Our dysfunctional Congress also is causing heartburn for New York City’s parks, which may or may not lose federal funding in 2013 to help pay for FREE public programs, or pay for repairs from Hurricane Sandy damage. If you enjoy events like Summerstage events throughout NYC parks each summer or the Governor Island Family Festival, or just the simple pleasure of taking a walk in the park, make a year-end tax deduction online now.
City Parks Foundation — This group sponsors more than 100 free concerts, theater performances, puppet shows and more, thoughout the five boroughs year-round, including Summerstage. Events feature a combination of local, home-grown talent and the world-famous. Click here to contribute.
Governors Island — Your contributions support the Alliance’s free public events, such as our annual Family Festival which welcomes thousands of children to the island every summer and our Harbor Map, that enables school teachers and others connect their classrooms to the sweep of the Harbor. It also supports our volunteer program. GIA interns and volunteers orient island visitors, and provide direct support for the activities of the Trust for Governors Island, National Park Service, and other nonprofit partners that provide art and other programming on the island. Click here to contribute.
The High Line — Donations through 12/31 will be matched, doubling by High Line doubling your contribution. Click here to contribute.
Enjoy Central Park? Contribute to the Central Park Conservancy.
Enjoy Brooklyn Bridge Park? Contribute to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.
Enjoy Prospect Park? Contribute to the Prospect Park Alliance
Love trees and community gardens? Contribute to Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project