Posts Tagged With: childrens activities in Harlem

A Little TLC Goes A Long Way

Photo Credit: Jon Schuppe

A well known local Harlem man known as “Bronco Willie,” took it upon himself to care for four trees the city had planted outside a strip of apartment buildings. The trees were neglected and often became a place for cigarette buds and trash. Willie Rainey, 62, confronted those he saw using the new trees and planters inappropriately and soon after people began to leave the trees alone. Willie placed a bucket for cigarette buds and he planted seeds of California poppies, Zinnias and sunflowers. Now in an area the was once a hot spot for abandon carts there are sunflowers waist high and new colorful flowers and growth all around. It is great to see how a little effort and thought from one person can help so much. You can read the full story from here.

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Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run

Photo Credit: Josh Williams

Two new records were set at the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run, Abiyot Endale won with a time of 15:00 and Sally Meyerhoff was the fastest lady of the day with a time of 17:09. In addition to the 5k race on Saturday, residents could participate in the NYC Family Heath Walk for the Children of Haiti. We had great weather on Saturday making it enjoyable to get outside for this fun event. You can read more here.

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East Harlem’s First Charter High School

This September a group of 135 ninth graders will become the inaugural class at Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation, which is East Harlem’s first charter high school. Principal Nicholas Tishuk said the school received far more applications than there were spots available for the incoming students. Tishuk said he he thinks that is because parents in the area are willing to invest in their children’s future and take a risk on a new school that will prove to be that smart investment. Every parent or guardian has had at least one personal visit from either Tishuk himself or a member of his staff, something far from common in today’s educational system. You can read the full story and find out more about the school’s summer program’s here.

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Ice Hockey In Harlem Goes Canadian

Photo Credit: PHIL CARPENTER, The Gazette

Ice Hockey In Harlem is a program started 1987 that gives kids from Harlem the chance to play a game that otherwise would be impossible for them to afford. This week IHIH sent two of its star athletes to Canada to the Lower Canada College Hockey Camp to learn more about the game, practice and improve on their skills. For one week Sage Mason, 13, and Umar Khan, 14, get to practice under the coaching of former NHL players and Canadian experts while playing in a rink that is far from imaginable compared to their outdoor rink at the top of central park. You can read the full story about Sage and Umar’s trip here.

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Harlem School Scores Big With Soccer Pitch On Rooftop

This is a before photo of the roof at PS 72 that is now the soccer field. Photo Credit: NYDaily

The Manchester City Football Club joined with the nonprofit, City in the Comunity and The United Arab Emirates Embassy to create a new sixth-story synthetic grass field at Public School 72 on Lexington Ave near 104th St. The sponsoring groups hope that the field will bring soccer to more youth and provide a good after-school activity for youngsters in the area. You can read the full story here.

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Sunday – Harlem Week 2010 Activity

On Sunday (July 25) as part of Harlem Week 2010 there will be a day of activities including, a fashion show and a morning exercise session and a “Concert Under the Stars”. The day will begin at 9a.m. at Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park, West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive. For more information and a calendar of events visit

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