Friends of Recreation
The Friends of the Mount Vernon Arts, Recreation and Youth Programs. Inc. (FRMVARYP) established as a non-for-profit corporation by New York State in 2012 and officially recognized as a Federal 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization in December 2014. With the decline of municipal funding, this Not-for-Profit corporation was formed to provide financial, volunteer, and programmatic support for recreational, cultural, senior citizen and youth services to the residents of Mount Vernon. Specifically, the FRMVARYP coordinates efforts and raises funds to sponsor youth and senior programs; concerts and performing arts; health, fitness and wellness activities; instruction and training; and recreation facilities improvements that benefit the underprivileged.