Backyard BBQ

Kick start summer with the Friends of Hudson River Park Playground Committee! Enjoy live music and delicious eats with your family as the sun sets over the majestic Hudson River.

There will be entertainment and festivities for Park fans of all ages! Drop a line with Big City Fishing, stop by for face painting by Melinda's Children's Party, enjoy kids activities with Curated Care, have a ball with Super Soccer Stars, pop in for colorful fun with Bubble Dad -- and so much more! Proceeds support our ongoing free recreational and educational programming for families and children, ensuring a fun and enriching experience for all throughout the Park’s many offerings.

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 5-8 PM

Chelsea Lawn Bowl & Pier 62

Rain or Shine

For more information, please contact Kathy Holding at Tickets are non-refundable.

Many thanks to our supporters at the $1,500 level and above, recognized below for your generosity, which helps ensure the success of the Backyard BBQ.




Courtney and Nat Klipper




Elizabeth and Chris Cox, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, The Klipper Family, Adam Levin and Heather McDowell Levin, The Mulholland Family, The Netter Family, The Powell Family, The Ranson Family, The Tiernan Family, The Vorhoff Family 

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More information on tickets, packages and sponsorships is available here.


Jessica Aaron
Katie Pozycki Alonso
Kimberly Anast
Jasmine Barr
Jill Bouquard
Kristin Cederholm
Shelby Cinelli
Jessica Contrastano-Rahn
Elizabeth Cox
Coral Dawson
Claudine De Niro
Rebecca Dixon
Bethany D’Meza
Jennifer Eatz-Kass
Kerianne Flynn
Jyoti Folch-Berman
Amanda Frank
Alexandra Sorokolit Frankel
Jocelyn Gailliot
Dara Godfrey
Sarah Godshaw
Tracy Goodwin
Emily Lange Heitner
Alexis Herron
Amy Howard
Shabrina Jivraj-Kara
Catherine Juracich
Ashley Kadakia
Elizabeth Keating
Julie Hackler King
Ashley Kirkham
Rebekah Klipper
Ali Knopman 
Deepa Kumaraiah
Sarah Lambert
Alexis Litman
Robin Lockwood
Sara Maggio
Heather McDowell
Elizabeth McNellis
Madelyn Mejia
Jocelyn Laporte Moodie
Janie Carlton Myers
Lauren Silverstein Netter
Jessica Ogilvie
Marlaine Olinick
Allison O'Neill
Cristina Orchulli
Amy Pack
Lisa Pensabene
Kim Pillemer
Shannon Portell
Meriwether Powell
Britt Power
Whitney Ranson
Amber Roberts
Faith Rosen
Katherine Salyi
Kaylene Sams
Blair Scheuer
Naomi Schoenkin
Megan Walsh Shaoul
Morgan Shara
Megan Sheetz
Melanie Sankel Shorenstein
Randi Sidikaro
Erin Silvers
Jessica Stark
Katie Vanpelt Stein
Robin Stein
Bridget Streicker
Lindsay Van Zandt
Jenny Vorhoff
Christine Walsdorf
Greg Wasserman
Melissa Wasserman
Michelle Waugh
Tracy Weiner
Katerina Williams
Ilysa Winick