Tag Archives: health and wellness

Harlem’s Land Yoga to host open house for Chloe the Yogi April 14

Harlem parents looking for “things to do with your kid in Harlem,” here is another option for consideration. Land Yoga is hosting an open house for Chloe the Yogi, a Harlem based children’s yoga company providing yoga programs, e-book technology products and original kid’s music to young people in the New York and DC areas. The open house is schedule for Sunday, April 14th. It is free and will feature free yoga classes, robotics, tutoring information and healthy snacks. Registration is required. See details below

Who: Join Chloe the Yogi and friends
When: Sunday, April 14th 2 pm-4 pm
Where: Land Yoga, 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd for
What: FREE Children’s Yoga Classes. 2:15 pm Ages 2-3, 2:45 pm Ages 4-7, 3:15 pm Ages 8-12.
PLUS… Video games, robotic building challenges and a Robotic Yogi courtesy of RoboFun.
Register: www.chloetheyogi.eventbrite.com

The Easter Bunny is coming to Harlem, EmblemHealth offering photos

EmblemHealth invites the Harlem community to join a spring celebration and receive a FREE photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Families can also enjoy balloon sculpting and receive fun giveaways. This is all happening this Saturday, March 30 from 11 am to 2 pm at 215 West 125th Street.

WHO: EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Harlem
WHAT: Picture with the Easter Bunny
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 11 am to 2 pm
WHERE: 215 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com or call (866) 469-0999.

Tribeca Pediatrics signs lease in Harlem, former 99 cent store to become children’s medical facility

The Commercial Observer reported last week that Tribeca Pediatrics is opening up a branch in Harlem. Tribeca Pediatrics signed a 10-year, 2,500-square-foot lease at 2111 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, which most of us know as the 99 cent store.

The reason for the upscale facility coming to Harlem? According to Douglas Elliman’s retail group team Faith Hope Consolo, who represented both the landlord, Tahl-Propp Equities, and the tenant in the transaction told National Real Estate Investor that “just as Starbucks is a marker for an emerging neighborhood, a sophisticated pediatric clinic is a sign it has arrived. This now coveted corner is transitioning from a 99 cents store to a cutting-edge medical facility for children.”

To learn more about Tribeca Pediatrics, visit their website.


Dr. Mehmet Oz to visit Harlem Children’s Zone for ‘Brush Up Smile Zone’

According to a media advisory, the TV doctors are coming to Harlem. Actually the real ones, not the TV actors who play doctors on TV. This coming Thursday, Jan 24, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, who is a national oral health expert and regular contributor on “The Dr. Oz Show,” will join more than 300 kids (ages K-12) at the Harlem Children’s Zone to host a special themed event, “Brush Up Smile Zone!” The event will include a variety of fun and educational activities that spread the message about the importance of good oral health-as it relates to overall health.

jj1Oral-B is the corporate sponsor. Through a charitable partnership, Oral-B and Dr. Levine’s GLO Good Foundation are educating Americans on the importance of having good oral health. They will be visiting select areas throughout the country. The first stop is starting right here in Harlem on January 24th.

This event is happening from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Countee Cullen Community Center, PS 194, which is located at 244 West 144th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

EmblemHealth to offer Harlem residents free flu shots October 16th and 20th

Flu season is upon us and its time to think about how to manage that. EmblemHealth will be offering Harlem residents complimentary flu shots, blood pressure screenings and “brown bag” prescription medication reviews on October 16 at the West Harlem Farmers Market and on October 20 at Mount Morris Park.

Also, while there take advantage of receiving free health and wellness screenings. EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering these services at each location through the end of November.

Update on The Harlem Pearl

This past weekend, HarlemGal Inc was the first blog to introduce The Harlem Pearl, a four-day to go detox plan, which will be located at the old newspaper kiosk on 112th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. There was a lecture planned for this evening, October 2, at 5 and Diamond Harlem. However, that event has been cancelled. The organizers of the event have provided additional information on the Plan in the interim, such as a complete description of the Plan along with an Aging and Reactive Foods List.

The Harlem Pearl will be opening soon. So stay tuned for more information.




EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets Kick-Off ‘Eating for Good Health,’ cooking demonstrations available in Harlem

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings to the people of NYC this summer, with two locations in Harlem, through the “Eating for Good Health” program.

A kick-off celebration for the start of the cooking demonstrations is scheduled for the week of July 10 – 14, 2012 with special activities, giveaways and health screenings. Below are the schedules of the two Harlem locations that are participating in the “Eating for Good Health” program:

Mt. Morris Park Historic District Market-Saturdays through November 17
Cooking Demonstrations begin July 14, 2012 through Oct. 27, 2012
120th Street and Lenox Avenue

West Harlem Farmer’s MarketTuesdays beginning July 10 Nov. 20, 2012
Cooking Demonstrations begin July 10-Nov. 20, 2012
137th Street and Broadway

For more information, please visit www.harvesthomefm.org.

Harlem Holistic Center hosting Skechers’ event January 28

There is a Skechers event happening in Harlem! If you have ever wanted to demo Skechers shoes while working out, head on over to Harlem Holistic Center, located at 115 West 128th Street, this coming Saturday, January 28th. They will be hosting an opportunity to demo Skechers’ new GoRun shoes while taking a Boot Camp class with one of Harlem Holistic Center’s trainer!  After the demo, there will be goody bags, snacks, and a raffle for a free pair of Skechers’ shoes.  To attend the event, the cost is $15.

Harlem Holistic Center is also offering specials now through the end of January, such as $40 for 1 month unlimited yoga, $40 for 1 month unlimited kickboxing, $30 for 1 month Yin/Yang Boot Camp.

To learn more about this event or the specials at Harlem Holistic Center, call 646-477-1421.

Harlem Yoga Studio featured on ABC News

Congrats to Harlem Yoga Studio!  Their full figure yoga class was featured on ABCNews.com recently. The news piece basically explains that full figure women CAN DO yoga and that’s it’s not just for women with a small body frame. The ABC News reporter and Harlem Yoga Studio instructor explain it in simple terms.

By the way, Harlem Yoga Studio’s full figure class is  offered on Saturday’s at 44 West 125th Street. It’s “adapted for the larger, curvier adult or teen” where “classic postures are adapted to be comfortable and accessible for larger bodies.”

Check out the video here.

Harlem yoga happenings for September


There are several exciting yoga events happening in the month of September in Harlem. Some events are as simple and important as the release of a new Fall schedule or an introduction to a traditional Indian medical system known as Ayurveda.

20110906-123851.jpg Harlem Yoga Studio, located at 44 West 125th Street, has implemented their Fall yoga schedule, which includes more yoga classes for adults and children. In addition, Harlem Yoga Studio will continue to offer free outdoor yoga through September on Saturday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Target East Community Garden, located at 117th Street between 1st Ave and Pleasant Avenue.

At Land Yoga on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 114th Street, they will be offering an introduction to Ayurveda on Friday, September 9 from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. The workshop will examine simple remedies that will help promote calmness and ease from stress especially during the fall season. To attend this workshop, register here.

On September 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Land Yoga is also hosting An Evening of Bharata Natyam performed by Jaan R. Freeman. Bharata Natyam is the most popular of the classical dance of India. To attend this event, the cost of admittance is $20 for adults, and $16 for seniors and students with valid ID. Email landyoga@gmail.com to reserve your spot.