I commute to New Jersey from Harlem practically every day for the day job. When I saw the article titled, “Don’t overlook West Harlem for ferry service,” it caught my attention! Why? Because if I could get to NJ and back without having to trek all the way downtown, I’m so for it. It would probably shave off minutes to my commute and we all know minutes make a difference in commuting. Like most New Yorkers, I need and want to get home quick to my Harlem baby. (And no, I’m not buying a car to accomplish this or changing jobs!)
What do you think? Should West Harlem receive ferry service? Read the full article here.
An interview with TV news show 60 Minutes can either help or hurt you depending on how it goes. For the famous Harlem Children’s Zone, sitting down with 60 Minutes has paid off in a big way! Artnet.com reports that William Louis-Dreyfus, the billionaire businessman, art collector and father to actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is donating his art collection to the Harlem Children’s Zone. Louis-Dreyfus has a collection estimated to be worth between $10 million and $50 million.
Louis-Dreyfus told a business publication that “he made the decision to donate the proceeds from his collection to the Harlem Children’s Zone after watching a segment about the non-profit on 60 Minutes.”
The Harlem Children’s Zone is a non‑profit organization for poverty‑stricken children and families.
- Read the full article here.
La Casa Azul bookstore in East Harlem is hosting three movie nights in January (starting tonight), some featuring filmmaker discussions.
Tonight (Jan. 16) there is a screening of the film “Alamar” by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Part documentary, part fiction, it weaves the story of Jorge and Natan, father and son, on an expedition to the largest coral reef in Mexico, the Banco Chichorro, all before Natan’s departure to another country to join his mother.
On January 23, three short films by young directors out of Guadalajara, Mexico, and a Q&A with Juan Pablo Rojas, director of “Over The Wheel”, a documentary on a group of activists who use the power of the bicycle to change the damage caused by urbanization.
January 30, the documentary “Firmes,” the story of Mexican Americans who have brought the Low Rider car and bike club scene to the Bronx in the last few years.
For exact times and location visit the Casa Azul website.
On September 18 , Harvest Home will be hosting Savor the Season Uptown in East Harlem at the Museum of the City of New York to raise funds for healthy food and lifestyle programs to underserved communities. Attendees can count on enjoying a unique gastronomic experience like Mango Chicken with Grits, Seared Fluke Pear – Fennel Slaw, Carrot and Ginger Macaroons, among many others from local Harlem restaurants. See details below:
• Date: September 18
• Time: 6:30 to 10:00 pm
• Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York City
• Cost: General Admission $125; VIP Admission $250
Tickets for the event are on sale now. Visit http://www.savortheseasonnyc.org for tickets and more information.
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Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is hosting an event in Harlem at the Apollo Theater and we are all invited to attend! The June 26 event is in celebration of the launch of the UN Women’s global campaign leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Tickets are free and can be downloaded by using this link.
DATE: June 26
TIME: 5–7 p.m., Doors open at 4 pm
LOCATION: Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street
NOTE: Please print the confirmation page and present it upon your arrival for admission to the Apollo Theater. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, therefore it is strongly suggest that participants arrive ahead of time to avoid missing the beginning of the event, and to secure a seat.
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While this event is not happening in or around Harlem, Harlemgal is sharing just incase there is a Harlem kid in our community that’s interested in getting involved with the US Open as a ballperson. You know what a person is? It’s that energetic kid that chases the ball when one of those pro tennis players hits the net!
Here’s where you have to be to try out:
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens
When: Thursday, June 19. Registration begins at 3 pm, tryouts begin at 4 pm. To be selected, you must be available for interview/call-backs in mid-July and available to work Tuesday, August 19 through Monday, September 8.
Who: 14 years old and wants to be on court with the biggest stars in tennis. Must be 14 years old by August 19 (If selected you will need valid New York State Working Papers if you are less than 18 years old – contact your school’s employment office for more information).
Skill: The US Open is looking for talented athletes with great throwing arms, a love for the sport and a thorough understanding of the game.
For more information, please visit: usopen.org/ballperson
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Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, a Harlem based 501(c) (3) non-profit community organization, is looking for a college-bound Harlem high school senior! Why? The organization’s Scholarship Fund will award a $4,000 scholarship-1,000 renewable annually for four years-to a college-bound high school senior, who resides in Central Harlem from 110th Street to 135th Street, between Morningside and Third Avenues.
The application deadline is June 1 and the scholarship requirements are below. Click here to apply.
· Graduating high school seniors living in the greater Mount Morris Park/Central Harlem Community, from 110th Street to 135th Street, between Morningside and Third Avenues
· Student must have a C+ (75%) or better grade point average
· Student must have participated in a community service project
· Student must have accepted admission to a two or four-year college or university
· Student must demonstrate financial need by completing FAFSA application
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Harlem Biospace, a new biotech incubator that opened recently for early stage life science companies, has launched a new kid initiative called HYPOTHEkids. HYPOTHEkids, a summer science camp starting in July, was developed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology entrepreneurs right here in Harlem.
Limited slots are available for this eight-week summer program for K-5 children. The program is designed and taught by Columbia University-affiliated faculty and students (from Teachers College and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences). There is a theme a week and each theme will be explored through different lenses of science.
To learn more and sign up, go here.
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Harlem parents have come together to host “No Time for Hate: A Benefit Night for the Ali Forney Center at Maysles Cinema” in Harlem on May 20th. All proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center, a Harlem-based nonprofit that serves the LGBTQ homeless youth.
The event will be held at Maysles Cinema. Reception refreshments will be provided by Harlem restaurants Settepani and Barawine. Tickets start at $25 and go all the way up to $1000. Benefit tickets can be purchased by using the following site: harlemagainstviolencehomophobia.mydagsite.com
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