Howard Bennett Playground

W. 135 St. To W. 136 St., Lenox Ave. To 5 Ave.


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This playground is named for Howard Bennett (1911-1981) who was a Harlem community leader and the founder of the National Citizens Committee for a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. He was also a leader of the 369th Veterans Association, the organization of members of the famous “Harlem Hellfighters", and served as Labor Chairman of the New York Branch of the NAACP.

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Hula Hoop Aerobics

This creative and fun workout fuses high-energy dance aerobics with hula hoops! Hoops are available for loaning....

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