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Playground Partners Annual Family Party


On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 4:00pm-6:30pm, the Playground Partners of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy hosts the 25th Annual Family Party at Heckscher Playground, inside the Park at Central Park South and 7th Avenue. The event is a family-friendly fundraiser with activities geared toward children six months to 10 years of age, including those listed below. This year, we are also pleased to honor the memory of former Playground Partners Committee Chairman and Women’s Committee Board Member, Paige Ethington Hardy, with the “Hardy Party Zone.” This special activity area will feature games and entertainment for children ages 8 and up.

  • BASIS Independent Manhattan engineering activity
  • Bulldog Ball Club fast pitch game
  • Chess games and demonstrations by Chess at Three*
  • Cupcake decorating by Sprinkles Cupcakes*
  • Dribbl Basketball
  • Face painting*
  • Fishing activity*
  • Gaga Center ball pit
  • Hampton Racquet Tennis
  • Hardy Party Zone featuring:
    • Assorted, free play games such as Frisbees, football, etc.
    • Corn Hole
    • Giant Ping Pong
    • Giant Jenga
    • Obstacle course by Exceed Physical Culture
  • Magic Al*
  • Mommy and MiniMe Yoga with Sweaty Betty
  • Official Central Park vehicles to explore
  • Photos with Classic Kids*
  • Sammie and Tudie*
  • Sand art with Craft Studio*
  • Sand sculpture and demonstration by Sandman Matt Long
  • Soccer relay by Super Soccer Stars and Kick & Play
  • Soft block play area*
  • Wendy the Pipe Cleaner Lady*
  • A delicious buffet featuring many sweets and treats

*Toddler friendly activity

Online ticketing for this event is now closed. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 212.310.6675. Please note that ticket prices increase to $200 for adults and $100 for children on the day of the event, Wednesday, May 24.


Generously supported by
Goldman Sachs Gives   Brooks Brothers

Official Media Sponsor
Modern Luxury Manhattan

A special thanks to our Activity Sponsors for their generous support:


Honorary Chairman: Bridget Moynahan

Grandparents Committee Chairman: Cathy and Bill Ingram

Annual Family Party Chairmen: Katherine Birch, Teri Friedman, Stephanie Hessler, Christy Messina, Elizabeth Villar

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.