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 Supporters

The Eherlich Family  •  IAC / Heather Dietrick

Play Package Supporters

Natalie Emerson  •  Amanda and Grady Frank  •  Talia Hall  •  Courtney and Nat Klipper  •  Rebekah and Alex Klipper  •  Alex S. Scott

Friends Package Supporters

Clementine Drackett and Hunter Philbrick  •  Sarah and Sean Lambert  •  Meryl Levin  •  Rachel H. Levin  •  Sara Jane Mercer  •  Meriwether and Tanner Powell  •  Haley and David Schwartz  •  The Vorhoff Family  •  Daniel J. Williams

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Playground Committee Leadership

Rebekah Klipper, Co-President
Sarah Lambert, Co-President

Backyard BBQ Chairs

Amanda Frank
Ashley Kadakia
Haley Schwartz
Meriwether Powell
Nichole Verbit
Sara Jane Mercer
Amy Pack