City Parks Foundation

Todays Date: 06/28/22
Last Update: 07/02/10 06:32:50 PM
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City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Our programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City.

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American Schemes  | Open: 07/02/10 Close: 07/09/10
SummerStage has announced the continuation of their first theater season with American Schemes. This show is a part of SummerStage’s summer-long FREE theater program and will take place on Friday, July 2nd and Saturday July 3rd at St. Mary’s Park, Bronx and Friday, July 9th at Crotona Park, Bronx at 8:00 p.m.

American Schemes is a special commission by City Parks Foundation that delves into and explores the enigma of The American Dream. Comprised of three acts that focus on people from various social hierarchies including immigrant vendors trying to make dollars, corporate yuppies trying to make a family and female emcees trying to make it big, everyone is trying to 'make it' in the land of golden opportunity. But at what cost?

The full cast of American Schemes includes Radha Blank, Jocelyn Bioh (Fatou/Plush), Robyn Corujo (Rosa), Glenn Gordon (Daryl/Clay), Teresa Avia Lim (Lucy, Assistant), and Ayesha Ngaujah (Tracy, Idunno).

This year in honor of the 25th anniversary, SummerStage is excited to have expanded from Central Park to encompass all five boroughs, and will feature productions in Von King Park, Brooklyn, Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx, Crotona Park, Bronx, Springfield Park, Queens, Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan and East River Park, Manhattan.

For the most up-to-date SummerStage scheduling and line-up for SummerStage programming, visit