What happens when you close a street to cars, and open it up to people? We found out during our second annual Party On Park -- when we opened Park Avenue from 118th to 125th streets for biking, strolling, dancing and more!
Save the date for our third annual event on Sunday, September 22 .
AT 125TH STREET: oldschool jam
12-7 p.m. — Oldschool D.J. Tedsmooth, Master Z, Kenny Maneuver, Mellstar, Do It Like Diddy, Nel Wonder, D.J. Cre8, Danny Dee, Eddie B. Swift, Erika the D.J. will hold down the community plaza at 125th Street with the best of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s jams, all family-friendly tunes. TedSmooth is known for bringing special guests toward the end of his jams, so plan to stay until the very end to get your selfie with a star.
AT 124TH STREET: TRANSPORTATION / BIKE zone
12-4 p.m. — All afternoon long, Citi Bike will offering FREE test rides at the Citi Bike station at 124th Street. You can also pedal a blender bike and a cellphone-charging bike, get your bike tuned, plus get the details behind the construction of the MTA Second Avenue Subway.
3 p.m. — Ready for a longer route? Join El Barrio Bikes for a group ride departing from the El Barrio Bikes tent in the Transportation / Bike Zone. The ride will be lead by a trained group ride leader and head uphill to the Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park. No bike? No problem! Riders 16 years old and up can try a Citi Bike for FREE.
AT 123RD STREET: HEALTH zone
12-4 p.m. — Visit a wide range of Harlem health providers who can fix nearly every single one of your body parts (dental, podiatry & flu shots)!, plus training on opioid overdose prevention.
AT 122ND STREET: FITNESS zone
All afternoon, test out our obstacle course and boxing bag, sample healthy recipe makeovers, plus try demo fitness classes every half-hour:
12 p.m. — Kids Yoga with local small business Harlem Yoga Studio
12:30 p.m. — Zumba Strong with a Harlem Diva
1 p.m. — Zumba with Shape Up NYC
1:30 p.m. — Adult Yoga with local small business Harlem Yoga Studio
2 p.m. — Bootcamp with Shape Up NYC
2:30 p.m. — Zumba with a Harlem Diva
3 p.m. — Tai Chi with the Urban Qi Foundation
3:30 p.m. — Bootcamp with Shape Up NYC
AT 121st STREET: art zone
12-4 p.m. — Get your face painted, decorate your helmet with Creative Art Works, try your hand at comic-book drawing with Dare2Draw, watch live graffiti writing by Slone, map it out with the Museum of the City of New York, and make your mark on a new 125th Street light-reflective art installation with LadyKFever & the 100 Gates Project.
AT 120TH STREET: FAMILY ZONE
Check out family resources, a social justice project with Repair The World, and fresh food and composting with GrowNYC. Plus a rock wall, a bouncy house, and these great shows:
12:15 p.m. — Swing Dance lesson with the Harlem Swing Dance Society
1 p.m. — Swing Dance lesson with the Harlem Swing Dance Society
2 p.m. — The Story Pirates LIVE!
3 p.m. — The Story Pirates LIVE!
AT 119TH STREET: LESSONS & HELMETS
12-4 p.m. — Free financial and legal resources, a history exhibit by the Harlem African Burial Ground, East Harlem environmental info from NYC Parks, and meet-the-members of our very own Community Board 11.
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Want to learn more about the new Bike Share stations and Bike Lanes in to Harlem? Click here for a Q&A with NYC Bike Share, here for a map of Citi Bike docking stations, and here for a map of Harlem bike lanes.
Party On Park is organized by Uptown Grand Central, with support from the Reduced Fare Bike Share presented by Healthfirst, the NYS Department of Health's Creating Healthy Schools & Communities program, and the NYC Department of Small Businesses' Neighborhood 360 program.