Youth From Harlem To Hollis Competing At CityParks Track & Field Meet (Photographs)

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, City Parks Foundation hosted over 2,000 youngsters, ages five to 16, for a day of healthy competition at the 16th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships, summer’s largest Track & Field sports games at the world-class Icahn Stadium, Randalls Island, NY. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Activates ParkNYC Mobile Payment System From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that ParkNYC, a new and convenient way to pay for on-street parking in New York City, is now available to drivers in all five boroughs with this week’s activation of the program in Queens. Continue Reading →

Something Positive At The 24th Annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 (Updated)

Join Something Positive (founded by longtime Harlem fave Cheryl Byron) at the 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 brings the best Harlem talent in music and dance at the Harlem Meer in Central Park! Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Restoring The Beauty To Harlem’s Parks

By Lil Nickelson

Harlem is home to some of NYC’s most beautiful parks.  Last month on Monday, June 19th, 2017 the NYC Parks Department held a waterfall restoration ceremony at Morningside Park at 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue in Harlem, NYContinue Reading →

Wycliff Gordon Quintet, Theater, Music, And Market In Harlem (Video)

Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Continue Reading →

Free Family Adventure Races In NYC Parks From Around Harlem To Hollis

City Parks Foundation’s “Family Adventure Race” is an exciting, parent-child race that incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all. Continue Reading →

The PAL Announces The Fantastic Summer Playstreets Program 2017 From Harlem To Houston

For over 100 years, the Police Athletic League (PAL) has provided safe places to play and learn for thousands of children through PAL’s Summer Playstreets Program from Harlem to Hollis, Queens, NY.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park To Be More Accessible

It will soon be easier to get into Jackie Robinson Park. On Tuesday, the Preservation Commission approved changes that include reopening a long-closed entrance. Continue Reading →

Central Park’s Bernard Family Playground Nears Upgrade In Harlem

The same day the Preservation Commission recently took up major work to be done in and around ’s iconic Belvedere Castle, they also took up changes slated for the . Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Make Music New York 2017 Calling All Unplugged Requests

From Make Music New York 2017

June 21st, 2017 is less than a month away! Thanks to the hundreds of venues and thousands of musicians that have already become a part of Make Music New York 2017. Continue Reading →

Free Films On The Green 2017 When The Star Come Out

This year from June 2, 1027 – September 28, 2017, marks the 10th anniversary of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks. Continue Reading →

Harlem Parks Chair Mark Levine Addresses Inequality In NYC Parks System

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the NYC Council Parks Committee, chaired by Harlem Council Member Mark Levine heard testimony from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and parks advocates regarding the department’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget at City Hall Chambers, New York Continue Reading →

Join Gardener, Panama At The Marcus Garvey Park Garden Party In Harlem

Panama, the gardener who makes Marcus Garvey Park look beautiful each Spring could use our help. Please join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Urban Garden Center for an It’s My Park Day volunteer gardening event.

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From Harlem To Hollywood, National Park Visits Added $34.9B To US Economy

During the 2017 National Park Week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that 2016’s record visitation of 331 million visitors at America’s 417 National Park Service sites contributed $34.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016 – a $2.9 billion increase from 2015. Continue Reading →

Poor Richard’s Playground, Benjamin Franklin’s Most Beloved Aliases In Harlem

This playground bears the name of one of Benjamin Franklin’s most beloved aliases, Poor Richard Saunders. Born in Boston, Franklin (1706-1790) was apprenticed to his brother to learn the printing trade. Continue Reading →