March 18, 2024

Hudson River Park Friends Luncheon

Hudson River Park continues to be one of the most vibrant spaces in New York City.

The 550-acre riverfront park and estuarine sanctuary spans four miles along the west side of Manhattan, from the northern boundary of Battery Park City in Tribeca to West 59th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. The largest open space in Manhattan since the completion of Central Park, Hudson River Park is transforming decaying industrial waterfront into a beloved, urban recreational paradise. I am very proud to be on the Board of Hudson River Park Friends - an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, care, and enhancement of the space, and the designated fundraising partner of the Hudson River Park Trust.

Not long ago, HRPF held the Playground Committee 8th Annual Luncheon to raise funds for hundreds of free public education and environmental sustainability programs, including special events for families and children, and the Park's sports courts and fields where countless children have learned to play team sports. This includes the maintenance and care of the new 4,000-square-foot Pier 26 Science Playground that opened in January. This playground advances the Park’s environmental programming and invites children to learn about local ecology and fish anatomy up-close while climbing, exploring and having fun.

Enjoy these photos.