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SummerStage arrives uptown: Interview with Erika Elliott

This week kicks off the Summer Stage performances in Marcus Garvey Park, starting tonight August 11 with Rakim. I had the opportunity to interview Erika Elliott, City Parks Foundation’s Artistic … Continue reading

August 11, 2015

Tito Nieves shines at the East River Ampitheater; SummerStage moves uptown

A stellar performance by Tito Nieves last night kicked off a week of performances at the East River Park, as presented by Summer Stage. This summer marks SummerStage’s 30th Anniversary. Earlier … Continue reading

August 5, 2015

The Tempest storms through Harlem

This summer’s uptown iteration of Shakespeare in the Park brought The Tempest to the island of Hispaniola. I have attended the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s summer Shakespeare productions for the … Continue reading

July 24, 2015

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2014

“You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker” – the words of jazz great Miles Davis paying homage to the forefathers of a musical … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shakespeare… the Harlem Way

The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Justin Emeka, opened last night at Marcus Garvey Park. This is the company’s second season in the park, … Continue reading

July 6, 2014

Outdoors: Harlem Art Park

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 … Continue reading

March 24, 2012

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

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 … Continue reading

March 13, 2012

New Disney Playground and 103rd Street Community Garden Restoration

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 … Continue reading

May 27, 2011

Reebok Junior Tennis Academy Tryouts

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 … Continue reading

May 10, 2011

Seniors Fitness Programs

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 … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

History Hike

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 … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Restoration of the 103rd Street Community Garden

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 … Continue reading

February 13, 2011

Fall Harvest in Harlem

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 … Continue reading

November 21, 2010

Sundae Sermon Michael Jackson Tribute Today

August 29, 2010

The Friday Garden Party

August 20, 2010

Doug E. Fresh at Jackie Robinson Park

Harlem Summerstage August 11.

August 3, 2010

Family Day in Jackie Robinson Park

July 19, 2010

Canceled due to weather: Great Jazz on the Great Hill

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 … Continue reading

July 9, 2010

A guide to barbecuing uptown on the Fourth of July

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 … Continue reading

July 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

St. Nicholas Park In Dialogue

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 … Continue reading

June 28, 2010 · 2 Comments

Madagascar in Marcus Garvey Park

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 … Continue reading

June 25, 2010

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

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 … Continue reading

June 20, 2010

37th Annual Skyscraper Cycling Classic

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. … Continue reading

June 20, 2010

Be a park greeter

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 … Continue reading

May 29, 2010

Inwood Astronomy Programs

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 … Continue reading

May 20, 2010

Sundae Sermon is back

May 8, 2010

3rd Annual Street Games at Jefferson Park

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 … Continue reading

April 10, 2010

Saint Nicholas Park lights new permanent Christmas Tree

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) … Continue reading

December 12, 2009 · 1 Comment

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

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 … Continue reading

December 6, 2009

Holiday Lighting at Dana Discovery Center

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 … Continue reading

December 5, 2009

Inwood: The tip of Manhattan

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 … Continue reading

November 29, 2009

The 6th Annual Inwood Hill Haunted Forest and House

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 … Continue reading

October 30, 2009

An Ice Cream Party for Dogs in Saint Nicholas Park

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 … Continue reading

September 1, 2009

Free Tours of Saint Nicholas Park

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 … Continue reading

August 23, 2009 · 1 Comment

Third Annual 135th Street Agency Harlem BBQ and Fish Fry

August 21, 2009

Tools of War: Digger’s Delight – Last Weekend

August 21, 2009

Cinema Under the Stars

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 @ … Continue reading

August 10, 2009

King of Pop, Master of Music Video

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, … Continue reading

July 7, 2009

The Mothership Connection: A Summer of Music

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 … Continue reading

July 7, 2009

Make Music New York

June 17, 2009

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