Marty Diamond To Be Honored At New York City Parks Foundation 30th Anniversary

Marty Diamond
– Marty Diamond

Sara Bareilles, David Gray and Janelle Monáe. will help City Parks Foundation honor Paradigm Talent Agency head of global music Marty Diamond and ING Americas’ CEO Gerald Walker on Sept. 26 in Central Park at its annual fundraiser. 

The annual event includes dinner and a concert under the stars at the newly refurbished flagship SummerStage venue while celebrating CPF’s 30th anniversary. 
City Parks Foundation will honor Paradigm’s Diamond with its “SummerStage Icon” Award for his long-standing support of the performing arts and festivals like SummerStage and for bringing world-class artists to New York City. Among Diamond’s many honors is 2019 recipient of the Bobby Brooks Agent of the Year Award at the Pollstar Awards.
Commented Diamond, “As a native New Yorker and family man, I’m one of many who directly benefit from City Parks Foundation and their ongoing effort to enhance and preserve the city’s open spaces. It’s an honor to be recognized by an organization committed to inspiring the next generation of creatives by bringing music and arts to their own backyard.”
The org will also honor ING Americas and CEO Gerald Walker, with the “People and Parks” Award for helping transform New York City green spaces into dynamic and active community assets. For over 15 years, ING Americas has been a major supporter of CPF’s free sports and community building programs.
Added CPF Executive Director Heather Lubov, “This is a very special gala for us, and we look forward to celebrating our 30th birthday, while also honoring two outstanding partners — Paradigm Talent Agency’s Marty Diamond and ING Americas with Gerald Walker, CEO — for their long-standing support for our free programs in neighborhood parks. Few experiences match watching a great concert outdoors with friends, so our gala, which honors two dedicated partners and features three incredible artists performing in our new Central Park venue, will be especially meaningful.”
 Following the evening’s award ceremony, a special intimate concert performance will cap off the night with performances by Paradigm clients Sara Bareilles, David Gray and Janelle Monáe.
City Parks Foundation, through its Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Festival, is the largest presenter of free arts and cultural programs in New York City parks, and serves 300,000 New Yorkers each year through arts, education, sports and community building initiatives. Thirty years ago, Kramer vs. Kramer author Avery Corman was concerned about the state of his local park and began looking for ways to improve it. 
Thanks to Avery, City Parks Foundation is dedicated to offering diverse programming to encourage residents to use and care for their local parks and green spaces, to bring these public spaces to life and make them accessible for all.