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Victoria Black is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
yesterday
Stephen Middleton posted an event
See things invisible to the naked eye, like diatoms, which are minute organisms in water contained in a glass shell. That's one illustrated above.  (And they were featured in last Sunday's Countryfile on BBC1).  You can also explore the world of tin…
yesterday
Stephen Middleton posted an event
This will be a whistle-stop tour of the park’s history, from its beginnings as a dairy farm, through horse racing and people-carrying kites, to outdoor music festivals and Local Nature Reserve.

Meet outside CUFOS (pictured) – the old station buildi…
Wednesday
Ana Remigio replied to Ana Remigio's forum post Zero Market N22 - Launch 1st June
"Hi Nadja,
 
It's  11am-3:30pm :)
 
Thank you"
Tuesday
Nadja Nathan replied to Ana Remigio's forum post Zero Market N22 - Launch 1st June
"Hi there,
What time does it start? Is it the zero market open the whole day?
Thanks
Nadja"
Tuesday
Annabel Gregory replied to Alex King's forum post Planning Application to build in Crescent Hardware yard
"Any news of a possible appeal or similar?
 "
Tuesday
Susie Holden liked Alex King's event Summer Fete on the Triangle
Monday
Alex King posted an event
Palace Gates Residents Association is having its regular summer fete on the Triangle, N22 7RP, on Sunday 16th June, from 12.30 to 5.00 pm.
Come and enjoy music from our favourite band - the Three Deuces and friends - magic from our favourite magicia…
Sunday
Annabel Gregory added a forum post
Thrilled to find that homemade moisturising body cream actually suits my skin better than the rather expensive cream that I have been using - which also contains the ubiquitous palm oil and comes in a single-use plastic bottle. In recent years my sk…
May 18
Bob Hare posted an event
Sunday 19th May: Fabulous Annual Plant Sale at Ally Pally Allotments. Vegetables, flowers, old tools, books, allotment tours, and homemade cakes & teas with a wonderful view over London. Full details at http://www.apaa.org.uk
May 18
Susie Holden replied to Carrie's forum post Proposed 5G mast on the small green on Albert Rd
"What a relief this is. Thank you for posting the reasons why the planning application was turned down. "
May 16
Annabel Gregory replied to Carrie's forum post Proposed 5G mast on the small green on Albert Rd
"That's great news, thanks very much, Alessandra. It will be interesting to see what the report has to say about health concerns.
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May 16
Cllr Alessandra Rossetti replied to Carrie's forum post Proposed 5G mast on the small green on Albert Rd
"All, many of you, including the ward councillors, have commented and objected to this mast. YOu will be interested to know that the application has been refused with the following motivation:
The proposed development, by reason of its siting, appear…"
May 16
Sureka Fernando replied to Annabel Gregory's forum post AC or how to get vocal coaching in a choir, Alexandra Choir!
"Hi Veronica, I'd love to join but I'm not free on Wednesdays unfortunately. Do you do any other days? Thanks, Sureka "
May 14
Robin Hosking replied to Cllr Nick da Costa's forum post Crescent Mews Development
"Thanks.
I get the impression this development company will keep on submitting applications until they get their way.
I live directly in front of where this development will take place. The waste water services can barely cope as it is. Most days you…"
May 14
Annabel Gregory added a forum post
You may have heard that Haringey are instituting School Streets at some schools, whereby the road next to a primary school is closed to traffic for 45 mins. at the start and end of the school day, to increase safety for children and reduce air pollu…
May 14
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Forum

Moisturising body cream - recipe

Thrilled to find that homemade moisturising body cream actually suits my skin better than the rather expensive cream that I have been using - which also contains the ubiquitous palm oil and comes in a single-use plastic bottle. In recent years my skin has been getting drier and drier, so that it is often irritated by shower gels and by relatively rough materials such as denim. I found this very simple recipe on the wellnessmama website (I am sure there are lots of others) : 1/2 cup almond oil…

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School Streets

You may have heard that Haringey are instituting School Streets at some schools, whereby the road next to a primary school is closed to traffic for 45 mins. at the start and end of the school day, to increase safety for children and reduce air pollution. I wondered if parents at Rhodes Avenue school think this would be a good idea in Rhodes Avenue? It is being trialled at just one school at the moment, I think - Lordship Lane.

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London National Park City - mini opening ceremonies in our neighbourhood?

The aim of London National Park City is to help make London greener, healthier and wilder. With London National Park City opening on July 22nd, it would be great to have a couple of very local 'opening ceremonies' in our own neighbourhoods. Perhaps we could tie them in with existing activities, such as Friends of Ally Pally Station's monthly gardening party, or the Palace Gates gardening group (I saw them putting up hanging baskets on the Triangle yesterday). From the London National Park City…

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Sunday Recital for Violin and Piano, 12 May 4.00pm - Music at St Andrew's

THIS SUNDAY Sanae Honda & Saoko Blendis with an hour-long (approx.) programme of music for violin and piano by Dvorak, Walton and Mozart.   Admission free, donations invited. Refreshments to follow   www.alexandrapark.org @alexparkparish    COMING SOON Saturday 18 May 7.30pm - Fortismere Community Choir & Orchestra Beethoven Missa Solemnis www.fortismerecommunitychoir.org.uk   Friday 31 May 7.00pm - Sebastian Müller & Saoko Blendis Paganini Violin Concerto No1 Admission by donation   Saturday…

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Events

Kids Gardening Club at Alexandra Palace Garden Centre

Family Activities in the Grove

  • Description:
    See things invisible to the naked eye, like diatoms, which are minute organisms in water contained in a glass shell. That's one illustrated above.  (And they were featured in last Sunday's Countryfile on BBC1).  You can also explore…
  • Added By: Stephen Middleton

History Walk

  • Description:

    This will be a whistle-stop tour of the park’s history, from its beginnings as a dairy farm, through horse racing and people-carrying kites, to outdoor music festivals and Local Nature Reserve.

    Meet outside CUFOS (pictured) – the old…

  • Added By: Stephen Middleton

Singing for Fun

  • Description:

    Singing, a monthly event
    Folk songs, songs from musicals and 'the charts', songs you sang with others years ago… and would like to again.
    For people who like to sing… whether they have experience or not!
    Words provided.

  • Added By: Supporters APL

Brown Boots at Bowes Park Folk Club

  • Description:

    A traditional music duo made up of Will Allen on melodeon and Martin Clarke on fiddle

    Soaring lyrical melodies Folk tunes to dance to !

    Bounds Green tube (Piccadilly Line) - 10 minutes' walk

    Bowes Park overground station - 1…

  • Added By: Anne Heagney

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Local History Surgery

  • Description:

    Would you like help conducting your own local history research ? Then come along to our regular local history surgery.

    All members of the public as well as members of the HHS and the Crouch End and District U3A who would like advice and…

  • Added By: Deirdre Stowell-Smith

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Events Calendar

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Kids Gardening Club - Saturdays starting 25 May from 11.00-11.45am - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way N22

Family Activities - 27 May from Noon to 4pm - The Grove, Alexandra Park N10

History Walk - 29 May 7pm - Outside CUFOS, The Avenue, N22

Singing for Fun - 31 May from 5-6pm - Alexandra Park Library

Zero Market N22 - 1 June from 11-3.30pm - Heartlands High School, Station Road N22 (next to Ally Pally station)

Zero Waste Pattern Cutting Workshop - 6 June from 6.30-8.30pm - Forest Recycling Project 2C Bakers Avenue London E17 9AW

Brown Boots at Bowes Park Folk Club - 6 June at 8pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Rd, Bowes Park N22

Talk: 1066 and all that - the Bayeux Tapestry - 12 June from 8-9pm - Union Church Hall, Corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park N8. Hornsey Hist. Soc.

Summer Fete on the Triangle - 16 June from 12.30-5.00 pm - Palace Gates Road/Crescent Road Triangle, N22 7RP

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Regular Activities

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Kids Gardening Club - Saturdays (starting 25 May) from 11.00-11.45am - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way N22

Course: Novella Fever - Wednesdays (starting 15 May) from 6.45-9.15pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Inspire your Writing -Thursdays (starting 16 May) from 10.30-1pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3, Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Salsa Wednesdays - beginners and intermediate classes 7-8pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG

Girls' Cricket Practice - every Sunday (except Easter day 21st) from 9-10.20am - North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road N8

Pavilion crafts - every Thursday 11.30-1.00 - free drop in crafting group - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec. We bring our own projects, get advice and share ideas 

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm during term-time at Alexandra Park School

Life Drawing classes - second Monday of every month, 7.30-10pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

Hatha Yoga - Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

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

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

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

Gentle monthly walk - the last Wednesday in the month, 12.30-2.30pm, starting from Alexandra Park Library. A free SAPL activity

Friends of Ally Pally Station Gardening Parties - last Sunday of every month between 3-5pm - Ally Pally Station

Jazz@Karamel - every Thursday evening, music from 8-10.30pm - Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green

Hornsey Historical Society: local history surgery - first Saturday of every month between 10.30-2.30pm - The Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane N8

Beginners Pilates Class with Clare - Wednesdays from 6.45-7.45pm - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes

Pilates class for mixed abilities - Fridays from 10.15-11.15am - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes.

Alternative Art Club for 10-15yr olds - Thursdays from 6-7.30pm during term time - Highgate Wood School

Adults and Kids Fitness Classes in Albert Rec - Saturday mornings from 9.30-11am - Albert Road Rec

Fashion Courses: learn how to make your own clothes, pattern-cutting or more advanced - Saturday all day or 6-week courses - near Manor House tube station

Alexandra WI - meetings are held in CUFOS (the old train station at the top of The Avenue) on the first Tuesday of every month, 8-10pm.

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

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

Go Ape! - in the Upper Field (just below the boating lake), Alexandra Park (booking advised)

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

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

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Palmers Green is tackling rat-running

Just north of the lovely Broomfield Park in Palmers Green, there is an apparently quiet neighbourhood of substantial houses, mostly located on roads opening onto Aldermans Hill and parallel to Green Lanes. This is a very convenient route, however, for drivers wishing to avoid the congestion of Bourne Hill and Green Lanes, and a quick way to get to the North…

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