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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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Dozens of families converged on the 135th Street Plaza last Saturday for fun and games, an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Below are some photos.

Special thanks to our event producer Kim DeBerry!

Additional thanks to our volunteers who came out and supported her:

Christian Lopez

Claude Telesford

Leslie Lopez Claude

Georgianna Page

Mark Smith

Emmett Cooper

Lawson Harris

Wattrus Screen (EASTER BUNNY)

Janelle Kimble

If you are interested in producing a special event in the park, please contact us at friends@stnicholaspark.org!






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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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Our semi-annual cleanup day happens again on  Saturday, October 23rd from 11am-4pm. Come out and meet at the 135th street plaza. We really need everyone’s help to clean up the litter and overgrowth overtaking our beautiful park.

Be sure to bring work clothes and gloves. Some activities include cleaning up litter in the park, raking, mulching, planting bulbs and tree care, painting benches, fencing, park houses, and comfort stations throughout playgrounds and parks.

WHEN: Sat, Oct 23, 11am – 4pm

WHAT TO WEAR OR BRING: Work clothes and gloves (although gloves will be provided if you do not have them)

MORE INFO: We need lots of volunteers. Please contact us at info@stnicholaspark.org if you have any questions.

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The Junior League has completed is massive planting projects throughout St. Nicholas Park and will have their ribbon cutting this Saturday, June 5th at the 128th Street Playground. More details on invite above.

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Many people would love to see a greenmarket or farmer’s market in St. Nicholas Park’s 135th Street plaza. This area of Harlem is under-served with fresh food choices and is the perfect spot for a weekly market. But we need help to do it! If you are interested in working with community market organizations in a proposal for the plaza please let us know at info@stnicholaspark.org.

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It’s My Park! Day will take place in St. Nicholas Park on Saturday May 15th from 10am to 2pm. We will be working near the back of the West 133rd playground where we will be planting perennials. Volunteers can meet the group at this location in St. Nicholas park starting at 10am to sign-up.

We’ll also give volunteers a choice to paint the fencing along St. Nicholas Terrace as well.

We’ll need lots of volunteers to make this are beautiful.

Please remember to wear clothes for working with flowers and paint. We will supply gloves but bring your own work gloves if you have them. The Friends will have water on hand as well. Spread the word and hope to see you there!

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