Harlem Happenings

View the video on Pix11.com. Author: Ayana Harry, Pix11 News NEW YORK CITY — Since 2006, the Garden of Dreams Foundation has supported local New York City charities and provided life changing opportunities for young people. The foundation’s latest effort is a $1 million fund to support local nonprofits struggling during the pandemic. New York Knicks Legend and Garden of Dreams board member John Starks explained the foundation’s “mission statement is stand up to really help children, as well as …

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A HOME FOR HARLEM DOWLING The Home for Harlem Dowling project is complete. Harlem Dowling-West Side Center now as a permanent home in the Central Harlem community. The Home for Harlem Dowling project has 60 units of affordable housing building on the northeast corner of 127th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. The building also includes 12 studio apartments young adults.

Adalyn and Emely, along with their team competed in the Lego League Competition for robotics. Two years ago, the students in the Harlem CREATE After School Program began participating in robotics classes learning to build and program robots. For some of the children, it was their first robotics class and they were determined to learn. On January 11, 2020, the students traveled to Aviation High School for their first competition. They competed against more than 25 teams in three areas. …

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Students began their day with introductions and some free play in the horse ring with the outdoor education specialist. He later led them in a movement and mindfulness visualization in which they had an opportunity to imagine what it might feel like to be a horse for the day. Students were then divided into three groups and rotated between three different stations focused on natural horsemanship, grooming and an obstacle course. In between stations they got to play, feed the …

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