Input Sought for Use of Former Grange Site

Input is sought on the former Grange site on Convent Avenue
The National Park Service recently published an Amendment to the Hamilton Grange National Memorial General Management Plan. The Amendment focuses on alternatives for development that will guide long-term management of the NPS property at 287 Convent Avenue, former site of Hamilton Grange. The Amendment is available for review at local libraries and at Public comment on the Amendment will be accepted until June 20, 2011. Comments may be submitted in writing to the Superintendent, Hamilton Grange NM, 26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, or via online at the planning site referenced above. Additionally, the NPS is hosting a public meeting on the Amendment where the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments on the alternatives presented in the plan. The meeting will be held on June 1, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030.

Hamilton Grange To Open in September

This is an update from Darren Boch of the National Parks Service:

The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to reopen Hamilton Grange National Memorial to the public beginning this September 17. The
Grange has been closed to the public for nearly five years, going through a
move and an “extreme makeover” designed to make Alexander Hamilton’s ‘Sweet Project’ look and feel as welcoming to us as it did to Hamilton and his family when they moved in in 1802. As we get closer to the opening date, details for the opening celebration will be released.

It’s My Park! Day- Saturday May 21st 9am-2pm

Greetings Friends!
Please join us for “It’s My Park!” Day in St. Nicholas Park. This day will be devoted to planting trees, painting fences, and getting the park ready for its summer use. We need as many volunteers as ever to assist in revitalizing our beautiful park. This event is from 9am to 2pm and will take place rain or shine. The group will meet on 135th street plaza (135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue) 9am Sharp.
Please dress in comfortable clothing.
If you have any questions about Saturdays event please contact:

Thanks and see you in the park!

Photo’s from Friends of St. Nicholas Park Spring Festival/Egg Hunt

What a great turnout on Sunday May 1st, as the Friends played host to everyone who attended this years Annual Spring Festival/Egg Hunt on the 135th Street Plaza. Special thanks to event coordinator Kim DeBerry, Yuien Chin, volunteers Lisa Hayes, The Jones family and others who helped organized the event. Thanks to St. Marks United Methodist Church for their contribution. If you would like to volunteer for events this Spring and Summer in the park please contact us at