Backyard BBQ

Welcome summer in NYC’s backyard playground with the Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee

Support the Park’s ongoing free programming for families and children while enjoying BBQ and cocktails, kids entertainment and live music along the Hudson River Park’s sparkling waterfront.

Backyard BBQ

Presented by Related

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5-8 PM

UPDATED LOCATION: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Between 23rd & 24th Streets & The West Side Highway South

For additional information, please contact or 212-757-0981 x742. To discuss sponsorship or underwriting, or to learn about company matches for philanthropic donations, please contact Amy Molinero at or 917-855-5263.

Online ticket sales for the Backyard BBQ are closed, but you can purchase tickets at the door.
For more information, please contact Taylor Spitzer at 831-726-6274.

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 sponsors and supporters, recognized below for your generosity, which helps ensure the success of the Backyard BBQ.

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors



Natalie Emerson, Haley and David Schwartz, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital


Nat and Courtney Klipper, Alex and Rebekah Klipper, David Tisch, The Vorhoff Family


Wendy and David Amsterdam, Kristin Cederholm, CPC Development Consultants, Cara Feldman, Amanda Frank, Tracy and Andrew Goodwin, Julie and Neil King, Allison Knopman, Heather McDowell Levin and Adam Levin, Meryl and Joey Levin, Madelyn Mejia, Jessica and Sean Murphy, Meriwether and Tanner Powell, Lisa and Leonardo Schiff, The Verbit Family, Melissa Wasserman


Jessica and Todd Aaron, Katherine Alonso, Shannon Bauer Aronson, Janie Carlton, Monica Chandra, Romy and Bogdan Cosmaciuc, Jennifer Miller Dutton, Rachel Fayman, Lydia Fenet Delaney and Chris Delaney, Alexandra and Grant Frankel, Sarah Gailliot, Sarah and Gary Godshaw, Carolyn Hall, Stephanie Hattiangadi, Emily and Doug Heitner, Alexis and Chris Herron, Catherine Juracich, Ashley and Rahul Kadakia, Deepa Kumaraiah, Rachel Levin, Lauren Lower, Linda and Justin Marcus, Lindsay and Philip McKnight, Carol and John Mehas, Douglas and Sara Mercer, Eileen Michael, Melissa Muken, James Murphy, Lauren and Paul Netter, Allison and Kyle O'Neill, Amy Pack, Kim Pillemer, Shannon and Paul Portell, Vanessa and Asad Rahman, Whitney Ranson, Jamie Roy, Lauren Salem, Alexa Scanlon, Alison Simpson, Kate and Michael Sloan, Sarah Stewart, Jennifer and Joseph Talia, Steve and Lauren Tesoriere, Paige Nelson and Robert Wiesenthal, Katerina Williams, Ariel Zurofsky

Entertainment Sponsors


Big City Fishing

Bubble Dad 

Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Melinda's Children's Parties



Kathy Thomas Photography

Rent Patina

Taste Buds


Tickle Water

Enjoy a gallery of highlights from last year's Backyard BBQ:

Explore the Map


Jessica Aaron
Katie Pozycki Alonso
Wendy Amsterdam
Kimberly Anast
Rati Bagai 
Jasmine Barr
Lindsay Blank
Jill Bouquard
Alyssa Brody
Allison Buan
Kristin Cederholm
Shelby Cinelli
Jessica Contrastano-Rahn
Romy Newman Cosmaciuc
Katie Currie
Coral Dawson
Deborah DiVito
Rebecca Dixon
Bethany D’Meza
Jennifer Eatz-Kass
Jenny Miller Dutton
Rachel Fayman
Courtney Flint
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
Gail Kegolis 
Julie Hackler King
Ashley Kirkham
Rebekah Klipper
Ali Knopman 
Deepa Kumaraiah
Sarah Lambert
Alexis Litman
Sara Maggio
Heather McDowell
Lindsay McKnight
Elizabeth McNellis
Madelyn Mejia
Sara Jane Mercer
Eileen Michael 
Jocelyn Laporte Moodie
Erin Leigh Mugavero
Melissa Muken
Jessica Murphy
Janie Carlton Myers
Paige Nelson
Lauren Silverstein Netter
Marlaine Olinick
Allison O’Neill
Emily Onkey
Cristina Orchulli
Amy Pack
Lisa Pensabene
Kim Pillemer
Shannon Portell
Meriwether Powell
Britt Power
Grace Ramsdell
Whitney Ranson
Amber Roberts
Faith Rosen
Lauren Salem 
Katherine Salyi
Kaylene Sams
Alexa Scanlon
Blair Scheuer
Naomi Schoenkin
Haley Schwartz
Megan Walsh Shaoul
Morgan Shara
Megan Sheetz
Randi Sidikaro
Erin Silvers
Ali Froman Simpson
Jillian Simpson
Mignonne Smith 
Jessica Stark
Katie Vanpelt Stein
Bridget Streicker
Karly Urata
Xavier Van Degna
Nichole Verbit 
Jenny Vorhoff
Christine Walsdorf
Alyssa Wand 
Melissa Wasserman
Michelle Waugh
Tracy Weiner
Katerina Williams
Ilysa Winick


Lydia Fenet
Jenny Mollen 
Chau Prutting
Emilia Bechrakis Serhant

listings as of 4/30/2018