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Ribbon cutting ceremony August 28 for Playground 123 in Harlem’s Morningside Park

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 .

It’s snow day in the park, free winter activities for youth

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.

Staten Island
Clove Lakes Park (Martling and Slosson Avenues)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.