Interested in learning how to teach yoga poses, games, songs, concentration and philosophy to kids ages 2-12 years? If so, there is an opportunity coming up in Harlem starting June 14. Land Yoga in Harlem will conduct classes on how to pass on this ancient Indian tradition to kids. Student teachers will learn how to create captivating lessons that can be applied for kids at private functions, schools, studios, condos communities and groups of all sizes. Once the training is completed, there are potential job opportunities after for graduates at Land Yoga.
If you’re interested in participating in this training, all the details are listed below or click here to sign up.
Posted in Community, education, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, health and wellness, kids, Things to do in Harlem, Things to do with kids in Harlem
Tagged 10026, ancient indian tradition, Harlem, Health, healthy-living, Kids, Land Yoga, mental-health, private functions, teach yoga to kids, things to do with kids in harlem, yoga
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!
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Tagged 125th street, 301 125th Street, Blink Fitness, Changing Face of Harlem, documentary, Entertainment, Equinox Fitness, film, Harlem, Shawn Batey
We just received Harlem’s Polished FingerTips electronic newsletter and noticed that Spa Week is coming up starting April 15 until April 22. Enjoy a variety of spa treatments for $50 for this one special week. To learn more about Spa Week at Polish FingerTips, go to their website or give them a shout. Contact details are listed below.
Polished FingerTips Nail Spa
2198 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
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Tagged 10026, beauty, Harlem, Harlem businesses, nail salon, nail spa, Polish Finger Tips, shopping, spa treatments, style
Harlem parents looking for “things to do with your kid in Harlem,” here is another option for consideration. Land Yoga is hosting an open house for Chloe the Yogi, a Harlem based children’s yoga company providing yoga programs, e-book technology products and original kid’s music to young people in the New York and DC areas. The open house is schedule for Sunday, April 14th. It is free and will feature free yoga classes, robotics, tutoring information and healthy snacks. Registration is required. See details below
Who: Join Chloe the Yogi and friends
When: Sunday, April 14th 2 pm-4 pm
Where: Land Yoga, 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd for
What: FREE Children’s Yoga Classes. 2:15 pm Ages 2-3, 2:45 pm Ages 4-7, 3:15 pm Ages 8-12.
PLUS… Video games, robotic building challenges and a Robotic Yogi courtesy of RoboFun.
Posted in Community, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Free!, Harlem, Harlem blogs, health and wellness, kids
Tagged 10026, Chloe the Yogi, free yoga classes, Harlem, Health, health and wellness, healthy-living, Kids, Land Yoga, things to do with kids in harlem, yoga
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
MillionTreesNYC will be giving a tree care workshop for the Harlem community on April 6th at Casa Frela Gallery, 47 West 119th Street, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
The workshop will run 2 hours and consist of two parts. The first part will be 30-40 minutes and will take place in the gallery, covering the importance of trees, tree care, and the reasons behind Million Trees NYC’s mission to plant a million more trees throughout the five boroughs. Part 2 of the workshop will be hands-on, where attendees will go outside and actively steward the two new trees on 119th Street — and beyond, time-permitting. At the end of the workshop if attendees pledge to care for a new tree in their neighborhood, Million Trees NYC will give them a free toolkit (collapsible watering bucket, trowel, weeder tool, and cultivator) and a tree care manual with step by step guide to caring for their tree.
To learn more about MillionTreesNYC, visit their website.
Posted in art and culture, Community, Events, Free!, Harlem, Harlem blogs, health and wellness, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged 10026, Casa Frela Gallery, environment, Harlem, Million Trees NYC, nature, outdoors, plants, science
The Commercial Observer reported last week that Tribeca Pediatrics is opening up a branch in Harlem. Tribeca Pediatrics signed a 10-year, 2,500-square-foot lease at 2111 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, which most of us know as the 99 cent store.
The reason for the upscale facility coming to Harlem? According to Douglas Elliman’s retail group team Faith Hope Consolo, who represented both the landlord, Tahl-Propp Equities, and the tenant in the transaction told National Real Estate Investor that “just as Starbucks is a marker for an emerging neighborhood, a sophisticated pediatric clinic is a sign it has arrived. This now coveted corner is transitioning from a 99 cents store to a cutting-edge medical facility for children.”
To learn more about Tribeca Pediatrics, visit their website.
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Tagged children, commercial real estate, commercial real estate in Harlem, Harlem, Harlem commercial real estate, Harlem Real Estate, health and wellness, Kids, kids health, pediatrics, real estate in Harlem, Tribeca Pediatrics
Land Yoga, Asali Yoga, Beloved Yogi Harlem, and Friends of Morningside Park have come together for a fundraiser to educate and end human trafficking-and we are invited to participate as well. On March 9th at 2 pm, these Harlem yoga centers will be doing 108 Sun Salutations in Morningside Park near 120th Street. This one-day event unites yoga practitioners in the City-and around the world-to support human trafficking.
Last year 3,000 individuals from Mysore, India, to London, New York, and Tokyo came together for the one day to raise awareness and funds to Odanadi to support their work rescuing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking, exploitation and abuse, and educating and empowering vulnerable communities. Odanadi has rescued and rehabilitated more than 2,000 children, carried out in 60 brothel raids and brought 137 traffickers to justice.
The goal for this year is to have more than 100 participants at Morningside Park. To participate in this event, which costs $30, go here to register or pick up a sponsorship form at Land Yoga at 2116 Frederick Douglass Ave to raise money through family, friends, and colleagues who plan on participating.
Posted in Community, education, Events, Harlem, health and wellness, kids, Morningside Park
Tagged 10026, Asali Yoga, Beloved Yogi Harlem, Friends of Morningside Park, Health, healthy-living, Land Yoga, mental-health, morningside park, mysore india, sun salutations, yoga
Maison Harlem, the French bistro located on 127th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, recently posted a picture on Facebook of their sanitary inspection grade they received from New York City’s Health Inspection Department. It was good news. The new Harlem restaurant received a big fat “A.” Now what if you wanted to keep track of that grade, know their rating, and every time their graded by the NYC Health Inspection. BiteScore allows users to conveniently access restaurant health inspections when ordering food, making reservations, and browsing reviews online. Currently integrated with Seamless, OpenTable, Zagat and MenuPages users are able to view current health ratings when accessing restaurant pages.
To test how BiteScore works, I choose Red Rooster Harlem as the guinea pig. I went to the search function at the top right hand corner of the page. Hit return and the restaurants current grade is posted. Click on the highlighted area of the restaurants’ name and it shows their rating and grading history by the health inspection department.
Check out BiteScore and comment here on whether this online tool is useful in knowing how Harlem restaurants make the grade.
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Tagged 10026, BiteScore, Food, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Harlem Restaurants, Maison Harlem, NYC Health Inspection, restaurant health inspections, technology
A reader sent in a wonderful picture to share with us all of professional squash player Ramy Ashour visiting Harlem “for the first time” Jan. 28 to meet with StreetSquash.org participants from Harlem. How cool/international is this? Totally cool, in my book!
Why is Ramy Ashour in New York? According to our source, he had just won the Tournament of Champions (TOC), which ended on Thursday, the 24th. It’s a huge tournament that is held every year in January in Grand Central Station with the top players, both male and female, coming from all over the world. The purpose of Ashour’s visit to Harlem was to speak with StreetSquash kids about his life and then do a Squash clinic. Ashour won the TOC and then went to StreetSquash in Harlem.
According to Google, Ramy Ashour, a pro from Egypt, reached world No. 1 in January 2010 after beating Nick Matthew in the final of the 2009 Saudi International Squash Tournament. To learn more about Ashour online, follow him on Twitter.
StreetSquash is on 116th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenue!
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