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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.

The program is just a part of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness foundation’s month long celebration of Hamilton’s life. For more on those events check them out on the “Celebrate Hamilton2013” page.


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Our great Friends of Morningside Park is hosting a Green Gym Day hike from the southern end of Morningside Park to the northern end of St. Nicholas Park. The event take place this Sunday, June 9th from 10:30am-12pm. Meet at Manhattan Ave and 110th Street to begin the hike through these two historic and wonderful Harlem Park. The hike will end at the Hamilton Grange at the northern part of St. Nicholas Park. Participants are encourage to stay and join the group to eat lunch at one of the nearby establishments.

Click here for a map of the hiking route.


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After a very successful first meeting and Spring Festival in St. Nicholas Park, you are cordially invited to join us for a second St. Nicholas Park Community Meeting.

Join Friends of St. Nicholas Park members, neighbors and Parks officials as we discuss community involvement in the park and continue to ride the momentum gained during the first meeting.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Grange. It is located at 414 West 141st Street, between Convent Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue.

Your enthusiasm and contributions will be greatly appreciated!

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Dear Friends!

We have great news to share, New York City Parks Department, New York City Partnership for Parks and the Friends of St. Nicholas Park will be holding a community park planning meeting on Tuesday, March 12th from 7pm-9pm at St. Marks United Methodist Church at 49 – 55 Edgecombe Ave. (West 137th Street & St. Nicholas Ave.).

This meeting’s purpose is to plan events for St. Nicholas park in 2013. We need some great ideas and volunteers to help us make St. Nicholas Park better than ever!

Please RSVP by emailing Seth Jones at Seth.Jones@parks.nyc.gov

Thank you and let us know if you have any questions in the comments.

Friends of St. Nicholas Park


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Rand Scholet takes audiences through a brief introduction of Alexander Hamilton and the importance of the Hamilton Grange in Harlem’s St. Nicholas Park

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The long anticipated opening of Hamilton Grange National Memorial is upon
us. This Saturday, September 17 at noon, which is Constitution Day, the
National Park Service will open the Grange to the public. With you we will
celebrate the opening of Hamilton’s ‘sweet project’ this weekend with
music, living history demonstrations, rangers talks and lectures. You can
find the full schedule of events on the attached flyer.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ‘new’ Grange! Below is the schedule for this weekend. Come out and celebrate this historic event!

Saturday, September 16th

Main Stage
12:00 PM: Caribbean Music
1:00 PM: The 1st Rhode Island
2:00 PM: Music of the American Colonies
3:00 PM: Alexander Hamilton
4:00 PM: Rose and Ceser: The African-American experience

Throughout the Day

Hamilton Garden at Convent Ave. Living History
1st Rhode Island Cooper
5th Field Artillery Regiment
Chocolate Maker
Colonial Music
Rose and Ceser: The African-American experience

Colonial Games and Military “Sounds Along The Manor” is an interactive sound installation by art-ist Abigail Simon. Experience sounds from the past with “QR” codes posted at five different locations on the Grange grounds and at the former site on Convent Ave.

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