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It’s 4th of July Harlem – Get outside and enjoy your Holiday Weekend!

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Happy 4th of July Harlem!  It’s going to be a hot and sunny weekend with temps in the high 80′s / low 90′s see NYC 5 Day Forecast.  The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will start at 8 pm EST live in New York City on the Hudson River.  Macy’s Barges Map shown here from 24th Street to 42nd Street.  Special holiday events are scheduled all throughout the city including  Harlem Tavern‘s second year anniversary and 4th of July bash.  With temperatures expected to reach in the low 90′s Friday and Saturday you can stay cool at one of the NYC Public Swimming Pools including Harlem Lasker Pool in Central Park.Central Park.

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Also Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park & Pool and Washington Heights along the Hudson in the 140′s are great areas to enjoy your “staycation” in New York.

Get outside and enjoy your Holiday weekend!

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Take A Dip During The Remaining Days Of Summer

By HarlemGuy

City public pools will remain open until Labor Day (September 6, 2010). Make sure to get your last dips in on or before 9/6/2010. General hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This applies to all 54 outdoor New York City public swimming pools.

Harlem “Lasker Pool” in Central Park

by HarlemHouse

With this being the hottest July in years we are all running around trying to find a place to cool off.  Recently HCL posted a link “Get refreshed…Harlem City Pools Now Open” about the 54 outdoor New York City swimming pools.  There are many good choices.  One in particular is the Lasker Pool which is located on the North East side of Central Park and I highly recommend it.  I’ve been swimming there for years as there is a section they have roped off where you can swim laps throughout the day.  They only close the lap lane when the pool reaches full capacity usually in mid-afternoon.  However, it is usually open.  This pool (and if you live in Halrem you already know) gets very crowded. Especially this summer when the temperature reached the triple digits around 4th of july weekend. The hours are from 11 am-3 pm (closed from 3 pm-4 pm for the Lifeguards to have their lunch break) then open again from 4 pm-7 pm daily.  Lasker Pool is open until Labor Day weekend.  Get there early as the pool has been extra crowded with the thermostat stuck in the 90′s this summer.

Note: Make sure you bring a combination lock and towel for entry.  They are very strict.  No cell phones, bags with print on them, or t-shirts with any logos or print.  Sunglasses, suntan lotion & flip flops are permitted in the pool area. The lifeguards do a good job at this pool regulating the crowd and many of them have been working there for years.

For those of you who want to swim laps before the mad rush, the pool is open for one hour in the mornings from 7:30-8:30 am.

Harlem "Lasker Pool" in Central Park

by HarlemHouse

With this being the hottest July in years we are all running around trying to find a place to cool off.  Recently HCL posted a link Get refreshed…Harlem City Pools Now Openabout the 54 outdoor New York City swimming pools.  There are many good choices.  One in particular is the Lasker Pool which is located on the North East side of Central Park and I highly recommend it.  I’ve been swimming there for years as there is a section they have roped off where you can swim laps throughout the day.  They only close the lap lane when the pool reaches full capacity usually in mid-afternoon.  However, it is usually open.  This pool (and if you live in Halrem you already know) gets very crowded. Especially this summer when the temperature reached the triple digits around 4th of july weekend. The hours are from 11 am-3 pm (closed from 3 pm-4 pm for the Lifeguards to have their lunch break) then open again from 4 pm-7 pm daily.  Lasker Pool is open until Labor Day weekend.  Get there early as the pool has been extra crowded with the thermostat stuck in the 90′s this summer.

Note: Make sure you bring a combination lock and towel for entry.  They are very strict.  No cell phones, bags with print on them, or t-shirts with any logos or print.  Sunglasses, suntan lotion & flip flops are permitted in the pool area. The lifeguards do a good job at this pool regulating the crowd and many of them have been working there for years.

For those of you who want to swim laps before the mad rush, the pool is open for one hour in the mornings from 7:30-8:30 am.