This coming Sunday, June 16, it’s NYC KidsFest in Harlem! Festivities start at noon and go on until 5 pm in Morningside Park. Enter at 113th Street and Manhattan Avenue. View complete line up here.
NYC KidsFest is entering it’s 8th year as Harlem’s most exciting multi-cultural arts festival produced especially for families with young children. The day is filled with engaging and innovative entertainment, such as great face-painters and art activities.
See you there!
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Tagged Harlem, morningside park, NYC KidsFest, Things to do in Harlem, things to do with kids in harlem
HarlemGal Inc has not received confirmation from the owners…yet on when Silvana in Harlem, the new Israeli restaurant, will open. However, we are guessing Silvana’s opening day might possibly be near. A reader recently left message on this blog announcing that Uptown Poetry Nights will happen on July 3 at the “all new Silvana Lounge” on 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. If that is in fact true that a poetry event is being held on July 3 at Silvana, wouldn’t the entire venue be open by then or would they just open part of the restaurant for this event? Our guess, Silvana in Harlem will be opening up very soon. Why would one start to promote events unless they knew when they were opening? Stay tuned…
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Tagged 10026, 300 West 116th Street, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Harlem Tavern, new restaurant, new restaurants, Silvana, Silvana Harlem, The Shrine Bar, West 116th Street, where to eat in Harlem, work opportunities in Harlem, Yatenga French Bistro and Bar
Congrats to Democracy Prep in Harlem! They are getting the top person at the United Nations to come and address their graduating class of 2013. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will deliver the keynote address at Democracy Prep’s first graduation ceremony on June 24th at the historic Apollo Theater! Mr. Ban is currently serving as the eighth Secretary-General of the UN.
Way to go Democracy Prep and best wishes to all the graduates!
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Tagged ban ki moon, education, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, Korea, politics, Secretary General of the UN, United Nations
HarlemGal Inc received notice this morning that Manhattan Community Board 10 Economic Development Committee will be hosting a Harlem “Green” Economy Forum on Saturday, June 22, where representatives from local businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, residents of Harlem, and other stakeholders will have a discussion about the current and future challenges and opportunities for Harlem to participate in the “Green” Economy.
The forum will be divided into five areas covering the following: “Defining Harlem’s Urban Green Challenges and Opportunities;” “Green Policy Realities and Trends;” “Green Economic Environmental Assistance Programs;” “Green Commerce, Energy and Technology Opportunities;” “Environmental Stewardship Through Education,” and “What’s Your Role in Saving Our Planet.”
The forum will take place on the eighth floor of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, starting with a “Meet and Greet” with refreshments on the third floor.
The purpose of this forum is to raise the awareness for the residents of Harlem, as well as the general public, about the necessity of further developing a “Green” economy now and in the future.
Due to limited seating, individuals should RSVP by email to CB10ECODEV@GMAIL.COM as soon as possible.
Posted in business, Community, education, Events, Free!, Harlem, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses
Tagged adam clayton powell jr, climate, community board 10, economic development committee, environment, Harlem, manhattan community board 10, science
According to East Harlem’s Urban Garden Center, a flea market is popping up right across the street from them at East 116th Street and Park Avenue. Their multiple Facebook posts state “we are starting a flea market called Flea Marqueta…!” Flea Marqueta will start June 23 and run to October.
They are currently looking for vendors, artists, performers, food operators and more. For more information about Flea Marqueta, contact Sara@UrbanGardenNYC.com or call 917-769-4884.
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Tagged 10029, 10035, 116th Street, 116th Street and Park Avenue, 1607 park avenue, East 116th street, East Harlem, flea market, food operators, Harlem, Harlem flea market, june 23, marqueta, nature, outdoors, Park Avenue., plants, Spanish Harlem, Urban Garden Center
ArtCrawl Harlem™ and Souleo Enterprises launches Motown to Def Jam, a multi-gallery visual art exhibition celebrating songs from the Chess, Def Jam, Motown, Stax and Philadelphia International Records catalogs, from June 11 through June 30, as part of African-American Music Appreciation Month. Specially commissioned works by over 40 painters, sculptors and new-media artists will be on display at four Harlem art galleries: LeRoy Neiman Art Center, Strivers Gardens Gallery, La Maison d’Art and The Sol Studio. Participating artists include Aanisah Hinds, daughter of Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray, and S. Ross Browne, 2011 winner, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series.
On June 15 a four-hour trolley-bus tour – led by expert guides and culminating with a dinner gala at Broadway Housing Communities’ Rio Galleries featuring popular performers from the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Music Under New York paying tribute to the legendary labels – bolsters the kickoff. A limited number of early bird tour tickets are available for $55 at ArtCrawlHarlem.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
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Tagged Harlem, art and culture, music, ArtCrawl Harlem, Harlem Blogs, art and culture in Harlem, Def Jam, Souleo Enterprises
The good folks over at Lido Harlem, located at 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street, are hosting a wine event in June. On June 5th from 7:30-9:30 pm, they are offering a five course wine tasting dinner featuring…of course, Italian wines and food.
Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will 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.
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I learned yesterday at yoga that the 30 For 30 Movement is heading to Harlem’s Land Yoga tomorrow, May 20. You may ask, why should I care and who is 30 For 30? Apparently, 30 For 30 is a sisterhood in NYC that supports and inspires woman to commit to at least 30 minutes of exercise or movement for 30 consecutive days. 30 For 30 has chosen to expose their fellow “sistas” to a night of beginners yoga at Land Yoga in Harlem so that they have another option to consider to help them keep on moving.
If you’re interested in checking out 30 For 30, they will be taking a class at Land Yoga in Harlem tomorrow (May 20) at 7:45 pm. Better yet, if you’ve ever wanted to try a beginners yoga class at Land Yoga with plenty of other fellow beginners, tomorrow’s class would be perfect!
Hope to see you there!
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Tagged 30 For 30, beginners yoga, fitness, Harlem, Health, health and wellness, healthy-living, Land Yoga, mental-health, Photo by Land Yoga, yoga, yoga class
It’s My Park Day May 18-19 and several Harlem parks are participating.
The Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle are participating today (May 18) and they need our help. They will be weeding and planting annuals in the tree pits adjacent to Frederick Douglass Circle from 9 am to 3 pm.
The group will also be organizing arts and educational events for that day as well.
Interested in participating, meet at Frederick Douglass Circle, which is at 110th Street and FDB. And don’t forget to wear work clothes and bring your own gloves if able. Need more information about this location, contact (212) 280-7800 or email: email@example.com.
Also, several other Harlem parks are participating in It’s My Park Day today or tomorrow, such as Marcus Garvey Park and St. Nicholas Park. Go here for more details.
Posted in 110th Street, Central Park North, Community, Events, Free!, Harlem, Harlem blogs, Marcus Garvey Park, Mt. Morris Park
Tagged Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, It's My Park Day, Marcus Garvey Park, nature, outdoors, St. Nicholas Park