Exciting News!

EsplanadeFriends has so much exciting news to share!

We are thrilled that Pier107 has received funding commitments from the State and the City! The EsplanadeFriends-commissioned vision by JACOBSCHANGARCHITECTURE was recently featured as a potential design in a DNAinfo article announcing an additional $1 million in NY State funding for the dilapidated pier’s reinvention. Read More HERE

It’s finally spring and the bulbs we planted in the 96th Street planter are blooming! More landscaping to add to what we did last year is on its way–and the beautiful plants will be watered with the water tank that we purchased with your donations.

Our Annual Spring Programming Fun On The Esplanade begins in May! This year there will again be MUSIC and FREE ICE CREAM–and NEW ENVIRONMENTAL ADVENTURES!!! Details to follow in another email.

And–of the utmost importance—SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, MAY 16
The EsplanadeFriends 3rd Annual Spring Benefit is one month away.
Once again, we will host our fundraiser at the terrific BAR FELICE (1st Avenue between 82nd and 83rd Streets).
We can’t wait to see you there this year. We need your donations to help us continue our mission to
REINVENT THE EAST RIVER ESPLANADE!

Spring on the Esplanade!

11156295_1632143313670412_1043072977598815867_nLatin Beat On the Esplanade was a terrific success! So many bikers, runners, strollers, kids and adults enjoyed the awesome Latin music and super yummy meltbakery ice cream sandwiches! Thanks to all for stopping by . . .

10984633_1632143333670410_656155650470166268_n Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer – Thank you for your support of this event! EsplanadeFriends was proud to receive a Manhattan Borough President Community Grant.

11150236_1632143360337074_5639998376995576934_n Guataca ‘Na ‘Ma rocks!