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Crab Bash today at Red Rooster Harlem

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Crab Man Mike are saluting the end of summer with a Crab Bash, today, September 3 at 4:00 pm on the patio at Red Rooster Harlem at 310 Lenox Avenue.

A Harlem legend, Crab Man Mike will be serving his signature fresh crabs for the festivities, while Samuelsson and the Red Rooster kitchen team will prepare sides, such as Mexican Street Corn; Potato Salad; Mac and Greens; Buttermilk Mash; Blue Cheese Slaw; Old Bay-spiked French Fries; Collard Greens; and Bourbon Mustard Pole Beans. Guests can get into the groove with New Orleans jazz musicians providing live entertainment, and Radeberger pints will be available for $5 a pint.

The event is open to the public and free to attend. Individual crabs will cost $3 each; 3 crabs and 2 sides will cost $18; and 6 crabs and 3 sides will cost $30.

UPDATE: Monday Harlem happenings, Uptown Battle of the Bars Finale, Lido Harlem Gayborhood Mixer

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It is going to be a busy Monday evening in Harlem tonight, August 26. There is something to do for everyone along Harlem’s restaurant row.

Update, the event mentioned at Melba’s is by invite only.

Two blocks down, Harlem Tavern at 116th Street and FDB is hosting Uptown Battle of the Bars Showdown Finale event. It starts at 6 pm as well and runs until 9 pm. Three dozen bartenders have been engaged in a competition since the beginning of August dubbed the Uptown Battle of the Bars. Tonight, the winner will be announced. Learn more about the event here.

And last, but certainly not least, Lido Harlem will be hosting another Gayborhood mixer event this evening starting at 6 pm as well running all the way to midnight. Lido Harlem is located at 117th Street and FDB!

There ya have it! A busy Monday evening in Harlem! Enjoy!
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Construction coming together at Harlem Garage, a collaborative work space in Harlem

HarlemGarage recently updated their subscribers on the status of construction, and it appears the place, located at West 118th Street and Manhattan Avenue in Harlem, is moving along getting ready for a September launch. The floors have been refinished, walls sandblasted, and furniture is arriving daily, according to a recent newsletter. Harlem Garage also has advertising up along Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Blvd.

HarlemGarage is MicroOffice’s newest collaborative work space, especially designed for entrepreneurs striving to re-imagine the way they work, and move beyond the status-quo of co-working.

To learn more about Harlem Garage, click here.
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Joe’s Crab Shack will open its first NYC store in Harlem today, line to enter started last night

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There is a long line at 126th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem-and it’s not for concert tickets to a show at The Apollo. Harlemites started lining up last night to be one of the first customers to dine at Joe’s Crab Shack in Harlem, which opens at 11 am today, July 30.

20130730-083032.jpgThe long line at Joe’s Crab Shack started last night. Why? The first 100 fans that dine at Joe’s on opening day will win free crab for a year. In addition to prizes for the first 100, all guests who dine at the restaurant on opening day can enter to win additional prizes.

I stopped by the new Joe’s last night for their VIP party in Harlem. The place is  very nice and huge! It’s a 10,000-square-foot restaurant on the second level at 2349 Frederick Douglass Blvd. The new Joe’s Crab Shack can accommodate 380 guests and will employ more than 200 team members from the Harlem area, according to Councilwoman Inez Dickens, who gave the figures at last night’s party.

20130730-083314.jpgI also learned an interesting tidbit about Joe’s Crab Shack. I had asked about their presence and experience in urban areas. After all, Harlem is their first location in New York City. I was pointed to a recent study conducted by New Media Metrics, which recently surveyed 3,400 African-Americans ages 13 to 64 about brand-related attachment. Joe’s Crab Shack was one of the brands in the restaurant category that made “the biggest gains in terms of positive awareness among black consumers.” Here’s an article about that study.

As for the food, unfortunately I cannot comment on the food at Joe’s Crab Shack. I arrived to the VIP party late and missed the goodies. However, I did have the opportunity to meet the executive chef and he stressed “the Harlem location will offer new summer menu promotion items, including the Corona Beach Bake and Coastal Wave Steampot featuring a wide range of lobster and crab options finished with a Corona chile-lime bath.”

I do plan to check out Joe’s Crab Shack in Harlem soon, but not today because I have this gut feeling they are going to get hit with customers like a tidal wave. Hope they came with enough crab!

Things to do with kids in Harlem: Gymboree Play & Music classes available

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Gymboree Play & Music, the global leader in classes for kids, is now available in Harlem at the Red Balloon Day Care Center, 560 Riverside Dr, Harlem, NY 10027. The summer semester runs from July 20 to August 31. $199 gets you unlimited classes for the semester!

Interested? Below is the schedule and email contact!

Contact: manhattan@gymboreeclasses.com

Summer Schedule:
Saturdays:
9:45 AM – Family Play & Learn (for ages mobile – 5 years)
10:45 AM – Family Music (for ages 6 months – 5 years)
11:45 AM – Open Gym (mobile – 5 years)

Sundays:
9:45 AM – Family Play & Learn (for ages mobile – 5 years)
10:45 AM – Family Music (for ages 6 months – 5 years)
11:45 AM – Open Gym (mobile – 5 years)

About The Classes:
Play & Learn – Our most popular class! Encourage development through play and learning with our multi-level program designed to support your child’s growth at his or her own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, our classes use play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. Music – Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments. With an array of styles, our music classes help children explore the power of rhythm, melody, tonality and beat while nurturing key physical, social and intellectual skills.

About Gymboree Play & Music:
Gymboree programs are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. Our classes also help you learn about your child-how to participate in and encourage his or her development-while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together.

Ready for Joe’s Crab Shack to open in Harlem? It’s happening July 30

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Harlem is getting another dining option for what seems like the gazillionth time! So many new Harlem restaurants opening up lately. HarlemGal Inc has heard directly from the PR firm representing Joe’s Crab Shack, which is a Houston, Texas-based company, and they have confirmed the Harlem branch of Joe’s Crab Shack will be opening to the public on July 30. There were a lot of dates floating around online about the grand opening, but HarlemGal Inc has the lowdown and the official opening for the public is July 30.

The new restaurant is opening at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
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Yoga happenings in Harlem, Asali Yoga, Harlem Yoga Studio and Land Yoga

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Yoga events are happening in July. Harlem-based yoga studios have fun and interesting things planned for this month, such as Henna for your Hair Workshop at Asali Yoga, Ayurveda Workshop at Harlem Yoga Studio, and a two-year anniversary party at Land Yoga.

On July 13 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Harlem Yoga Studio on 125th and Fifth Avenue will host a Ayurveda Workshop. Ayurveda views each person as having a unique mind/body constitution based on 5 elements found in nature: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Sign up here for the workshop.

1004081_10152015762457506_167585277_nThe next day, July 14, Asali Yoga, located on 135th Street between ACP and FDB, is hosting Henna for your Hair. Henna is a natural hair dye alternative. In this workshop, participants will learn how to mix henna and apply it to your hair. The event runs from 12:00-2:00 pm and costs $30. Sign up here.

And on the following Saturday, July 20th from 2-4:30 pm Land Yoga in Harlem  is celebrating turning two! They will open their doors to the public for an afternoon day of festivities.  Learn more about the event here.

Red Rooster Harlem offering three takes on the hot dog in celebration of Fourth of July

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Happy Fourth of July Harlem! In celebration of America’s birthday, Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem, is offering three takes on the all-American hot dog. They are:

  • HotDogThe Midsummer ($7) with shrimp salad, chili sauce and crispy onions
  • The Banh Dog ($5) with sriracha mayo, cucumber, carrots and cilantro.
  • The Mac ($5) with “Rooster cheese sauce,” jerk bacon beans, cornbread crumble and pickles.

If you’re craving a hot dog, head on over to Red Rooster Harlem at 310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027. The dogs will be available at the restaurant and for take-out from 11:30 am – 10:30 pm from 7/4-7/5, and from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm on 7/6-7/8!

A look inside Savann in Harlem, restaurant opens today

I had the opportunity to taste the cuisine over the weekend at Harlem’s new restaurant, Savann located at 122nd and Frederick Douglass Blvd. I highly recommend this place! The food was very good and the dining area is quite lovely! I tried the Shepard’s Salad, Pan Fried Cheese Rolls, Crab Cakes and Salmon. These items were served buffet style since Savann was entertaining guests, but I was told all these items will be on the menu and more.

While I was there I took a few photos! But you can stop by yourself today June 17 and see for yourself Harlem’s newest restaurant on restaurant row, Savann Turkish Restaurant.

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Savann Turkish Restaurant to open June 17, new Harlem restaurant is at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd

At the end of 2012, HarlemGal Inc first told you about a new Turkish restaurant coming to Harlem called Savann at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd between 122nd and 123rd Street. A reader, who is a very reliable source, has given us the heads up, along with photos to prove that Savann will be opening this Monday, June 17 to the public. Savann is holding a soft launch over the weekend, we hear for the residents of 2280 FDB, however as usual, one has to be invited to attend.

After this weekend, Harlemites will have another new restaurant to check out. Stop by Savann Turkish Restaurant in Harlem starting June 17. Take a look at the menu below!

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