one of our CityParks Tennis or Kids Fitness sports events to help youngsters build self esteem and respect for others, connecting with neighbors to clean a local park on a It’s My Park! service day, or defending our increasingly fragile environment by cleaning a shoreline as part of our Coastal Service Day volunteer group.

In addition to working with our community-building programs, Young Patrons benefit from an annual calendar of events, including our full season of SummerStage concerts from May through October, exclusive member receptions, and happy hour networking opportunities at some of NYC’s best hot spots.

Young Patrons help City Parks Foundation sustain our essential work transforming parks into vibrant centers of community engagement.
We invite you to join us today!

Young Patron Ambassador- $500

  • Express entry and access to SummerStage mainstage VIP tent with complimentary beer and wine for two (2)
  • Four (4) complimentary SummerStage Benefit Concert tickets with access to VIP tent
  • VIP seating at Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
  • Pre-sale ticket access for SummerStage Benefit Concerts
  • Invitation to a variety of special events
  • $340 is tax deductible

Young Patron – $250

  • Express entry and access to reserved SummerStage mainstage seating for two (2)
  • Two (2) complimentary SummerStage Benefit Concert tickets with access to VIP tent
  • VIP seating at Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
  • Pre-sale ticket access for SummerStage Benefit Concerts
  • Invitation to a variety of special events
  • $170 is tax deductible


Membership by check can be mailed to:
City Parks Foundation 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Muse performing at SummerStage, Central Park in 2017


Events and service days will be added and updated.

Young Patrons Happy Hour & Summer Preview Showcase
exclusive Young Patrons pre-show happy hour
Haymaker Bar and Kitchen
Monday, January 11, 5:00-7:00 pm
Followed by the Summer Preview Showcase
The Highline Ballroom
Monday, January 11, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Art on Paper Preview with Young Patrons
299 South Street – Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan
Thursday, March 8, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Join art collectors and cultural enthusiasts and your fellow Young Patrons for drinks in the CPF Young Patrons lounge at the Art on Paper Preview on Thursday, March 8 at Pier 36.
RSVP by Friday, March 2, to receive your Young Patrons Complimentary VIP Pass.

It’s My Park: Partnerships for Parks Volunteer Park Service Days
Year round
Various locations throughout NYC
For a full list of dates and locations for individuals, please visit the It’s My Park calendar.

Spring Planting & Herbal Workshop Service Day
Umoja Garden, Brooklyn
Saturday, April 21, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with a garden cleanup alongside CityParks Learn and fellow Young Patrons at a CPF Learning Garden.

Spring Coastal Service Day — It’s My Estuary Day
Kaiser Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Saturday, May 5, more info to come
Join over 20 south Brooklyn schools and Coney Island community groups as we care for and learn about Coney Island Creek for It’s My Estuary Day! We’ll do big beach cleanup to start the day and will have a dozen marine science learning stations set up for everyone to investigate and learn about Coney Island Creek. This volunteer event is family friendly. We hope you join us! Organized by Cultural Research Divers, Brooklyn Marine STEM Education Alliance, and Making Waves.

Junior Academy Tennis Tryouts Service Day
Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center, Queens
Tryouts are held annually in May, more info to come

SummerStage Opening Night Reception
Central Park Wisteria Pergola
Saturday, June 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Toast the opening of our 2018 season and join us for a reception at The Wisteria Pergola in Central Park.

SummerStage Concert Season
May – October 2018

Summer Coastal Service Day
Kaiser Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Friday, June 29, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Join City Parks Foundation to help clean up Coney Island’s coastline in preparation for the start of CityParks Learn Coastal Classroom.

Family Adventure Races Service Day
July – August 2018, more info to come

Fall Learning Garden Service Day
Abib Newborn Learning Garden
495 Osborn Street in Brownsville, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 13, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Young Patrons are invited to join CityParks Learn for a fall garden clean up and to help winterize a CPF Learning Garden for our school students to use this fall.

Fall Coastal Service Day — International Coastal Cleanup
Kaiser Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Saturday, September 15, more info to come
Team up with CityParks Learn as we join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup®.

Young Patrons Bowling Night
November 2018, more info to come

Events open to Young Patrons Members only. To RSVP for a Young Patrons event, please contact Meagan Butler at or (212) 360-8185.

For more information on becoming a Young Patron, please contact Bryant Bradshaw or (212) 360-8170.

Young Patrons Leadership Committee: Adam C. Cohen, Patrick Donagher, Mallory Factor, Max Fishko, Mike Greenhaus, Kody Gurfein, Samantha Sichel, Aaron Summer, Alessandro Zanelli