There are two Harlem holiday lighting events happening for us to attend. Tonight is the annual Holiday Celebration of Lights at Marcus Garvey Park. It starts at 7 pm. Additional details are below.
A week from today, December 12th, the Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle are hosting a Holiday Tree Lighting starting at 6 pm. More information below.
So in essence our Thursdays are booked for December. Attend one or both events! See you there!
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According to its Facebook page, the long awaited The Park 112 located on Harlem’s restaurant row, aka Frederick Douglass Blvd., will open November 29. The wine bar posted a message this evening (Wednesday) on FB informing all their friends. The photo below says it all.
Posted in Bars, business, drinks, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, restaurant row, restaurants, The Park 112 Harlem, The Park Wine Bar, Things to do in Harlem
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Balanced Pilates, the new place in Harlem we told you about this past week, is open for business. The owner saw our blog post and reached out soon after saying “I am writing to let you know that we are now open! Our website is www.balancedpilatesnyc.com.”
So if you’re interested in Pilates in Harlem, check out Balanced Pilates located at 305 West 123rd Street between FDB and St. Nicholas!
The holiday season is upon us, Harlem! Do you have special plans? Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar on 117th Street and Frederick Douglass is offering wine and dinner tastings during the holidays! Interested participants can schedule a wine and tasting event with friends and family or hold a company holiday party at Lido Harlem as well!
Your special event can include history, grapes and other important wine facts. For example, discover why certain foods pair better than others with your wine. Sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will lead the tasting in a fun and relaxed setting. Lido Harlem is offering 4 and 5 course pairings for 10 or more individuals.
For reservations, call Lido at 646-490-8575, or Andrea Wobensmith at 917-733-9413, email@example.com Below is a sample menu for your viewing:
Warm salad of arugula, roasted pears, walnuts, shaved parmesean
Wine: Prosecco Brut Jeio Bisol
Arancini, risotto rice balls stuffed with gorgonzola
Wine: Rose Sangiovese
Spaghettini, arrabiata with grilled shrimp
Wine: Toscana Rosso Circa
Braised short ribs with fontina polenta, marscapone cream, fresh horseradish
Wine: Aglianico Del Vulture
Chocolate budino with sea salt
Taylor Fladgate, Fine Ruby
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Looks like a Pilates studio is coming to Harlem! And it’s called Balanced Pilates! A long time reader of HarlemGal Inc sent in this photo yesterday saying the photo was taken in front of a building that’s being renovated on 123rd Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and St. Nicholas Avenue.
As soon as we have more details about this new Harlem business, we will pass it along! Happy Monday!
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Tagged balenced pilates, Harlem, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal Inc., health and wellness, pilates, Pilates studio
I walked by Masjid Aqsa Mosque in Harlem yesterday and noticed there was no activity going on inside. When I walked closer to the building, I noticed the mosque was boarded up with an eviction notice slapped on the outside for all to see.
A few years back the mosque tried moving to a new location on Manhattan Avenue, but that failed for some reason. Yesterday, I asked on the street what happened? Why the eviction notice? Someone blurted out, the mosque got behind on their rent.
If anyone has any other details on Masjid Aqsa Mosque in Harlem, please chime in!
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Tagged community, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, HarlemGal, Masjid Aqsa Mosque, muslim
HarlemGal Inc reached out to Chill Berry of Harlem recently asking: when are you going to open up your Frederick Douglass Blvd location, aka Harlem Yo? And they responded: “should be opening this weekend.” This weekend is the first of November!
Chill Berry of Harlem has also released photos of the interior of Harlem Yo on Facebook! Take a look! The place looks pretty good!
Wondering where Harlem Yo is located? It’s on FDB between 114th and 115th Street!
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Need plans for Halloween? How about spending Halloween on Harlem’s restaurant row? The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance (FDBA) is organizing a Halloween in Harlem party along Frederick Douglass Blvd. Several businesses shown below with their logo will be handing out candy to trick or treaters and decorating their windows for all passerby’s to view.
For those without little ones, select restaurants will have $5 drink specials from 5 pm – 10 pm and be handing out 10 percent off coupons good retail partners with their logos listed below as well, such as BebeNoir, Bibi Salon, Harlem Flo, Franz James, Harlem Shambles and more!
See you along the boulevard for Halloween!
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Tagged Bebenoir, bibi salon, Franz James, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance, Halloween, Harlem, Harlem Flo, harlem restaurant row, Harlem Shambles, Harlem's Restaurant Row
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!
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