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Playground Partners Annual Family Party


On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 4:00pm-6:30pm, the Playground Partners of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy hosts the 26th Annual Family Party at Heckscher Playground, inside the Park at Central Park South and 7th Avenue. Join us as we go "Back to our Roots", and reintrode our children to the simple acts of play!

This family-friendly fundraiser features activities geared toward children six months to 10 years of age, including those listed below.

  • Basketball with Fastbreak Sports
  • Chess games and demonstrations by Chess at Three
  • Cupcake decorating by Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Ball pit by Gaga Center
  • Kids in Sports
  • Ned the Magician
  • Photo Op with Incredibles 2
  • Sammie and Tudie comedy show
  • Sand art with Craft Studio
  • A delicious buffet featuring many sweets and treats
  • And much more!

If you purchase a Slide Supporter level or higher package by February 23, your name will be listed prominently on the event invitation as part of this year's Benefit Committee.

Grandparents Committee Chairman: Donna and Marvin Schwartz

Annual Family Party Chairmen: Talene Baroyan, Katherine Birch, Lizzie Boswell, Teri Friedman, Stephanie Hessler, Emily McLellan, Jessica Oliver and Susannah Rose

Playground Partners Co-Chairmen: Ranika Cohen and Shana Gary

The Annual Family Party is held rain or shine. No strollers will be allowed in the Playground. Stroller parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Proceeds from the event help keep the Park's 21 playgrounds clean, safe, and well-maintained. If you cannot attend but wish to make a fully tax-deductible contribution please click here.