A friend, reader of HarlemGal Inc., and filmmaker/producer of Changing Face of Harlem, Shawn Batey, sent in a photo over the weekend of signage on the upcoming Blink Fitness, which will be located on 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. According to Blink Fitness’ website, the Equinox-owned business is aiming to open this coming June. Interested consumers can join the gym at their Harlem location for $1. For more information, go to www.blinkfitness.com/locations.
And a big thanks to Ms. Batey for sending in the photo! Muchas Gracias!
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Harlem, we are all cordially invited to attend the V.I.P. reception of the world premier screening of the film, “American Beatboxer” The documentary hits the stage at the Schomburg Research Center on May 15th in Harlem, NYC.
“American Beatboxer” tells the story of the first ever, American Beatboxing Championship, shot during the summer of 2010, at Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn. Contestants of all races from the United States competed, down to eight finalists. This documentary honors the evolution of Beatboxing juxtaposed against the final day of competition to crown the first American beat boxing champion.
The event is free by RSVPing in advance to AmericanBeatboxerRSVP@gmail.com. Below are all the details to attend:
DATE: Wednesday, May 15th
TIME: Reception–5:30-6:30 pm; Screening–7-8:30 pm; Q&A–8:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: The Schomburg Center, 515 Lenox Avenue & 135th St.
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If you were planning on stopping by Harlem Shake, the restaurant that is opening up soon on Lenox Avenue on May 14, not so fast. Sources tell HarlemGal Inc that the opening day of Harlem Shake, no not the dance or recent video craze, but the actual restaurant in Harlem, is set to open to the public on May 16.
Similar to most new dining establishments in Harlem, Harlem Shake will do a lot of private practice runs before they actually let the public in. So stand by and be ready on May 16.
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After I posted about the Harlem Focus event by Cooper-Hewitt, another design event happening in Harlem was sent in to share. On May 11, Harlem’s Breadbox Studio will be providing “a demonstration of Maker Bots and 3D Printing machines, and a talk by young TOY designers.” The event is free to the public and it starts at 6 pm. BreadBox Studio is located at 1844 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
To learn more about the event, click here.
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The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance and Experience Harlem invite us all in Harlem to their annual Food and Drink Blvd event, which is an evening of food, cocktails, music, and culture featuring most of the dining establishments on Harlem’s restaurant row, aka Frederick Douglass Blvd. The event takes place Thursday, May 2nd, from 6-10 pm. The cost to attend is $10 in advance. To purchase tickets for this fun event, go here.
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Street Games, which brings back the classic games and sports from the ’60s and ’70s and introduces them to a new generation, takes place this Saturday, April 27 in East Harlem.
Stickball, pogo sticks, hula hoops, double-dutch, yo-yos, and skateboarding clinics will be available at 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue. Street Games will also feature the Red Bulls Skills Challenge – Interactive Activities from the New York Red Bulls – on the soccer fields at Thomas Jefferson Park!
Radio Disney will be spinning music all day and there will be live music and entertainment, including several performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem! See details below!
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Park
114th Street and First Avenue
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Tagged Entertainment, Harlem, nyc parks, Street Games, The Walt Disney Company, Things to do in Harlem, things to do with kids in harlem
Know any 7-11 year olds that love movies? Then you may want to tell them about Film in Action created by Harlem’s Maysles Institute. Film In Action is an eight-week film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, and to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual. The program starts April 21 and runs to June 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm. The costs per person is $200. See additional details below or go to Maysles Institute’s website to learn more.
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Listen up Harlem! There is a fun event happening tomorrow! The Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) is hosting an open mic jam session at My Image Studios Harlem (MIST Harlem) tomorrow (March 27) starting at 10 pm. HAF is hosting this event to raise money for this year’s 2013 festival.
According to Neal Ludevig, the executive director of the Harlem Arts Festival, organizing a festival is no small task. “The Harlem Arts Festival presented 33 artistic acts on two stages to more than 1,000 people over the course of two days last year and we’re excited to do this again in 2013,” said Ludevig. “The money we raise tomorrow night at the open mic jam goes directly toward providing our artists with the best equipment, promotion, and resources.”
Ludevig also explained that HAF is holding their event at a venue that was specifically designed for events such as an open mic jam. “The late Roland Laird envisioned MIST Harlem as an opportunity to aggregate culture and create a destination to present theater, music, poetry slams, and more, said Ludevig. “In that way, MIST Harlem is a fantastic new space in Harlem that represents what the HAF is all about. We’re both new organizations, trying to embrace and build on the wonderful neighborhoods and communities that are already here.”
Tickets for the Harlem Arts Festival’s open mic jam, costs $10. Interested in attending? Go here for tickets.
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A reader sent in the following information today about a Harlem Shake Off happening this Saturday, March 9 in Harlem! Details are below:
To kick off a new comedy webisode based in Harlem and to respond to all the hokey renditions of the current fad, Harlem Shake on YouTube, a “real” Harlem Shake Off is happening at Marcus Garvey Park (122nd and Madison) this Saturday, March 9th at 12 pm. Socl Expt is hosting!
If you wanna have fun and are good dancer from Harlem and the Bronx come out to this Harlem get together. FYI, the event will be videotaped!