Eating Healthy & Living Healthy in District 8

Farmer’s Markets

East Harlem

  • E. 106th Street & 3rd Avenue
    Sundays through November, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Harvest Home/Metropolitan Hospital Farmer’s Market, 99th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
    Fridays through November, 8 am – 6 pm
  • E. 104th Street & 3rd Avenue
    Thursdays through November, 8 am – 4 pm

West Side

  • W. 97 Street & Columbus Avenue
    Fridays 8am-1pm
  • Strangers Gate, Central Park West & W. 106 Street
    Saturdays through November, 8am-3pm (Sponsored by DEBNA)
  • Morningside Park Farmers Market, W. 110 Street & Manhattan Avenue
    Saturdays through December 18th, 9am-5pm

Central Harlem

  • Marcus Garvey Park, 124th Street & 5th Avenue
    Saturdays through December, 8am-4pm

Many farmers markets accept EBT, WIC Farmer’s Market, Senior Farmer’s Market and Health Bucks.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Other Healthy Eating Resources

  • Healthy Cooking Classes at The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC
    281 Pleasant Ave (@ 115th Street)
    Mondays from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Classes are free and open to all.
    For questions contact

Exercise Resources

  • Harvest Home 104th Street Play Street
    E. 104th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
    Thursdays, 10 am – 2 pm, now through September 2nd

    A space for children to play games, get exercise and have fun.
  • NYRP Fit Club
    Target East Harlem Garden, 415-417 E. 117th Street
    FREE fitness classes Saturday mornings, 10 am-11 am
    August 7th: Nutrition Education
    August 14th:  Strength Training
    August 21st: IntenSati Workout
    August 28th: Anusara Yoga
    Registration is required and space is limited.  To sign up, call 212-333-2552 or e-mail
  • Shape Up New York
    Tito Puente Educational Complex
    240 E. 109th Street
    Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm & 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    FREE fitness classes available to students, parents, teachers and community residents, including aerobic conditioning and strength training.

4 thoughts on “Eating Healthy & Living Healthy in District 8

  1. Pingback: Eating Healthy & Living Healthy in District 8: Farmer’s Markets & Exercise Resources « News from Melissa Mark-Viverito

  2. You should add the Mt Morris Park market even if it’s not in D8. Info below.

    Visit Every Saturday:
    8 A.M. to 4 P.M.
    Marcus Garvey Park 124th St. 5th Avenue
    June – December

    We Accept Coupons:
    -WIC Farmer’s Market
    -Senior Farmers’ Market
    -Health Bucks
    -Food Stamps (EBT)

    Also, there is a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick-up site through Corbin Hills Farm at the Urban Farm Center on 116th and Park (under the Metro North) (Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM):

  3. Young Bucks Sports – Free Summer Stickball Institute for Co-ed Youth ages 7 – 18 – Sats. July and Aug 10AM – 3PM Poor Richards Playground 108th st and Third Ave.Parents welcomed to play as well.
    Julio Morales Fall Stickball Intergenerational League – Suns. 10 AM – 3PM Sept, Oct and Nov.
    Young Bucks March Against Obesity – 9/13

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