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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.