Spring on the Esplanade!

It’s finally spring and the bulbs we planted in the 96th Street planter are blooming! More landscaping to add to what we did last year is on its way–and the beautiful plants will be watered with the water tank that we purchased with your donations.

 

Latin Beat On the Esplanade was a terrific success! So many bikers, runners, strollers, kids and adults enjoyed the awesome Latin music and super yummy meltbakery ice cream sandwiches! Thanks to all for stopping by . . .

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer – Thank you for your support of this event! EsplanadeFriends was proud to receive a Manhattan Borough President Community Grant.

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11150236_1632143360337074_5639998376995576934_n Guanaco ‘Na ‘Ma rocks!

Free Ice Cream and Latin Beat on the Esplanade!

Once again, EsplanadeFriends Presents
LATIN BEAT ON THE ESPLANADE!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
11AM-2PM
On the East River Waterfront Esplanade just south of the 103rd Street footbridgeFeaturing:
The Music of Guataca Na’ Ma’ in an Encore Performance!
And
The Vendy Award-winning ice cream of
ICE & VICE
The ice cream is FREE for the first 100 to stop by!Stroll, run, or pedal by and stop to listen to the for a few minutes!

Help us change the East Harlem waterfront from deterioration to a Destination…

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF RAIN OR INCLEMENT WEATHER THE EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED.

 

PAKA Afro-Carribbean Dance + Drum on the Esplanade!

EsplanadeFriends continues to Surprise and Delight as we present …
PAKA Afro-Caribbean Dancers and DrummersSaturday, May 2, 11AM-2PM
(Raindate May 3)Location: 103rd Street and The East River Waterfront Esplanade (just South of the 103rd St Footbridge)And don’t forget to sign-up TODAY for our Monday, May 4 Spring Benefit…

 

Finally Its Spring on the Esplanade!

Now that its finally spring, lets enjoy the Esplanade! Come enjoy the Latin beat of Guataca ‘N ‘Ma from 11-2 at the foot of the 103rd St. footbridge. Free ice cream sandwiches from Meltbakery to the first 100 visitors!

Lightshow Banner unfurling!

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Join us on May 8th at 6:00 at Applebee’s, East River Plaza, for the official unfurling of the spectacular Lightshow On the Esplanade banner created by light artist Vicki Da Silva, soon to be seen on the Esplanade at 116th Street! Meet the artist! Free appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. Please RSVP to EsplanadeFriends@gmail.com

Second Annual Spring Benefit

Please join us at our SECOND ANNUAL SPRING BENEFIT

as we honor our new partner in the beautification and reinvention of The Esplanade…

THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

 

WHEN: Monday, May 4, 2015

6-8 PM

WHERE: BAR FELICE

1591 First Avenue (Between 82nd and 83rd )

Hors d’oeuvres and Wine will be served

(Other alcohol available for purchase at the bar)

Tickets:

____Friend:    $150 for one OR  $250 for two

____Better Friend  $250

____Best Friend    $300

____BFF  $350

***Contibutions in excess of $25 are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law




____Unable to attend, but enclosed is my fully-deductible contribution of $____

Please make checks payable to:

Friends of the East River Esplanade (60th-120th Streets), Inc.

Mail checks to:

Friends of the East River Esplanade

c/o Ratner

525 East 86th Street, #8A

New York, NY  10028

Latin Beat on the Esplanade!

Stop by for a few minutes – or longer – to hear our Latin guitar and flute players samba on the waterfront! There will be a few more surprises in store for you and your kids . . . Don’t forget that Halloween is around the corner!

WHEN: Saturday October 25th 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Just south of the 103rd St. Footbridge on the East River Esplanade

Friends of the East River Esplanade

We love the Esplanade and we know you do too!  We also know the Esplanade needs some TLC.   Our dream is to repair the pathways and piers, beautify the gardens and adjoining areas, and make the East River Esplanade the beautiful destination and cultural gem we know it can be.  Join us!

It’s My Park Day and More! May 18

This Sunday, May 18, we will be at 103rd St. and The Esplanade (at the base of the footbridge) with Mariachi music and dancers at noon sent over by our friends at the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, as well as a small art project to get you and the kids in the art-loving mood! Follow the music to the Randall’s Island side of the bridge for the fabulous FLOW.14 art festival:
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We’ll also be gardening and cleaning up at the tulip-filled planter that we’ve been caring for on 96th St. on the Esplanade. We’ll have lots of terrific volunteer opportunities. If you’d like to volunteer, please let us know: EastRiverEsplanade@gmail.com

Lightshow on the Esplanade!

This summer Friends of the East River Esplanade partnered with public art organization The West Harlem Art Fund to bring an exciting temporary light show to the Esplanade. See the pre-event link below. We are working hard on converting the FANTASTIC images of light art on the Esplanade into a banner that will hang on the fence at 116th Street starting next spring.

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