I don’t usually ask you to vote. But if you could take a minute to do this for me, would really appreciate it. I had the great opportunity to shoot a series of concerts at this past Summer’s ‘Central Park Summerstage.’ City Parks Foundation, CPS’s parent, organizes this series and brings tons of free and paid performances each year for us New Yorkers.
I’ll just paste a little info about what I’m asking your help in:
“Chase Bank has pledged to give away $5,000,000 to the non-profit organizations that get the most votes on Facebook. We are eligible to win between $25,000 and $1,000,000! Please take a moment to vote for us.
Your vote for CPF will support SummerStage and our 60 free concerts, dance, and theater shows in parks all over NYC; give 10,000 NYC kids free tennis, track, and golf lessons in parks next summer; help 7,000 kids do better in school through our education programs; and support thousands of volunteers as they make our public parks better places for us all to enjoy.
If you have a Facebook page, get online, become a fan of Chase Community Giving, vote for CPF, and then encourage your friends, family and networks to do the same.”
Voting ENDS Dec. 11th so we need to move fast! There will be $25k given to the top 100 charities in December, and further $100k grants awarded in February”
CPS is a great series! I don’t have to convince New Yorkers that. This year alone I’ve had the chance to photograph and enjoy shows such as:
- Dinosaur Jr.
- The Walkmen
- Bela Fleck
- M. Ward
- Nels Cline + Mike Watt + Yuka Honda + Dougie Bowne
- Umphrey’s McGee – July 9
- Istanbulive – Part 1 + Part 2 + Part 3
- Juana Molina
- The Expendables + Ziggy Marley + 311
And that’s just a small sample of the different types of shows and events Central Park Summerstage puts on. Your vote would mean a lot to me because I care about the organization, NY Parks, and, yes, free and good music!