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Spend the holiday season at Harlem Wine Gallery

Harlem Wine Gallery, the Hamilton Heights boutique wine shop and art gallery, released their holiday schedule yesterday (Nov 13) through a news release. They have a series of activities planned for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Activities include:

Monday, Nov 19 – Wednesday, Nov 23 – New York Cares Clothing/Accessories Drive – Harlem Wine Gallery will accept donations of gently used clothing and accessories to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy via New York Cares. Donations may be dropped off during business hours.

Saturday, Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday powered by American Express – shop at Harlem Wine Gallery to support and celebrate small businesses across the country. Harlem Wine Gallery will offer all American Express cardholders: 1 free bottle with a purchase of 3 or more for the day. The free bottle will have a minimum value of $10.99.

Top Five Best Selling Wines – Celebrate the holiday season with one or more of these selections by owner and president of Harlem Wine Gallery, Ken Forte.

Harlem Wine Gallery
752A St. Nicholas Avenue at 148th Street
New York, NY 10031

Celebrate Albert Maysles 85th birthday with ‘What’s Happening: The Beatles in the USA’

In honor of legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles’ 85th birthday and the release of his new film ‘The Love We Make’, a collaboration with Paul McCartney, Maysles Cinema will present a very special screening this coming Friday, November 18, for one night only, of the director’s cut of the Maysles’ Brothers’ documentary ‘What’s Happening: The Beatles in the USA”. Along with this special screening will be a Q&A with Albert Maysles.

“What’s Happening! The Beatles in the USA” was made in 1964 by the Maysles. It is a humorous, freewheeling and candid account of The Beatles arrival in America in February in the mid-1960s. The Maysles follow the Fab Four for five days, from the crazed JFK airport reception to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel in preparation for their landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance to their equally frenzied homecoming.

To attend and purchase tickets to this event, click here.

See ‘The Love We Make’ by Harlem’s own Albert Maysles, a documentary about Paul McCartney and 9/11

I received an interesting email today from the Paul McCartney Fan Club (yes, I am a huge fan) informing me that there is a documentary called The Love We Make, which is a chronicle of Paul McCartney life after 9/11. The email went on to say that the documentary is directed by Albert Maysles, a brilliant filmmaker and a long time resident of Harlem.

According to the Maysles website, Albert Maysles follows legendary rocker Paul McCartney as he prepares for the Concert for New York in the month after the 9/11 attacks, partnering with Elton John, The Who, David Bowie, Billy Joel and many more to Madison Square Garden for a night of musical healing. The film captures the legendary rock star and his desire to help NYC, the place were McCartney’s first wife Linda Eastman is from.

To see this film in New York City, there is an opportunity on September 8, but it is only for American Express credit card holders. If you have an AMEX card, click here for tickets. And then starting on September 10 at 9 p.m. ET, subscribers to Showtime to can view the documentary then and on several other occasions.

I just wish this film was showing in Harlem. Some of us might not get to see it. Not everyone has an AMEX card or Showtime.

Mr. Maysles, why not show The Love We Make at the Magic Johnson Theater or Maysles Cinema on Lenox Ave? This way Harlem has an opportunity to such a timely documentary.

Mojo featured in American Express and NBC Universal’s Shine A Light

Aug 31, 2009 @ 20:54

By HarlemGal
img_37563Thanks to one of HarlemCondoLife’s readers, they have shared with us the final video piece that was being filmed a few weeks back at Mojo, Harlem’s hip restaurant located at 119th Street and St. Nicholas. Check out the video below. The whole place looks red hot in the video and it turns out it is publicizing a good cause – recognizing small business!  A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR READER FOR PROVIDING THE VIDEO!

UPDATE:Filming spotted at Harlem’s Mojo

Aug 11, 2009 @ 0:14
By HarlemGal



Update: Thanks to a reader of HarlemCondoLife the film crew in front of Mojo Monday night was in fact American Express.  We also contacted Amex. According to Joanna Lambert, a spokesperson with Amex,  she said in an email “they were filming in Harlem yesterday for an exciting project they will be launching in the coming weeks – stay tuned.” Interesting! Mojo is already raking in the film credits. Good for them. And hopefully Amex will keep HarlemCondoLife posted on their project!

One never knows what they will see while walking the streets of Harlem. On Monday evening, Austin2Harlem,our guest blogger and now photographer, was running errands and this is the action he saw happening in front of Mojo, one of the hottest restaurants in Central Harlem. Looks like Mojo is the backdrop for some filming or could it be the star attraction? Hmm…diganos!