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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Above is video of the AHA’s Birthday Celebration for 2013.
The AHA Society has announced the events for this week January 11th-12th.
On January 12th, at the Hamilton Grange, Rand Scholet, President and Founder of The AHA Society, has been invited to speak at the Grange. Come listen to his presentation “Alexander Hamilton: Washington’s Indispensable Founder.”
This begins at 11am on Saturday, Jan 12th at the Hamilton Grange.
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees on Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bring your Christmas tree to be recycled into wood chips that will nourish plantings across the city or take home a bag of mulch at some of the locations to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree on your block.
Remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to the MulchFest site! Also, you’re encouraged to bring bags to take advantage of the free mulch provided at the locations listed in the link below.
Here’s a list of some of the Harlem park drop-off points:
Riverside Park at West 116th Street & Riverside Drive, West 138th Street & Riverside and West 145th Street & Riverside
William B Washington Garden at 321-325 West 126th Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Morningside Park at West 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue
Marcus Garvey Park at West 122nd Street & Madison Avenue
Jackie Robinson Park at West 145th Street & Edgecombe Avenue
For more info and a list of other parks participating in the neighborhood and around the five boroughs: http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest
Unfortunately, we do not have someone available to coordinate a tree lighting this year. In year’s past we have had successful tree lighting events which included Santa Claus, Carol Singing from Harlem School of the Arts, and a rendition of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with Tamara Tunie. WE also usually had hot cider and treats for everyone.
Hopefully, the park can have an event next year, but rest assured, our tree on the plaza will be lit with lights as well as the evergreens at the entrance of the plaza.
If you are interested in helping us with events in the park for 2013, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friend of St. Nicholas Park
St. Nicholas Park has a special Art Exhibition treat this Fall, Winter and Spring.
Beginning on November 15th park goers noticed patterns of colorful ribbon tracing the entryways along basketball courts in St. Nicholas Park, one of Harlem’s several “ribbon parks”. With the aid of KIPPS High School volunteers, artist Katherine Daniels installed this public exhibition of three contemporary weavings on view through April 20, 2013.
Daniels highlights the park’s eclectic, though largely overlooked, history through a series of abstract symbols on the court fences at St. Nicholas Terrace at 129th Street and 130th Street, and at St. Nicholas Ave between 133rd and 134th Street. On the southern end of the park, the chain link fence hosts an abstract vine design that runs horizontally along the top with vertical branches flowing down the fence gates. Based on Native American textiles, this weaving recounts the Indian path Weekquaeskeek, which passed along what is now St. Nicholas Avenue and connected Spyten Duyvil to the tip of Manhattan.
The central installation references the park’s namesake, commonly known as the patron saint of children and sailors, and (appropriately given the season) the inspiration for Santa Claus. Daniels’ series of crosiers, or hooked shepherd staffs, also pay homage to the three churches that border the park—St. James Presbyterian Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Located near the Hamilton Grange, home of founding father Alexander Hamilton, the northernmost court is adorned with a zig-zag pattern of “quilt squares.” This monumental brocade represents the park’s early American history as a military campground during the Battle of Harlem Heights, where General George Washington positioned himself during the Revolutionary War in 1776.
This installation was made possible with a Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant from the LMCC.
Katherine Daniels has been awarded Parks’ Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award; Artists in the Market Place participation at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Community Grants; a PS.122 Project Studio; an Artist-in-Residency at the Henry Street Settlement; a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation ‘The Space Program’ grant; and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. in Painting from Johnson State College. Born in 1969 in Germany and raised in Huntington, West Virginia she now lives and works in New York City.
DNA Info listed St. Nicholas Park as one of the City’s best for winter walks and activities. Article is below.
Great Winter Walks In New York City By Ben Fractenberg
NEW YORK — Looking to walk through a winter wonderland without leaving the city?
December through February is a time many New Yorkers choose to hibernate, to curl up indoors with a warm drink and a good book. But it can also be a great time to get outdoors. Normally bustling paths are more serene, clear and bright skies can give amazing views and the brisk air can be invigorating.
Here is our selection of some great winter walks around New York City.
The narrow island between Queens and Manhattan provides sweeping views of the city’s skyline. A path runs along the island’s edge, both north and south of the tram and F subway station, and the path should be open and uncluttered during the colder months.
“Here I don’t see crowds,” said Sergey Chugunov, 48, who was visiting New York from Russia and traveled to Roosevelt Island after a friend he was staying with recommended the walk. “It’s very cool.”
Indeed, the path along the water seemed to be used primarily by locals heading to the subway or taking their children for a walk. Visitors can take their time strolling along the water’s edge and not have to worry about someone bumping into them when they stop to take a picture.
The island is mainly residential, so you might want to consider bringing some snacks and maybe a thermos full of warm soup or cocoa. There is a Starbucks next to the subway station and some delis, but little further away.
Walking north from the Roosevelt Island subway station to Lighthouse Park is a little more than a mile.
The subway is an easy way to get there, but if you have more time, the tram — which you can get from 60th Street and 2nd Avenue — is highly recommended. The ride is quick and the views are stunning.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a popular spot in the spring and summer months for the cherry blossoms, fields for lounging and a massive selection of plants. But the winter can be just as picturesque.
Light in Winter, a series of activities including bird walks, garden tours and winter yoga, will take place at the garden from November through February. The garden is free Tuesday through Friday from Nov. 1 to March 1.
If you are itching to find a walk to help beat the winter doldrums, the Botanic Garden is offering an hour-long narrated walk on Sundays at 1 p.m. by psychotherapist Lynne Spevack, who will talk about the importance of getting light during the dark months and other tips on staying positive until spring.
The Terrace Café, which is located in the Steinhardt Conservatory during late fall and winter, also provides a special seasonal menu with fare such as root-vegetable potpie, soups and paninis.
The garden is also good for just wandering on your own or with friends and family. While many plants are dormant until spring you can still enjoy the park’s trees, classic architecture and pond — made even more beautiful if snow is falling.
The park, which is located along Flatbush Avenue, is accessible by the 2, 3, 4, 5 at Franklin Avenue; B, Q, at Prospect Park and S train at Botanic Garden. Check out its website for a full list of Light in Winter walks and activities and hours of operation.
The popular High Line park is a bit of a madhouse in the spring and summer, but in the winter it can feel like your own private path, meandering above street level through the Meatpacking District and Chelsea.
The park has stunning views of the Hudson River and New York architecture and seats for lounging with a warm drink.
The park, which was built on an old freight rail line, runs just under 1.5 miles from Gansevoort Street to 30th Street, west of 10th Avenue.
While there aren’t likely to be food options on the High Line during winter, you do pass right by the Chelsea Market, which has plenty of food and beverage options. Hector’s Café and Diner, located near the park’s southern entrance on Little West 12th Street, is also a good spot to get some cheap food.
The park is also wheelchair accessible with elevators located at 14th, 16th, 23rd and 30th streets.
St. Nicholas Park
Harlem’s St. Nicholas Park has one of the best hills for sledding in the city. The field slopes down from St. Nicholas Terrace to St. Nicholas Avenue at 135th Street, right where the B,C stop is.
Wait for a good snowfall to check out the sledders or walk around the park’s trails, which wind their way from 128th to 141st streets. Walking along the higher part of the park below St. Nicholas Terrace, it is easy to forget you are in the city altogether, with just the tops of some buildings visible to the east.
There isn’t food available in the park, but you can find lots of options just a block away on Fredrick Douglass Boulevard. Lil’ Bites Café on 135th and Fredrick Douglas is affordable and has a good assortment of salads, sandwiches and paninis.
Two days ago I came home to a dog (most likely Pekingnese) in the lobby of my apartment. The dog was shaking, starving and shaken, but he was also clean and recently groomed with a cute collar. I have given it food and water and a safe dry place to sleep until I could find a no kill shelter to take him in. I have also called different shelters to see if there were any reports of dogs missing that match his description.
This dog is definitely traumatized and I fear that his rightful owner is the only one who has any hope of calming him. Someone definitely loved this dog.
I have contacted the animal shelter on 110th to come here and assess the situation, in the meantime, if anyone has any idea who this dog belongs to, please post here.
Thanks so much.
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Update: The dog is currently at ACC 110th & 2nd. Its reference number is A0951204. Please forward image along to anyone you know that has dogs that may be able to recognize this pooch. He was very skinny and starving when I found him, so I imagine the dog has been gone for at least a few weeks. Please help spread the word.