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.

Alexander Hamilton Birthday Celebration 2013 Event

Above is video of the AHA’s Birthday Celebration for 2013.

The AHA Society has announced the events for this week January 11th-12th.

On January 12th, at the Hamilton Grange, Rand Scholet, President and Founder of The AHA Society, has been invited to speak at the Grange. Come listen to his presentation “Alexander Hamilton: Washington’s Indispensable Founder.”

This begins at 11am on Saturday, Jan 12th at the Hamilton Grange.

Katherine Daniels’ art exhibition, St. Nicholas Park mesh, traces local history in Harlem

Art Mesh on a fence within St. Nicholas Park.

Art Mesh on a fence within St. Nicholas Park.

St. Nicholas Park has a special Art Exhibition treat this Fall, Winter and Spring.

Beginning on November 15th park goers noticed patterns of colorful ribbon tracing the entryways along basketball courts in St. Nicholas Park, one of Harlem’s several “ribbon parks”. With the aid of KIPPS High School volunteers, artist Katherine Daniels installed this public exhibition of three contemporary weavings on view through April 20, 2013.

Daniels highlights the park’s eclectic, though largely overlooked, history through a series of abstract symbols on the court fences at St. Nicholas Terrace at 129th Street and 130th Street, and at St. Nicholas Ave between 133rd and 134th Street. On the southern end of the park, the chain link fence hosts an abstract vine design that runs horizontally along the top with vertical branches flowing down the fence gates. Based on Native American textiles, this weaving recounts the Indian path Weekquaeskeek, which passed along what is now St. Nicholas Avenue and connected Spyten Duyvil to the tip of Manhattan.

The central installation references the park’s namesake, commonly known as the patron saint of children and sailors, and (appropriately given the season) the inspiration for Santa Claus. Daniels’ series of crosiers, or hooked shepherd staffs, also pay homage to the three churches that border the park—St. James Presbyterian Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Located near the Hamilton Grange, home of founding father Alexander Hamilton, the northernmost court is adorned with a zig-zag pattern of “quilt squares.” This monumental brocade represents the park’s early American history as a military campground during the Battle of Harlem Heights, where General George Washington positioned himself during the Revolutionary War in 1776.

This installation was made possible with a Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant from the LMCC.

Katherine Daniels has been awarded Parks’ Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award; Artists in the Market Place participation at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Community Grants; a PS.122 Project Studio; an Artist-in-Residency at the Henry Street Settlement; a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation ‘The Space Program’ grant; and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. in Painting from Johnson State College. Born in 1969 in Germany and raised in Huntington, West Virginia she now lives and works in New York City.

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!

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.