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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

December 4, 2019

Can't make it to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting tonight? Not to worry–there are plenty of terrific tree lighting events taking place uptown over the next 10 days. Here are some of the biggest and best, listed in chronological order:

Fourth Annual Harlem...

October 25, 2019

Harlem is the place to be this weekend, with some of the neighborhood's biggest cultural institutions and landmarks inviting you to come on by. There is truly something for everyone–shoppers, literature buffs, dancers, history hounds, kids and, yes, even your fur frien...

October 18, 2019

From a Day-of-the-Dead-inspired musical procession in East Harlem to a chance to enter some of uptown's typically closed-off landmarks, there's lots of great stuff to check out this weekend. Take your pick from these four standout events:

Congo in Harlem...

October 1, 2019

Bookmark these four fun Halloween events in Harlem, then start planning your pup's costume, a float-worthy jack o'lantern, and more.

Crypt Crawls: Spotlight on Halloween

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St

Friday, Oct 25 and Satur...

July 19, 2019

To beat the heat over the next three days–temperatures are expected to climb to 96 degrees on Saturday and Sunday–the city is extending pool hours to 8pm in all Olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools. That's one full hour longer.

Above 96th Street, there are...

July 3, 2019

Carousel season is well underway in Riverbank State Park, home of the utterly one-of-a-kind Totally Kid Carousel (with bonus views of the Hudson River).

And it's about to get even better. Expanded summer hours start this Fourth of July, and going forward will include no...

June 27, 2019

Thanks to the return of the NYC Parks Department's Cool Pool initiative, Harlem now has two brightly renovated outdoor pools to dip into this summer.

Last year it was the Sheltering Arms Pool at W 129th Street that got the Cool Pool treatment, this year it's W...

March 4, 2019

Upper Manhattan boasts some of the hilliest terrain in New York–there's a good reason why so many neighborhoods have the word "Heights" in them–so you know there's good sledding when it snows. Here are some of the best spots, from north to south:

Inwood Hill Park

Be...

June 28, 2018

Not only did all of New York City's public pools open today, but five special Cool Pools also made their debut.

As part of a pilot program, the city's Parks Department gave a makeover straight out of HGTV to five outdoor pools, one in each borough. Harlem's...

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