Saturday, April 26, 2008

May Coffee Bark Next Saturday, May 3rd from 9-11am

Hey all,

May's Coffee Bark at St. Nick's Dog Park will be next Saturday, May 3rd from 9-11am. This month's Bark is sponsored by New York Tails Magazine - the magazine for the people and Pets of New York City. The magazine is full of exciting articles about being a pet owner in NYC. Check them out and come to the bark where you can get a free copy of the magazine!

Coffee Barks are held on the first Saturday of every month at the St. Nick's Dog Run. It provides area dog owners the chance to socialize and discuss events and issues in the dog run and St. Nicholas Park.

For more information on how to volunteer for the Coffee Bark, please contact us at

Thanks and see you next Saturday!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hands On New York Helps Spruce up St. Nicholas Park

Yesterday, over 70 volunteers came to St. Nicholas Park and helped rake leaves, paint the 135th street staircase railings, paint the St. Nicholas terrace fencing, spread woodchips in St. Nick's Dog Run and other projects. The park looks great. Along with some members of the Friends of St. Nicholas Park, the volunteers were able to ready the park for Summer.

Special thanks to all the teams and corporations represented yesterday during the successful "Hands On New York" Day. A special thanks to Linda LaCornista who organized the day on St. Nicholas Park. Below is a link to the photos from yesterday.

If anyone is interested in New York Cares or participating at the next Hands On New York day, see the link below.

Thank you for all the Friends who came out and helped.

Friends of St. Nicholas Park

New York Cares

Photos from Hands On New York in St. Nicholas Park

Saturday, April 05, 2008

HANDS ON NEW YORK DAY in St. Nicholas Park Next Saturday, April 12th

Hands on New York Day, a part of New York Cares, will be sponsoring a large volunteer day next Saturday in St. Nicholas Park. More than 100 volunteers will be out helping paint the fencing, planting trees and plants and raking to help us prepare the park for the summer.

Please come out and join Hands On New York volunteers for our combined effort in our St. Nick's Dog Run Clean-up Day or help in the rest of the park. Info is below:



REGISTRATION: 135th Street Plaza. All participants MUST register (suggested $5 donation that goes toward New York Cares)

WHAT WE ARE DOING: Plantings, painting and cleaning up. There will be a group spreading woodchips in the St. Nick's Dog Run, painting the fencing along St. Nicholas Terrace, etc.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a donation to New York Cares (not required to participate), also wear work clothes and bring gloves if you have them.

For more info go to Hands On website.

Monthly Meeting this Tuesday, April 8th, 7-9pm


A reminder that this Tuesday, May 8th from 7-9pm is our Monthly Meeting. we will be discussing event planning for the summer, including planning for our popular Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival.

Our Monthly Meetings take place at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Located at 55 Edgecombe Ave (intersection of Edgecombe Ave. and 137th Street).

Email us at for more info.

April Coffee Bark Welcomes the Start of Spring!

Our April Coffee Bark officially opened the beginning of outdoor weather. About 20-30 dog owners and their canine companions enjoyed the beautiful spring weather on Saturday. Volunteers from Stray from the Heart arrived at our Bark to promote their fundraiser on May 28th (details below).

Below are photos from Saturday's Coffee Bark. Enjoy and see you next month!

Our next Coffee Bark will take place, Saturday May 3rd from 9-11am. Be sure to spread the word about our special event!

Stray from the Heart Spring Event

Astor House
130 East 80th between Lexington and Park Avenue

For tickets/sponsorship information please e-mail Laura Medley at or visit

Stray from the Heart is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless dogs.