New York Times Features Chess Players of St. Nicholas Park

Players at the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club are known by their nicknames; Black, at left, and Clayton in a recent match.

Players at the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club are known by their nicknames; Black, at left, and Clayton in a recent match.

An article today featured the winter home of the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club. Usually these players are found in St. Nicholas Park, near West 141st Street playing during warmer months. Check out the article below:

ALL SEASON PLAY FOR A CHESS CREW IN HARLEM

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/nyregion/chess-in-a-harlem-park-moves-indoors-for-winter.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

No Tree Lighting This Year. But St. Nick Park will have Holiday Lights!

All,

Unfortunately, we do not have someone available to coordinate a tree lighting this year. In year’s past we have had successful tree lighting events which included Santa Claus, Carol Singing from Harlem School of the Arts, and a rendition of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with Tamara Tunie. WE also usually had hot cider and treats for everyone.

Hopefully, the park can have an event next year, but rest assured, our tree on the plaza will be lit with lights as well as the evergreens at the entrance of the plaza.

If you are interested in helping us with events in the park for 2013, please contact us at info@stnicholaspark.org

Thank you!

Friend of St. Nicholas Park

Volunteer to Help New York City Parks This Weekend

Hurricane Sandy has left a major mess in a lof of New York City Parks, but you can help clean up and get these parks back to their tip top shape. Below are volunteer opportunities around the city this weekend. Click on the link to register and help our parks be better than ever!

Volunteer with NYC Parks

Many of New York City’s parks and playgrounds were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to volunteer with NYC Parks to aid in clean up and recovery, please review the list of parks and playgrounds below that are in need of assistance this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click the links below to sign up in your borough and be sure to check back for updates on other parks in need of volunteers!

Bronx
Van Cortlandt Park
Orchard Beach
Click here to volunteer in the Bronx
Brooklyn
Prospect Park
McCarren Park
Click here to volunteer in Brooklyn
Manhattan
Happy Warrior Playground
Annunciation Park
Carl Schurz Park
Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park)
Randall’s Island (Friday and Saturday only)
Click here to volunteer in Manhattan
Queens (Friday and Saturday only)
Brookville Park
Baisley Pond Park
Click here to volunteer in Queens

St. Nick’s Dog Run November Coffee Bark this Saturday, Nov 3rd 9am-11am!

Our November Coffee Bark is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd from 9am-11am at St. Nick’s Dog Run. Come to the Dog Run and celebrate Fall with free coffee and donuts. Socialize with fellow dog owners and discuss issues and ideas on concerning St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run.

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 info@stnicholaspark.org

 

St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark Scheduled for Saturday, October 6th

Our October Coffee Bark is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th from 9am-11am at St. Nick’s Dog Run. Come to the Dog Run and celebrate Fall with free coffee and donuts. Socialize with fellow dog owners and discuss issues and ideas on concerning St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run.

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 info@stnicholaspark.org

St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark this Saturday, Sept 1st!

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Our September Coffee Bark is this Saturday, September 1st from 9am-11am at St. Nick’s Dog Run. Come to the Dog Run and celebrate the Labor day weekend with free coffee and donuts. Socialize with fellow dog owners and discuss issues and ideas on concerning St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run.

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 info@stnicholaspark.org

10th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival Continues in St Nicholas Park

Free Film Screenings:

Music Performances begin at 7:30pm and Films at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.

August 18th Marley In Partnership with Harlem Week
Music by DJ Cool Gee St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

August 20th Chico and Rita Music by Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Ache St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

August 25th Amandla!: A Revolution in Four Part Harmony In Partnership with Harlem Week Music by DJ Cool Gee St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

August 27th Beats, Rhymes, & Life Music by DJ Stormin Norman of Sundae Sermon St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

Bella is home safe! Found dumped in park. Bella and Family are reunited!

We have good news for the St. Nicholas Park community. The neighborhood’s beloved Rottie Bella has been found dumped in a park in For Washington. We suspect that Bella was stolen in order to breed. Once the kidnapper found the scare from being fixed, they dumped in her a park. We will be getting pictures of these men soon so everyone can be on the look out and watch out.

Thank you for everyone for your offers of help! We are glad Bella is well!

 

 

SPRING IS HERE AND SO IS OUR OFFICIAL COFFEE BARK AND CLEAN UP–

 

Greetings Dog Friends!

 
We are heading into May and Spring is  here
Remember we will be gearing up for our Dog Run clean up soon.
Keep your eyes and ears open for the date.
COFFEE BARK officially open the 2nd Saturday in April.
April 14, 2012!
9 am to 11 am
Hope you all had a great winter.
 
If you have any questions about Saturdays event please contact:  info@stnicholaspark.org

Thanks and see you in the park!