Hee, Hee, Hee!

The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association has some old-fashioned Halloween Fun planned for the neighborhood kids — and the young at heart!


Here’s what’s brewing:

Saturday, October 18
9:30-1 PM:

Lenox Avenue Medians Get Dressed Up for Fall!

This year, MMPCIA, in partnership with The League: A Distinguished Gentlemen’s Movement, is organizing Hallow-Greener Lenox. Come out and help clean, plant daffodil bulbs and decorate for Halloween! Bring some work gloves, decorations –please do not bring fresh pumpkins as we are trying to limit rat activity! We’ll meet at Harlem Haberdashery. If you arrive later, you’ll find us somewhere along the median–just follow the laughs.

You can also  claim a portion of the bulbs for the tree pits on your block. Just respond asap.  Email us your location and the number you want.  And if we have the person-power on Saturday, we’ll be happy to help you plant them.  Bulb allotment is on a first come, first served basis, so let us hear from you right away.

Supposed to be a gorgeous day Saturday, so come out and join us!

Can’t make it on Saturday? Pick another day with your block association, neighbors or business and add to the decorations or extend to the next median southward down the Avenue.


Friday, October 31
5-7 PM:

Trick-or-Treating Around Mount Morris Park Neighborhood! The kids will enjoy climbing up and down the stoops to fill those loot bags.The list of participating homes will be available on our website on October 30. Want to be on the list? Add your Trick-or-Treat Friendly House to our map and we’ll mark it with a balloon that night!



St. Martin’s Episcopal ChurchRaise the Roof 150 px

230 Lenox Avenue at 122nd Street 

New York, New York 10027


Saturday, September 27, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Rain Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014*

“Raise the Roof” is undertaking a Capital Campaign to renovate St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, (including the “Copper Covered Pyramidal Steeple,” the “Carillon” and The Rectory).

 Clown, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Food, and Bargains Galore!


Vendors Welcome
Space Reservation Contact: 212.534.4531
or RaiseTheRoofSTMEpiscopal@gmail.com
Click here for more information about becoming a vendor.

Donations Welcome
Click here for more information about giving donations.


A Midsummer Night's Picnic
And now it’s time for ours …

MMPCIA’s 6th Annual Midsummer Night’s Potluck Picnic in the Park,
Thursday, August 14, from 6:00–8:30 pm.

It’s our way of saying thanks! We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate summer with friends and neighbors and acknowledge all of you who have helped and supported the efforts of MMPCIA by joining the team and bringing energy and enthusiasm to the organization and the community.

RSVP today! 

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2013 House Tour logoFor 25 years the community of Mount Morris Park has been opening our doors and inviting New Yorkers from across the island and around the world into our homes. And we are happy to continue this tradition.

2013 House Tour DetailsJoin us in celebrating our Silver Anniversary, Opening Our Doors for 25 Years!

This year’s tour around the Mount Morris Park section of Harlem will feature homes and gardens, and we’re working on some special ideas for our local businesses as well.

Sunday, June 8, 11 AM-4 PM.
Come join us for this very special event!

11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the  Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Visit more than 10 venues including brownstone homes in a range of styles from classic renovation to open-plan loft, high-floor apartments, sculpture garden + bee house and other outdoor spaces, and even a work in progress.  

12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem with renowned historians Michael Henry Adams and John T. Reddick. Each guide will take you inside four of the extraordinary treasures in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour.  Group size is limited for these popular 1.5 hour guided tours, which require a separate ticket. We suggest reserving these tickets in advance as they sell out fast. We offer a discount package when guided and regular tour tickets are purchased together.

Michael Henry Adams                     John Reddick

2 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Fire Watchtower Walking Tour and follow preservation architect Angel Ayón to the top of the acropolis to view the 158-year old cast iron tower, the only surviving structure of its kind in New York City. It was designated a NYC landmark in 1967 and a national landmark in 1976. Last year a neighborhood grassroots campaign led by MMPCIA and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance helped secure funding for its restoration. This may be the last time you can see it before the work begins. 

Throughout the day: Enjoy live music at Mount Morris Ascension Church and other locations along Lenox Avenue.


Advance Tickets are no longer available.

You can purchase tickets at the Tour Start.

$35 for General Admission self-guided tour.

$20 for General Admission for Mount Morris Park Residents with proof of address.

$70 for Inside and Intimate guided tour.

Space is currently available for the 2pm tour.

$90 for Both Inside and Intimate guided tour & General Admission self guided tour.

Shine or Rain—Everything begins at the Tour Start:

The Pelham Fritz Community Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West (aka Fifth Avenue) and West 122 Street. Here you can buy tickets, pick up tickets reserved in advance, check out the souvenirs, and meet the the Walking Tour Guides.

How to get here: Subways: A, B, C, D, 2, 3, and 4, 5, & 6 to 125th Street. Buses: M1, M7 and M102. Driving: Enter your start point below.

College Scholarship logo

The MMPCIA $4,000 Scholarship Award began in 2009 as a way of honoring college-bound Harlem high school seniors who live in Greater Mount Morris Park/Central Harlem Community from 110th to 135th Streets between Morningside and Third Avenues.

Beginning each February, the MMPCIA Scholarship Committee reaches out to area high school teachers, guidance counselors, parents and students. The application is available by emailing the Scholarship Committee at scholarship@mmpcia.org or can be downloaded below. The completed applications are reviewed by a neutral group of judges and one winner will be selected each year. The recipient’s award will be disbursed in the amount of $1,000 each year and renewable for up to four years as long as the student continues as a full time student in good standing.

Funds for the Scholarship Award are raised primarily though proceeds from MMPCIA’s two major fund raising efforts—the Annual Historic Neighborhood House Tour in June each year and the Holiday Gala in December—and through generous contributions from neighborhood donors specifically to the scholarship fund.

Download the 2014 Application.

Deadline is June 1, 2014.

Mount Morris Tastes logo


On Thursday, May 1st, from 6:30-8:30 PM, join us for Mount Morris Tastes, MMPCIA’s annual spring membership drive and celebration that also offers a chance to sample the fare from our local businesses.

Please join us for our annual wine tasting and membership party.

•Sample wines poured by Uptown Cellars on Lenox Ave.
•Enjoy taste treats for every taste from neighborhood eateries Amy Ruth’s, Baobab Gouygi, Blvd Bistro and Island Salad.
•Get to know your neighbors and make new friends.
•Renew your membership in the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association or join us for the first time.


MMPCIA Members: Free  |  Guests & Friends: $10
Join or renew today!


Thursday, May 1st, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Harlem Haberdashery, 245 Lenox Ave, Harlem

April General Meeting has been postponed to May

Mount Morris Tastes May 1st 

Because of the way that Passover and Easter Holy Week fall in the calendar this year, we will not have our regular April general meeting this week.
Instead, we hope you’ll join us for a May Day version of Mount Morris Tastes, the annual membership celebration that lets you sip the wines and taste the fare from our local businesses.
So put May 1 on your calendar and we’ll see you at
Harlem Haberdashery at 6:30 PM.
The event is free to members — you can join on the spot.
Suggested donation for guests is $10.
Watch for more details in upcoming eblasts and flyers.


March flyer v1_1

In case you were unable to attend

or just looking for more detail, please see our recap of the meeting.

March Meeting Notes


We hope to see you!
Tuesday, February 18, 7:00- 8:30 PM

Head Start Center at Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West, between W121– W122

We want to be first on your Holiday Calendar!

MMPCIA Holiday BananerOn Thursday, December 12, from 7  to 11 PM, the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association holds its 6th Annual Holiday Gala & Fundraiser. Neighbors and friends are warmly invited to gather and kick off the holiday season with festivities, food, music and mingling—and support the community by placing bids at the Silent Auction.

The Annual Holiday Gala & Fundraiser is one of MMPCIA’s important fundraising efforts. This year’s auction proceeds will support the annual Scholarship Award given to a Harlem high school student on the way to college and and other MMPCIA community efforts set forth in its annual goals.

But don’t wait until the party to get started! The Online Auction is now up until 5 PM day-of, offering special merchandise, unique opportunities and gift certificates. New items are offered daily. A Silent Auction at the event will offer items generously donated by our neighbors and businesses. Bid often and generously! Read the rest of this entry »

Next MMPCIA Meeting

October Meeting
Tuesday Oct 21 from 7-8:30 PM
Meeting Location:
Head Start Center
15 MMPW at W122 Street

Around the Neighborhood

Our Mission

The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association is a neighborhood non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to revitalizing and preserving our Historic District and beyond, to fostering an environment of open and active opportunities, and to reflecting a spectrum of voices, ideas and opinions of those who share the neighborhood.

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2014 applications now available for download.

Help St. Martin’s Church Raise the Roof!

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MMPW & W122 St
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