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Attend Harlem Holiday Lights November 21

On Thursday, November 21, from 10am-9:30pm the 125th Street Business Improvement District will kick off the holiday shopping season with its Harlem Holiday Lights 2013 celebration. This year the event will include an outdoor festival, in-store and on- the-street activities as well as a scavenger hunt and parade of lights. This FREE event, open to the public, will celebrate two significant milestones– 20-years of BID operations and the 200th anniversary of 125th Street being placed on the Great Manhattan Street Grid.

Throughout the day and evening there will be promotions from businesses on 1-2-5 that include free food samples and refreshments, in-store discounts, raffles, hand massages, a Casino Party, photos with Santa, toy and coat drives, financial literacy seminars, free checking check-up with gift, free green dot cards (activated), free admission to museum gallery, and more. ABC broadcast journalist, Sandra Bookman is Grand Marshall for the momentous parade. A map of all the activities and a list of activities appear on the website www.harlemlightitup.com. Below is the schedule of events:

Harlem Light it Up Parade
Time: 7:30
Location: 125th Street B/w 5th Avenue and Marginal Street

In-store Activities
Time: 10am-9:30 pm
Location: Areas along 125th Street

Outdoor Activities
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Locations: Areas along 125th Street

Scavenger Hunt
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Locations: Areas along 125th

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Want holidays gifts Made in Harlem?

Nov 29, 2010 @ 23:06
By HarlemGal
Last year, I purchased Harlem-themed notecards made by a local artist, who lives and works in Harlem, as holiday gifts for family and friends. I plan on sticking with that same approach this year since I love all things Harlem and I want to continue sharing that passion. If you are interested in buying gifts made in Harlem, then stop by Casa Frela this weekend for their Made in Harlem Festival. The weekend festival will feature 23 local artisans who will offer for purchase a wide range of unique and interesting holiday items. The festival will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 and Sunday, December 5th, 2010, from 10AM to 7PM both days. Admission is FREE.