Can’t make it to one of the May art events in Harlem by FLUX Art Fair. Then log on to Periscope May 2 at 10 am! NYC Parks joins the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for a special preview tour of the FLUX Art Fair in Marcus Garvey Park “live” on Periscope, a social app for streaming and watching live video broadcasts. Founder of FLUX Leanne Stella will join to answer questions and lead the tour.
Throughout the month of May, FLUX artists will present performances, large-scale installations, and subtle artist interventions throughout Upper Manhattan, including in Marcus Garvey Park, Eugene McCabe Field, Harlem Art Park, along Fifth and Lenox Avenues, and Harlem Grown farm on 127th Street.
Visit http://periscope.tv/nycparks or download the app and follow NYC Parks on Periscope to participate in May 2 tour! For a list of artists click here.
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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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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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NYC Parks and Recreation announced yesterday (August 9) the launch of designated Senior Swim hours at 14 public pools citywide, two of the 14 pools participating are in Harlem. The Harlem pools are Jackie Robinson Pool and Thomas Jefferson Pool.
Senior Swim hours offer adults a stress-free, quieter time to socialize, swim, stretch, and enjoy the benefits of water in NYC Parks’ outdoor pools. The program runs from July 9 through August 24, and is open to those over the age of 62. Please note: there are no fitness instruction involved in the program.
On July 9 at the Thomas Jefferson Pool, the Harlem Honey and Bears Swim Club, a synchronized swimming group for adults 50 and older, kicked off the Senior Swim Program with a synchronized performance.
To learn more about the hours dedicated to the Senior Swim Program, click here.
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