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Harlem’s Holiday Lighting in Central Park TONIGHT – Thursday, December 5th

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Come celebrate Central Park’s 17th Holiday lighting in northern Central Park on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 – 6:30. There will be an ice carved sculpture, singing of carols on the Plaza and you can take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera). There will also be hot cocoa and cookies. The event tops off with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.

The event is organized by the Womens’ Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and sponsored by Con Ed.

Free. Families only no groups. Strollers are not allowed on the plaza but stroller parking will be provided.  For more info see the link below.

Central Park’s 17th Holiday Lighting

River Art – Harlem and the Upper West Side

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River Art

If you are looking for something different to do in Harlem on your days off, check out the River Art on the Hudson River along the path.

Here are just a few of some of the many works starting from West 130th Street down to West 68th Street including new pieces that were not there last summer.

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The bike path and new park areas and piers all along the Hudson River have been  built up with landscape, sitting areas and sculptures for the city and tourists to enjoy.  I can remember 10 years ago when nothing was developed along the river.  It was still nice to bike or jog along but now it is beautiful, very scenic and on the weekends it gets more and more crowded.  As nice if not nicer than Chicago’s, Millennium Park and Austin’s, Zilker Park.

Lasker Pool and all NYC Parks’ Outdoor Pools Are Open

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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!

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