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Harlem Happenings

Parent Advisory Council Luncheon

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, Harlem Dowling had a luncheon for the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC leadership including Chairperson Qumar Dennis and Vice Chair, Belkis Acevado, along with other members, talked with Program Directors, the Executive Director, and the President of the Board of Directors."


DJ Jon Quick Celebrates Harlem Dowling

DJ Jon Quick of 94.7 recently selected Harlem Dowling as one of three black charities to raise funds and celebrate at an event at High Bar Rooftop NYC in midtown. On April 19, we had the fantastic opportunity to raise funds and increase awareness about the wonderful work we do in our community.


Spring Break 2023 at the Bronx Zoo & the NY Aquarium

We are all about creating safe opportunities for children to have fun, which is why we are excited to share about another great event! The children from P.S. 36's after school program had a fantastic 'holiday camp' during Spring Recess (spring break). Our DYCD funded program was available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm to ensure the children had a fun and safe place to be during the break.


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.


Summer Rising 2023

The Harlem Dowling Summer Rising program, funded by NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, provider summer camp programming in PS 36 and PS 153 to 300 NYC children. The theme for Summer Rising 2023 was “Time Travelers” and the staff helped create unforgettable moments for the campers.


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.


2023 Back To School Events

On August 17th the Golden Gate Chapter #40 and the Lewis Hayden Lodge #69 hosted another Back-to-School supply giveaway for Harlem Dowling. This year we held the event at our PS 36 Summer Rising program at PS 36.


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.