Holiday Tree Lighting Scheduled for Saturday, December 11th

The Friends will be having their annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Saturday, Dec. 11th from 5-6:30pm. The Festival and Tree Lighting will take place at the 135th Street Plaza in St. Nicholas Park where the community will light our permanent holiday tree donated by City College.

This year’s lighting includes Tamara Tunie – star of TV’s Law and Order SVU will recite ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (also known as “A Visit from St. Nicholas”).

Also performing will be singers from the The Harlem School of The Arts!

We are looking for musical acts, a Santa Claus, and helpers for the event. If you are interested please contact

November Coffee Bark and Clean-Up Day this Saturday, November 6th!


Our monthly Coffee Bark happens this Saturday, November 6th from 9am-12pm at St. Nick’s Dog Run. This Saturday is special because we have a woodchips that have been delivered to the dog run and need all the help we can get to get them into the run! Come to the Dog Run and celebrate the Fall with free coffee and donuts. And help keep St. Nick’s one of the best dog runs in New York City. Socialize with fellow dog owners and discuss issues and ideas on concerning St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run. We also need volunteers to help keep the Coffee Bark going – please email us to help out!

Our Coffee Barks take place the first Saturday of every month from 9am-11am at the St. Nick’s Dog Run.

The St. Nick’s Dog Run is located in the middle of St. Nicholas Park between 136th and 137th streets. If you are interested in volunteering for the Coffee Bark, contact us at

Friends Need Help with Organizing Holiday Tree Lighting

The Friends of St. Nicholas Park is looking for someone or a group of people to help with our annual Holiday Tree Lighting. It is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 4th. Our tree lighting in the past has been quite successful. Click on this link to view past celebrations. If you are interested in keeping this tradition going, please contact us at