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Attend Sundae Sermon at El Museo in Spanish Harlem

Sundae Sermon, the afternoon Harlem dance party generally held in the summer in Morningside Park, and El Museo Del Barrio in Spanish Harlem have teamed up to keep us grooving all winter long with the launch of its first annual Sundae Sermon Indoor Series today, February 26, from 3 pm – 7 pm.  El Museo Del Barrio, located on Fifth Avenue and East 105th Street, is hosting Sundae Sermon in Spanish Harlem to connect family, community and commerce through dance, leisure, laughter and artist exhibits.

DJ Stormin’ Norman, Sundae Sermon’s founder, will curate each event’s music, art and dance-centric themes, with special guest DJs, hosts and artists. Four events are planned for the series, starting with the first one today, Feb. 26th, from 3 pm to 7 pm.

DETAILS: Sundae Sermon Dance Party
DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3 pm – 7 pm
LOCATION: Museo Del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue


It’s the Harlem re-shuffle says UK-based The Independent

Our beloved Harlem is featured bright and big again in the media, but this time in the UK’s travel section of The Independent. According to the article the reporter/ photographer visited Harlem recently and took direction from Thelma Golden, the Director of Studio Museum Harlem, on what to see in Harlem.

Per Golden’s instructions, Chris Coplans stayed at The Aloft Harlem and he raves about it in the article. He also went to the Apollo Theater, El Museo del Barrio, Studio Museum Harlem, and more. Golden encouraged the reporter to visit the Duke Ellington sculpture and to try Senegalese food at Les Ambassades.

What’s interesting about this article is the reporter covered a lot of Harlem ground-from East to West. He also gives Lenox Avenue big props by saying, “If 125th St is the traditional Harlem, then Lenox Avenue between 125th and 126th is very much the emerging “New Harlem”, with an arty vibe and “Village” sidewalk culture.”

To read the full article, click here. To see additional photos on Harlem from the reporter, go here.

Spanish Harlem museums participate in Museum Mile Festival

Jun 2, 2011 @ 7:00

By HarlemGal
If you have never visited some of the wonderful museums in Spanish Harlem, such as El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) and its newest member-the Museum of African Art, well now is your opportunity…and for FREE! On June 14, El Museo del Barrio, MCNY, and the Museum of African Art will participate in the annual Museum Mile Festival.

One day a year, nine of New York City’s museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th street, the mile designated as Museum Mile.

The Museum for African Art is the newest member to Museum Mile and is slated to open in September 2011. However, they will have a table out front. So be sure to stop by at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street.


See The Faces Behind Madame Alexander Dolls in Spanish Harlem

Apr 4, 2011 @ 7:00
By HarlemGal
This week the 12th Annual Havana Film Festival New York kicks off in the City and runs from April 7-15. This year they have carved out a new prize called the Havana Prize for Best Documentary. Seven films are in competition and one of the seven is The Faces Behind Madame Alexander Dolls, a documentary that pays tribute to the Dominican and Latin American workers who have worked in the famous doll factory, located in Harlem at 615 West 131st Street, dedicating their lives to creating beautiful dolls that have delighted children and adults around the world since the early 1920s. These dolls have been collected by queens, business women, actresses, and world leaders.

The Faces Behind Madame Alexander Dolls is screening this Wednesday, April 6 at El Museo del Barrio in Spanish Harlem. The event is FREE, starts at 6:30 PM and includes a post-show Q&A with director Freddy Vargas and cast members.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
El Teatro, El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue (At East 104th Street)
Admission: Free


Harlem’s El Museo del Barrio and Havana Film Festival New York present Uprooted and El Play

Mar 15, 2010 @ 12:50
By HarlemGal
Looking for interesting films to see right here in Harlem and for FREE? Then save the evening of April 7, 2010. That’s when El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with Havana Film Festival New York will be showing two short films titled: Uprooted and El Play.

Uprooted, directed by Juan Mejia Botero of Colombia, “takes an intimate look at the aspirations of an Afro-Colombia women, one of the more than a million people displaced by Colombia’s violance since 1990.”

El Play “follows the hard knock journey of a Dominican teen hoping to make it into baseball’s major leagues.” This film is directed by Pablo Medina from the Dominican Republic.

Again, this event is free and it will also give you a sneak peak at some of the fascinating films that will be showing during the Havana Film Festival New York, which starts April 16-23, 2010.

Uprooted and El Play
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
6:30-8:30 PM
El Cafe in El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
Admission: Free


ABC’s Ugly Betty is in Spanish Harlem

Feb 2, 2010 @ 12:19
By HarlemGal
Ugly Betty is in the barrio, El Museo del Barrio that is, which is located at East 105th Street and Fifth Avenue. Fellow blogger Austin2Harlem tipped us off that the now cancelled TV show is taping one of their last episodes at the Latino cultural institution today! The cast and crew were onsite yesterday as well!

I am so bummed about the cancellation of this show. I am a fan! I really liked watching Betty Suarez, played by America Ferrera, even though the character is from Queens. Glad to know the cast and crew filmed in Spanish Harlem.

There is about eight episodes left to air. See the final season on Wednesday nights on Channel 7!