Carnival Night 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
(Rain date: Thursday, June 12, 2014)

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Victorian Gardens, Central Park, NYC

Carnival Night for Kids is a magical summer evening packed with entertainment and fun for the whole family. Join us for amusement park rides, arcade games, a Gaga pit, arts and crafts, magicians, delicious BBQ and much more! Children’s book authors Brian FlocaOliver Jeffers and Tad Hills will be on hand signing complimentary copies of some of their favorite books.

Your support will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’ Camp Homeward Bound, the nation’s first summer sleep-away camp for homeless children, and Bound for Success, our after-school program and summer day camp for boys and girls living in New York City shelters.

Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Fire Breathers
Terry Andreas & John A. Hewig
Elizabeth & Adam Gold

Daredevils
Nardello & Co.

Lion Tamers
Howard & April Furst
Stephen Hays
Georgia Pollack
Peter & Jennie Wallace

Acrobats
Kate & Carl Lobell

Jugglers
Sarah L. Cave
Richard H. Lewis & Joan M. Sapinsley
Victor Ozeri of Global Design Concepts

Gift Bag Sponsors
Classic Kids
Clinique
Eileens Cheesecake
Lotta Luv
New York Family
Walkers Shortbread

Media Sponsor
New York Family

Wine Sponsor
South Pacific Wines

Beer Sponsor
Narragansett Beer

Press

New York Family Event: The Coalition For The Homeless’ Carnival Night for Kids

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 By Mia Weber, New York Family

Join the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization for helping homeless New Yorkers at their annual family-friendly fundraiser at Victorian Gardens....Read more

YOU’RE INVITED | CARNIVAL NIGHT FOR KIDS 6/11 IN CENTRAL PARK

Thursday, May 22, 2014 By Jill Seiman, Glamamom

Join me Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Central Park’s Victorian Gardens to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Camp Homeward Bound at a very special benefit event, Carnival Night for Kids....Read more

In Brief: June 19 / In the Swing

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Publishers Weekly

At the recent Carnival Night for Kids held at Victorian Gardens in New York City’s Central Park, artist Oliver Jeffers, who illustrated Drew Daywalt’s The Day the Crayons Quit, Tad Hills, (Duck and Goose Go to the Beach), and Brian Floca (Locomotive) gave out signed copies of their newest picture books. ...Read more

Carnival Night for Kids Raises $100,000 for CFH Youth Programs

On June 11th, Victorian Gardens in Central Park was filled with music, laughter and the delighted shrieks of happy children as more than 500 guests of all ages joined the Coalition for our annual Carnival Night for Kids.

blog

As the sun finally broke through the clouds of an otherwise rainy week, girls and boys careened giddily between the rides, games, cotton candy, Ga-Ga pit and picnic tables of delicious food – slowing down only to line up for children’s authors Brian Floca, Tad Hills and Oliver Jeffers, who signed copies of their award-winning books for the kids! Parents snapped portraits at the photo booth and tried their luck on our balloon pop raffle and ‘Test-Your-Strength’ game, winning donated prizes like tickets to popular Broadway shows, gift certificates to top restaurants, luxury watches, all-inclusive resort stays, an iPad and much more.

Check out pictures from the photo booth or on Facebook to relive some of the highlights of this unforgettable evening.

We are so grateful to our generous event sponsors and dedicated Benefit Committee members for their incredible support! Their leadership helped raise over $100,000 for the Coalition’s youth programs, including Camp Homeward Bound and our afterschool program, Bound for Success.

This year’s event was especially meaningful, as we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Camp Homeward Bound (CHB), the first sleep-away summer camp in the country designed specifically for homeless children. Over the past three decades, CHB has offered thousands of homeless girls and boys critical respite from the chaos and stress of life in a shelter in a safe and nurturing environment where they can run, swim, learn, play – and just be kids again.

Again, thank you to everyone who came out and helped make the evening so special.

About

Carnival Night 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
(Rain date: Thursday, June 12, 2014)

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Victorian Gardens, Central Park, NYC

Carnival Night for Kids is a magical summer evening packed with entertainment and fun for the whole family. Join us for amusement park rides, arcade games, a Gaga pit, arts and crafts, magicians, delicious BBQ and much more! Children’s book authors Brian FlocaOliver Jeffers and Tad Hills will be on hand signing complimentary copies of some of their favorite books.

Your support will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’ Camp Homeward Bound, the nation’s first summer sleep-away camp for homeless children, and Bound for Success, our after-school program and summer day camp for boys and girls living in New York City shelters.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Fire Breathers
Terry Andreas & John A. Hewig
Elizabeth & Adam Gold

Daredevils
Nardello & Co.

Lion Tamers
Howard & April Furst
Stephen Hays
Georgia Pollack
Peter & Jennie Wallace

Acrobats
Kate & Carl Lobell

Jugglers
Sarah L. Cave
Richard H. Lewis & Joan M. Sapinsley
Victor Ozeri of Global Design Concepts

Gift Bag Sponsors
Classic Kids
Clinique
Eileens Cheesecake
Lotta Luv
New York Family
Walkers Shortbread

Media Sponsor
New York Family

Wine Sponsor
South Pacific Wines

Beer Sponsor
Narragansett Beer

Press

Press

New York Family Event: The Coalition For The Homeless’ Carnival Night for Kids

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 By Mia Weber, New York Family

Join the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization for helping homeless New Yorkers at their annual family-friendly fundraiser at Victorian Gardens....Read more

YOU’RE INVITED | CARNIVAL NIGHT FOR KIDS 6/11 IN CENTRAL PARK

Thursday, May 22, 2014 By Jill Seiman, Glamamom

Join me Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Central Park’s Victorian Gardens to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Camp Homeward Bound at a very special benefit event, Carnival Night for Kids....Read more

In Brief: June 19 / In the Swing

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Publishers Weekly

At the recent Carnival Night for Kids held at Victorian Gardens in New York City’s Central Park, artist Oliver Jeffers, who illustrated Drew Daywalt’s The Day the Crayons Quit, Tad Hills, (Duck and Goose Go to the Beach), and Brian Floca (Locomotive) gave out signed copies of their newest picture books. ...Read more

Event Recap

Carnival Night for Kids Raises $100,000 for CFH Youth Programs

On June 11th, Victorian Gardens in Central Park was filled with music, laughter and the delighted shrieks of happy children as more than 500 guests of all ages joined the Coalition for our annual Carnival Night for Kids.

blog

As the sun finally broke through the clouds of an otherwise rainy week, girls and boys careened giddily between the rides, games, cotton candy, Ga-Ga pit and picnic tables of delicious food – slowing down only to line up for children’s authors Brian Floca, Tad Hills and Oliver Jeffers, who signed copies of their award-winning books for the kids! Parents snapped portraits at the photo booth and tried their luck on our balloon pop raffle and ‘Test-Your-Strength’ game, winning donated prizes like tickets to popular Broadway shows, gift certificates to top restaurants, luxury watches, all-inclusive resort stays, an iPad and much more.

Check out pictures from the photo booth or on Facebook to relive some of the highlights of this unforgettable evening.

We are so grateful to our generous event sponsors and dedicated Benefit Committee members for their incredible support! Their leadership helped raise over $100,000 for the Coalition’s youth programs, including Camp Homeward Bound and our afterschool program, Bound for Success.

This year’s event was especially meaningful, as we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Camp Homeward Bound (CHB), the first sleep-away summer camp in the country designed specifically for homeless children. Over the past three decades, CHB has offered thousands of homeless girls and boys critical respite from the chaos and stress of life in a shelter in a safe and nurturing environment where they can run, swim, learn, play – and just be kids again.

Again, thank you to everyone who came out and helped make the evening so special.

Carnival Night for Kids is a magical summer evening in Central Park's Victorian Gardens packed with entertainment and fun for the whole family.