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 Park to Park (HP2P) released information yesterday (March 19) about their second annual Harlem Earth Day initiative, which begins April 3rd until April 21st. HP2P has lined up free, fun filled activities for the whole family in Morningside Park (April 7th) and Marcus Garvey Park (April 21st); and panel discussions including celebrity chefs, authors and activists every Wednesday evening at MIST Harlem on April 3rd, 10th and 17th! The initiative is sponsored by Con Edison, Land Yoga, MIST Harlem, Friends of Morningside Park, and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.
Below is an outline of the program and participants. See you at Harlem Earth Day activities!
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Tagged climate, earth day activities, Harlem, Harlem Earth Day, Harlem Park to Park, Marcus Garvey Park, nature, outdoors
A reader sent in the following information today about a Harlem Shake Off happening this Saturday, March 9 in Harlem! Details are below:
To kick off a new comedy webisode based in Harlem and to respond to all the hokey renditions of the current fad, Harlem Shake on YouTube, a “real” Harlem Shake Off is happening at Marcus Garvey Park (122nd and Madison) this Saturday, March 9th at 12 pm. Socl Expt is hosting!
If you wanna have fun and are good dancer from Harlem and the Bronx come out to this Harlem get together. FYI, the event will be videotaped!
It is MulchFest Weekend Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. And there are several Harlem locations! Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled either by drop off or chipping. Chipping locations will mash-up the tree right there and let you walk away with the mulch. Morningside Park and Marcus Garvey Park are chipping locations. Go here to see all Harlem locations.
Another Harlem flea market is being developed (the other is on FDB & 117th Street). However, it’s for one day at Mt. Morris Park/Marcus Garvey Park and its being organized by a local Harlem church. Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church tells HarlemGal Inc that it is hosting its first flea market and street fair on Saturday, August 25, from 12 pm to 7 pm, and all the five boroughs are invited to participate whether by attending or setting up a booth.
The one day market plans to offer everything from food to face painting, a live DJ, and some raffle prizes. The flea market will be at 122nd Street between Mt. Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue.
Vendor spaces are still available for non food vendors. If interested, contact Elder William McKenzie at 212.658.1541 for vendor fees and policy. General inquiries are being directed to the same phone number.
Proceeds for this event will benefit The Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church .
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Tagged 10027, flea market, Harlem, harlem church, Harlem flea market, Marcus Garvey Park, Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, Mt. Morris Park Historic District Market, travel
Go back in time tonight to an era that brought us “soul” at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. Harlem-based non-profit ImageNation is celebrating all things “Soul Train” this evening (July 12) in Marcus Garvey Park. ImageNation’s 10th Annual Outdoors Festival will pay tribute to the late Don Cornelius with a screening of the VH1 documentary “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America,” as well as live performances of music from that famous era. Also, ImageNation is aiming to create the largest soul train line tonight here in Harlem. How else to pay better tribute to the man himself, Don Cornelius, than by creating one of the most famous and well-known dance lines: the soul train line? The event is FREE and starts at 7:30 pm. Check out the details below.
What: Soul Train! A Tribute to Don Cornelius w/ music by InJoy Enterprises
When: July 12, 2012 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem
Directions: Take the 2/3 train towards New Lots Ave and exit 125th st near intersection of Dr. Martin L King Blvd and Lenox Ave. Walk down to 122nd St and turn left
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Tagged celebrities, Don Cornelius, Entertainment, Harlem, ImageNation, live music, Marcus Garvey Park, music, Soul Train, soul train dance line, travel
The sixth annual Mafrika Music Festival is scheduled for June 24 in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. The program starts at noon and runs till 7 pm. And its FREE to the public. Enter Marcus Garvey Park at 120th street and 5th Avenue in Harlem. As always, this event has involvement from Yatenga French Bistro and Bar and ShrineNYC.
Posted in Community, drinks, entertainment, Events, food, Free!, Harlem, music
Tagged 10027, Entertainment, Harlem, Lifestyle & Entertainment, live music, Mafrika Music Festival, Marcus Garvey Park, The Shrine Bar, Yatenga French Bistro and Bar
One of my favorite movies is Across the Universe by Julie Taymor and I really enjoyed the performance in the film by the actress and singer who played Sexy Sadie, which was Dana Fuchs. The New York Times reported this past weekend that Fuchs, a well-known and highly established singer and musician, has made Harlem her home. Fuchs recently purchased a 1500 square foot, three bedroom apartment with her companion at Fifth on the Park in Harlem. The article states Fuchs was a drawn to Fifth on the Park in Harlem because of the amazing views. “With big windows overlooking so much greenery, I was just wowed,” Fuchs told the Times.
If you have never heard Dana Fuchs’ music before, check out the video below. And now that I know Fuchs lives in Harlem, I will silently wish that she and her band will one day perform live in Harlem. Wouldn’t that be so cool?
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Tagged Across the Universe, bedroom apartment, Dana Fuchs, Entertainment, Fifth on the Park, Harlem, Julie Taymor, Marcus Garvey Park, real estate, sexy sadie, The Dana Fuchs Band
According to Mommy Poppins, there is a boat load of fun and interesting activity to do in Harlem with kids! So much so that they have done the heavily lifting for us and compiled a list of the Top 50 Things to do with kids in Harlem!
The site mentions a ton of activity to do in Harlem from shaking your bon, bon at the Sundae Sermon in Morningside Park, which right now is happening at El Museo in Spanish Harlem until the weather warms up. They also mention participating in family concerts at Kidberry, taking family yoga classes at Land Yoga, watching concerts at Richard Rogers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, ice skating at Lasker Rink in Central Park North, bowling at Harlem Lanes, explore Hamilton Grange and more. The list is 50 lines long. Take a look.
The only other items I would have added is renting bikes at MODSquad Cycles and biking in the northern part of Central Park and attending the annual Pumpkin Sail at Harlem Meer. Aside from that, Mommy Poppins covered plenty of things to do in Harlem. What do you think? Are there other activities that should be on that list? If so, tell us!
Posted in 116th Street, 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., art and culture, Community, education, entertainment, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Frederick Douglass Circle, Free!, Harlem, history, kids, Lenox Avenue, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged Family, Harlem, health and family, Kidberry, Kids, Land Yoga, Marcus Garvey Park, Mommy Poppins, Sundae Sermon Dance Party, Top 50 things to do in Harlem with kids
Head on down to the Heath Gallery in Harlem this month! Tonight is the opening reception of “Crossing Lines”, an exhibition featuring the work of Michael Daily, Jr. and Gilbert Gandia. Daily Jr. and Gandia are both painters and multi-instrument musicians. They collaborate on both music and visual art projects.
“Crossing Lines” opens today, February 4th and runs through Saturday, March 3rd. The February 4th opening reception is from 7-11 pm. The Heath Gallery is located at 24 West 120th Street directly facing Marcus Garvey Park.
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Tagged 10027, 24 West 120th Street, adam clayton powell, Gilbert Gandia, Harlem, Jr., Marcus Garvey Park, Michael Daily, The Heath Gallery