Flu season is upon us and its time to think about how to manage that. EmblemHealth will be offering Harlem residents complimentary flu shots, blood pressure screenings and “brown bag” prescription medication reviews on October 16 at the West Harlem Farmers Market and on October 20 at Mount Morris Park.
Also, while there take advantage of receiving free health and wellness screenings. EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering these services at each location through the end of November.
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Tagged blood pressure screenings, business, diet, Eating for Good Health, EmblemHealth, flu shots, free, fruits and vegetables, good eating, Harlem, harvest home, Harvest Home Farmer's Markets, Health, health and wellness, health screenings, medication reviews, Mount Morris Historic District, Mt. Morris Park Historic District Market, nature, transportation, travel, vacation, wellness screenings, West Harlem, West Harlem Farmer's Market
A reader tells HarlemGal Inc that a brand new pharmacy recently opened in East Harlem. It is called Preferred Pharmacy and it is located at 3 East 115th Street at Fifth Avenue. Preferred Pharmacy offers a wide array of products ranging from snacks to household products to toys, free pick up & delivery.
3 East 115th Street (Corner at 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10029
Central Harlem just completed its Harvest Festival. Now its time to plan for East Harlem’s Harvest Festival taking place at 116th Street and Park Avenue. I believe its the first one and organizers are making sure it lasts all weekend.
On October 26, a celebration of culture and cuisine is planned. How to make you’re own brewski is on the agenda at the Urban Garden Center and Sugar Hill Beer is involved. That will be good and those 21 years and older can participate. A Hookah Lounge will be set up thanks to Kiosk Restaurant, a delightful Moroccan restaurant in East Harlem. And for children, the East Harlem Harvest Festival will be planning a Recycling Game, pumpkin carving and a class on how to make healthy food provided by Culinaria Festival!
So no need to worry about making plans for the weekend of October 26-27. Head on over to the eastside of Harlem for their Harvest Festival. See you there.
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Tagged 10029, East 116th street, East Harlem, East Harlem Harvest Festival, Food, Harlem, history, Kiosk Restaurant, nature, outdoors, restaurants, Spanish Harlem, travel, Urban Garden Center, vacation
Looking for a new place to hang in Harlem? Try Harlem’s Astor Row Cafe on 130th and Lenox Avenue. It’s a charming, Latino-owned, corner cafe that offers fair trade coffee, soft drinks, lemonade, fresh-baked pastries, omelets, salads and sandwiches. And on Yelp, they get 4 out of 5 stars on 20 reviews submitted.
Astro Row Cafe also has special events, such as Flamenco and Paella Sunday’s that offer all you can eat paella and sangria for $25. And for those of us who are computer nerds and take their gadgets with them, Astor Row Cafe in Harlem offers free WiFi.
To learn more about Astor Row Cafe in Harlem and its owners, read the article by DNAinfo or to visit the place head to 404 Lenox Avenue at 130th.
Posted in business, Cafe, Community, drinks, food, Harlem, Lenox Avenue, music, restaurants, spending
Tagged 10027, 404 Lenox Avenue, Astor Row Cafe, baked pastries, cafes, coffee shop, fair trade coffee, Food, Harlem, restaurants, travel, vacation
HarlemGal Inc received notice this morning from the organizers of The Harlem Treasure Chest, the local flea market that set up shop in the Spring on 117th Street and Frederick Douglass, announcing they will host its first (of hopefully many to come) pop-up farmers market on Thursday, October 11 from 4 pm to 9 pm. In their announcement, there was no mention of which vendors will participate. They only mentioned free food, wine tasting, live music and organic produce would be on hand for the evening event.
The Harlem Treasure Chest is located at 2171 Frederick Douglass Blvd and they’re generally open all day Saturday and Sunday.
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Tagged 10026, 2171 Frederick Douglass Blvd., farmers market, flea market, Harlem, Organic produce, pop up farmers market, The Harlem Treasure Chest, travel
This past weekend, HarlemGal Inc was the first blog to introduce The Harlem Pearl, a four-day to go detox plan, which will be located at the old newspaper kiosk on 112th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. There was a lecture planned for this evening, October 2, at 5 and Diamond Harlem. However, that event has been cancelled. The organizers of the event have provided additional information on the Plan in the interim, such as a complete description of the Plan along with an Aging and Reactive Foods List.
The Harlem Pearl will be opening soon. So stay tuned for more information.
Posted in 5 and Diamond Harlem, business, Community, education, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, health and wellness, personal care, restaurant row, restaurants
Tagged 10026, detox, Harlem, Health, health and wellness, healthy eating, restaurant row, The Harlem Pearl, The Lyn-Genet Plan, travel
There is so much happening in the month of October in Harlem. Love it! In addition to the Harlem Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6, there is the annual Harlem Art Walk Tour. This weekend event provides an opportunity to walk around Central Harlem Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, from 12 pm to 6 pm. The tour features the work of more than 80 artists living and working in Harlem.
Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the starting point where maps will be distributed to tour participants. The maps highlight the various stops on the walking tour including open artist studios, museums, and cultural and historic venues. All forms of art will be featured including sculptures, ceramics, painting, photographs, etchings and prints and textiles.
For further information about the tour please visit the Casa Frela Gallery website or call the information hotline at 212-722-8577.
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Tagged architecture, arts, Casa Frela Gallery, Central Harlem, Harlem, Harlem Art Walk, illustration, tour participants, travel
The restaurant scene in Central Harlem continues to grow with new places planned for this year and 2013. Recently mentioned was Vinatería, which is opening up (hopefully this year) on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 119th. Maison Harlem on 127th Street and St. Nick is getting close to opening up. That place looks practically ready. Chef Stephen Putnam, the former chef at Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, recently announced he is planning to open up his own restaurant in Harlem in the near future.
Next up is Darryl Burnett, a former chef at Bergdorf Goodman, 5 and Diamond Harlem and a resident of Harlem. Burnett recently announced on Kickstarter that he is starting his own restaurant in Harlem, which will be called Belle. As for location, Chef Burnett says Belle will be located “in the center of Harlem’s restaurant row and within walking distance of other new and hot Harlem restaurants, bars, and lounges.”
According to Burnett, Belle Harlem will be a “casual dining restaurant focusing on Southern classics with a modern vision with touches of French, Italian, Moroccan and Asian.” Belle Harlem already has a Facebook page where friends can see some of Burnett’s delicious creations. I have experienced Chef Burnett’s delectables and it is fantastic!
Interested in helping Chef Darryl Burnett and his Belle restaurant, go here to learn more.
Posted in 110th Street, 116th Street, 125th Street, 5 and Diamond Harlem, Bars, business, drinks, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, restaurant row, restaurants
Tagged 5 and Diamond Harlem, Belle Harlem, Belle Restaurant, Bergdorf Goodman, Central Harlem, Chef Darryl Burnette, Chef Stephen Putnam, dining and eating out, eating out, Food, Harlem, Harlem's Restaurant Row, kickstarter.com, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Maison Harlem, new restaurants, restaurant row, restaurants, travel, vacation, Vinatería
Some of us will be checking out the Common Ground Festival today in Morningside Park, but then a week later its time to head over to the Harlem Harvest Festival on October 6, which I believe its in its third or fourth year. The Festival starts at 116th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. See details below and read last year’s blog post on the Harlem Harvest Festival.
Posted in 116th Street, art and culture, Community, entertainment, Events, food, Harlem, kids
Tagged Common Ground Festival, community, Harlem, Harlem Harvest Festival, Kids, morningside park, nature, outdoors, things to do with kids in harlem, travel
For those of you wondering what’s up with the old Harlem newspaper stand at 112th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd and why it was getting a makeover? HarlemGal has the answer. This old vintage newspaper shed, which is owned by the owners of 5 and Diamond Harlem, will be turned into The Harlem Pearl, which is where The Lyn-Genet Plan and 5 and Diamond Harlem are coming together to bring to our community The Plan’s 4-Day Detox to go. More info to come on The Plan.
This is good news! What a great use of this space! And it’s being used for something extremely meaningful and helpful to us all, which is our health. I love this new partnership and what it means. Way to go Lia and Selene! What do you think about this? Do you like how the space is being used?
And guess what, we are all invited to learn more about The Harlem Pearl. Hint: save the date of October 2 in the evening. Stay tuned for more…
Posted in 5 and Diamond Harlem, business, Community, education, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, health and wellness, restaurant row, restaurants
Tagged 5 and Diamond, 5 and Diamond Harlem, detox, Harlem, healthy eating, restaurant row, The Harlem Pearl, The Lyn-Genet Plan, travel