Congratulations to the The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) in Harlem, along with its Steering Committee of neighbors and friends, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance! They have reached their fundraising goal of $4 million needed to restore Harlem’s Mount Morris Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park!
A formal announcement/press conference/photo-op will be taking place this morning, Wednesday August 28 at 10:30am at the top of the Acropolis! Stop by and join in on the celebration!
Read more about Harlem’s Mount Morris Fire Watchtower fundraising efforts here.
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There is so much happening on June 9 in Harlem, there’s absolutely no time for church. Unless you prefer the church of the outdoors, music or brownstone tours. Decisions, decisions. What to do in Harlem on June 9? Here’s some ideas:
Sunday, June 9 is Green Gym Day – a day to celebrate outdoor fitness in our parks! The Friends of Morningside Park will be leading a hike/walk through Morningside and St. Nicholas Parks. It starts at the park entrance at 110th and Manhattan Avenue at 10:30 am and it ends at the Hamilton Grange at 141st Street at noon. Here is a link to the hike route.
For more than 23 years the community of Mount Morris Park has been opening doors and inviting fellow New Yorkers from across the island and visitors from around the world into the beautiful homes located in Harlem. This year’s tour around the Mount Morris Park section of Harlem will feature homes, churches and even an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and a remarkable example of Tiffany glass work. For more information on the events of the day, details on how to order tickets and directions to the Mount Morris Park Historic District, visit www.mmpcia.org.
The seventh annual Mafrika Music Festival is also happening June 9 in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. The program starts at noon, runs till 7 pm and it’s 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.
And last, but certainly not least, Maysles Documentary Center will be holding an Education Open House from 1-2 pm at their Lenox Avenue location between 127th and 128th Street. Parents and youth from 7 to 17 years old are invited to come learn about upcoming summer film programs for the youth.
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Flu season is upon us and its time to think about how to manage that. EmblemHealth will be offering Harlem residents complimentary flu shots, blood pressure screenings and “brown bag” prescription medication reviews on October 16 at the West Harlem Farmers Market and on October 20 at Mount Morris Park.
Also, while there take advantage of receiving free health and wellness screenings. EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering these services at each location through the end of November.
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Tagged blood pressure screenings, business, diet, Eating for Good Health, EmblemHealth, flu shots, free, fruits and vegetables, good eating, Harlem, harvest home, Harvest Home Farmer's Markets, Health, health and wellness, health screenings, medication reviews, Mount Morris Historic District, Mt. Morris Park Historic District Market, nature, transportation, travel, vacation, wellness screenings, West Harlem, West Harlem Farmer's Market
EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings to the people of NYC this summer, with two locations in Harlem, through the “Eating for Good Health” program.
A kick-off celebration for the start of the cooking demonstrations is scheduled for the week of July 10 – 14, 2012 with special activities, giveaways and health screenings. Below are the schedules of the two Harlem locations that are participating in the “Eating for Good Health” program:
Mt. Morris Park Historic District Market-Saturdays through November 17
Cooking Demonstrations begin July 14, 2012 through Oct. 27, 2012
120th Street and Lenox Avenue
West Harlem Farmer’s MarketTuesdays beginning July 10 Nov. 20, 2012
Cooking Demonstrations begin July 10-Nov. 20, 2012
137th Street and Broadway
For more information, please visit www.harvesthomefm.org.
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For more than 20 years the community of Mount Morris Park has been opening its doors and inviting New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to come in and see all the beautiful homes that are in Harlem. The tradition continues with the annual Mount Morris Park House Tour, which is set for June 10. The schedule is listed below and tickets are now available at the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association. Click here to purchase tickets.
11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Guests will visit 10 venues including inside brownstone homes, urban live/work apartments and landmark churches.
1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour and explore this historic neighborhood’s rich architectural detail and history.
Noon and 2 PM: Inside Historic Harlem begins with Yale-trained architect and historian, John Reddick.
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Tagged architecture, arts, Harlem, Mount Morris Historic District, Mount Morris Park, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, Mount Morris Park House Tour
May 21, 2011 @ 8:00
Did you receive the invitation from Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association regarding their 22nd Annual House Tour? I did and I am so psyched for the event! Now I am passing along for your consideration! It is Sunday, June 12th!
This is the time when one can see some of the most beautiful brownstones in New York City (for me the entire universe) that line and make up Central Harlem, also known as the Mt. Morris Park area. Remember how this area was recently praised by New York Magazine?
Here is the low down for those interested in attending:
- 11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes
- 1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour
- 12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside Historic Harlem
- 1:30 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Walking Tour
Mark your calendars and hope to see you there June 12!
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Tagged 10027, Harlem, Mount Morris Historic District, Mount Morris Park, Photo by We Love NY
Jun 2, 2010 @ 16:13
We heard online that Kate Winslet was going to be in Harlem June 1 filming scenes for HBO’s Mildred Pierce…and turns out she was in Harlem! We also found out that Evan Rachel Wood was in Harlem yesterday as well. They were both in the Mount Morris Historic District, which is located between 120th to 124th Street from Lenox Avenue to Madison Avenue .
In my view, perfect location to capture some gorgeous brownstones for the background shots for Mildred Pierce. I will definitely be watching Kate and Evan Rachel on HBO when the film comes out. In the mean time, check out the photos of Kate and Evan Rachel in Harlem! Cool!