Interested in volunteering this weekend? It’s My Park Day is happening Saturday, Oct. 19th at Morningside Park in Harlem. Work begins at 9 am at the dog run and will consist of putting down fresh wood chips. See details below.
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Whole Foods Market is not open in Harlem yet. However, that’s not stopping the leading retailer of organic and natural foods from organizing a volunteer event in Harlem for the grocer’s Kids Day of Service Initiative.
On Saturday, September 7, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm the NYC branch of Whole Foods is organizing a volunteer event to help beautify Morningside Park while also offering “fun games and a projects created by its partner, ioby.” At the end of the two-hour volunteer effort, families can enjoy a free salad lunch and learn about the healthy eating resources from the Whole Kids Foundation. Interested in attending? Additional details are below or click here.
Who: Whole Foods Market New York City
What: Volunteer event to help beautify Morningside Park
Where: Morningside Park, West 110th to West 123rd Streets
ENTRANCE: West 117th Street and Morningside Avenue (The event will be held within West 116th to West 122nd Streets). If taking the subway, the nearest lines are the A, B, C, D and 1. If driving, there is street parking only.
WHEN: Saturday, September 7th, 10:30AM – 12:30 PM
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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There is signage up at the recently renovated Harlem building located at 2126 Frederick Douglass Blvd. that says apartments for rent by CitiHabitats. When I went to the website to view the listing, I only saw 5 Harlem apartments listed and get ready for this…the apartments listed range from $4700 for a 4 bedroom/2bath to $4000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath.
I find that rent to be pricey however, this part of Harlem has experienced the most growth in the last couple of years, it’s known as Harlem’s restaurant row and its nestled between two big parks, ie Central Park North and Morningside Park. If I had to bet, my guess is CitiHabitats will probably get the rent they are asking. What do you think? Is the rent reasonable for these Harlem apartments or “too damn high” as the saying goes?
To view the listings of rental apartments at 2126 FDB in Harlem, go here.
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This coming Sunday, June 16, it’s NYC KidsFest in Harlem! Festivities start at noon and go on until 5 pm in Morningside Park. Enter at 113th Street and Manhattan Avenue. View complete line up here.
NYC KidsFest is entering it’s 8th year as Harlem’s most exciting multi-cultural arts festival produced especially for families with young children. The day is filled with engaging and innovative entertainment, such as great face-painters and art activities.
See you there!
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There is a full day of fun activities planned April 7 for the whole family in Harlem’s Morningside Park thanks to the many organization who have planned Harlem Earth Day activities in April, such as Harlem Park to Park and more! Tomorrow’s Harlem Earth Day activities will be centered around the pond near 113th Street and Manhattan Ave.
Below is a list of events for April 7. For full schedule, click here.
- 10 am Adult fitness boot camp
- 10:30 am Flat fix workshop
- 11:00 am Adult yoga, Mini dog training sessions
- 11:30 am Flat fix workshop
- 12:00 pm Children’s yoga, Mini dog training sessions
- 12:30 pm Flat fix workshop 1:00pm Mini dog training sessions, Health Screenings, Healthy beverages and snacks
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Land Yoga, Asali Yoga, Beloved Yogi Harlem, and Friends of Morningside Park have come together for a fundraiser to educate and end human trafficking-and we are invited to participate as well. On March 9th at 2 pm, these Harlem yoga centers will be doing 108 Sun Salutations in Morningside Park near 120th Street. This one-day event unites yoga practitioners in the City-and around the world-to support human trafficking.
Last year 3,000 individuals from Mysore, India, to London, New York, and Tokyo came together for the one day to raise awareness and funds to Odanadi to support their work rescuing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking, exploitation and abuse, and educating and empowering vulnerable communities. Odanadi has rescued and rehabilitated more than 2,000 children, carried out in 60 brothel raids and brought 137 traffickers to justice.
The goal for this year is to have more than 100 participants at Morningside Park. To participate in this event, which costs $30, go here to register or pick up a sponsorship form at Land Yoga at 2116 Frederick Douglass Ave to raise money through family, friends, and colleagues who plan on participating.
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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.
Some of us will be checking out the Common Ground Festival today in Morningside Park, but then a week later its time to head over to the Harlem Harvest Festival on October 6, which I believe its in its third or fourth year. The Festival starts at 116th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. See details below and read last year’s blog post on the Harlem Harvest Festival.
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Have no plans for Saturday? Head on over to Morningside Park in Central Harlem for the Common Ground Festival, organized by Friends of Morningside Park. The Common Ground Festival takes place on Saturday, September 29 from 2 to 8 pm. Enter at 114th Street and Morningside Avenue.
This year the Common Ground Festival will feature pony rides, lantern making, various dance performances, music and will also align with the “Morningside Lights” Arts Festival installation and puppet parade.
The Common Ground Festival will also have several food vendors, including Snap Food Truck, Yogo Frozen Yogurt and Cuzinz Duzins.
Should be a fun day! See you there!
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