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It's Official!

We are proud to help underwrite a Parks Dept. tree lighting and film screening in the park on December 6.

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

What's in store (quoted from the Parks Dept. event listing)...
"a tree lighting ceremony and film screening of the hit film Elf with a special musical holiday gospel performance by MAMA Foundation Sing Harlem.
Tree Lighting - 5:00 p.m.
113th Street and Manhattan Avenue
Performance - 5:45pm
Film Screening: Elf - 6:00 p.m.
Ball fields at the south side of the park
Bring a blanket. We'll have fun winter recreational games and refreshments."

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thanks For Your Support!

Our Fundraiser Was A Huge Success

We had a wonderful event at the Columbia University Faculty House overlooking the park. Thank you to all who came out and who sent in their support even if they couldn't attend. Here are some pictures.

Park History

The City received jurisdiction over the 30-acres property in 1870 and began constructing the park in 1883. The original plans for the park were drawn up by renowned park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.