Plaza Happenings

Winter Haven

 The holiday season kicked off at CUIMC with Winter Haven. On December 1st, 2021, students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in Haven Plaza to enjoy hot chocolate, donuts, and potato latkes. At 5pm the lights came on to celebrate the lighting of Haven Plaza as a community, just in time to welcome the Holiday Season.  

Community members enjoying Winter Haven
Winter Haven Flyer

ZUMBA on the Plaza

Not even the coldest day of the year to date could stop a group of fitness-warriors and dance-lovers from moving and grooving on Haven Plaza on November 5th, 2021. Employee Wellness partnered with a local Zumba instructor to bring the fun-filled event to the community.

Zumba group

Halloween Haven

 Trick-or-Treating in the Heights might've just changed for good. Local community organizations, CUIMC departments and student groups joined the Armory staff on Haven Plaza to pass out everything from treats to books and toothbrushes, to kids in the community on . Plus we officially opened Haven Plaza's Little Free Library! 

Little Free Library
Armory Table


Haven Plaza Premiers - Gross Anatomy

Local producer, Adrian Miranda, brought his witty and informative web series, Gross Anatomy to a very enthusiastic audience on Haven Plaza on September 10th, 2021. This screening marked the very first in what we hope will be many more of its kind on Haven Plaza, showcasing both classic crowd pleasers and the creations of local artists.

Community members enjoying Gross Anatomy

Fort Washington Green Market

Neighborhood residents and staff from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are regulars of the market located in Haven Plaza. Vendors include: Ballard's Honey, Body and Soul, Bread Alone, Central Valley Farm, Locust Grove Farms, Morgiewicz Produce, Nolasco's Farm and Prospect Hill Orchard.

Bollard Beautification Project

In an effort to continue to incorporate open, green, and communal spaces in Washington Heights, the Haven Plaza Bollard Art Project has commenced. Haven Plaza is part of New York City's larger plaza program to transform streets spaces into vibrant and accessible places. The art project will feature original designs from Washington Heights based artist Emily Perez who drew inspiration from the early landscape of upper Manhattan. Utilizing the native wildlife (some of which is currently incorporated at the plaza), Emily aims to encourage interactions around environmental stewardship, community and cultural identity. The Bollard Art Project will further that goal for the entire community and the wider public to enjoy.



Healthy Haven

Healthy Haven was a free, public health and community wellness event that equipped and increased community members capacity to lead healthier lives. Through trainings, workshops, screenings and other activities, participants received vital health and wellness information. Healthy Haven is organized by the Office of Community Service Programs.

Autumn Haven

Autumn Haven was a free, public, one-day plaza festival that featured various cultural, health and wellness activities for the entire community. Autumn Haven featured Music, crafts and a snack for all participants.

Summer Haven

Summer Haven was a free, public, one-day plaza festival that featured various cultural, health and wellness activities for the entire community. Summer Haven highlighted healthy living and education in the community.