Backyard BBQ

Celebrate the start of summer in your west side backyard!

Bring your family and join the HRPK Friends Playground Committee for BBQ, festive cocktails and kids entertainment along HRPK’s sparkling waterfront. Proceeds from this event support the Park’s imaginative playgrounds, sports fields, free environmental programming, and all that HRPK offers families and children. HRPK, the longest waterfront in the nation, receives no public funding and relies on private revenue.

Backyard BBQ

Presented by Related Companies

Thursday, May 30, 2019
5-8 PM
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

This year's Backyard BBQ features exciting activities for all ages, including:

Ample Hills  •  Balloons by TWIST  •  Big City Fishing by Hudson River Park Estuary Lab  •  Brooklyn Game Lab  •  Brooklyn Robot Foundry  •  Bubble Dad  •  Chloe's Fruit  •  Chess at Three  •  Craft Studio Magician  •  Dedicated Child Care by Curated Care  •  Disney Princesses  •  Face Painting by Melinda's Children's Parties  •  Glosslab  • Photo Booth  •  Science Teacher Sarah  •  Strong Heart Fun  •  Super Soccer Stars  •  Superheroes  •  more!

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Molinero at or 917-855-5263.


*to be listed in the Program and on event materials, please register by May 1.

Tickets are non-refundable. All contributions to Hudson River Park Friends are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Many thanks to our supporters, recognized below for your generosity, which helps ensure the success of the Backyard BBQ.

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Frying Pan  •  Jenni Kayne  •  One Medical  •  Super Soccer Stars  •  Wendy Amsterdam Wellness

Picnic Package Supporter

Churchill Real Estate Holdings LLC

Play Package Supporters

Amanda Frank  •  Goldman Sachs & Co.  •  Rebekah Klipper

Friends Package Supporters

Sarah Barnett  •  Lindsay Blank  •  Jill Bouquard  •  Danielle Brown  •  Ana Cantor  •  Sonal Chopra  •  Romy Cosmaciuc  •  Bethany D'Meza  •  Alexandra Frankel  •  Sarah Gailliot  •  Rachel Glass  •  Carolyn Hall  •  Alexis Herron  •  Ashley Kadakia  •  Jessica Kleinknecht  •  Courtney Klipper  •  Ashley Kreisler  •  Sarah Lambert  •  Ana Leshen  •  Rachel H. Levin  •  Meryl Levin  •  Linda Marcus  •  Heather McDowell  •  Lindsay McKnight  •  Sara J. Mercer  •  Eileen Michael  •  Melissa Muken  •  Janie Carlton Myers  •  Lauren S. Netter  •  Amy Pack  •  Elizabeth Pepperman  •  Amanda Perrin   •  Paul H. Philbrick  •  Shannon Portell  •  Meriwether M. Powell  •  Lindsey Press  •   Amber Roberts  •  Susan Ruderman  •  Parisa Sahay  •  Lauren Salem  •  Katherine Salyi  •  Lisa Schiff  •  Haley Schwartz   •  Sejal Shah  •  Lauren Tesoriere  •  Jenny Vorhoff  •  Chelsey Ward  •  Melissa Wasserman  •  Daniel J. Williams

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Backyard BBQ Co-Chairs

Wendy Amsterdam
​​​​​​​Amanda Frank
Rebekah Klipper