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Five Days at SXSW 2014

The CityParks PuppetMobile Returns!
The CityParks PuppetMobile is back for the season with its original production, “Little Red’s Hood”! Check out the schedule to find the PuppetMobile in a park near you!

We’re Hiring!
Click HERE to learn about the various employment opportunities, including full-time, seasonal and internships, currently available at City Parks Foundation.

The Bloc Party: Jonzi D’s Freestyle Project!
At the Apollo Theater
Friday, April 18 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 19 | 3 PM & 7:30 PM

British hip-hop theater maker and performer, Jonzi D, returns to The Apollo Theater! The Bloc Party will be an immersive, interactive experience structured to reflect the energy and spontaneity of the New York City dance club culture.


Purchase Tickets

April, 2014

Tickets now on sale!


June 17

John Butler Trio / Allen Stone

June 30

Counting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Daniel and the Lion

July 7

Neon Trees / Smallpools / Nightmare & the Cat

July 29

Conor Oberst with Dawes

August 13

Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / Andrew McMahon


Stay tuned, our complete SummerStage 2014 lineup could be released any day now!


Proceeds from these concerts help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Become a Member Today!


Looking forward to another great summer? Consider a SummerStage membership! Benefits include express entry, reserved seating, festival 

t-shirts, complimentary beverages, entry to sold-out shows, and exclusive venue tours.  


Learn more about our various membership levels and join today!

Spring Seniors Fitness Begins April 28!
Our CityParks Seniors Fitness program is gearing up for the Spring season! We’re offering free yoga, tennis, and fitness walking classes to New Yorkers ages 60 and over. Click here to register. 

Coming Up
at The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre:

Family Puppet Making Workshop! On April 26, CPF is offering puppet-making workshops prior to both performances of “Bessie’s Big Shot.” While the 12 PM workshop is sold out, tickets are still available for the 2:30 PM workshop. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE
Due to popular demand, additional performances of “Bessie’s Big Shot” have been scheduled for Wednesday afternoons! Every Wednesday beginning May 7, there will be a 3:30 PM performance, in addition to the morning shows. View the complete calendar.

Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy Tryouts!


The Junior Tennis Academy presented by LACOSTE is a free, annual tournament-training program for intermediate/advanced NYC juniors. Fifty players between the ages of 8-16 are selected at open tryouts held each May at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center. In the fall, 25 players continue from October – April based on sportsmanship, attendance, on-court performance and financial need.
Tryouts will be May 17, 2014 at 3 PM.  Register HERE

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