About the Friends

In 1995, Harlem community members organized the “Take Back St. Nicholas Park” campaign. Groups including the Friends of St. Nicholas Park, West Harlem Art Fund and the Hamilton Heights Homeowners Association helped to make the park a cleaner and safer place. Today, programs include an annual tree lighting celebration, Easter and Fall festivals, film festivals, music events, public art exhibitions and park volunteer days where members of the community can help keep our park clean and beautiful.

The Friends of St. Nicholas Park is a coalition of residents and community based organizations, working together to revitalize our neighborhood’s natural resource. We advocate for the increase in programming, beautification projects, and the over all positive use of our 23-acre park. Contact us and help make a difference in your park!

Contribute to the Friends!

Our organization needs your help to maintain all the exciting programming and events we sponsor in the park. If you would like to donate by check or credit card to the Friends of St. Nicholas park please follow the instructions below.

Your donation is tax deductible. For all check donations of $250 or more, City Parks Foundation will mail you an acknowledgement letter as required by law.

Step 1: Write a check made out to: City Parks Foundation

In the memo of the check be sure to write “Friends of St. Nicholas Park”

Step 2: Mail the check with a cover letter describing your donation to St. Nicholas Park to:

Friends Of St. Nicholas Park
c/o City Parks Foundation


To donate by credit card please follow the instruction below:

Step 1: Click the button below to go to the donation page.

Step 2: Fill out the online form by follow the directions. This form is secure and from a trusted non-profit corporation.

Step 3: Make sure you fill in the Designation field by typing in “Friends of St. Nicholas Park”. If you don’t, your contribution does not go to our park.