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
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Tagged Entertainment, Harlem, nyc parks, Street Games, The Walt Disney Company, Things to do in Harlem, 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
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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Tagged earth day activities, Harlem, Harlem Earth Day, healthy-living, morningside park, outdoors, things to do with kids in harlem
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
New York City youth can take to the parks today for fun, free snowy activities hosted by NYC Parks & Recreation. Snow Day sites (one in each borough, locations listed below) will host FREE, supervised outdoor recreation and winter fun for youth, including sledding, snowman and snow angel contests, music and complimentary hot chocolate. Sleds will be available to borrow as well.
Riverside Park (Riverside Drive at 103rd Street)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crotona Park (Fulton Avenue and East 172nd Street)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prospect Park (near the Tennis House)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Juniper Valley Park (78 Street & Juniper Valley North)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Clove Lakes Park (Martling and Slosson Avenues)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Tagged Harlem, new york city parks and recreation, NYC Parks & Recreation, outdoors, snow day, things to do with kids in harlem, things to do with kids in NYC, winter
This weeks Tweet of the Week belongs to Grandmas Place in Harlem and @Schopgirl. Recently, I posted a photo on Instagram of Grandmas Place, located at 84 West 120th Street in Harlem, saying “there’s nothing better than Grandmas Place” to shop for great gifts for kids! Out of the blue, the owners daughter of Grandmas Place tweets back “that’s my mom! 40 plus years in education, literacy, and passion for toys and books.”
This is a classic example that when you tweet something out about Harlem, you are bound to come across family! Luv it!
To shop at Grandmas Place, take the 2/3 subway to either 116th or 125th Street. They’re located right behind Settepani!
And join us on Twitter to receive the latest information about Harlem!
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Tagged 10027, 84 west Lenox Avenue, @harlemcondolife, @schopgirl, grandmas place, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, Kids, things to do with kids in harlem, tweet of the week, twitter
Navigating the Twitter-sphere, one can be drowned in information, especially on Harlem. There is a ton of great info out there. However, some Harlem info on Twitter pops out. In Tweet of the Week, a new series on HarlemGal Inc, Harlem RBI rises to the top and the first to be featured. They simply tweeted recently, “Volunteer at Harlem RBI. You can coach these kids!” When you open up the link, its an adorable photo of kids in their baseball uniforms. So cute! (See above)
If you’re interested in volunteering at Harlem RBI, so you can “coach these kids” to be winners on and off the field, fill out their volunteer form. “Harlem RBI is always looking for dedicated volunteers.” Check it out. Maybe that’s you?
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Tagged baseball, Harlem, Harlem RBI, Photo by Harlem RBI, Sports, things to do with kids in harlem, volunteer
On Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10 a.m., Manhattan Country School, located at the base of East Harlem on East 96th Street, will lead a peaceful and inspirational march through the streets of New York City in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Having chosen the route and theme of the march themselves, MCS eighth grade students will stop at several points along the march route to give public speeches they have written addressing contemporary civil rights issues. This year’s march theme is “In 25 Years: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Struggles of the Past, Looking Toward Justice for Tomorrow.”
The public is invited to attend and can join at the beginning of the march or meet along the route to hear student speeches, sing freedom songs, and participate in a unique event that is educational and uplifting.
2013 MLK March Route:
Starting time & location: 10 a.m. at Gracie Mansion
(East End Avenue and 89th Street)
1. Gracie Mansion (East End Avenue and 89th Street)
2. ASPCA (424 East 92nd Street, between 1st and York)
3. 92nd Street Y (92nd Street and Lexington Avenue)
4. Dream Charter School (232 East 102nd Street, Between 2nd and 3rd)
5. The Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Avenue, between 103rd and 104th)
6. Manhattan Country School (7 East 96th Street, Between Madison and 5th Avenues)
Ending time & location: 1 p.m. at Manhattan Country School
(7 East 96th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
For more information about the march, contact Corris Little at email@example.com
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Tagged 10029, Dr. Martin Luther King, east 96th street, East Harlem, free, Harlem, Jr., Kids, Manhattan Country School, outdoors, poltics, things to do with kids in harlem, upper east side