There is a new walking trail at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. It’s called Walk it Out! Trail. Several organizations, such as NYC Parks and Harlem Hospital, gathered together recently to dedicate a new designated walking trail with banners and a bench at Marcus Garvey Park.
According to a news release, “the purpose of Walk it Out!, is to enhance access to neighborhood spaces for physical activity and to develop informational outreach events to promote health holistically and prevent disease and illness among the village elders of Harlem. This trail, with distance markers, health tips and inspirational messages is another tool to assist in the fight against disease within the Harlem community.”
Walk It Out! is a program run through the Harlem Hospital Center with the goal of increasing physical activity among older adults. Volunteer-led walking clubs meet at parks throughout Harlem, engaging the community in physical activity to help lead healthier lives.
At Marcus Garvey Park, NYC Parks installed eight banners and a bench along the park’s perimeter, creating a designated walking trail. The banners indicate distance markers, health tips, and inspirational messages.
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The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association along with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and New York City Parks and Recreation are hosting a celebration today, September 21, in honor of the successful fund-raising efforts recently achieved to restore the Harlem Fire Watchtower.
The celebration is happening at the Acropolis in Marcus Garvey Park so that guests can get a close up view of the Harlem Fire Watchtower before it is disassembled for restoration. Start time is at 3 pm. Entrance is at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue. See you there.
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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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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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NYC Parks and Recreation recently announced that an eight-block stretch of the Broadway Malls in Harlem was restored from West 145th Street through West 153rd Street. The restoration project was completed six months ahead of schedule and was funded with capital allocations of $605,000 from Borough President Stringer and $91,000 from Mayor Bloomberg. The NYC Parks & Recreation was a partner as well in this project.
“The stretch of malls on Broadway between 145th Street and 153rd Street [in Harlem] were well deserving of a restoration and beautification,” said Robert Herrmann, Chairman of the Broadway Mall Association in a news release. “The Broadway Mall Association maintains almost five miles of parkland along the Upper West Side…”
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The 5th annual Street Games will be taking place April 28 at Thomas Jefferson Park in Spanish Harlem, which is located at 114th Street off of 1st Avenue. Street Games celebrates games from the ’60s and ’70s by introducing them to a new generation of kids. This event is FREE and open to all ages, and will feature classic activities for abilities, including:
- Pogo Sticks
- Hula Hoops
- Hippity Hop
- Skateboarding Clinics
- Learn to Ride Your Bike
- Disney Zone
- Knicks Groove Truck
- Street Hockey
- Sky Bounce Youth Handball Tournament – NEW!
- Soap Box Derby – NEW!
- Red Bulls Skills Challenge – NEW!
The event will also feature performances by the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Industrial Rhythm! And Street Games will happen rain or shine! See details below!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Park, Spanish Harlem in Manhattan
114th Street off of 1st Avenue
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