City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Celebrates the Performing Arts

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A graduate of Villanova Law School, entertainment attorney Steven C. Beer is a partner in Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo in New York City. Alongside his professional activities, Steven C. Beer serves as a member of the board of trustees of the City Parks Foundation.

Focused on sports, arts, and education, the City Parks Foundation supervises a wide variety of programs in public parks throughout New York City. In its efforts to promote the arts, the City Parks Foundation oversees SummerStage, a festival that features everything from music performances to circus acts.

Founded in 1986, SummerStage has grown to become New York City’s largest performing arts festival. Each year, a number of popular artists perform at the festival, which comprises events across all five New York boroughs. SummerStage runs annually from June through late September.

In 2017, SummerStage will feature more than 100 free performances and benefit concerts. This year’s August and September lineup will include a number of prominent artists, including Phil Lesh, Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, and Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’. Additional information can be found at


The Seeds to Trees Program at City Parks Foundation

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Seeds to Trees Program

Media and entertainment attorney Steven C. Beer is a partner in the New York City office of Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell and Vassallo. Outside of his work in the legal sector, Steven C. Beer volunteers his time with City Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting public parks as centers of urban life in New York City.

For more than 25 years, City Parks Foundation (CPF) has used its Seeds to Trees program to introduce local children to nature and urban ecology. Designed for students in second through eighth grades, the Seeds to Trees program combines field experience with hands-on classroom activities to create a truly immersive opportunity. Participants in the program learn about a wide variety of ecological topics, from forest ecology and urban wildlife to biodiversity and healthy waterways.

Every year, CPF partners with between 16 and 20 schools, focusing its efforts on schools in high-needs communities. After working with children for a minimum of two years during the school day, CPF encourages students to participate in summer, after school, and intern programs.

To learn more about the Seeds to Trees program at City Parks Foundation, visit