Broadway comes to Harlem today! An array of Broadway’s Rising Stars singing music form the great oldies, to current smash hits will be at Harlem Meer this afternoon starting at 2 p.m. Broadway at Harlem Meer will benefit The Union Settlement Association, Manhattan HIV Network for children with HIV and AIDS.
Take the 2/3 subway train to 110th Street at Central Park North or jump on the 6 to 110th Street and walk west to Central Park!
There are two other nice Harlem holiday events happening this weekend in addition to the Made in Harlem event we told you about early in the week. On Sunday, December 5, from 3-5 PM bier international will be having St. Nikolaus visit so that kids can have an opportunity to meet him and have their stocking stuffed with a treat.
According to bier, the tradition of St. Nikolaus Day, usually on December 6, is a festival for children in many European countries. It finds its roots in legends dating back to the year 346 when Nikolaos of Myra, a saint and Greek Bishop was reputed to hand out gifts secretly. He became the model for Santa Claus whose English name derives from the Dutch Sinterklaas. It’s a European tradition that can be enjoyed universally by kids of all nationalities.
In addition, the annual Victorian Holiday Lighting will be taking place at Harlem Meer on Sunday, December 5 from 3-5 PM as well. The event culminates with the lighting of thousands of tiny LED lights strung along the architectural features of Central Park’s northernmost visitor center, the Victorian-style Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. A camera is highly recommended for this event.
So there is plenty to see and do on December 5. Hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a good start!
The immaculate Fall weather was the perfect backdrop for the 2010 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail located at Harlem Meer. Plus all the costumes present made the day that much brighter. I saw little dinosaurs, tigers, lions, pirates and ninjas, along with several lady bugs, a few princesses, butterflies and the occasional witch. The event was so much fun. I could not resist taking photo after photo…
Don’t forget…Central Park’s annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail is happening today at Harlem Meer and the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park on 110th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves). It starts at 4 PM today, October 24.
We attended last year and it was so much fun. We adored seeing all the little ones dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes.
If you are interested to know how to participate in the Pumpkin Sail, click here.