Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association and the floral designers from Katrina Parris Flowers in Harlem are hosting a wreath making class on Saturday, December 7, between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The class allows participants to create and assemble your very own wreath(s) for your doors and/or windows. All supplies will be provided.
Don’t have time for D-I-Y? The organizers will have Elves on hand to make the wreaths for you. They’ll be ready for pick up between 3:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 7th.
Do-it-yourself wreaths will cost $30 and let the Elves do it is $40. The organizers need at least 20 orders to hold the event.
Order and pay online or reserve today and pay at the door.
The wreath making will be at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church located at 230 Lenox Avenue and West 122 Street.
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Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the legendary Apollo Theater on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30pm, following last season’s sold-out holiday performance. The performance is sponsored by Goya Foods. Highlights include a seductive world premiere by Edgar Zendejas inspired by the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), and the Apollo premiere of Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, an athletic tour de force for six male dancers. The world premiere of Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar will be set to vibrant live music by Ljova and the Kontraband, a mix of classical, Latin, and gypsy melodies.
The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W. 125th Street. Tickets start at $28 and are available for purchase in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office, or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org.
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Tagged Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Apollo Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Día de los Muertos, Edgar Zendejas, Eduardo Vilaro, Goya Foods, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, HarlemGal
On Saturday November 9th, The Davidson Family will open up their home once again for, Brownstone Live, a live show and art gallery in The Davidson Family Harlem brownstone. Musician, artist, and yogini Tamara Davidson started the salon series to showcase emerging, innovative young musicians and visual artists in an intimate, open, and loving environment. The series began the summer of 2012 and has been a cultural highlight for the New York community since.
This year performers include The Javier Santiago Trio, Bae Bro, vhvl, and Tamara. Visual artists include Sonia Louise Davis and Ivan Forde. All are invited to attend. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets here or RSVP to email@example.com.
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The ninth annual Harlem Art Walk Tour (HAWT™) will happen once again in October. The event kicks off with an Artist Reception on Friday, October 11 from 7:30-9:30 PM at Artist & Craftsman Supply, 2108 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. The actual walking tour, which is free, takes place the following day Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from noon to 6pm at more than forty venues throughout Central Harlem.
Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the cornerstone of the event, and the starting point where Guidebooks and information will be distributed to tour participants. The tour will feature the work of more than 60 artists living and working in Harlem, as well as environmental tours and workshops, and educational outreach.
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Tagged architecture, arts, Casa Frela Gallery, Central Harlem, Harlem, Harlem Art Walk, Harlem Art Walk Tour, illustration, travel
The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association along with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and New York City Parks and Recreation are hosting a celebration today, September 21, in honor of the successful fund-raising efforts recently achieved to restore the Harlem Fire Watchtower.
The celebration is happening at the Acropolis in Marcus Garvey Park so that guests can get a close up view of the Harlem Fire Watchtower before it is disassembled for restoration. Start time is at 3 pm. Entrance is at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue. See you there.
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Tagged Harlem, Marcus Garvey Park, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, NYC Parks and Recreation
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.
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Tagged Annie-the movie, Citi Bike, Citi Bike Share, CitiBike, Harlem, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Photo by The New York Daily News, Quvenzhané Wallis
Next Tuesday, September 24th from 6-9 pm, Chocolat Restaurant in Harlem will be hosting an intimate reception for two exhibiting artists, Anton and Bai. Some of Anton and Bai’s paintings and mixed-media work has already been on view at Chocolat this past summer. At the Sept. 24th artist reception, guests can meet and socialize with the artists and see more of their creative works.
To learn more about the art at Chocolat go here. Or stop by Chocolat in Harlem at 2217-23 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at the corner of 120th St. or call at (212) 222-4545.
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The good folks behind East Harlem’s Urban Garden Center sent us their event line up for September and October. And as always, there is lots of fun things to do in this section of Harlem.
Mark your calendar. The East Harlem Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 27th from 10 am to 6 pm at La Marqueta on 116th Street and Park Ave. We went last year and had a very good time. This event is a celebration of East Harlem’s retailers, restaurants, bars, institutions, parks, history and more.
On September 15 and 29, and October 13 and 27, there will be a pig roast called El Boar-rio at La Marqueta starting at noon. Flea Marqueta is hosting this event on specific Sundays because that’s when the market is open where you can shop for artisans, food and enjoy entertainment.
Interested in sponsorship and vending opportunities at these events? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Tagged East 116th street, East Harlem, flea marqueta, Harlem, La Marqueta, Urban Garden Center