August 26th, 2012 by harlemhouse

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

– Marcus Garvey 

* Marcus Garvey was a Political figure, black separatist.  He lived in Harlem at 235 West 131st Street.

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June 28th, 2012 by harlemhouse

NYC Parks’ outdoor pools are now open just in time for the heatwave!  See below for a listing of most of the pools in the Manhattan and Bronx area.  The Pools will be open from June 28 until September 3, 2012.

Looking for NYC Parks free Learn to Swim program? Find out more by visiting Learn to Swim registration page.

The outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early bird and night owl lap swim hours are also available at select sites.

List of Outdoor Pools:  Lasker Pool, Marcus Garvey, Sheltering Arms, Thomson Street, Tony Dapolito, John Jay, Highbridge, Hamilton Fish, Dry Dock, Asser Levy, Abe Lincoln, Frederick Douglass (outdoor mini pool), Jackie Robinson, Thomas Jefferson, Tompkins Square (oudorr mini pool), Claremont, Edenwald Houses, Haffen, Mullaly, Van Cortlandt, Mapes, Floating Pool, Bronx River Payground (outdoor mini pool), Crotona (Bronx)

Let’s go cool off… see you at the pool!

For additional information and previous posts click here.

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July 4th, 2011 by harlemhouse


“Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realised the light of their own freedom.”

– Marcus Garvey

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October 18th, 2008 by HarlemGuy

“For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact.  It is a historical truth.  No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”

~Maya Angelou

“Give people light and they will find a way”
– Ella Baker, 1944 Ella Baker was a Black community organizer and social activist.

“If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started.”
-Marcus Garvey

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”
-Malcolm X

“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America.”
-Barack Obama

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
-Barack Obama

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I’ve always said to my men friends, If you really care for me, darling, you will give me territory. Give me land, give me land.”
-Eartha Kit

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.”
-Malcom X

“At this defining moment, change has come to America”

-President elect Barack Obama

“This victory belongs to you.”

-President elect Barack Obama

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”

-Frederick Douglass

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”

-Frederick Douglass

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