Harlem’s first day long wellness and yoga festival is happening this Saturday, May 20. It’s called Soulfest NYC, the uptown yoga event for the community by the community. Soulfest NYC will be held from 9 AM to 5 PM at Adam Clayton Powell Junior Plaza (163 West 125th Street). Admission to Soulfest NYC is free with registration. Attendees and friends of the community are encouraged to give a donation at the time of online registration. Interested in attending, visit their website and download the release form. Namaste!
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Tomorrow, May 10 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance will hold its sixth annual Food & Drink Boulevard event along Harlem’s Restaurant Row. This event invites local residents and visitors to explore restaurants and bars along the Frederick Douglass Boulevard from 112th to 124th Streets by reserving a wristband to receive $5.00 deals at 19 participating venues.
To assist patrons in navigating up and down Frederick Douglass Boulevard, FDBA is offering free pedicab service to wristband holders, and a mobile device-friendly map that shows where all 19 participating restaurants and bars are located, as well as each businesses’ $5.00 menu offerings.
To reserve a free wristband for the event, visit the FDBA website at http://www.fdballiance.org. On the night of the event, wristbands will also be available at Harlem Tavern, 2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard on the corner of West 116th Street, and Angel of Harlem, 2272 Frederick Douglass Boulevard on the corner of West 122nd Street.
Posted in 110th Street, 116th Street, 125th Street, Angel of Harlem, Bars, bier international, Cafe Frederick Harlem, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, Harlem Tavern, HarlemGal, Land Yoga Harlem, Lido Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Marcus Samuelsson, restaurant row, restaurants, Row House, Row House Harlem, streetbirdnyc, Things to do in Harlem, Vinatería, Vintage Harlem NYC
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Harlem villagers no longer have to turn to downtown to dine at a farm-to-table restaurant. Harlem dining patrons can now experience farm-to-table at Clay, located on the corner of 123rd Street and Manhattan Avenue.
What does farm-to-table mean? According to Clay Restaurant, it means “they source all of their produce, meats and fish from small, local suppliers. Nothing is mass-produced or served out of season. Wines and spirits also come from small producers, both seasoned veterans and ground-breaking upstarts alike, who care about their terrain and couple minimal intervention with maximum innovation.”
The New American restaurant opened up on the Harlem corner six weeks ago and is ready to serve locals (or anyone that walks in) with dinner and brunch on the weekends.
And if you’re curious as to where exactly Clay is sourcing, the list is posted on their website.
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One of the best places to listen to live music in New York City is getting ready to celebrate a decade of existence, that’s Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem. They are celebrating their ten year anniversary this Sunday, March 19. Details are below and all are invited! Be there or be square!
Posted in 116th Street, baking, Bo's Bagels Harlem, business, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, Things to do in Harlem, Where to dine in Harlem
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Is your 2-3 1/2 year old interested in ballet? We learned of an immediate and reasonably priced opportunity to enroll your child in beginners ballet in Central Harlem. Starting this Saturday, March 11, a four week ballet session will begin at Harlem Tae Kwan Do located at 236 West 116th Street. The class starts at 9:30 am-10:15 am and it’s $25 a session. Interested in signing up your child, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The teacher will be Maegan Woodin. Woodin moved to NYC when she was 18 to pursue a career in ballet, landing a touring contract with both Ballet For Young Audiences and Naganuma Dance. She has had the opportunity to perform with such esteemed choreographers such as Julie Bour, David Fernandez, Nicole Fosse, Darcy Naganuma and Pamela Pribisco. She has taught at various schools in NYC such as: Ballet Academy East, Steps on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet school, Caedmon School and Dalton.
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Another Harlem blog posted a question yesterday to their site asking: Has Melba’s on 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd shuttered? As of this evening, HarlemGal has the the answer. It’s no!
This blog walked by there this evening and all the lights were on and people were inside!
What prompted the questions around the status of Melba Wilson’s ten year old restaurant on Harlem’s restaurant row is that someone snapped a photo of that infamous sticker from the City slapped on the restaurant’s grey metal rolling gate. Ouch!
Hopefully, going forward, this type of uncertainty about whether Melba’s restaurant is opened or closed is a thing of the past. Fingers are crossed!
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Central Harlem will soon have its very own bagel shop on 116th Street. Bo’s Bagels, which is owned and operated by Harlem locals, is expected to open up in March! They will offer every type of bagel imaginable, along with a long list of spreads! See menu below!
According to their website, BO’s Bagels was founded by Andrew Martinez and Ashley Dikos after many years of living in Harlem and not being able to find a decent bagel.
Can’t wait to try Bo’s Bagels in Harlem soon!
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If you want another coffee alternative when heading to the 2/3 in Harlem near Central Park North, there is another option called Little Bean Coffee. Signage is up that they’re opening January 22 at 111 Central Park North. This new cafe is located toward the back heading to St. Nicholas Avenue. Oh…and they’re hiring too.
Check out their Instagram account for a look inside!
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The Cecil in Harlem will join the fate of many other New York City restaurants, closure. It happens to the best (and the worst) restaurants even when you have experienced restauranteurs involved, a PR machine behind it and a good chef like Chef Joseph Johnson.
The spinning “as to why” has begun in publications like Grub Street and Eater.
The cliff notes version of the articles is the backers of The Cecil have decided, as of now, to move everything into Minton’s, which was the jazz portion of the two establishments, and reopen a restaurant after the New Year.
“[Chef] Johnson envisions the “new” Minton’s, which will debut on January 6, as a hybrid of the two restaurants, and he’ll bring along some of his most-loved dishes at the Cecil: oxtail dumplings, the collard-greens salad, and a gumbo that represents how he celebrates the diverse foods of the African diaspora, with smoked chicken, Chinese-chicken sausage, gulf shrimp, and crab meat.”
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