First Annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving sponsored by Friends of St Nicholas Park and community organizations including Hamilton Terrace Block Association and West Harlem Community Preservation Organization. It was a great day with many neighbors, families and kids. We look forward to next year!
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.
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
Rand Scholet takes audiences through a brief introduction of Alexander Hamilton and the importance of the Hamilton Grange in Harlem’s St. Nicholas Park
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
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.