CityParks New Media Arts Apprenticeship Program In Harlem

city park nyc youth_media_mantleCity Parks Foundation (CPF) is excited to announce a new intensive credit-bearing, media arts apprenticeship program for teens ages 15-19. Continue Reading →

Apply For The Partnerships Academy Fellowship 2016


Partnerships Academy Fellowship runs from February – August of 2016 and is geared towards community groups who are committed to getting to the next level of their development. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Historical Conifer Walk with Author Leslie Day

Historical Conifer Walk with Author photoCome learn about the park’s history, its conifers, evergreens and learn to identify trees by their bark or needles. Continue Reading →

New York City Launches $40M Park Redesign Program

harlem parks mitchel silverGood fences also make good parks. The city is launching a $40 million initiative to fix parks from Harlem to Hollis that have gated entrances, lack trees or have tall fences that block eye-level views, the Daily News has learned. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Levine Leads Hearing On Towers Shadows On Parks

mark levine 2On Thursday, November 12, Harlem City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine will lead a hearing on Int. 737, a bill he sponsored that would create a task force to address the impacts of shadows from the development of super tall towers over public parks. Continue Reading →

New York City The Greenest City In America

cuff2With October being National Energy Awareness Month and 71 percent of Americans today supporting efforts to protect the environment, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Greenest Cities in America and found that NYC is the greenest in America. Continue Reading →

Urban Park Ranger Hiking Guide In Harlem

rangers-mainOur Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Continue Reading →

Heather Garden And Billings Estate Free Walking Tour In Inwood

gardenlisty-top-masterLearn firsthand why today’s NY Times featured the Heather Garden. Take a no cost walking tour of the Heather Garden and discover the recently restored area of the former Billings estate just North of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Best Places To Go For Labor Day In Harlem

east-harlem1Before you say good bye to summer, go out with a bang on Labor Day. Whether you want ideas for a cool spot in south Harlem or you just want a staycation further uptown or around Harlem villages, we’ve listed the best places and other things to do, including ways to have the best ever Labor Day weekend. Continue Reading →

A Quick Guide To A Weekend Retreat In Saratoga Springs

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When the need to rejuvenate hits you, head to upstate New York from Harlem to quiet, beautiful Saratoga Springs for a weekend filled with culinary delights, historic sites and healing waters not found anywhere else in the world. Continue Reading →