The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching and once again, The Harlem Holiday Lights Ceremony is ready to attract New Yorkers and tourists alike. On Thursday, November 15th, 2018, from 1 pm until 6 pm, this year’s Harlem Holiday Lights event begins with a celebratory parade procession across 125th Street, heading westward and gathering for the official lighting ceremony to be held at Roosevelt Triangle (125th St. and Morningside Ave). Harlem Village focuses on bringing information, as well as health and wellness resources to the community.
New York City has a reputation for being among the most expensive cities in the world, but there’s a plethora of fun events and ideas within the Big Apple that take little to no money to experience. Take advantage of these free ways to enjoy fall in the city:
- Autumn Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center
For two weekends, you can enjoy juried craft displays from throughout the U.S. at this free festival, along with continuous entertainment and craft demonstrations. Admission is free, and you can purchase food and art.
The 20th Anniversary of the 125th Street BID and the 200th Anniversary of 125th Street
20 years ago when Mayor David N. Dinkins signed the 125th Street BID into law, it became the first and still the only BID in the Harlem Community. Since its inception, the BID has been an important part of the economic development of 125th Street as well as the Harlem community as a whole. In 1993, there were just 31 BIDs (13 in Manhattan and 18 in the outer boroughs). Today, there are 67 in the City of New York,
Location: 125th Street
The How well do you know 125th Street? Scavenger Hunt is a fun filled holiday spirited activity opened to public participation.
Those who register to play are given nine (9) images, 125th Snapshots, which they must locate along 125th Street. Each 125th Snapshot provides a clue to a location or item found on 125th Street between 5th Avenue and the Westside Piers.
|Business/ Organization Name||Offering from Participating Business||Activity|
|Pay Half||Discounts||On November 21,2013 only Buy one item get 25%off any other item of higher or equal value in the Entire Store|
|Duane Reade||In Store Promotions||A brown bag event with health related gifts will be given and will offer free blood pressure test for every one.|
|RiteCheck Cashing||Promotional Give Away||Green Dot Cards- Free activation (Value $4.95)|
|Harlem Shake||Community Drives (toy,|