What happens when you close a street to cars, and open it up to people? Find out during our third annual Party On Park -- when we will open Park Avenue from 125th to 116th streets for biking, strolling, dancing and more!
This year’s event will include two extra blocks of fun, plus the Grandscale Mural Project in action.
Party On Park is organized by Uptown Grand Central, with support from the Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, the Reduced Fare Bike Share presented by Healthfirst, and NYC Councilwoman Diana Ayala. Volunteers are provided by Positive Workforce, the Department for the Aging & people like you!
AT 124TH STREET: GRANDSCALE MURALS & street ART
Watch some of Uptown’s best street artists in action on the grand finale painting day of the Grandscale Mural Project. Plus get creative with art activities for kids, and check out a DSNY collection truck that has been transformed by artist Lady K Fever into a Truck of Art.
at 123RD STREET: FOOD
Think you don’t like to eat your veggies? Let us convince you otherwise! Plus check out the School Food Truck, and take a spin on a blender bike.
AT 122ND STREET: FITNESS
Fitness classes every half-hour, plus info from these area fitness providers:
12-12:20 p.m.: Yoga by Harlem Yoga Studio
12:30-12:50 p.m.: Dance Aerobics by ShapeUp NYC
1-1:20 p.m.: “Revved and Ready” Total Body Workout by ShapeUp NYC
1:30-1:50 p.m.: Dance Fitness by ShapeUp NYC
2-2:20 p.m.: Hula-Hooping by ShapeUp NYC
2:30-2:50 p.m.: Zumba by ShapeUp NYC
3-3:20 p.m.: Dance Fitness by ShapeUp NYC
3:20-3:40 p.m.: Cardio Soul Fusion by ShapeUp NYC
3:40-4 p.m.: Tai Chi by Urban Qi Fit
AT 121st STREET: kids zone
West of the tracks: Rock wall, bouncy house, plus art-making with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.
AT 120th STREET: health
Health screenings for nearly every body part: Flu shots from Walgreens / Duane Reade, foot exams from the NY College of Podiatary, dental screenings by Harlem United, blood pressure checks from the Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center & Boriken, and overdose prevention kits from NYHRE, CCHP & Mt. Sinai.
AT 119TH STREET: resources
Legal, educational and hiring resources, plus cast your vote for the 2019 East Harlem Health In Action projects and make sure East Harlem counts in the 2020 U.S. Census!
aT 118TH STREET: bike lessons & transit safety
Under the tracks: If you are under 16 and cannot ride a Citi Bike, check out bikes for kids here. Plus the Cycling In The City exhibit from the Museum of the City of New York, and the latest news on the Second Avenue Subway.
West of the tracks: Free bike helmets for all ages from the NYC Department of Transportation. Note that the line for helmets closes at 3:30 p.m.
aT 117TH STREET: GO GREEN
Explore local small business Urban Garden Center, then check out the Edible Schoolyard compost worms and the blender bikes from SCAN, SMART and Uptown Boogie & Bronx Bicycle.
aT 116TH STREET: LA MARQUETA salsa & dancing
Wepa! Never been to Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta before? We R El Barrio is bringing them to a Sunday, just for you.
Also make sure to check out the mobile Harlem African Burial Ground exhibit and learn more about the La Marqueta grand re-opening later this fall.
West of the tracks: Water stations from Odyssey House at 125th Street, and Carter Hospital at 122nd Street.
East of the tracks: Water station at Lydia’s Magic Garden at 118th Street.