The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony in Harlem tomorrow, Aug. 28 at 11:30am to celebrate the renovation of Playground 123 in Morningside Park. Interested participants should stop by.
According to DNAinfo New York, “the playground, in Morningside Park at 123rd Street near Morningside Avenue, was rundown and had little more than asphalt pavement and chain-link fences when construction began in August 2012. After $3.7 million in renovations, the playground reopened [in July 2013] with new swing sets, including adaptive swings for disabled children, as well as castle-like play equipment, a basketball court, a playhouse and sprinklers.”
To learn more about Playground 123 in Morningside Park, check out Destination Harlem’s write-up .
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Back in March 2013, HarlemGal Inc blogged that Tribeca Pediatrics will be opening up a branch in Harlem on the corner of 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. They are moving into the old 99 cents store space, which has now started to be transformed. That was very visible today. When walking by, pedestrians can see a new glass store front.
Tribeca Pediatrics signed a 10-year, 2,500-square-foot lease at 2111 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. On their website, it says coming soon and lists two individuals, who will be staffing the Harlem office. Go here for more information about the Harlem branch of Tribeca Pediatrics.
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HarlemGal Inc loves blogging about all things positive related to Harlem. However, there are going to be some instances where the Harlem news is not all roses. For example, this blog is hearing some sad news on and offline about Kidberry, a children’s education center located on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between 122nd and 123rd Street. The rumor mill, which HarlemGal Inc is practically 90 percent sure its not a rumor based on sources, is that Kidberry in Harlem is closing its doors for good. Done. Finished, etc.
Reasons for the closing have not surfaced…yet. Our guess is that will happen in due time. As soon as we know why Kidberry in Harlem is closing, we will pass that information along.
Now for the big questions. Where will Harlem parents take their infants and toddlers for educational classes? Is there some place else close by? Thoughts? HarlemGal Inc would love to hear your feedback? Chime in…
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Tagged educational classes, Harlem, Kidberry, Kidberry Harlem, Kids, things to do with kids in harlem
The Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery is offering A FREE Family Art Workshop today, July 27 for families with young people from pre-school aged through high school. During the workshop, participants will work with visual artists and ARTS interns from STUDIO IN A SCHOOL for sessions in art-making. The workshop starts at 11 am and runs to 3 pm. Attendees can join up to 2 pm. See details below.
When: Saturday, July 27
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery
The Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue, NYC (Corner of 119th Street)
What will be offered at the event?
- Workshops in Collage Making, Drawing, Paper Sculpture, and Stamping,
- Gallery tours of Studio in a School’s student art exhibition, Portraits: My City, Myself
How to Register:
You can register by email or in person
Send an email to email@example.com
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Tagged arts, East Harlem, free, Harlem, Hunter College, Kids, things to do with kids in harlem
Interested in learning how to teach yoga poses, games, songs, concentration and philosophy to kids ages 2-12 years? If so, there is an opportunity coming up in Harlem starting June 14. Land Yoga in Harlem will conduct classes on how to pass on this ancient Indian tradition to kids. Student teachers will learn how to create captivating lessons that can be applied for kids at private functions, schools, studios, condos communities and groups of all sizes. Once the training is completed, there are potential job opportunities after for graduates at Land Yoga.
If you’re interested in participating in this training, all the details are listed below or click here to sign up.
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Tagged 10026, ancient indian tradition, Harlem, Health, healthy-living, Kids, Land Yoga, mental-health, private functions, teach yoga to kids, things to do with kids in harlem, yoga
Peartree Preschool in Harlem, which opened this year on West 112th, recently announced that they are accepting applications for its Summer and Fall Program for 2-5 year olds. They are offering full week options or two or three-day options.
Monthly tuition can range from around $1700 for five days or as low as $1000 for the two-day option. Interested parents can apply online at the Peartree website.
To learn more about Peartree Preschool in Harlem and its founder, read the latest article by The New York Daily News. Or check out their website, which explains their mission, school curriculum, and admission process.
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Tagged education, Harlem, Kids, Peartree Preschool in Harlem, preschool, things to do with kids in harlem
Know any 7-11 year olds that love movies? Then you may want to tell them about Film in Action created by Harlem’s Maysles Institute. Film In Action is an eight-week film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, and to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual. The program starts April 21 and runs to June 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm. The costs per person is $200. See additional details below or go to Maysles Institute’s website to learn more.
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Tagged 343 Lenox Avenue, Albert Maysles, Entertainment, film, Film in Action, Harlem, Kids, Maysles Cinema, Maysles Institute, media, things to do with kids in harlem, things to do with kids in NYC, youth
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.
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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
A parent of Harlem’s PS/IS180 Hugo Newman College Prep School emailed HarlemGal Inc to let us know this Harlem school is starting their very own flea market to raise money for various programs that could potentially get cut. They plan on having a variety of vendors at this flea market, such as arts/crafts, clothing, vintage, jewelry, etc., and they are looking for vendors who are interested selling their products at this flea market!
The flea market will start April 7th and run until June 23rd every Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm RAIN OR SHINE at the school, which is located at 370 West 120th, between Morningside and Manhattan Avenue.
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