Join us! Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser 

Please join us on Sunday May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, for an afternoon of food, spirits, and art making! 

Tickets are by donation, $50/person suggested. All donations go directly to support food and resources for Hike the Heights!

What to expect:

- photo booth

- art making

- food (we're firing up the grill!)

- wine and drinks

- music, with live performances

- art auction (everyone is welcome to bring works to support Hike the Heights!)

- a great time!

Date: Sunday May 5, 2024

Time: 2 PM to 5 PM

Location: La Casa Communidad, 570 West 159th Street New York, NY 10032

Please RSVP here

And make donations via IOBY here:

Can't wait to see you at the Hike the Heights pre-party!! 

The CLIMB Chronicles!

Written by members of our Consensus Group, the CLIMB Chronicles tells the story of our work together through 13 years of Hike the Heights events.

You can download our collective story


Hike the Heights is made possible by CLIMB (City Life Is Moving Bodies)

The CLIMB Project is a Northern Manhattan community-based initiative founded on the belief that safe parks and neighborhoods are essential to community health, and that all communities, regardless of socioeconomic background, are entitled to access to safe parks and neighborhoods. We started this project to combat multiple problems (youth violence, obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and displacement) by activating public spaces and bringing people to underused parts of our beloved parks.  More importantly, by engaging residents and organizations in creating a sense of neighborhood and park ownership.

At the core of the CLIMB project is the creation of a multi-use urban hiking trail to link the escarpment parks of northern Manhattan – Highbridge Park,  Jackie Robinson Park,  St. Nicholas Park,  Morningside Park, and northern Central Park. In addition to physically stringing these parks together, we propose conceptually linking organizations, institutions and residents in the vicinity of the parks to create and/or strengthen programming and services.

If you have never experienced Hike the Heights, check out our 10th anniversary documentary below:

To learn more about the history of Northern Manhattan Parks, CLIMB, and Hike the Heights, please enjoy the video below.