A friend, reader of HarlemGal Inc., and filmmaker/producer of Changing Face of Harlem, Shawn Batey, sent in a photo over the weekend of signage on the upcoming Blink Fitness, which will be located on 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. According to Blink Fitness’ website, the Equinox-owned business is aiming to open this coming June. Interested consumers can join the gym at their Harlem location for $1. For more information, go to www.blinkfitness.com/locations.
And a big thanks to Ms. Batey for sending in the photo! Muchas Gracias!
Posted in 125th Street, business, commercial real estate, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, health and wellness, New York, New York City, NYC, personal care
Tagged 125th street, 301 125th Street, Blink Fitness, Changing Face of Harlem, documentary, Entertainment, Equinox Fitness, film, Harlem, Shawn Batey
Know any 7-11 year olds that love movies? Then you may want to tell them about Film in Action created by Harlem’s Maysles Institute. Film In Action is an eight-week film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, and to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual. The program starts April 21 and runs to June 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm. The costs per person is $200. See additional details below or go to Maysles Institute’s website to learn more.
Posted in 125th Street, art and culture, Community, education, Events, film, Harlem, Harlem blogs, kids
Tagged 343 Lenox Avenue, Albert Maysles, Entertainment, film, Film in Action, Harlem, Kids, Maysles Cinema, Maysles Institute, media, things to do with kids in harlem, things to do with kids in NYC, youth
EmblemHealth invites the Harlem community to join a spring celebration and receive a FREE photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Families can also enjoy balloon sculpting and receive fun giveaways. This is all happening this Saturday, March 30 from 11 am to 2 pm at 215 West 125th Street.
WHO: EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Harlem
WHAT: Picture with the Easter Bunny
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 11 am to 2 pm
WHERE: 215 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com or call (866) 469-0999.
Posted in 125th Street, Community, Events, Free!, Harlem, Harlem blogs, health and wellness, kids
Tagged 10027, 215 West 125th Street, Easter, Easter Bunny, EmblemHealth, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, health and wellness, Kids, things to do with kids in harlem
Interested in working at the real Harlem Shake in Harlem on 124th and Lenox? Here’s the lowdown. Harlem Shake will be doing their hiring through a NY Job Bank. It’s part of a NY state program. Prospective employees may contact Ms. Jai Popat at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on job listings and details on sending job applications, starting on or around March 21st, which is coming up soon!
So there you have it. If you wanna work at Harlem Shake, you have the scoop! Good luck to those applying!
Posted in Harlem, New York City, New York, NYC, restaurants, Community, business, food, 125th Street, Harlem Shake, Harlem blogs
Tagged Harlem, Lenox Avenue, new restaurant, Harlem Restaurants, Harlem Blogs, Harlem Shake, Harlem Shake Restaurant in Harlem, Photo by Harlem Shake, 100 west 124th Street
Changing Face of Harlem, a documentary about Harlem’s ongoing transformation told from the voices of longtime residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy, is in the home stretch to complete the film. This month they have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $30,000 to meet final post-production costs. Post-production costs cover final sound mixing, edit, color correction, and costs of archival footage, graphics and music.
To help Changing Face of Harlem meet their goal, go here to donate. The campaign runs for the month of March.
Read prior posts here on Changing Face of Harlem.
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Tagged Changing Face of Harlem, documentary, Entertainment, film, Harlem, Shawn Batey
Lots to celebrate this coming Monday. And if you need a place to celebrate in Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem, 310 Lenox Ave, is inviting us all over. In celebration of Martin Luther King Day and President Obama’s second inauguration, Ginny’s Supper Club will host two special events.
The first is an inauguration watching party at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21st. Guests can order from Marcus Samuelsson’s acclaimed upstairs restaurant and Red Rooster Harlem, while watching a live-feed of the inauguration downstairs at Ginny’s Supper Club. In 2011, the President Obama held a swanky fundraiser at Red Rooster Harlem and in 2009, Marcus Samuelsson was chosen to cook the Obama Administration’s first State Dinner.
The celebration of Dr. King’s dream continues into the evening of January 21st, with a two-set special performance by Amanda Brown of The Voice. Brown’s performance will be complemented by excerpts of Dr. King’s iconic “I have a Dream” speech. Ginny’s small plates and playful cocktails will round out the celebratory evening. Guests can make reservations by calling 212-421-3821 in advance. There is no cover. Shows start at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Posted in 125th Street, art and culture, Bars, education, Events, Harlem, history, Lenox Avenue, music, New York, New York City, NYC, Red Rooster Harlem, restaurants
Tagged 310 Lenox Avenue, current-events, Harlem, history, marcus samuelsson, Marting Luther King Day, politics, President Barack Obama, presidential inauguration, Red Rooster Harlem, Things to do in Harlem
If anyone thinks there is a grain of hope left for Lenox Lounge in Harlem, forget about it! Read the latest article from The NY Daily News. Richie Notar is now publicly speaking about his plans for the vintage Harlem establishment. Notar told Community Board 10 “he does not want to change much.” However, Notar confirms he will change the name to Notar Jazz Club.
By the way, Notar and Alvin Reed crossed paths for the first time according to the article. That had to be interesting.
After reading the article, all I could think about is “what a pity that Notar does not see any value in saving the Lenox Lounge brand?” There are plenty of smart business people who have taken on well-known brands and successfully lifted those brands higher. Say Fiat? Say Izod? How about Puma? Guess Richie Notar is a play-it-safe-kind-of-a-businessman?
The good things coming out of this story is that Notar plans to hire Franco the Great to do a mural and Harlemites will continue to have a jazz club to patron, which won’t be the same only the structure will exist. Buh-humbug.
Posted in 125th Street, art and culture, business, commercial real estate, Harlem, history, Lenox Avenue, Lenox Lounge, New York, New York City, NYC, restaurants
Tagged 10026, 10027, Alvin Reed, Harlem, jazz club, jazz clubs, Lenox Lounge, Photo by HarlemGal, Richie Notar