Welcome to the community website of Alexandra Park neighbourhood in London. Our aim is to encourage interaction, both online and in person, between local people in Alexandra Park and surrounding neighbourhoods, as well as providing a channel for local information. Use it to discuss local issues, find out about local events and post your own events, create a group, recycle items …

We would like discussions to be constructive and wide-ranging enough for all members to feel comfortable using the site, providing a space for everybody who would like to take part. So if something is not being talked about which you think should be, start a new discussion!  For more information, see About the Site.

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Sureka Fernando commented on Sureka Fernando's event or blog post SALSA WEDNESDAYS IN BOUNDS GREEN
"NEW 6-WEEK #SALSA COURSE STARTING IN #NORTHLONDON THIS WEDNESDAY!

7pm: Beginners (Level 1) with Patrick
7pm: Improvers (Level 2) with Sureka
8pm: Intermediates (Level 3) with Sureka and Patrick

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Talia Tendler posted a forum post
If you want to own a flat then here’s one for you!It’s a really nice, bright and well kept 2 bed flat, a few minutes walk from the centre of Muswell Hill (N10 1DT). Amazing location, short walk down to Alexandra Palace and Park, easy access to 3 nea…
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Annabel Gregory replied to Susie Holden's forum post Valentine's free prize draw!
"There's still time to win a FREE private salsa lesson for 2 (value £60) - deadline noon tomorrow, Tuesday 21st!"
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David Williamson posted an event or blog post
Commemorative Film withOrchestral Score fromHaringey Young MusiciansConductor Peter DesmondWED 22 MARCH DOORS OPEN 7.00 PMPROGRAMME STARTS 7.30 PMHEARTLANDS HIGH SCHOOLSTATION ROAD N22 7ST (MAP)READ THE FULL PROGRAMME BOOK TICKETSINTRODUCED BY COMPO…
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Deborah Hedgecock posted a forum post
Coming up at Bruce Castle Museum, an evening talk -Continuity and Change on the River Leaby Maggie Howell, a London Canal Museum volunteer...Wednesday 22 February, 7.30pm - free Doors open at 7pm.Maggie Howell will be telling us about the importance…
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Talia Tendler is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
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Susie Holden replied to Mridu Thanki's forum post Haringey Development - or Demolition - Vehicle
"Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Haringey's cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (Photo: Nigel Sutton)"
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Susie Holden replied to Giles Christian's forum post Friends of Ally Pally Station update
"Thanks for posting, Giles. So much good stuff going on!"
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Ruth Miller posted a forum post
Light and spacious 2-bed flat on the middle floor of a large house. Lovely sitting-room looking out to Highgate Woods, 2 double bedrooms looking out to Queen’s Wood. Recently renovated and double glazed. Brand new kitchen. Modern bathroom. No access…
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Susie Holden posted a forum post
Calling all creatives! Muswell Hill Creatives (you'll have seen their work in Fringe, or at pop-up markets in Muswell Hill) are looking for new designer makers to join their carefully curated collective.
If you're passionate about quality craftsmans…
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Susie Holden replied to Mridu Thanki's forum post Haringey Development - or Demolition - Vehicle
"I clicked on the link and it worked fine. Perhaps the problem has been resolved now."
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Annabel Gregory replied to Mridu Thanki's forum post Haringey Development - or Demolition - Vehicle
"I tried to donate to Gordon Peters' justgiving fund to pay for lawyers seeking a  judicial review of the Council's Haringey Development Vehicle, but the browser always hangs whenever I click on the Donate button (whether using laptop or tablet)! If…"
Saturday
Giles Christian posted a forum post
Hello neighboursOur newsletter is below. It's been a struggle to keep it brief as there has been so much going on. We hope you like it and there will be loads of opportunities to get involved in the coming months!Feb%202017%20Newsletter.pdf
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Justine replied to Justine's forum post Local rescue cats and kittens needing homes
"I've updated all the photos above to show Stokey's current cats and kittens needing homes. All Stokey cats are locally rescued, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, flead and wormed. Details on some of the cats here
Please email Stokey with any enqui…"
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Muswell Hill - Lovely flat for sale

If you want to own a flat then here’s one for you! It’s a really nice, bright and well kept 2 bed flat, a few minutes walk from the centre of Muswell Hill (N10 1DT). Amazing location, short walk down to Alexandra Palace and Park, easy access to 3 nearby stations (Highgate, Bounds Green, East Finchley). £400k - PM me if you’re interested or want to have a look round then please email me at talia88@hotmail.co.uk 

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Talk: Continuity and Change on the River Lea

Coming up at Bruce Castle Museum, an evening talk - Continuity and Change on the River Lea by Maggie Howell, a London Canal Museum volunteer... Wednesday 22 February, 7.30pm - free Doors open at 7pm. Maggie Howell will be telling us about the importance of the River Lea over time. Often referred to as London’s second river, the Lea rivals only old Father Thames in terms of its length and the way it meanders through many of the boroughs of North and East London. Maggie will look at how the…

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2-bed flat for rent in Muswell Hill opposite Highgate Woods

Light and spacious 2-bed flat on the middle floor of a large house. Lovely sitting-room looking out to Highgate Woods, 2 double bedrooms looking out to Queen’s Wood. Recently renovated and double glazed. Brand new kitchen. Modern bathroom. No access to garden. Would ideally suit single professional or a couple. 7-8 minute walk to Highgate Tube station, 10-minute walk to Muswell Hill Broadway. Please message for more information. 

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Muswell Hill Creatives - call out for new members

Calling all creatives! Muswell Hill Creatives (you'll have seen their work in Fringe, or at pop-up markets in Muswell Hill) are looking for new designer makers to join their carefully curated collective. If you're passionate about quality craftsmanship and make your own original product, follow this link to find out how you can join their supportive group and benefit from increased profile, sales and collaborative opportunities. Application deadline: March 17.…

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Events Calendar

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Events at Karamel are in the evening unless otherwise stated

Fair Funding for All Schools open meeting - 21 Feb at 8pm - Coleridge Primary School, 77 Crouch End Hill

Talkies Community Cinema: The Somme 100 - 22 Feb at 7.30 - commemorative showing of the original 1916 film, with orchestral score played by Haringey Young Musicians at Heartlands High School, Station Road N22

A Wild Place: talk on the ecology of London in place names - 22 Feb at 7.30 for 8pm - organised by the Friends of Alexandra Park

Talk: Continuity and Change on the River Lea - 22 Feb at 7.30 at Bruce Castle Museum

zerOclassikal: Keertan Rehal and Srutti Suresan - 22 Feb at Karamel Restaurant

Singing for Fun - 24 Feb at 5pm - Alexandra Park Library. SAPL free event.

Fair Funding for All Schools: Day of Action - 25 Feb - email them if you would like to get involved at info@fairfundingforallschools.org

Music at St. Andrew's: young local violinists and pianists - 25 Feb at 7.30pm - St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10

SAPL: Unwanted Gifts Sale - 25 Feb from 11 to 4pm - Alexandra Park Library. Please bring donations by 23 February.

Take part in a Play Reading: The Sacred Flame by Somerset Maugham - 1 March at 5pm - Alexandra Park Library. SAPL free event.

Dorance Lorza and the Sexteto Cafe - 1 March at Karamel Restaurant

Jazz@Karamel: A Tribute to Blue Note - 16 March at Karamel Restaurant

Jazz@Karamel: Chris Biscoe et al - 23 March at Karamel Restaurant

zerOclassikal: Arani & Akash - 29 March at Karamel Restaurant

Jazz@Karamel: Threeway- 30 March at Karamel Restaurant

Jazz@Karamel: Alan Barnes et al - 6 April at Karamel Restaurant

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Exhibitions

Far from the Western Front - free exhibition exploring the untold stories of South Asians whose crucial contribution helped shape the First World War. Until 25th February at Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road N22.

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Local Courses

Salsa Sundays at 4-5pm - St. Andrew's Church Hall, Chase Side, New Southgate

Salsa Wednesdays - evenings at Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11

Martial arts beginners' course - 4 sessions in January 2017, Thursday evenings 7.30-9pm - Alexandra Park School, Rhodes Avenue

Italian Conversation Classes (free) - alternate Thursdays at 12-1pm - Alexandra Park Library

Lingotot French and Spanish classes for babies and toddlers on Friday and Saturday mornings at the Maid of Muswell

Home-Start Haringey Volunteers training course - 10 sessions starting Thurs 29th Sept from 9.45-3pm at 100 Tower Gardens Road N17

Small Group English Courses - Mon-Fri from 10-1.15pm - close to Bounds Green Station N11

Hatha Yoga and Meditation in small groups - weekly classes and bi-monthly workshops in Muswell Hill

Life Drawing at the Pavilion - Tuesdays 7.30-10pm (term time only) - Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Vinyassa flow yoga on Mondays and Tuesdays at CUFOS and the Hub, Myddleton Road

Selby Centre community courses (on the W3 bus route)- drawing and painting, cycling and bike maintenance for women, horticulture, herbal medicine etc.

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Regular Activities

Afro Rhythm Aerobics - Fridays 8-9pm at Everyone's Climbing Tree, Station Road N22

Make, Play and Prosecco - free drop-in craft and social sessions on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30 at Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Palace Gates Community Gardening - on the Triangle and at the Albert Road mini-roundabout - usually at 11am on the first Saturday in the month

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm at Alexandra Park School

Salsa Thursdays - Salsa class/social dancing monthly at Socialite Club, Muswell Hill Broadway

Ally Pally Parkrun - free five-kilometer run every Saturday at 9am. Register online

Pavilion Crafts on Thursdays 11.0-12.30 - Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Conservation Volunteers work in Alexandra Park - 2nd Sunday of the month from 10am to 3.30pm

Lazy Sundays - Kabaret @ Karamel Restaurant - open 11am, lunch from 1pm

Bowes Park Folk Club - usually on the first Thursday of each month from 8 to 10pm at Mum's Bistro, Myddleton Road

Three Reading Groups at Big Green Bookshop - at 7pm on the last Monday in the month, the second Tuesday in the month, and the Short Story group on the first Thursday in the month

St. Andrew's Parish Church - Sunday services: 10am Sung Eucharist with Footsteps for children; 6pm Evening Prayer

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Some Grand Jazz at Karamel Cafe

On Thursday night we went to the End of Season Jam Session of Jazz@Karamel, and enjoyed it hugely. We are not regular jazz-goers, but this was really worth-while, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes jazz and doesn't know the venue, or who has a broad taste in music generally. Members of several bands who've played here recently were present, and the number gradually increased as the evening went on. Some young, some more weathered, but all extremely accomplished, and the shere…

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Ive added the restoration of the Alexandra Palace East Wing theatre to the projects that members of the public can vote for in our annual Aviva community award event. Its just a case of clicking on the link below and casting your 10 votes after a 2 minute registration. Anyone can vote. The more votes, the better the chances we get the cash. Its that simple folks.Once completed, we can all look forward to school invites to see and hear the little ones start their flourishing acting and singing/…
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Fraud warning

Bounds Green, Wood Green. A man asking for the price of a moderately expensive train fare: small, white, 50s, pointy face, business clothes without jacket. Claimed to have recently been robbed, and to work for the Samaritans. We have the story from two separate sources a month or so apart.

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