Spring Picnic

Spring Picnic event sign

Date & Time

June 15, 2022
7:00 p.m.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225


Spring Picnic

Please join us for the return of our annual Spring Picnic on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 

This year we are thrilled to be honoring Walter Hood, Creative Director and Founder, Hood Design Studio; and Janice Parker, Principal and Founder, Janice Parker Landscape Architects, for their critical support of NYRP’s mission to ensure all New Yorkers have equitable access to green space, no matter where they live.

This Spring Picnic will also include our first-ever NYRP Garden Spotlight Awards. Gardeners from four NYRP community gardens will be recognized for their 2021 growing season achievements.

Frank DiLella, Emmy Award-winning journalist, will Emcee and the program will feature performances by The Brooklyn Music School Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Broadway stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), and Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls The Musical). The evening will include outdoor cocktails, gardening demos, a seated dinner and more!

Purchase your tickets now to join us for this inspirational event celebrating the impact of our work. If you have any questions, please contact Maddie Legg at [email protected].


Event Co-Chairs
Todd DeGarmo
Helena Durst

Thank you to our generous Spring Picnic supporters:
Samuel Ashner
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Betty Chen and Peter Coombe
Cathy Chernoff
Peter Christensen
Susan Courtemanche
David Geffen Foundation
Todd DeGarmo / STUDIOS Architecture
Helena Durst
The Durst Organization
Amy Goldman Fowler and Cary Fowler
Edmund Hollander and Wendy Powers
Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Donna Kenton
Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere
Michael Lorber
Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg
The Moore Charitable Foundation
Kathy and Ben Needell
Nancy Owens
Janice Parker Landscape Architects
Vered Rabia
Katharine J. Rayner
Jon Recor and Commissioner Daniel Stewart – Retired
Iris Smith
Darcy Stacom, CBRE Group, Inc.
Sophie von Haselberg and Harry Guinness
Miriam Wheeler
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Jennifer Wray
Ann Ziff

As of 5/18