Harlem is a very diverse community that is inclusive of all people. Lido Harlem, located on the southeast corner of 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., enjoys and succeeds at serving up fine dishes to all walks of life. They recognize-and I agree with them-there appears to be a growing presence of the gay community in South Harlem. To cater to this particular demographic, they are hosting their first Harlem LGBT Community Mixer on November 12 from 9 pm to 11 pm with an extended happy hour that will feature drink specials!
I raise my glass to Lido Harlem for organizing this mixer. We all know they are not the first to cater to the gay community in Harlem. Billies Black, Natives Restaurant and more have always catered and welcomed the LGBT Community of Harlem long before most of us moved here. However, for Lido Harlem to do this, I say why not and go for it!
November 12, 2012 | 9pm-11pm
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd @ 117th
Posted in 116th Street, Bars, business, Community, Events, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, restaurant row, restaurants
Tagged 10026, Food, gay community, gay pride, Harlem, LGBT, LGBT Community, Lido Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Native's Restaurant, restaurants, south harlem, walks of life
Jun 13, 2011 @ 9:00
June is Pride Month. Let me be more clear, it is Harlem Pride Month and that’s when there are an array of special events dedicated to the LGBT community. One event opened this past weekend hosted by the Casa Frela Gallery called Living in Color, a unique exhibition and performance installation celebrating both Harlem Pride and the pride of LGBT artists of color throughout New York City.
Living in Color features an exhibition of photography, acrylic paintings, ink drawings, mixed-media, water colors, collages and even a toy theater. The exhibit opened on June 11 and will run daily from noon to 4 p.m. through June 30.
General viewing of the exhibit is free. On June 18, the performances are ticketed. It is $15 general admission and $20 for artists wishing to illustrate female and male live models during a two-hour drawing session. Check for updates on the Casa Frela Gallery website.
A portion of the proceeds from the performances and from the sale of the exhibited art will be donated to charities that support educational opportunities for communities of color and/or provide therapeutic support for LGBT youth of color.
Posted in art and culture, Community, education, entertainment, Events, film, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged Casa Frela Gallery, Harlem, Harlem Pride, LGBT, Living in Color