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East Harlem Holiday Map 2022

Gingerbread NYC

Hot Chocolate Rides

116th Street Light Up

Central Park Holiday Lighting 2022

Holiday Tree Lighting 106th Street

Solar Tree Lighting

Ugly Sweater and Fashion Contest

Prida's Annual Holiday Artisan Market

Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta

Coqui Club: Celebrating the Holidays!

Cocktails & Culture: Winter Soulstice Celebration

Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 17 at 4pm

Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 10 at 4pm

Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 17 after 5pm

Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 10 after 5pm

Movies for Minis: Elf (and gingerbread decorating)

106th Street Oldtimer's Christmas In the Park

Holiday Mania @ EHTP

La Gran FIesta Navidena

Make Music NY Winter

El Museo's 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

El Museo's Three Kings Day Celebration in El Teatro

Modesta Flores Holiday Lighting

The Annual Universal Pasteles Contest

Gingerbread NYC

Gingerbread Installation-2022

Nov. 11, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2022
10am to close

The Museum of the City of New York invited top bakeries and amateur bakers from across the city to enter Gingerbread NYC: The Great Borough Bake-Off —our first-ever holiday celebration of the communities in each of the five boroughs. Select bakers created a gingerbread display to represent their respective neighborhoods, inspired by the theme “Winter in New York.” A cohort of prominent New York City-based bakers, curators, and restaurant owners judged the final designs. Judges named an overall winner and awarded prizes in a variety of categories, such as: Best Borough (Most Representative, Sweetest, Good Enough to Eat, Grandest, and more.

- 1250 Fifth Avenue (103rd Street)

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Hot Chocolate Rides

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Dec. 4, 11, 18
11am - 1pm

Calling all chocolate fans! After hosting a sold-out series last winter season, we're teaming up again with our friends at El Barrio Bikes for four weekends of bike tours that will have you sipping some of the best hot drinks across Harlem. Ride leaders will share tips for riding during winter weather, all while rolling to some of our favorite neighborhood coffee shops. You'll brush up on how to gear up and be seen, keep the right tire pressure, and what to do if there's muck or ice.

- 101 E 125th Street

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116th Street Light Up

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Everyday thru Holidays
At Dusk

Annual Holiday Street Lighting - on East 116th Street between Park Avenue and 1st Avenue. Lights go on at 4:45pm.

Central Park Holiday Lighting 2022

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Dec. 1
5:30pm

Celebrate the season with our 26th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park! Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa while enjoying a variety of seasonal activities. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.

- Central Park Harlem Meer

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Holiday Tree Lighting 106th Street

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Dec. 2 (Rain date Dec. 9)
6:30pm

The East Harlem Holiday Tree is a beacon that symbolizes the persistence of hope and the determination to prevail in the diverse and culturally rich community of East Harlem.

- 106th Street corner of 3rd Avenue

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Solar Tree Lighting

Harlem-Art-Park-Tree-Lightings

Dec 4
at Dusk

At the Harlem Art Park.

- E 120th St &, Sylvan Pl, New York, NY 10035

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Ugly Sweater and Fashion Contest

Ugly-Sweater-Contest

Dec 3, 2022
4:30pm

Look your best in an Ugly Sweater at the Harlem Art Park.

- E 120th St &, Sylvan Pl, New York, NY 10035

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Prida's Annual Holiday Artisan Market

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Dec. 3
12pm - 6pm

PRIDA's Annual Artisan's Holiday Market: Pick up your last minute gifts for the holidays.

- El Barrio's Artspace, PS 109, 215 East 99th Street.

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Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta

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Dec. 3, 10 & 17
4pm - 8pm

La Marqueta

The Harlem Night Market is back this holiday season! So mark your calendar for three weekends of fun, food & winter shopping at the historic La Marqueta. Come through to support local entrepreneurs and go home with some of the best eats, drinks & gifts in the neighborhood. D.J.s Stormin' Norman and Ted Smooth will be bringing us back to the dance floor, with special guests to be announced. There will be plenty of family fun -- including visits with Santa, a bounce house and 360-degree photo booth.

- On December 10, take the Union Settlement trolley from the market to El Museo del Barrio for their new exhibits and Coqui Club kids parranda.

- On December 17, hop the trolley to our pop-up ice skating rink at Uptown Grand Central's community plaza at 125th Street.

- La Marqueta, under the Metro-North tracks along Park Avenue. Enter on 115th Street

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Coqui Club: Celebrating the Holidays!

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Dec. 10
9:30am - 10:30am (Session 1) | 11am - 12pm (Session 2)

El Museo del Barrio

The holidays are here and to celebrate we will be reading A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora. In this bilingual version of the 12 Days of Christmas, participants will learn about some of the traditions associated with the Christmas holiday in Spanish-speaking countries. We are so excited to celebrate with you in-person! Welcome back Coquís! Recommended for children ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers.

- 1230 5th Ave (104th St & 105th St)

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Cocktails & Culture: Winter Soulstice Celebration

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Dec. 8
6pm

The Museum of the City of New York

At our December edition of Cocktails & Culture, we celebrate the winter solstice season and our brand-new exhibition, City of Faith: Religion, Activism, and Urban Space. We'll groove into the holidays with DJ Rekha, founder of the legendary Basement Bhangra, the long-running and inclusive NYC club night that championed a style of South Asian dance music infused with hip-hop and dancehall beats.

- 1250 Fifth Avenue (103rd Street)

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Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 17 at 4pm

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Dec. 17
4-5pm Trolley Stops

1. Museum of the City of NY 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029
2. EHTP 2050 2nd Avenue (105th and 2nd)
3. Holiday Tree 106th Street and 3rd Ave
4. Harlem Night Market-La Marqueta 115th Park Avenue entrance
5. Ice Skating Rink at Uptown Grand Central Plaza-124th Street & Park Avenue

*Route times subject to change based on traffic

For the complete Trolley Schedule see the bottom of this page.

Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 10 at 4pm

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Dec. 10
4-5pm Trolley Stops

1. Museo Del Barrio 1230 5th Avenue - 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm.

2. Holiday Tree 106th and 3rd Avenue 4:10pm 4:40pm.

3. Harlem Night Market-La Marqueta 116th Street & Park Avenue 4:20pm, 4:50pm.

*Route times subject to change based on traffic

For the complete Trolley Schedule see the bottom of this page.

Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 17 after 5pm

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Dec. 17
5pm - 7pm Trolley Stops

1. 96th Lex and Third
2. 106th and 2nd Avenue
3. 106th and 3rd Avenue
4. Harlem Night Market-La Marqueta 115th Park Avenue entrance
5. Ice Skating Rink at Uptown Grand Central Plaza- 124th Street & Park Avenue

*Route times subject to change based on traffic

Trolleys circulating East Harlem Dec 10 after 5pm

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Dec. 10
5-7pm Trolley Stops

1. Train Station at 96th & Lexington Avenue - 5:10pm, 5:55pm, 6:45pm.

2. 96th and 1st Avenue 5:20pm, 6:05pm.

3. Holiday Tree 106th and 3rd Avenue 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 6:50pm.

4. Harlem Night Market-La Marqueta 116th Street and Park Avenue 5:40, 6:30, 7pm (final stop).

*Route times subject to change based on traffic

For the complete Trolley Schedule see the bottom of this page.

Movies for Minis: Elf (and gingerbread decorating)

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Dec. 17
(2) Sessions

At The Museum of the City of New York

Session 1:
10:00am – 10:45am: First session of gingerbread cookie designing.
11:00am – 12:45pm: First session screening of Elf (2003, 97 mins.) and raffle competition.

Session 2:
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Second session of gingerbread cookie designing.
3:00pm – 4:45pm: Second session screening of Elf (2003, 97 mins.) and raffle competition.

- 1250 Fifth Avenue (103rd & 104th Street)

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106th Street Oldtimer's Christmas In the Park

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Dec. 17
1pm - 4:30pm

White Park

East Harlem's Old Timers Annual Holiday Celebration. Have hot chocolate and other treats, holiday arts and crafts, and join us for caroling in the park.

- White Park East 106th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue

Holiday Mania @ EHTP

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Dec. 17
2pm - 6pm

East Harlem Tutorial Program

NYSOM will host their annual Holiday event that features gifts, resources, and fun activities for youth! The event will hosted at East Harlem Tutorial Program, 2050 2nd avenue, on 105th street.

- 2050 2nd avenue, on 105th street

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La Gran FIesta Navidena

La Gran Fiesta Navidena 2022

Dec. 18
3:00pm

Come join us for an afternoon of live musical performances by Los Pleneros de la 21 and Trío la Cumbancha, plus savory food, dance, and community! We are excited to open our doors once again and welcome you in from the cold to celebrate as a community all together.

- Taino Towers Ballroom 240 East 123rd Street

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Make Music NY Winter

make Music NY Winter

Dec. 21
6:30pm

Uptown Grand Central

125th Street & Park Avenue - Live band, part of Make Music NY.

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El Museo's 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

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Jan 6, 2023
11am-12pm

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration entitled Entre Familia: Mental Health & Wellness in our Communities. Returning once again to the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem), the upcoming in-person celebration gives space and focus on the importance of mental health and wellness, in light of national political and health occurrences these past few years. Join us on this joyous day in celebration of life and culture, featuring camels (live), colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing!

- Starts at El Museo 1230 5th Ave (104th St & 105th St)

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El Museo's Three Kings Day Celebration in El Teatro

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Jan 6, 2023
1pm-2pm

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration entitled Entre Familia: Mental Health & Wellness in our Communities. Returning once again to the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem), the upcoming in-person celebration gives space and focus on the importance of mental health and wellness, in light of national political and health occurrences these past few years. Join us on this joyous day in celebration of life and culture, featuring camels (live), colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing!

- 1230 5th Ave (104th St & 105th St)

To Learn More About This Event
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Modesta Flores Holiday Lighting

Harlem-Art-Park-Tree-Lightings

Dec. 9
5pm

- Modesto Flores Garden between 104th & 105th Street and Lexington Avenue

The Annual Universal Pasteles Contest

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Dec. 3
12pm - 5pm

Buy and Go For The Holidays at El Barrio's Art Space.

- 215 East 99th Street Downstairs Gallery (btw 2nd Avenue & 3rd Avenue)

More Events Below

East Harlem For The Holidays

2022 Experience List

Gingerbread Installation-2022
Gingerbread NYC
Nov 11, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023 - The Museum of the City of New York invited top bakeries and amateur bakers from across the city to enter Gingerbread NYC: The Great Borough Bake-Off
Hot-Chocolate-Ride-East-Harlem-Uptown-Grand-Central
Hot Chocolate Rides
Dec. 4, 11, 18 - Calling all chocolate fans! After hosting a sold-out series last winter season, we're teaming up again with our friends at El Barrio Bikes for four weekends of
East-116th-Street-lights
116th Street Light Up
Everyday thru Holidays - Annual Holiday Street Lighting - on East 116th Street between Park Avenue and 1st Avenue. Lights go on at 5pm.
Harlem-Art-Park-Tree-Lightings
Holiday Tree Lighting 106th Street
Dec. 2 (Rain date Dec. 9) - The East Harlem Holiday Tree is a beacon that symbolizes the persistence of hope and the determination to prevail in the diverse and culturally rich community of East Harlem
Ugly-Sweater-Contest
Ugly Sweater and Fashion Contest
Dec 3, 2022
Harlem-Art-Park-Tree-Lightings
Tree Lighting - Harlem Art Park
Dec 3, 2022
Artisan-Market-East-Harlem-Prida-2022
Prida's Annual Holiday Artisan Market
Dec. 3 - PRIDA's Annual Artisan's Holiday Market: Pick up your last minute gifts for the holidays.
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The Annual Universal Pasteles Contest
Dec. 3 Buy and Go For The Holidays at El Barrio's Art Space. 12pm - 5pm - 215 East 99th Street Downstairs Gallery
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Harlem Night Market
Dec. 3, 10, 17 - The Harlem Night Market is back this holiday season! So mark your calendar for three weekends of fun, food & winter shopping at the historic La Marqueta.
coqui-club-el-museo-2022-pinata-in-pine-tree
Coqui Club: Celebrating the Holidays!
Dec. 10 - The holidays are here and to celebrate we will be reading A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora.
cocktails-culture-mcny-2022
Cocktails & Culture: Winter Soulstice Celebration
Dec. 8 - At our December edition of Cocktails & Culture, we celebrate the winter solstice season and our brand-new exhibition, City of Faith: Religion, Activism, and Urban Space.
elf-movie
Movies for Minis: Elf (and gingerbread decorating)
Dec. 17 - 10:00am – 10:45am: First session of gingerbread cookie designing. 11am – 12:45: First session screening of Elf (2003, 97 mins.) & raffle competition.
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106th Street Oldtimer's Christmas In the Park
Dec. 17 - East Harlem's Old Timers Annual Holiday Celebration - Dec 17,2022 at 1pm
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Holiday Mania
Dec. 17 - NYSOM will host their annual Holiday event that features gifts, resources, and fun activities for youth!
make Music NY Winter
Make Music NY Winter
Dec 21 - 125th Street & Park Avenue - Live band
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El Museo's 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade
Jan. 6, 2023 - 11am - 12pm El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration entitled Entre Familia: Mental Health & Wellness in our Communities. Returning once again to the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem)
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El Museo's Three Kings Day Celebration in El Teatro
Jan. 6, 2023 - 1pm - 2pm El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration entitled Entre Familia: Mental Health & Wellness in our Communities. Returning once again to the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem)
Harlem-Art-Park-Tree-Lightings
Modesta Flores Holiday Lighting
Dec. 9 - 5pm - Modesto Flores Garden between 104th & 105th Street and Lexington Avenue
Harlem-Art-Park-Tree-Lightings
Central Park Holiday Lighting 2022
Dec. 1 - 5:30pm - Celebrate the season with our 26th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park! Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa while enjoying a variety of seasonal activities. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.
La Gran Fiesta Navidena 2022
La Gran FIesta Navidena
Dec. 18 - 3pm - Come join us for an afternoon of live musical performances by Los Pleneros de la 21 and Trío la Cumbancha, plus savory food, dance, and community! We are excited to open our doors once again and welcome you in from the cold to celebrate as a community all together.
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Winter Wonderland
Dec 17 - 1pm - 4pm Food and light refreshments, receive winter gear, Toys & much more. RSVP is required please call 929-633-0335 or 929-633-0336 by December 12, 2022 Help us name the FEC Bring a name suggestion with you for a raffle entry. - a Union Settlement initiative.
Sábado Familiar: Parranda! Featuring BombaYo
Sábado Familiar: Parranda! Featuring BombaYo
Dec. 10 - 2pm - Join El Museo as we kick off the Three Kings Day celebrations with a fun-filled day of family programming! We will be joined by music group BombaYo, who will lead us in the Puerto Rican holiday caroling tradition of parrandas.

East Harlem Nights is back! Join us as we tour and taste through four of our amazing East Harlem Restaurants!
December 23, 2022
Sponsored by YaVe Tequila

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