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As we look toward Spring 2017, now is the time to organize and begin planning for events and improvements to the park. It’s Your Park — Join us!
Email – friends@stnicholasparknyc.org
“Green Thumbs” not required, just love of green spaces and a desire to help!

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On Saturday, March 26th, the Friends of St Nicholas Park hosted the 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for a group of almost 400 eager egg hunters! It was the largest Easter Egg Hunt in recent history. The day was filled with dance, games, face painting, arts and crafts, cookie decorating, pop corn and a visit from our friend, the Easter Bunny accompanied by his Bunny pal this year!  Read more..

 

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Join us on Saturday, May 16th, 10am – 2pm, in support of New York City It’s My Parks Day.

Meeting Point: 135th Street Plaza at St Nicholas Avenue & W 135th Street.

Ice Cream provided by il laboratorio del gelato for clean-up participants 1 hr+ only

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IMG_6494IMG_6483St Nicholas Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2014

It seems like Spring will never arrive this year, but on April 19th, we were teased for a day with a gorgeous Spring-Summer day and everyone was out in full force to enjoy and participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt in St Nicholas Park, sponsored by the Friends of St Nicholas Park. Thanks to Kim DeBerry who organized the event!

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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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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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