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Playground Partners Annual Family Party: Slide Into Summer


On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 4:00pm-6:30pm, the Playground Partners of the Women's Committee of Central Park Conservancy hosts its 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:

  • Sammie and Tudie comedy show
  • Official Central Park vehicles to explore
  • Cupcake decorating by Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Spin Art by Craft Studio
  • Chess games and demonstrations by Chess at Three
  • Bulldog Ball Club fast pitch game
  • A soccer relay by Super Soccer Stars and Kick & Play
  • Music by DJ Kai Song
  • Face painting
  • Slam dunk with Dribbl Basketball
  • Kidville’s Rockin’ Railroad
  • Magic Al
  • Fishing activity
  • Sand art
  • Hampton Racquet Tennis
  • Wendy the Pipe Cleaner Lady
  • An interactive performance by Little Maestros
  • Gaga Ball Pit
  • Sand sculpture by Sandman Matt Long
  • A delicious buffet featuring many sweets and treats

Online ticketing for this event is now closed.
Tickets will be available for purchase over the phone by calling 212.310.6675 until 12pm on Wednesday, May 25. After that, all ticket purchases must be made at the door. The event will begin at 4pm in Heckscher Playground (inside Central Park at 62nd Street; enter the Park at Central Park South and 7th Avenue).

Annual Family Party Chairmen: Laura Heintz, Jackie Keber, Heather McAuliffe, Whitney Mogavero, Carey Rutkoske, Aimee Yoon, Nanar Yoseloff

Grandparents Committee Chairman: Michele and Marty Cohen

Playground Partners Co-Chairmen: Kim Klimczak and Michelle Marra

Playground Partners Vice Chairmen: Ranika Cohen

Women’s Committee President: Karen T. May

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.

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