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Young Patrons

City Parks Foundation (CPF) 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 400 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across the city—reaching 300,000 people each year.

BECOME A YOUNG PATRON

Young Patrons are invited to participate in an annual calendar of events, including our full season of SummerStage concerts from May through October, exclusive member receptions, and happy hour networking opportunities. Young Patrons also engage with our community as leaders by volunteering to prepare one of our urban Learning Gardens for spring planting or the fall harvest, connecting with neighbors to clean a local park on an 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.

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 for two (2) with access to the SummerStage in Central Park Member Lounge offering complimentary beer and wine, wait service at your seats, and air conditioned restrooms.
  • Four (4) complimentary SummerStage Benefit Concert tickets including Member Lounge access
  • VIP seating at Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
  • Pre-sale ticket access for SummerStage Benefit Concerts
  • Invitation to special events
  • $340 is tax deductible

Young Patron – $250

  • Express entry for two (2) with access to SummerStage in Central Park reserved bleacher seating
  • Two (2) complimentary SummerStage Benefit Concert tickets including Member Lounge access
  • VIP seating at Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
  • Pre-sale ticket access for SummerStage Benefit Concerts
  • Invitation to special events
  • $170 is tax deductible

JOIN, RENEW, GIVE THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP

Trombone Shorty performing at SummerStage, Central Park in 2018

ANNUAL YOUNG PATRONS CALENDAR

(Dates and times will be updated as events are scheduled)

Young Patrons Happy Hour
February 2019

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.

SummerStage Opening Night Reception
Central Park Main Stage, Rumsey Playfield
Saturday, June 1st
Featuring Emily King with Durand Jones and the Indications, Madison McFerrin and DJ Reborn

4:30 Invitation Only Reception. All Young Patrons are invited. RSVP required.
6:15 Grand Re-Opening Dedication
6:30 Performances begin

SummerStage Concert Season
June – October 2019
Enjoy exclusive Young Patron benefits at New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival all summer long.  

City Parks Foundation Learning Gardens: Spring Cleanup
Spring 2019
Volunteer to clean up a Learning Garden in preparation for the winter alongside CityParks Learn educators and fellow Young Patrons.

Fall Coastal Service Day — International Coastal Cleanup
Kaiser Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Fall 2019
Young Patrons are invited to team up with City Parks Foundation at the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways at the International Coastal Cleanup®. We will join hundreds of other cleanup efforts happening all around the world.

CPF events open to Young Patrons Members only. For information on joining our Young Patrons Program or to  RSVP for a Young Patrons event, please contact Antonella Inserra at ainserra@cityparksfoundation.org or (212) 360-8186.

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