Harlem’s Heritage Rose District Spring Planting – April 30 @ 11am

Come join Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, the 123rd Street Block Association, 30th Police Precinct, Carrie McCracken TRUCE Garden, Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, and Harlem Senior Citizens Sculpture Garden Park in celebrating Earth Day by planting over 100 heritage roses at new sites in Central and West Harlem.

The event will kick off at Marcus Garvey Park with activities for community members and volunteers of all ages.  Please see this flyer for more information.

Minutes from 3.23.11 New 123rd Street Block Association & Community Garden Meeting


  • It was agreed that elections for the Block Association Secretary position would be postponed until next meeting

Block Improvements

  • Two priorities for the Block in 2011 is a fence for the front of the Garden facing 123rd street and a message board that can be used for posting community notices
  • The Garden was awarded a New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods grant from the Citizen’s Committee for New York City of in the amount $985; the money will be used to purchase the message board.
  • Block Association Treasurer Aaron Albano provided an update on finances:
  • As of March 23, 2011, the BA account held $1,483.65
  • For anyone wishing to see current account activity, please contact Aaron directly at Ming@habitatmusic.com
  • Aaron also discussed efforts currently underway to establish 501 (c) 3 status for the BA in order to support fundraising activities

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Block Association & Community Garden Meeting Tonight @ 7pm

Please join us for our monthly Block Association meeting tonight at 7pm at Ephesus Chruch, 101  west 123rd Street.  We will be holding elections for the BA Secretary position as well as sharing news and updates about plans for 2011.


We will also spend half the meeting discussing spring plans and projects for the Garden, so come one come all!

Block Clean-Up Party – Saturday, February 19, 11:00 AM – 3:00PM

Got a few hours to spare on Saturday?  Please join us for “Block Clean-Up Party” from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, sponsored by the New 123rd Street Block Association.  Our dear block has taken quite a beating over the past couple months and we’re looking a little downtrodden, so let’s sneak in a quick make-over before it snows again!

We’ve got Community Pride supplying us with bags and tools, but we need your muscle!  Meet in front of the Community Garden to get what you need and drop off full bags there as well.

See you tomorrow!

Election Results – New Block Association Leadership

Elections were held last night at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church to appoint a new Block Association Board of Directors – below are your new officers!

Jackie Albano – President

Sebastian Morell – Vice President

Aaron Albano – Treasurer

Please note the Secretary position is still open – if you are interested in running for the Secretary position, please email the Block Association Board of Directors.

For more information about the Block Association Board of Directors please see the 2011 Bylaws

Nominations for Block Association Board of Directors – Due February 1, 2011

Make a difference!  Be a community leader!  Get involved with your block!  Elections will be held on Wednesday, February 16th at 7PM at the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Nominations are Being Accepted Now for the Following Positions:


Vice President



Click here to download and print a nomination form

Click here to download the 2011 New 123rd Street Block Association Bylaws and learn more about the positions

PLEASE NOTE:  Nomination forms must be submitted to Shirley Reid or Syderia Chrestfield by February 1st, 2011