It’s My Park Day May 18-19 and several Harlem parks are participating.
The Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle are participating today (May 18) and they need our help. They will be weeding and planting annuals in the tree pits adjacent to Frederick Douglass Circle from 9 am to 3 pm.
The group will also be organizing arts and educational events for that day as well.
Interested in participating, meet at Frederick Douglass Circle, which is at 110th Street and FDB. And don’t forget to wear work clothes and bring your own gloves if able. Need more information about this location, contact (212) 280-7800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, several other Harlem parks are participating in It’s My Park Day today or tomorrow, such as Marcus Garvey Park and St. Nicholas Park. Go here for more details.
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Tagged Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, It's My Park Day, Marcus Garvey Park, nature, outdoors, St. Nicholas Park
Harlem, we are all cordially invited to attend the V.I.P. reception of the world premier screening of the film, “American Beatboxer” The documentary hits the stage at the Schomburg Research Center on May 15th in Harlem, NYC.
“American Beatboxer” tells the story of the first ever, American Beatboxing Championship, shot during the summer of 2010, at Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn. Contestants of all races from the United States competed, down to eight finalists. This documentary honors the evolution of Beatboxing juxtaposed against the final day of competition to crown the first American beat boxing champion.
The event is free by RSVPing in advance to AmericanBeatboxerRSVP@gmail.com. Below are all the details to attend:
DATE: Wednesday, May 15th
TIME: Reception–5:30-6:30 pm; Screening–7-8:30 pm; Q&A–8:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: The Schomburg Center, 515 Lenox Avenue & 135th St.
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Tagged American Beatboxer, beat boxing, documentaries, Entertainment, film, Harlem, Harlem NYC, Schomburg Center, The Schomburg, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
After I posted about the Harlem Focus event by Cooper-Hewitt, another design event happening in Harlem was sent in to share. On May 11, Harlem’s Breadbox Studio will be providing “a demonstration of Maker Bots and 3D Printing machines, and a talk by young TOY designers.” The event is free to the public and it starts at 6 pm. BreadBox Studio is located at 1844 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
To learn more about the event, click here.
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Tagged 10026, 111 Central Park North, 1844 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd., adam clayton powell jr, architecture, arts, breadbox studio, cooper hewitt national design museum, Cooper-Hewitt Design Center, Entertainment, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, illustration, john reddick
Street Games, which brings back the classic games and sports from the ’60s and ’70s and introduces them to a new generation, takes place this Saturday, April 27 in East Harlem.
Stickball, pogo sticks, hula hoops, double-dutch, yo-yos, and skateboarding clinics will be available at 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue. Street Games will also feature the Red Bulls Skills Challenge – Interactive Activities from the New York Red Bulls – on the soccer fields at Thomas Jefferson Park!
Radio Disney will be spinning music all day and there will be live music and entertainment, including several performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem! See details below!
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Park
114th Street and First Avenue
Posted in Community, Free!, Harlem, Harlem blogs, kids, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged Entertainment, Harlem, nyc parks, Street Games, The Walt Disney Company, Things to do in Harlem, things to do with kids in harlem
A group of Harlemites, who live near the Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem, have formed a community organization called Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle. The Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle aim “to beautify this particular area of Harlem and bring events to the circle.”
This organization is having a pubic meeting April 23 at 301 Cathedral Parkway and we are all invited to attend. See details below if interested in participating.
Read prior blog coverage of Frederick Douglass Circle here.
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Tagged 10026, community organization, Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass Circle, Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, Photo by HarlemGal
Harlem parents looking for “things to do with your kid in Harlem,” here is another option for consideration. Land Yoga is hosting an open house for Chloe the Yogi, a Harlem based children’s yoga company providing yoga programs, e-book technology products and original kid’s music to young people in the New York and DC areas. The open house is schedule for Sunday, April 14th. It is free and will feature free yoga classes, robotics, tutoring information and healthy snacks. Registration is required. See details below
Who: Join Chloe the Yogi and friends
When: Sunday, April 14th 2 pm-4 pm
Where: Land Yoga, 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd for
What: FREE Children’s Yoga Classes. 2:15 pm Ages 2-3, 2:45 pm Ages 4-7, 3:15 pm Ages 8-12.
PLUS… Video games, robotic building challenges and a Robotic Yogi courtesy of RoboFun.
Posted in Community, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Free!, Harlem, Harlem blogs, health and wellness, kids
Tagged 10026, Chloe the Yogi, free yoga classes, Harlem, Health, health and wellness, healthy-living, Kids, Land Yoga, things to do with kids in harlem, yoga
EmblemHealth invites the Harlem community to join a spring celebration and receive a FREE photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Families can also enjoy balloon sculpting and receive fun giveaways. This is all happening this Saturday, March 30 from 11 am to 2 pm at 215 West 125th Street.
WHO: EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Harlem
WHAT: Picture with the Easter Bunny
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 11 am to 2 pm
WHERE: 215 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com or call (866) 469-0999.
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Tagged 10027, 215 West 125th Street, Easter, Easter Bunny, EmblemHealth, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, health and wellness, Kids, things to do with kids in harlem
Harlem’s Casa Frela Gallery will be hosting a Harlem Art Walk Tour Fundraiser (HAWT™) with Silent Auction on Saturday, April 13th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the gallery’s space at 47 West 119th Street. The fundraiser will feature the works of selected HAWT™ 2013 participating artists, each donating a piece of their work, which will then be offered up for auction to raise funds for the Harlem Art Walk Tour this coming October. The event is open to the public, and free to attend! Refreshments will be served.
HAWT™ Artist’s donated works will be on display at Casa Frela Gallery from April 1st through April 13th . Visitors will have the chance to view the artwork up to 2 weeks prior to the event.
See past blog coverage on the Harlem Art Walk.
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Tagged 10026, 10027, Casa Frela Gallery, Harlem, Harlem Art Walk, Harlem Blogs, Harlem tours, hawt
The good folks over at Aromas Boutique Bakery & Cafe located in East Harlem have given us the heads up that they are having their monthly dessert tasting on Tuesday, March 26th from 5 to 7 pm. All are welcome!
At this event there will be sampling of Fresh Lemon Loaf, Carrot Cake, the Best Pumpkin Cake in the World and a New Hazelnut Cake. Aromas Boutique Bakery & Cafe recently added Gluten free Pumpkin Cake and a Brownie to their menu.
Aromas Boutique Bakery & Cafe
2248 First Avenue (Between 115th and 116th)
New York, NY 10029
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