Not sure what to do this coming weekend for Easter in Harlem? Here are two options happening in Harlem to consider:
There is a Harlem Easter Egg Hunt happening this Saturday, April 19, at My Gym at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue for children ages 1-7. The event is free. There will be fun games and the Easter Bunny will be present for photos. The organizers are asking for interested participants to register online. To register, visit: www.HarlemEggHunt.com
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Place: My Gym – 258 St. Nicholas Ave
On Easter Sunday, April 20, at 2:00 pm, Harlem Shake will be partnering with Susie Q, a local celebrity fitness trainer and clothing designer, to offer guests an afternoon of line dancing, an Easter egg hunt, plus prizes and good food. Harlem Shake will be serving two Easter themed milkshakes on Easter Sunday. The Funny Bunny is a hazelnut chocolate shake with a chocolate Easter bunny hidden inside, or the Kool Peeps, a pistachio flavored shake topped with Peeps candy. Signature items from the regular menu like specialty burgers, fries and shakes will also be available for purchase.
Harlem Shake Easter celebrations will be:
2:30-3:30 PM – Line dancing with Susie Q as the leader
3:30-4:00PM – Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under (with prizes!)
4:00PM – Best colored egg winner announcement
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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
Subway: B, or D train to 155th Street
3 train to 148th Street
A to 145th Street
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Need a kid project for Spring Break? Here’s a suggestion! The Laundromat Project is offering a five-day art class for Harlem middle-school kids from April 14th to 18th, which is Spring Break for NYC public schools. The art class begins at 9:30 am and runs to 3 pm. During this time, students will learn how to silkscreen and print with linoleum plates, and visit local museums and artist studios.
If you don’t have anything scheduled for your kids during Spring Break, this program is a nice option filled with art making and creative expression.
The deadline to apply was today, but it has been extended to March 24. Interested parents should apply here.
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I ran into Lara from Land Yoga in Harlem yesterday and I told her I can’t wait for my daughter to try children’s yoga when she gets bigger. That’s a ways off. So for now I pass on this information to all Harlem parents to take advantage. A new season of children’s yoga classes starts next month at Land Yoga in Harlem. Classes for 2-3 year olds begin March 8th and classes begin March 11 for kids 4-7 years old. For more information and to register, click here.
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For African-American History Month, Shadowbox Theater presents The African Drum starting February 9 at The National Black Theater in Harlem. The African Drum is a shadow puppet and people show that teaches some valuable lessons about trusting intuition and not following strangers and so on. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The National Black Theater is located at 2031 Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th. For more information, click here.
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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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The second annual East Harlem Harvest Festival is happening this weekend, October 27, at 116th Street and Park Avenue. The event starts and 10 am and will last until about 6 pm. See full list below of what to expect at this years East Harlem Harvest Festival.
And check out last year’s coverage of the Festival as well. We attended and had a wonderful time. See you there this weekend!
- Flea Marqueta’s 30+ Local vendors
- Urban Garden Center’s pig roast series called El Boar-rio featuring sauce infused with Riazul Tequila
- Beer Tent pouring the Harlem Brewing Company’s Sugar Hill Beer
- Live Music by Blue Maky a blues band from Columbia
- DJ Mellow G will be spinning all day at La Marqueta’s “Placita”
- Bohemia Realty and Tutubell are hosting a Children’s Zone…Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting and lawn games
- There will be a Soul Food Hut, an Empanada stand, a Popcorn stand, Cookies by our 9-year-old entrepreneur Mr. Corey’s, Coffee and Desert by La Bella Torte, a food truck
- Composting and Urban Farming workshops hosted by Dr. Eluem Blyden the creator of Phytopod (manufactured right at Urban Garden Center)
- NYRP and MillionTreesNY teamed up with Urban Garden Center to give away 100 FREE trees starting at 10
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The Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle are hosting a puppet mobile production of Little Red’s Hood in Harlem this coming Sunday, September 15 at 110th Street and FDB. The free event starts at 1 pm and all Harlem friends and family are invited to attend. See you there!
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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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Silvana in Harlem, located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Manhattan Avenue, is changing things up a bit this coming Saturday. They are hosting two circus performances on August 17 for families with infants, ages 6 to 12 months! The first performance is at 10 am and the second is at 1 pm. The costs to attend is $10 and a reservation is required by calling 646-692-4935. (If I had an infant, I would definitely attend this event, wink, wink). Harlem families, check this event out! See additional details below!
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