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Hunters Point Parks Conservancy to Hold Fundraiser Highlighting Best of Waterfront Parks and Community

August 13, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will be hosting a fundraising event next month celebrating the people and groups that contribute to the Long Island City waterfront.

The event, “Spotlight of the Season,” is the first for the conservancy, and includes a family-friendly night of music, food, dance, and other activities brought by many of the same performers and venues that have provided programs at the park this year.

The event will begin with a “family hour” complete with lawn games, art, and other kids activities. Afterward, there will be a happy hour with food and drinks provided by COFFEED and SingleCut Beersmiths. The event will top off with music, dance, fitness programming, a magic show, and other performances and demonstrations.

In addition, the conservancy will be honoring Dana Aussenberg of the Gantry Parent Association, for her work in bringing free programming for kids to Long Island City. Nestseekers International, the residential and brokerage firm, will also be highlighted for their support toward the conservancy over the last several years.

Tickets to the event, MC’ed by Tony Richardson, a former NFL player, can be purchased at Eventbrite, and start at $50 for adults and go up to $500 for a group package of 10 tickets. Individual tickets for children cost $25.

Those who are unable to attend the event but wish to make a contribution can also donate here.

“Spotlight of the Season” will be held on Sept. 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at LIC Landing, located at 52-10 Center Blvd. The rain date for the event is set for Sept. 21. Festive attire is required for the event.

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Sigh, if only coffeed was a decent purveyor of food and drinks and not just an establishment reaping the benefits of being the default due to location. I’ll bet its built into their contract that outside food vendors aren’t allowed. Such a shame that every event the park has will be underwhelming due to that.

And buying a pack of 10 tickets offers no discount. Have fun if you decide to waste your hard earned money on this. And good luck with the bathroom situation, hopefully you would have to wait too long on line and there will still be TP in the minimal stalls!


there are 3 stalls in the ladies room. There is often no paper in the stalls, and sometimes the doors/locks are broken. It’s the equivalent of a crappy rest stop bathroom. For the money they charge for the food & drink, as well as tickets to these kinds of events, they should offer clean, well stocked, restrooms.


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