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Outdoors: Harlem Art Park

March 24, 2012 by

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East Harlem Art Park is located at the corner of East 120th Street and Sylvan Place. The peaceful park area is nestled between the Harlem Courthouse and Casabe Houses. One of the main attractions of the East Harlem Art Park is “Growth,” an engaging 15-foot-high red sculpture located in the center of the park. Artist […]

3 Things you need to know about the inaugural Harlem Arts Festival

March 13, 2012 by

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Harlem is going through another renaissance. Whether it’s prime real estate, good food or arts & culture that you’re looking for, you no longer have to leave the neighborhood to get it.  To celebrate this revitalization and to capture the energy and essence of what’s going on Uptown, a group of local residents have created […]

New Disney Playground and 103rd Street Community Garden Restoration

May 27, 2011 by

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By: Tahnia Belle On May 19th, as part of the ongoing restoration of the 103rd Street Community Garden, about 200 community volunteers, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) staff, Disney VoluntEARS and KaBOOM! organizers came together to build a playground and children’s garden. One of the notable aspects of this collaboration project is that not only […]

Reebok Junior Tennis Academy Tryouts

May 10, 2011 by

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City Parks Foundation’s Reebok Junior Tennis Academy celebrates its 25th Anniversary of providing a free, annual scholarship training program for talented New York City junior tennis players.  The program provides free expert coaching, practice time and tournament scholarship, while the Academy helps defray the cost of tournament tennis training so that more urban youngsters have […]

Seniors Fitness Programs

April 7, 2011 by

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City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Spring 2011 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of May 2, 2011, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city, including new locations in Brooklyn and […]

History Hike

March 7, 2011 by

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Enjoy an exciting and informative hike as the parks department discusses the history of New York City’s oldest bridge, reservoir, and water tower as well as the natural history and wildlife of northern Manhattan. Date: March 12, 2011 Start time: 12:00 pm Contact phone: (212) 304-3401 Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge […]

Restoration of the 103rd Street Community Garden

February 13, 2011 by

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The 103rd Street Community Garden (located at 105 East 103rd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues) is going through a redesign process this spring. As part of that, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will be holding a community input meeting on Saturday, February 19th at 11:30 AM at the Mt. Sinai Center for Advanced Medicine […]

Fall Harvest in Harlem

November 21, 2010 by

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On a crisp Saturday morning in November, the fall colors were at their peak. I found myself in search of root vegetables and fixings for warm autumn dishes. That lead me to Marcus Garvey and Morningside Park’s Farmer’s Markets. Several vendors said  that this weekend will be the last of the season for them as […]

Sundae Sermon Michael Jackson Tribute Today

August 29, 2010 by

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The Friday Garden Party

August 20, 2010 by

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Doug E. Fresh at Jackie Robinson Park

August 3, 2010 by

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Harlem Summerstage August 11.

Family Day in Jackie Robinson Park

July 19, 2010 by

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Canceled due to weather: Great Jazz on the Great Hill

July 9, 2010 by

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Jimmy Heath by Kwame Brathwaite *Editor’s note: This event has been canceled* This Saturday, July 10, the organizers of Jazzmobile  will bring their annual free concert to Central Park. “Great Jazz on the Great Hill”  returns with legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath, Latin jazz percussionist Ray Mantilla and Dion Parson’s 21st Century Band, joined by 2009 […]

A guide to barbecuing uptown on the Fourth of July

July 2, 2010 by

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If sidewalk barbecues aren’t your thing and you prefer picnic benches and grass for your outdoor gatherings then you are in luck. Harlem and Washington Heights happen to have the most parks in Manhattan where grilling is allowed.  We’ve provided a comprehensive list of upper Manhattan parks where you are authorized to cook out this […]

St. Nicholas Park In Dialogue

June 28, 2010 by

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Walking through St. Nicholas Park you might have noticed a series of mailboxes sprinkled across the park. They are part of a public art exhibit called “In Dialogue.” The exhibit is a collaborative project involving The West Harlem Art Fund, City College, and the Parks department. The exhibit will run from June 16 through July […]

Madagascar in Marcus Garvey Park

June 25, 2010 by

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Young people’s slumber party and movie screening under the stars Located on Madison Ave side of Park btwn. 122nd & 124th St. Madagascar Saturday, June 26th, 8:30 pm Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, 2005, 86 min. At New York’s Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and […]

ASPCA offers free and low-cost spay/neuter services on Father’s Day

June 20, 2010 by

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The ASPCA took over Jackie Robinson Park on Sunday as an anti-Father’s Day celebration for neighborhood pets. The mobile units provided free or low-cost: Spay or neuter procedure. Rabies vaccine Distemper vaccine Nail trim Up to 25 animals per day on a first-come, first-served basis can be serviced, and owners must arrive early to wait […]

37th Annual Skyscraper Cycling Classic

June 20, 2010 by

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Amateurs and Olympians alike will descend upon Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Father’s Day, June 20 to compete in the 37th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic presented by Rockstar Games. Olympic Champion Walter Perez of Argentina and four-time World Champion Franco Marvulli will return to the city that inspired the Madison, their track racing specialty. […]

Be a park greeter

May 29, 2010 by

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Parks has launched the new GREETER CORPS, a volunteer team of ambassadors to represent Parks in the community. Building on the success of the POP Greeter program and the Central Park Greeter program, volunteers will welcome patrons at entrances to parks, beaches, and playgrounds, inform patrons of available amenities and programs, gauge the public’s opinion and […]

Inwood Astronomy Programs

May 20, 2010 by

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Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. This event repeats every week on Saturday between 3/20/2010 and 12/25/2010. Every Saturday (weather permitting), Northern Manhattan Parks and the Inwood Astronomy Project will offer free star and planet gazing in Inwood Hill Park. These free, family-friendly events aim to spread the joys of the evening sky, and […]

Sundae Sermon is back

May 8, 2010 by

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3rd Annual Street Games at Jefferson Park

April 10, 2010 by

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 Thomas Jefferson Park 114th Street & First Avenue, Manhattan 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE EVENT On Saturday, April 17, 2010, the City of New York Parks & Recreation and the Walt Disney Company will host the 3rd annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem. Street Games brings back […]

Saint Nicholas Park lights new permanent Christmas Tree

December 12, 2009 by

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The chilly December air was filled with holiday spirit as local youngsters provided the soundtrack for holiday festivities. Special guest, jolly old St. Nick (known to some as Santa Clause) made a surprise visit to the park named in his honor. Pets and people alike milled around and socialized with neighbors under the glow of […]

St. Nick Park celebrates annual tree lighting ft. Tamara Tunie

December 6, 2009 by

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The Friends of Saint Nicholas Park celebrate their annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Sunday, Dec. 6th starting at 3pm with ornament making for kids and tree lighting at 6pm! The Festival and Tree Lighting will take place at the 135th Street Plaza in St. Nicholas Park where the community will light a new permanent holiday tree donated […]

Holiday Lighting at Dana Discovery Center

December 5, 2009 by

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Holiday Lighting Sunday, December 6, 2009 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. This year, Christmas merry-making begins with the 13th annual lighting of Central Park’s picturesque Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. Hosted by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and organized by the Central Park Conservancy’s Education and Public Programs Department, this event includes fun holiday […]

Inwood: The tip of Manhattan

November 29, 2009 by

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One Foot in the Past Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Inwood, the northernmost neighborhood in Manhattan, is a place of hills and history. Inwood Hill Park, 196 acres of tree-filled landscape, dominates the scene, and traces of Lenape Indians and Dutch settlers abound. Read more >>>

The 6th Annual Inwood Hill Haunted Forest and House

October 30, 2009 by

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The 6th Annual Inwood Hill Haunted Forest and House Date: Saturday, October 31st Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Inwood Hill Park (218th St. & Indian Rd.) Cost: Free Check out NYC’s only natural forest on the scariest evening of all. Halloween. “The Inwood Hill Nature Center is converted into our Haunted House. Visitors will first […]

An Ice Cream Party for Dogs in Saint Nicholas Park

September 1, 2009 by

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A free ice cream party for dogs will be sponsored by New York Tails Magazine on Saturday, September 5th from 9-11 AM.  There will also be a raffle to  raise money for the dog run committee and the usual coffee and donuts (for the dog’s two-legged friends, of course.) Please remember to bring donations for […]

Free Tours of Saint Nicholas Park

August 23, 2009 by

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St. Nicholas Park’s gardener Jennifer Brull will be leading a tour of the Park’s current capital and planting projects Thursday, August 27th at 12pm. Tour will begin at the 135th Street Plaza. A special free tour of St. Nicholas Park given by a Park Ranger from the NYC Urban Park Rangers will take place on […]

Third Annual 135th Street Agency Harlem BBQ and Fish Fry

August 21, 2009 by

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Tools of War: Digger’s Delight – Last Weekend

August 21, 2009 by

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Cinema Under the Stars

August 10, 2009 by

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Cinema Under the Stars Wednesday, August 12: St. Nicholas Park, Harlem Film: Sex, Okra and Salted Butter @ African Night Preceded by Live Performance: Ismael Kouyate and Musicians Starting @ 7:30 PM Saturday, August 15: Great Hill, Central Park, Harlem Film: Kirikou and the Sorceress @ African Diaspora Celebration Preceded by Live Performance: Mouminatou Camara […]

King of Pop, Master of Music Video

July 7, 2009 by

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Wednesday, July 15th, 7:30pm The Mothership Connection: Summer of Music King of Pop, Master of the Music Video: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (1958-2009) @ Marcus Garvey Park (Lawn B, northwest of the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, btw. Mt. Morris Park West & 124th St) MASS THRILLER DANCE!! JOIN THE CELEBRATION!! 7:30pm King of the […]

The Mothership Connection: A Summer of Music

July 7, 2009 by

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The Maysles Cinema, in partnership with Reel Harlem, is proud to announce we are officially kicking off “The Mothership Connection: A Summer of Music,” our summer long music documentary and concert film series on Wednesday, July 8th with a free outdoor screening of Parliament-Funkadelic: The Mothership Connection (1976) in Morningside Park at 7:30pm. On Thursday, […]

Make Music New York

June 17, 2009 by

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Free Summer Concerts in Harlem

June 16, 2009 by

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Marcus Garvey Park 124 St. & Mt. Morris Park Thursday, August 6th: Jon B Thursday, August 13th: Joe Thursday, August 20th: Hezekiah Walker View the full schedule of concerts around the city at City Parks Foundation

Third Annual Family Day in Swindler Cove Park

June 12, 2009 by

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Enjoy games and giveaways, live animals, arts & crafts, and family portraits New York Restoration Project kicks off the summer with the 3rd Annual Family Day Registered teams can compete in recycle relays, scavenger hunts, fishing and nature-inspired music contests with chances to win exciting prizes including 2 round-trip JetBlue tickets. Kids can boogie for […]

West Harlem Fishing Piers Celebration

June 12, 2009 by

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West Harlem Piers Fishing Festival Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. West Harlem Piers Park 125th Street and the Hudson River, Manhattan This event is FREE and open to the public. Celebrate the Hudson River Quadricentennial at the West Harlem Piers Park Fishing Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. […]

Special Coffee Bark this Saturday

June 2, 2009 by

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A special June St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark sponsored by Uptown Vets will take place this Saturday, June 6th from 9am-11am. Before the Coffee Bark, we will be having group training from Leroy Darby in the large dog run. Come to the Dog Run and celebrate a beautiful June day with free coffee and […]

Friends of St. Nick Park Events

May 31, 2009 by

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HIKE THE HEIGHTS NEXT SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH FROM 11-3PM. This popular hike takes place in all the Historic Harlem Parks. It winds its way through St. Nicholas Park next Saturday. Click below to find out more information and view photos of the giraffe building local children did in our park during It’s My Park! Day. […]

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