As fall comes to an end…….

Fall and Winter in Marcus Garvey Park

As fall comes to an end in Marcus Garvey Park there is still a lot going on. From fitness  classes in the rec center to the beginning of the restoration of the fire watchtower and more.

Quilt exhibition 2014

Quilt exhibition 2014

An exhibition of quilts made by the Pelham Fritz Senior Quilters and Craft Club was installed in the back room of the Rec Center. This room serves as the green room all summer long for the Amphitheater. The quilters install an annual exhibition of their work which stays up for 1 week before being donated. The quilters would like to start  a new program in the rec center where they would teach a new generation of quilters how to quilt. If interested please let us know.

Fitness Classes in the Rec Center

Cardio Classes:

Aerobics Monday mornings 11 am -12 pm and Friday Mornings 9 am – 10 am.

“Beat It ” Drumstick workout Thursday Evenings 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm.

Body Conditioning:

Monday afternoon 12 pm – 1 pm

“Cut Makers” Monday Evening 6 pm – 7 pm.

Line Dance and Be Fit:

Thursday Evenings 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm and Friday Mornings 10 am – 11 am.

Family Zumba: (ages 9 and up)

Wednesday Evenings 6 pm – 7 pm and Saturday Mornings 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

Stretch and Foam Roller Class:

Wednesday Evenings 7 pm – 8 pm and Friday Mornings 11 am – 12 am

The Restoration of the Fire Watchtower

The Watchtower Through The Trees Photo: Cynthia M. Reed.

The Watchtower Through The Trees Photo: Cynthia M. Reed.

As Fall comes to an end the restoration of the Harlem Fire Watchtower is about to begin. Contractors will begin the painstaking process of carefully dismantling the tower piece by piece. Some pieces will be repaired and others will be used as templates to caste replacement pieces. The week of December 15th The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance (MGPAlliance) and the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) will co- host a community meeting to discuss the  restoration of the fire watchtower and of the acropolis. This will be a great opportunity for community residents to share their ideas for the restoration of the acropolis. The program will include a brief presentation about the Fire Watchtower and the Acropolis and then it will be opened up to the community for their input . The date time and place will be posted on our facebook pages ,websites, flyers will be emailed, snail mailed and posted around the community.

Harlem Fire Watchtower Note Cards Photo Cynthia M. Reed

Harlem Fire Watchtower Note Cards Photo Cynthia M. Reed

Community Resident and Photographer Cynthia M. Reed has generously created a collection of postcards and products with images from Marcus Garvey Park and of the Fire Watchtower. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the MGPAlliance to be used for the acropolis restoration. Follow this link to check them out.

The Marcus Garvey Park Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be held Tuesday December 9th at 7pm.

The living tree is located near the Fifth Avenue West 124th Street entrance to the park. The tree lighting will take place at 7pm and then move indoors  to the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for Hot Chocolate and refreshments.

Happy Holidays!







About mgpalliance

President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance. The original founder of the Alliance Val Bradley serves as the vice president. The 9 member all volunteer board advocates for the community and our mission extends beyond the borders of Marcus Garvey Park.
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