Monday, January 22, 2007

Harlem Happenings: ENews From Harlem Parks

Hi everyone, thank you for this great blog site! I am posting a shortened version of an electronic newsletter with news affecting the four Historic Harlem Parks (St. Nicholas, Jackie Robinson, Marcus Garvey and Morningside Parks). If you have any questions about this information, contact me at or 917 816-2167.


* * Grant Opportunity for Community Projects * *

Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund
Partnerships for Parks' Capacity Fund supports projects that help build a community group's capacity to care for their local park. Grants range from $250 to $5,000, and application deadlines are February 1st, June 1st, and October 1st.

Please call Technical Assistance Program Director Hillary Angelo at (212) 360-1370 or email with project ideas or questions about proposals.
For an application, go to

Citizens for NYC's New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods and Building Blocks Awards
Click on the link below for applications for Citizens for NYC's 2007 New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods and Building Blocks awards.
These awards support hundreds of established and new grassroots volunteer groups with small grants of $500 to $1,000 to build creative solutions to neighborhood issues.

If you have questions email or call 212.989.0909.

* * Historic Harlem Parks Website * *
We are looking for web savvy volunteers and organizations to help us create a more comprehensive Historic Harlem Parks website.

We would like to build a site that links to a complete calendar of events, updates on capital projects in parks, a place to sign-up to volunteer and other services. We want your input!
For more information about how you can get involved, contact Rebecca Scott at or (212) 360-3326.

* * New Community Space to Open Soon * *
The Hamilton Heights-West Harlem Community Preservation Organization will open a space for community meetings this February. Need a place to hold a Harlem meeting? You can contact the group at (212) 281-4442 or

Also, check out their informative website at The group is active in many arenas, including beautification of neighborhood green spaces.

* * Shape Up NY – Free Exercise Classes * *
Sites near you . . .

St. Nicholas Park
Group Walks and Cardio Workout
Every Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
6:30 - 7:30 am (Rain or Shine)
135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue

Jackie Robinson Park Recreation Center
Fitness Classes
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
89 Bradhurst Avenue between 146th & 147th Streets
Contact: 212 234-9607

* * Receive Updates on Your Parks – Tailored to You! * *
Partnerships for Parks sends out e-blasts every 4 to 6 weeks on a range of opportunities including upcoming workshops, programs, and grant deadlines and volunteer opportunities. We also offer e-blasts on specific interests, such as waterfront, natural areas, and Green Streets and street trees.

Interested? For the first time ever, you can now sign up to receive these e-blasts on our website! Just visit and click on the link "Join our email list."

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