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Harlem Happenings

Year Of The Dragon

Two of our talented fifth graders at PS 153 wowed us with a powerful lion dance 🦁symbolizing strength, wisdom, and good fortune. Our younger participants crafted paper dragons, firecrackers, and noisemakers to chase away negative spirits in a joyful parade. All decorations were handmade by these creative minds🎨Everyone had a blast! ✨


Excited About Science

Encouraging a love for science at a young age! Our after-school program for 1st-3rd graders explored volcanoes with a fun twist – lemon volcanoes! Students witnessed a captivating chemical reaction between baking soda and lemon juice, fostering curiosity and a love for experimentation. This was a very exciting project and the kids were so shocked by the reaction of their lemons. @NYCYouth #DYCD #HarlemDowling #PS153 #AfterSchoolPrograms #STEMEducation #TeachingTheFuture


Building Towers Together

Building towers, learning teamwork, and maybe even sneaking a few #marshmallows? Our 3rd graders in the after-school program had a blast with their #STEM challenge! Some went for height, some went for design... all were awesome! These kids are proving you don't need fancy tools to get creative and have fun. @NYCYouth #DYCD #PS153 #HarlemDowling #ChildrenAndFamilies #LiftingLives #ReshapingFutures #LearningByDoing #FutureProblemSolvers #STEMFun

PS/MS 161 Harlem Create After School Year

PS/MS 161 Harlem Create After-School Program is the location of our longest running after school program. Serving the school community for more than 20 years, Harlem Create offers a robust schedule of activities that foster creativity and imagination in participants.


Knicks Kids’ Day

We're beaming with gratitude! Beyond Meat's generosity is helping us make a HUGE difference in the fight against food insecurity in NYC. Thank you @BeyondMeat for your incredible $15,000 donation and for treating our after-school participants to an unforgettable Knicks game!


Biz Markie Emergency Food Pantry NASDAQ Bell Ringing

Tara Hall, Executive Director of the Just A Friend Foundation and widow of hip-hop icon Biz Markie, is joined by Flor Saltiel, President of Harlem Dowling’s Board of Directors, and Karen Dixon, Executive Director as she rings the NASDAQ closing bell on Friday, August 18, 2023.


Sticks & Clay

During a STEM activity our 1st and 2nd grade participants learned about 2D and 3D shapes and the differences between them. This lesson adheres to the New York State mathematics standard to recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, and to Identifying shapes that are polygons or non-polygons.


Queens Outreach Family Support Program

Harlem Dowling Queens Outreach Family Support program participated in ACS Queens Borough Office's Annual Back to School Event at Rufus King Park. Over 500 children in the Jamaica Queens community were provided with school supplies and more.