Tag Archives: Kids

Adorable hat store opens on 116th Street in Harlem, Shatzi Life offering holiday discount

First it was restaurants opening in Central Harlem. Then coffee shops followed. The next trend seems to be hat stores! A new hat store recently opened at 139 West 116th Street in Harlem called Shatzi Life. They sell everything from hard hats to scarves and gloves to snowboarding hats for adults and kids. It is a very cute place! I bought a cute reindeer hat for my daughter and a Coal hat for me. Coal hats are made in Seattle, WA!

If you need a unique gift for someone, this boutique hat store is a nice option to consider for shopping! Here is their website as well!

Happy Holidays Harlem!

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Things to do with kids in Harlem: Street Games 2014 April 26 in East Harlem

Go back in time this weekend, April 26. That’s when Street Games, which takes place every year, is happening in East Harlem. Start time is 11 am.

Street Games brings back the classic games and sports played by previous generations and gives them a modern twist. New Yorkers young – and young at heart – can visit Classic Street Games zone and get moving with stickball, pogo sticks, hula hoops, double-dutch, yo-yos, and skateboarding clinics.

Street Games closes 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue in Harlem to vehicle traffic, so kids can participate in a soap box derby, learn to ride a bike clinics, street hockey, and relay races. On the adjacent fields, participants can test their soccer skills with the New York Red Bulls soccer team or throw a disc with the New York Empire ultimate team.

Below are the exact details:

WHAT: HOP OVER TO STREET GAMES 2014!

DATE: Saturday, April 26, 2014

TIME: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
(Speaking program begins at 12:30 pm)

LOCATION: Thomas Jefferson Park
114th Street and First Avenue

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Things to do with kids in Harlem: Free Capoeira Angola class April 5

Need an interesting and different activity for your Harlem child? How about introducing your kid(s) to the Brazilian art form of Capoeira Angola. There are free kids classes available on April 5 at the Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande located at 154th and Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Capoeira Angola is an Afro-Brazilian art form, which includes fluid, rhythmic martial art; a ritual; a dance of wit and grace. See details below for upcoming free kids class in Harlem.

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande
2916 Frederick Douglass Blvd (corner of 154th & 8th avenue)
Harlem, NY 10039
Tel: (212) 989-6975 or (646) 578-5099

Transportation:
Subway: B, or D train to 155th Street
3 train to 148th Street
A to 145th Street
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Bios on Pediatricians at Tribeca Pediatrics Harlem Branch

Harlem parents, have you checked out Tribeca Pediatrics,which recently opened in Harlem on 114th Street and Frederick Douglass? I have taken my daughter twice already, seen all doctors and both experiences have been very good so far.  I plan to continue to take my daughter there. On a recent visit, I collected the bios of the two doctors/pediatricians that are working at the Harlem branch of Tribeca Pediatrics. I am passing the bios along for those interested. Also, here is the phone number and email as well: 646-666-8248, harlem@tribecapediatrics.com.

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Things to do with kids in Harlem: Jazz Cats for Kids at Silvana Harlem

Save the date of February 22! That’s when Jazz Cats for Kids will take place at Silvana in Harlem at 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. A jazz quartet will be on hand to entertain kids of all ages. The event starts at noon and is hosted by Harlem4Kids and the Musician’s Aid Society.

Silvana will have their full menu available, as well as a few additional kid-friendly items for the crowd. Doors open at 11:30 am.

Purchase tickets here. All tickets ($5/person, children under 2 are free) must be purchased in advance.

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TriBeCa Pediatrics in Harlem plans to open Monday, January 27

I received an email notice today about TriBeCa Pediatrics Harlem Branch opening day. It’s set for Monday, January 27th! Interested parents wanting to schedule an appointment, should call 646.666.8248.

Also, the email notice said that Dr. Dominika Wittek will host a complimentary Introduction to the Practice sessions, every other Tuesday at 5:15pm starting January 28th.

To join the practice, register online using the patient portal and send medical records using this form.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony August 28 for Playground 123 in Harlem’s Morningside Park

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony in Harlem tomorrow, Aug. 28 at 11:30am to celebrate the renovation of Playground 123 in Morningside Park. Interested participants should stop by.

According to DNAinfo New York, “the playground, in Morningside Park at 123rd Street near Morningside Avenue, was rundown and had little more than asphalt pavement and chain-link fences when construction began in August 2012. After $3.7 million in renovations, the playground reopened [in July 2013] with new swing sets, including adaptive swings for disabled children, as well as castle-like play equipment, a basketball court, a playhouse and sprinklers.”

To learn more about Playground 123 in Morningside Park, check out Destination Harlem’s write-up .
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Construction moving along for upcoming Tribeca Pediatrics in Harlem

Back in March 2013, HarlemGal Inc blogged that Tribeca Pediatrics will be opening up a branch in Harlem on the corner of 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. They are moving into the old 99 cents store space, which has now started to be transformed. That was very visible today. When walking by, pedestrians can see a new glass store front.

Tribeca Pediatrics signed a 10-year, 2,500-square-foot lease at 2111 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. On their website, it says coming soon and lists two individuals, who will be staffing the Harlem office. Go here for more information about the Harlem branch of Tribeca Pediatrics.

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Is Kidberry in Harlem closing?

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HarlemGal Inc loves blogging about all things positive related to Harlem. However, there are going to be some instances where the Harlem news is not all roses. For example, this blog is hearing some sad news on and offline about Kidberry, a children’s education center located on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between 122nd and 123rd Street. The rumor mill, which HarlemGal Inc is practically 90 percent sure its not a rumor based on sources, is that Kidberry in Harlem is closing its doors for good. Done. Finished, etc.

Reasons  for the closing have not surfaced…yet. Our guess is that will happen in due time. As soon as we know why Kidberry in Harlem is closing, we will pass that information along.

Now for the big questions. Where will Harlem parents take their infants and toddlers for educational classes? Is there some place else close by? Thoughts? HarlemGal Inc would love to hear your feedback? Chime in…

Free family art workshop happening today in East Harlem

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The Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery is offering A FREE Family Art Workshop today, July 27 for families with young people from pre-school aged through high school. During the workshop, participants will work with visual artists and ARTS interns from STUDIO IN A SCHOOL for sessions in art-making. The workshop starts at 11 am and runs to 3 pm. Attendees can join up to 2 pm. See details below.

When: Saturday, July 27

Time: 11am to 3pm

Location: Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery
The Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue, NYC (Corner of 119th Street)

What will be offered at the event?
– Workshops in Collage Making, Drawing, Paper Sculpture, and Stamping,
– Gallery tours of Studio in a School’s student art exhibition, Portraits: My City, Myself

How to Register:
You can register by email or in person
Send an email to ehartg.rsvp@gmail.com