Sponsoring Bicycle Sundays targets families and sports enthusiastsOpportunities to sponsor events may occur unexpectedly, such as the construction of "The Rising," Weschester's memorial to those who perished on September 11, 2001. While the event represented a national tragedy, organizations that contributed to this unique and heartfelt memorial will be forever associated with it by those who come to visit.

We also have events such as Bicycle Sundays that are recurring and offer organizations the chance to target families who come together to exercise and enjoy the fresh air as well as the beauty of the Bronx River Parkway.

Here is a sampling of events outside the usual:

The Rising - September 11th Memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza 
In honor of the 111 Westchester residents who perished on September 11, 2001, “The Rising” has become a destination for reflection and hope for the future. Designed by nationally renowned architect Frederic Schwartz, “The Rising” is constructed of intertwined stainless steel rods that soar to 80 feet. The names of Westchester victims, along withpersonal quotes about them, are incsribed on a raised granite base surrounding the memorial. Schwartz also designed the state of New Jersey Memorial.

For the memorial to be an everlasting tribute, donations are needed to as endowments to care and maintain the site and the gardens and landscaping that surround it. With every donation, "The Rising" truly became a community memorial, uniting those who were not personally affected with those who have lost loved ones and who seek to preserve their memory.

All donations to Friends of Parks, whether cash or in-kind, are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged. Contributions over $100 will receive a special certificate. Individual funding programs are available and can also be created. Call (914) 995-2951 for additional information.

Day for the Disabled at Playland
Children and adults with disabilities will come from schools, group homes and agencies throughout Westchester County to enjoy the rides and entertainment on this very specially. The event includes strolling entertainment and stage performances at Westchester’s Amusement Park in Rye. The program is sponsored by the Westchester County Office for the Disabled.

 Title Sponsor: $25,000
 Co-sponsor: $10,000
 Contributor: $  5,000
 Supporter: $  2,500
 Dates: First Monday in June
 Attendance: 10,000
 Audience: Westchester’s disabled children and adults.
 Sponsor deadline: March

Bicycle Sundays - Bronx River Parkway
America’s first parkway closes its exits to car traffic for bikers and skaters to take to the road from the Westchester County Center in White Plains and south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. Bicyclists can pedal all or any portion of the 14-mile round-trip from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Title Sponsor:  $40,000 (Currently Con Edison and Friends of Parks)
Co-sponsor: $10,000 (monthly)
Contributor: $  5,000
Supporter: $  3,000 
Dates: Sundays May, June, September
Attendance: 15,000 per week
Audience: Families, Teens.
Sponsor deadline: March

Muscoot Farm Programs – Somers

Nature Education Centers - Everywhere
Westchester County has six nature preserves with interpretive centers focusing on conservation and the environment. Each has guidebooks available for sponsorship starting at $2,000.

 Nature Preserve  Location
 Cranberry Lake  North White Plains
 Croton Point Park  Croton-on-Hudson
 Edith G. Read Sanctuary  Rye
 Lenoir Preserve  Yonkers
 Marshlands Conservancy  Rye
 Trailside Nature Museum  Cross River

Clothing and Equipment Sponsorships
County parks employs more than 1200 employees per season -- many of whom have a highly visible presence in their uniforms throughout the parks. In addition to grass-cutting mowers, other equipment is used and seen throughout the parks system. If your organization is interested in placing a logo or message on these sorts of items, contact us.

Sponsorships for uniforms and equipment can be developed to reach your audience.
This interpretive farm offers programs year round and is a unique feature of the Westchester landscape. It draws thousands of family members from children to grandparents for programs and visits with the farm animals. Program sponsorships are available starting at $2,000.