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The Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee raises funds in support of everything Hudson River Park has to offer, especially as it relates to children, and opportunities to learn, play and grow. That includes support for the Park’s playgrounds, sports fields, environmental education opportunities, family programs.

Your membership gift to the Park’s Playground Committee ensures that our children and families have fun, safe and meaningful experiences in Hudson River Park throughout the year and for generations to come.

Show your support for the Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee

With your $2,500 annual membership, benefits include:

  • A Park-level ticket to the Annual Playground Committee Luncheon
  • Invitation to the Summer Hamptons Social and Family Holiday events
  • Special invitations to in-Park community events and activations
  • Steward-level membership benefits, which includes access to all Friends with Benefits membership program events and activations

If you are interested in making a leadership gift or require any assistance with your donation, please contact us at 212-757-0981 x728, or [email protected]

Playground Committee Leadership

Current Co-Presidents
Wendy Amsterdam
Jenny Miller Dutton
Jill Simpson

President’s Club (Immediate Past Leadership)
Catherine Juracich – President (2014-17)
Lauren S. Netter – President (2017-19)
Bethany D’Meza – Vice President (2017-19)
Rebekah Klipper – Co-President (2020-2023)
Sarah Lambert – Co-President (2020-2023)

Playground Committee Members

Wendy Amsterdam
Alana Axelrod
Sarah Barnett
Genna Baron
Jennifer Baumgarten
Lindsay Blank
Taryn Blank
Lindsey C. Boylan
Stephanie Bruckner
Kerry Burke
Teresa Casal
Dawn Cassidy
Kristin Cederholm
Amanda Cheung
Valerie Doherty
Carly Suber Doran
Jenny Miller Dutton
Kerianne Flynn
Jyoti Folch-Berman
Alexandra Frankel
Jill Freedman
Shelly Clippard Gagnon
Kellie Goldstein
Staci Goodman
Steph Korey Goodwin
Melissa Gottesman
Alanna Griswold
Jennifer Coughlin Haran
Leigh Harlan
Emily Heitner
Julie Heller
Arti Jagirdar
Rebecca Jarvis
Ting Ji
Catherine Juracich
Kristiana Katis
Angelique Kauffman
Breanna Khoury
Melissa Kline
Courtney Klipper
Rebekah Klipper
Laura Krey
Vinnie Kumar
Deepa Kumaraiah
Sarah Lambert
Hayan Kim Lee
Lauren P. Legittino
Alexis Litman
Rebecca Loweth
Arti Mattu
Michaela McKenny
Ana Meier
Eileen Michael
Anni Muir
Lauren Nanna
Amelia Nelson
Krista Nickols
Jessica Ogilvie
Shiloh Place
Shannon Portell
Britt Power
Carol Han Pyle
Aima Raza
Hanna Richheimer
Susie Roberts
Taylor Ross
Theresa Ross
Naomi Ruchim
Sarah Rueven
Cassandra Ryan
Parisa Sahay
Lauren Salem
Haley Schwartz
Cameron Scott
Megan Walsh Shaoul
Amy Shen
Mariel Sholem
Mei-Li da Silva Vint
Jillian Simon
Jill Simpson
Rachel Sinensky
Whitney Snider
Caroline Bliss Spencer
Megan Stackhouse
Janna Stern
Heather Summe
Winnie Talwar
Jessica Tan
Jessica Tannenbaum
Alexis Tarlow
Zara Tisch
Anna Adler Tykocinski
Elle Wang
Melissa Wasserman
Casey Weinstein
Tammy Schlosberg Weinstock
Rachel Wexler

Honorary Members
Nell Diamond
Lydia Fenet
Jenna Bush Hager
Chau Prutting
Jenny Mollen
Emilia Bechrakis Serhant