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.
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
Young Patron – $250
Trombone Shorty performing at SummerStage, Central Park in 2018
(Dates and times will be updated as events are scheduled)
Young Patrons Happy Hour
It’s My Park: Partnerships for Parks Volunteer Park Service Days
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
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
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 Jessica O’Hare at firstname.lastname@example.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