Annual Family Party

After a two-year hiatus, Playground Partners of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy is thrilled to bring back the Annual Family Party, our most beloved event.

This family-friendly fundraiser features activities geared toward children six months to 10 years of age, including sports, magic, music, arts and crafts, and more. A full list of this year’s exciting activities is below!

Online ticket sales are now closed for this event. For any questions, please call 212.310.6675 or email [email protected].


If you would like to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to the event in support of Central Park’s 21 playgrounds, please click here or call the phone number listed above.

2022 ACTIVITIES

200 Amsterdam ice cream cart* Music, movement, and fun with Juliette and Ella’s Playdate*
Arts and crafts with Craft Studio Nordstrom cotton candy*
Baseball and football with Kids in Sports Nordstrom and Native Shoes activity station
Basketball with Fastbreak Sports Official Central Park vehicles to explore
Chess games and demonstrations with Storytime Learning Princess-themed fun with Let’s Dress Up*
Face painting and stilt creatures by EveryEvent* Sammie & Tudie*
Fishing activity* Soccer relays with Super Soccer Stars
Featured performances by Spotify, including GRAMMY®️ winner Joanie Leeds Weaving together with Loop of the Loom
Instrument petting zoo and music with Mozart for Munchkins* Wendy the Pipe Cleaner Lady*
Magic-Al Garber*

*Toddler-friendly activity

A special thanks to our Activity Sponsor: iCAMP STEAM Summer Camps and Classes

The 2022 Annual Family Party is generously supported by:

Principal Sponsor

Main Stage Sponsor

Spotify logo

Premier Sponsor


Annual Family Party Co-Chairs
Anna Bender-Zeckendorf
Kara Gerson
Gillian Hearst
Dustee Jenkins
Ji Park Kwak
Stephanie X. Stamas

Grandparent Chairs
Suzanne and Bob Cochran

Playground Partners Chair
Heather McAuliffe

Playground Partners Vice Chairs
Mimi Ritzen Crawford
Austen Phillips Cruz

Women’s Committee President
Yesim Philip

Playground Partners Committee

Stefanie Alfond

Michelle Auerbach

Stuart Baldwin

Talene Baroyan

Anna Bender-Zeckendorf, MD

Paige Betz

Katherine Birch

Anne Black

Sarah Blais

Caroline Bouckaert

Sugie Hong Bruttomesso

Sana Clegg

Krista Corl

Melissa Crandall

Kat Dines

Kristen Durkin

Ainsley Earhardt

Jennifer Evans

Brooke Fadale

Darice Fadeyi

Kelly Fradin

Sayuri Ganepola-Kaczynski

Tiffany Gardner

Kara Gerson

Amy Hart

Gillian Hearst

Dustee Jenkins

Sarah Johnson

Jackie Keber

Ji Park Kwak

Kate Lauprete

Susan Lazarus

Nancy V.T. McCormick

Melanie McLennan

Caroline Meade

Lara Meiland-Shaw

Whitney Mogavero

Erin Nance, MD

Margo M. Nederlander

Lizzy Quick

Starrett Ringbom

Susannah Rose

Charlotte Snyder

Stephanie X. Stamas

Liza Weiner

Sarah J. Wetenhall

Gigi Stone Woods


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-served 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.

We will be monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and may implement related safety measures at any time. Event is subject to change or cancellation. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 212.310.6642.