The second annual East Harlem Harvest Festival is happening this weekend, October 27, at 116th Street and Park Avenue. The event starts and 10 am and will last until about 6 pm. See full list below of what to expect at this years East Harlem Harvest Festival.
And check out last year’s coverage of the Festival as well. We attended and had a wonderful time. See you there this weekend!
- Flea Marqueta’s 30+ Local vendors
- Urban Garden Center’s pig roast series called El Boar-rio featuring sauce infused with Riazul Tequila
- Beer Tent pouring the Harlem Brewing Company’s Sugar Hill Beer
- Live Music by Blue Maky a blues band from Columbia
- DJ Mellow G will be spinning all day at La Marqueta’s “Placita”
- Bohemia Realty and Tutubell are hosting a Children’s Zone…Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting and lawn games
- There will be a Soul Food Hut, an Empanada stand, a Popcorn stand, Cookies by our 9-year-old entrepreneur Mr. Corey’s, Coffee and Desert by La Bella Torte, a food truck
- Composting and Urban Farming workshops hosted by Dr. Eluem Blyden the creator of Phytopod (manufactured right at Urban Garden Center)
- NYRP and MillionTreesNY teamed up with Urban Garden Center to give away 100 FREE trees starting at 10
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Tagged 10029, East 116th street, East Harlem, East Harlem Harvest Festival, flea marqueta, Harlem, Harlem Brewing Company, La Marqueta, things to do with kids in harlem, Urban Garden Center
A few weeks ago, HarlemGal Inc wrote a blog post, which was picked up by two media outlets and collected mixed comments, criticizing Citi Bike Share for allowing the film set Annie to use the bike program in Harlem, but not allowing real life Harlem residents to have the same opportunity. Ironically, we are learning today from The New York Daily News that the Citi Bike Share may now becoming to Harlem as part of Phase II.
According to The Daily News, “Community Board 10 Chairwoman Henrietta Lyle revealed Wednesday night (October 2) that Department of Transportation officials emailed her with their plans to install at least three docking stations uptown featuring the clunky blue two-wheelers. Lyle told her fellow board members that the racks-the first that would be located in Manhattan above 59th St.-would be installed on Frederick Douglass Blvd. at W. 115th St. and W. 154th St. along with one on Lexington Ave. near E. 98th St. in East Harlem.”
Kudos to Chairwoman Lyle for leaking out the information at the board meeting and for raising the question “what about the rest of the Harlem community and the bike share?”
HarlemGal Inc.’s position has been, if Citi Bike Share was good enough for a movie set in Harlem, it is good enough for real life residents of Harlem to use. The Village of Harlem should have been a part of Phase I of the program! However, if Citi Bike Share is honestly moving forward with implementing the bike share in Harlem, we’ll take it!
Posted in 110th Street, 111 Central Park North, 116th Street, 125th Street, Central Park North, Community, film, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, NYC, Things to do in Harlem
Tagged @citibikenyc, Annie-the movie, Citi Bike, Citi Bike Share, Citibank, CitiBike, East Harlem, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, harlem community, Henrietta Lyle, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Photo by The New York Daily News, Quvenzhané Wallis
A reader of HarlemGal Inc wrote in over the weekend informing us that there is a new Indian restaurant in Harlem that recently opened on West 116th Street near Lenox Avenue. It’s called Red Chili Indian Cafe. Apparently this new restaurant opened in the same space where Food For Life Supreme used to be located, ie 108 West 116th Street. Food For Life Supreme is closed or maybe it relocated? If anyone has the scoop, chime in!
According to our reader, they ordered take out from Red Chili Indian Cafe in Harlem “and it was really, really delicious, good-sized portions, and very nice staff.”
So there we have it! Another dining option in Harlem!
Posted in 116th Street, business, food, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, Lenox Avenue, Maharaja Palace Harlem, Where to dine in Harlem
Tagged 108 West 116th Street, Harlem, indian cuisine, Indian restaurants in Harlem, Maharaja Palace Harlem, Red Chili Indian Cafe
Did anyone notice all the publicity, irony and major hypocrisy around adorable actress Quvenzhané Wallis riding a Citi Bike through Harlem on the set of ‘Annie’ this past week? When I saw several news clips stating how the character of ‘Annie’ was spotted in Harlem riding a Citi Bike, all I could think about was…wow, how interesting that the Citi Bike Share is being used on the set of the remake of ‘Annie’ now filming in Harlem, but none of us who live in the Village of Harlem actually get to use the bike share program because Citibank has not made it available to those of us who live uptown. What a double standard by Citibank?
It’s obvious that Citibank paid the big time producers of the remake of ‘Annie’ for product placement. I guess Citi Bike Share wants to give the appearance in this upcoming movie that all poor little black children get to use their bikes. Bull! Do the producers of this movie know Harlem residents do not get to use this bike share?
At this time, no child who lives in Harlem or friends or family get to use Citi Bike Share. In my view, this is hypocrisy at its best. There is not one Citi Bike location in Harlem to date. And there’s been no explanation (that I can find) for why the Citi Bike Share has not been made available to Manhattanites who live Uptown! Talk about a hard-knock-life. Harlem residents are the real life orphan-Annie’s when it comes to the Citi Bike Share program. I guess we are not good enough to work on our carbon foot print. But hey in a movie, lets fool everyone else that this might be happening in Harlem.
All I can say is, if the Citi Bike Share program is good enough to use on the movie set of ‘Annie’ currently filming in Harlem, then Citi Bike Share is darn well good enough to implement and use for the people living in Harlem. Hope Citi Bike Share comes to their senses and changes their locations. Hypocrisy will get you no where.
Posted in 110th Street, 111 Central Park North, 116th Street, 125th Street, art and culture, celebrities, Community, education, entertainment, film, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, history, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged Annie-the movie, Citi Bike, Citi Bike Share, CitiBike, Harlem, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Photo by The New York Daily News, Quvenzhané Wallis
For those of us Harlemites who could not travel to Italy this past summer, can now escape to Italy’s wine country in Harlem. Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar on 117th Street and FDB is hosting another a wine event in September. On Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30-9:30 pm, Lido Harlem is offering a five course wine tasting dinner featuring Italian wines and food.
Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will once again take guests through the wines and help them learn more about pairing tips, grapes, differences in growing practices and more, all in an intimate and relaxed setting. Wobensmith has been teaching wine classes for over 7 years. Her passion began after visiting Italy and tasting wines throughout the countryside. Wobensmith earned her Sommelier Certificate with the Sommelier Society of America.
The price is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited, call for reservations at: 646-490-8575 or 917-733-9413.
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Tagged 10026, 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd., dining out, Food, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, harlem restaurant row, Harlem Restaurants, Harlem's Restaurant Row, italian wines, Lido Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant & Bar, Restaurant Row in Harlem, restaurants, Serena Bass, sommelier society of america, where to eat in Harlem, wine educator
Sad Harlem business news to report. Late last night, Bikram Yoga East Harlem informed their members via email that they are “unable to continue operating and maintaining” the yoga studio located at 4 East 116th Street. The owners of Bikram Yoga say they are closing because they have been unable to make a profit from running the yoga studio. The East Harlem yoga studio will close on September 14.
Read the full email notice below.
Dear Bikram Yoga East Harlem Family and Friends:
We are writing to let you know that we are unfortunately unable to continue operating and maintaining Bikram Yoga East Harlem.
After nearly 5 years of serving our community, we continue to be faced with issues that prevent the studio from being profitable.
We have been pouring personal funds into the studio to keep it going for some time now. We can no longer do this.
We have contacted teachers and fellow studio owners who we thought might be interested in buying the studio and taking over the lease, however we got no firm offers.
We are still open to selling it, however, we must announce that the studio will be closed as of September 14th, 2013.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in purchasing the studio and taking over the lease, please have them contact us ASAP.
We are in the process of making arrangements for students to be able to transfer their packages to a nearby studio.
We will confirm those details ASAP.
It is with a heavy heart that we must close, but I look forward to being able to still teach and share the yoga without the burden of ownership in the near future.
Jennifer and I can not thank you enough for the support you have given to Bikram Yoga East Harlem over the past 5 years.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call or email the studio.
Love & Light,
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Tagged 116th Street, 4 East 116th Street, bikram yoga east harlem, East Harlem, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, Harlem businesses, Health, healthy-living, mental-health, yoga, yoga studio
Silvana in Harlem, located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Manhattan Avenue, is changing things up a bit this coming Saturday. They are hosting two circus performances on August 17 for families with infants, ages 6 to 12 months! The first performance is at 10 am and the second is at 1 pm. The costs to attend is $10 and a reservation is required by calling 646-692-4935. (If I had an infant, I would definitely attend this event, wink, wink). Harlem families, check this event out! See additional details below!
Posted in 116th Street, Community, education, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, kids, Silvana, Things to do in Harlem, Things to do with kids in Harlem
Tagged 300 West 116th Street, Harlem, Silvana, Silvana Harlem, things to do with kids in harlem
There is signage up at the recently renovated Harlem building located at 2126 Frederick Douglass Blvd. that says apartments for rent by CitiHabitats. When I went to the website to view the listing, I only saw 5 Harlem apartments listed and get ready for this…the apartments listed range from $4700 for a 4 bedroom/2bath to $4000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath.
I find that rent to be pricey however, this part of Harlem has experienced the most growth in the last couple of years, it’s known as Harlem’s restaurant row and its nestled between two big parks, ie Central Park North and Morningside Park. If I had to bet, my guess is CitiHabitats will probably get the rent they are asking. What do you think? Is the rent reasonable for these Harlem apartments or “too damn high” as the saying goes?
To view the listings of rental apartments at 2126 FDB in Harlem, go here.
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Tagged 10026, 2126 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Apartments, apartments for rent, citihabitats, commercial real estate, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem Blogs, harlem restaurant row, morningside park, real estate, rental apartments, restaurant row
Wanna try the cuisine at Silvana Harlem, but can’t stay there for dinner? No worries. Silvana, located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue, is now offering take out. No delivery yet. Call 646-692-4935 for take out! Take out menu is below.
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Tagged 10026, 300 West 116th Street, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Harlem Tavern, Harlem's Restaurant Row, new restaurant, new restaurants, Photo by Silvana, Silvana, Silvana Harlem, The Shrine Bar, West 116th Street, where to eat in Harlem, Yatenga French Bistro and Bar