Pen and Pistol: Hamilton/Burr Duel Anniversary at Hamilton Grange, Sat. July 13th

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Next Saturday, July 13th the Hamilton Grange celebrates the 209th Anniversary of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. This duel cost Hamilton his young life. Come to the Grange for a reading from the letters leading up to this historic duel by Park Ranger performers.

This event will be remembered at Hamilton Grange National Memorial on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. The event is free to the public. Park Rangers will perform dramatic readings from the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that led up to the infamous exchange, allowing visitors to travel back to 1804.

More information here on the National Park Service Website.

The program is just a part of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness foundation’s month long celebration of Hamilton’s life. For more on those events check them out on the “Celebrate Hamilton2013” page.

St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark This Saturday, July 6th 9am-11am

Our July Coffee Bark is scheduled for this Saturday, July 6th from 9am-11am at St. Nick’s Dog Run. Come to the Dog Run and celebrate Spring with free coffee and donuts while helping woodchip the park and clean the area. 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 friends@stnicholaspark.org

Community Meeting Wednesday, April 17th at Hamilton Grange

After a very successful first meeting and Spring Festival in St. Nicholas Park, you are cordially invited to join us for a second St. Nicholas Park Community Meeting.

Join Friends of St. Nicholas Park members, neighbors and Parks officials as we discuss community involvement in the park and continue to ride the momentum gained during the first meeting.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Grange. It is located at 414 West 141st Street, between Convent Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue.

Your enthusiasm and contributions will be greatly appreciated!

Great turnout for our Easter Festival

 

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Dozens of families converged on the 135th Street Plaza last Saturday for fun and games, an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Below are some photos.

Special thanks to our event producer Kim DeBerry!

Additional thanks to our volunteers who came out and supported her:

Christian Lopez

Claude Telesford

Leslie Lopez Claude

Georgianna Page

Mark Smith

Emmett Cooper

Lawson Harris

Wattrus Screen (EASTER BUNNY)

Janelle Kimble

If you are interested in producing a special event in the park, please contact us at friends@stnicholaspark.org!

 

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Easter Festival Scheduled for Saturday, March 30th 12-4pm

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Exciting news that one of our members has come through to produce this year’s Annual Easter Festival. This year will feature music, arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! The activities take place at the St. Nicholas Park Plaza at 135th Street and St. Nicholas Ave. This event is fun for all ages!

We do need volunteers for face painting, helping with the egg hunt, and a few more for the arts and crafts tables. If interested please email Kim Deberry at kim.deberry@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

St. Nicholas Park Community Meeting – Tuesday March 12th 7pm

Dear Friends!

We have great news to share, New York City Parks Department, New York City Partnership for Parks and the Friends of St. Nicholas Park will be holding a community park planning meeting on Tuesday, March 12th from 7pm-9pm at St. Marks United Methodist Church at 49 – 55 Edgecombe Ave. (West 137th Street & St. Nicholas Ave.).

This meeting’s purpose is to plan events for St. Nicholas park in 2013. We need some great ideas and volunteers to help us make St. Nicholas Park better than ever!

Please RSVP by emailing Seth Jones at Seth.Jones@parks.nyc.gov

Thank you and let us know if you have any questions in the comments.

Friends of St. Nicholas Park

 

Recycle your Christmas tree in parks around Harlem

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Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees on Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bring your Christmas tree to be recycled into wood chips that will nourish plantings across the city or take home a bag of mulch at some of the locations to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree on your block.

Remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to the MulchFest site! Also, you’re encouraged to bring bags to take advantage of the free mulch provided at the locations listed in the link below.

Here’s a list of some of the Harlem park drop-off points:

Riverside Park at West 116th Street & Riverside Drive, West 138th Street & Riverside and West 145th Street & Riverside

William B Washington Garden at 321-325 West 126th Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Morningside Park at West 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue

Marcus Garvey Park at West 122nd Street & Madison Avenue

Jackie Robinson Park at West 145th Street & Edgecombe Avenue

For more info and a list of other parks participating in the neighborhood and around the five boroughs: http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest

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

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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