It’s a Virtual Small Biz Saturday in East Harlem ~ Saturday, November 28th!

        Support our local East Harlem businesses on Small Businesses Saturday, November 28th, at 12:00 pm. If you register for our Zoom event here, you will be entered to win a gift card from an East Harlem businesses Or, you can tune in live on our Buy Local Facebook page: @madeineastharlem And please visit […]

Concrete Safaris Brings East Harlem Youth Photo Expo 2020 Virtual!

Concrete Safaris has curated its first virtual gallery, “Youth Photo Expo 2020,” opening on December 1, 2020, and running through December 31. Along with the photos captured by Concrete Safaris’ students, the virtual exhibition will feature videos, testimonials by the young photographers, and a store with merchandise featuring the images available for purchase. You can […]

Need Some Help With Thanksgiving Dinner? Gobble Gobble ~ November 24th #EastHarlem

If you’re a family in need, save the date ~ Tuesday, November 24th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway will take place at 124th Street and Madison Avenue in East Harlem First come, first serve until supplies last. Don’t forget to wear your mask.                  

DOC NYC ~ Harlem Rising: A Community Changing the Odds

Harlem Rising: A Community Changing the Odds, 107 minutes, Nov 11 – Nov 19 The Harlem Children’s Zone Initiative has transformed the lives of several generations of children and led a revolutionary educational and social experiment to break the cycle of poverty and violence. This inspiring and timely film uses an extraordinary archive to document […]

West Harlem’s Lost & Endangered Theaters: The RKO Hamilton, a Free Online Conversation

Harlem One Stop Inc continues to present wonderful, historic conversations, free and online. Save the date ~ Sunday, November 15th for ~ Hidden in Plain Sight, West Harlem’s Lost & Endangered Theaters: The RKO Hamilton. The RKO Hamilton, built in 1913, is one of Harlem’s last surviving grand neighborhood vaudeville and movie houses. Can it […]

Harlem’s Heaven Hats Opens at Winter Village Shops in Bryant Park!

Evetta Petty pops up in all the best places! Remember Harlem’s Heaven Hats at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ and on CNN! This week, we learned that Evetta’s Harlem’s Heaven Hats will have a pop-up shop in Bryant Park as part of the Winter Village. Her shop in the Park will be open from […]

Carmen Herrera Mural Unveiled at JHS99 in East Harlem

      The much anticipated Carmen Herrera designed mural, Uno Dos Tres, was unveiled today (November 5, 2020) in East Harlem’s JHS99, which houses semi-autonomous ‘mini-schools.’  Through the spring and summer of 2020, the artist worked with the nonprofit Publicolor to install the 54-foot wide by 17-foot tall artwork, which was meant to be […]

A Virtual Harlem Holiday Lights Festival on November 16th

  The annual Harlem Holiday Lights event brings holiday cheer to Harlem residents starting on Nov. 16 and continuing throughout December. This festive light display hosted by 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Manhattan Community Boards 9 and 10 celebrates its 27th anniversary this year. Read more……..

‘Run the World’ Filming in Harlem

In a press release this week, “Run the World is a love letter to Black women and a love letter to Harlem, that I hope inspires young, ambitious Black women to feel powerful, desirable and free,” said Davenport. “I created this series to celebrate the amazing women in my life and to illuminate the special […]

The Healing Drum Collective and Batalá to Lead Procession through Harlem ~ October 31st

On Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Noon – The Healing Drum Collective and Batalá will lead an all-female drumming processional and walk to honor our Ancestors, persons who lost their lives to COVID-19 this year, particularly, Black and Latina women, who lost their lives due to domestic violence (as this is Domestic Violence Awareness month, […]

Artist Abigail DeVille ‘Trash Is A Record’ as she Walks Through Harlem

Follow the artist, Abigail DeVille, as she travels through Harlem and East Harlem with a pushcart filled with trash, visiting personal landmarks of this changing neighborhood. ‘Trash Is A Record of Existence‘ is part of a collaboration with Art21’s New York Close Up Series. DeVille also just unveiled a new art installation, Light Of Freedom, […]

It’s Halloween at East Harlem Open Streets! October 31st

Uptown Grand Central, Councilmember Diana Ayana & East Harlem Partners are hosting Halloween in two locations this year, putting plenty of social distancing between all the ghouls and goblins! Register for this Free event, with all the details for this fun, Grab-And-Go family friendly Halloween. Saturday, October 31st from 2:00 to 6:00pm at either Pleasant […]

Free Virtual Feminist Walk Through Harlem ~ October 26th

Join FRIENDS of the Upper East Side and Save Harlem Now! for free a virtual walk through Harlem. The tour will focus on sites publicly celebrating pioneering Black and Latina women, and issues surrounding the preservation of such sites. Tour guide Leigh Hallingby, of Harlem Walks, will explore the neighborhood murals, mosaics, plaques, and other forms of […]

It’s a #FlowerFlash ~ a gift from Lewis Miller Design to the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in East Harlem

      The heavily trafficked East 124th Street, just off Marcus Garvey Park, was treated to a #FlowerFlash today by our favorite Flower Flash design company, Lewis Miller Design.

Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty coming to Morningside Park in Harlem ~ March, 2021

      Update ~ Due to the pandemic, this installation has been moved to March, 2021. Next month, Harlem’s Morningside Park can expect a Reclining Liberty by artist Zaq Landsberg to be installed at the base of the stairs near 120th Street and Manhattan Avenue. This timely public art installation was proposed Wednesday at Community […]

Open Streets ~ East Harlem through October 2020

As we all navigate through the trials and tribulations of COVID-19 and social distancing, a very cool activity has emerged ~ Open Streets. Each weekend, some of our favorite restaurants open from Friday through Sunday, outdoor seating and eating, sidewalk chalking, board games and much more is happening on the car-free streets of East Harlem. […]

Open Streets ~ East Harlem through October!

    As we all navigate through the trials and tribulations of COVID-19 and social distancing, a very cool activity has emerged ~ Open Streets. Each weekend, some of our favorite restaurants open from Friday through Sunday, outdoor seating and eating, sidewalk chalking, board games and much more is happening on the car-free streets of […]

Pink Wall of Resistance at Harlem Art Park ~ October 17th

  Friends of Art Park Alliance invite all advocates to join them at The Pink Wall of Resistance, a temporary installation on the fence at Harlem Art Park. Event to take place on October 17th from 2:00-4:00pm. Art Park is located on East 120th Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenues behind the historic Harlem […]

East Harlem Clean-Up Day ~ October 3rd

  Join the community clean-up with Uptown Grand Central in partnership with two local businesses, Jam + Rico and Fonda Boricua + Blkk Saturday. Gloves, masks and trash bags will be provided and Blkk Saturday will have free T-shirts for volunteers. Meet up on Saturday, October 3rd at 11am at Fonda, 169 East 106th Street […]

Announcing Silicons Harlem 2020 Summit ~ October 16th

Join Silicon Harlem’s Virtual 2020 Summit, with a focus on advancing humanity through innovations in advanced technologies emerging around the world. This is a free event with Registration, taking place on Friday, October 16th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Follow Silicon Harlem on Facebook.                    

MOJO Mousse Bar in East Harlem Reopened!

Grand RE-Opening Week  7 days a week from 10am – 6pm Tuesday Sept 29th – “National Coffee Day” we are hosting “Chameleon Cold Brew” that will be giving away free samples of their specialty coffees all day. Wednesday Sept 30th – Launch of our new fall flavor: Pumpkin Spice Milk Chocolate Mousse with Dulce de […]

Bomba Yo En Vivo! Census Drive at Harlem Art Park ~ September 26th

In collaboration with Councilmember Diana Ayala, get counted with El Museo and Friends of the Art Park Alliance! Join in for a live performance and dance workshop by BombaYo. Haven’t filled out the Census? Fill out the Census at the event and receive a $25 cash gift card (limited supply). Bomba Yo En Vivo! Census Drive, Saturday, September […]

Tours Resume on the Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park

    We are thrilled to see that the Park Rangers will return to Marcus Garvey Park on Sunday, September 27th to resume tours of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower, and again on Sunday, October 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30pm. Read more about times and limited attendance.                 […]

Gourmet Bistro, Amuse Bouche, Reopens in the Historic La Marqueta, East Harlem

      Oh, how New Yorkers enjoyed the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche, when they opened their doors in the historic East Harlem La Marqueta Market last year. It quickly became a go-to place for a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, finely brewed coffees and teas ~ and a […]

Harlem Needle Arts presents Still Stitching ~ September 13th

Celebrating 20 years of Harlem Girls Quilting Circle, the artists will hold an Opening Reception on Sunday, September 13th at 3:00pm for the unveiling of Still Stitching: 20 Years of Thread-istry. The exhibition will be held at Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NYC, and on view through September 26th. Be sure […]

ArtCrawl Harlem 2020 Announces Residency Program Winners

Oh how excited we were to receive a press release announcing ArtCrawl Harlem’s inaugural artist residency program. Entitled Boundaries and Connection: The Other Side of Us, this residency commemorates the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, while the theme is dedicated to the memory of the two co-founders of the original ArtCrawl Harlem. We couldn’t help […]

Artcrawl Harlem 2020 Residence Program, Governor’s Island, Announces Artists

    Oh how excited we were to receive a press release announcing ArtCrawl Harlem’s inaugural artist residency program. Entitled Boundaries and Connection: The Other Side of Us, this residency commemorates the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, while the theme is dedicated to the memory of the two co-founders of the original ArtCrawl Harlem. We […]

Claire Oliver Gallery Harlem to Reopen September 17th

Claire Oliver Gallery announced a reopening of the gallery with a solo exhibition by Adebunmi Gbadebo entitled A Dilemma of Inheritance. The exhibition will showcase the artist’s True Blue series, which is comprised of more than 45 works that grapple with concepts surrounding heredity and the evolution of memory and forgetting focused on two former […]

Remembering Maya Angelou’s Harlem Home

      On a brisk day in March, 2016, we noticed a realtor’s Open House in a brownstone belonging to poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, who passed away two years before. Balloons were on the sign and the front door was open on the beautifully maintained home, and so we went on in.

Boulevard of African Monarchs arrives in Harlem

NYC DOT Art Community Commission and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance partnered to install a timely and pertinent new art installation in Harlem. Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs arrived on 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2020. Read more……                       […]

A Summertime Visit to Harlem’s Historic Astor Row

      One of the most enchanting streets in Harlem is a row of 28 houses on the south side of West 130th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues known as Astor Row. Let’s take a stroll back in time.

‘Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs’ a New NYC DOT Installation in Harlem

      NYC DOT Art Community Commission and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance partnered to install a timely and pertinent new art installation in Harlem. Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs arrived on 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2020.

Book Club Author at Sister’s Uptown? Author, Tony Hillary ~ #HarlemGrown

Presented by Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) & Sister’s Uptown Bookstore. This week Janifer Wilson, Proprietress of Sister’s Uptown Bookstore speaks with Tony Hillery author of “Harlem Grown” Featuring artisan Herbas Body Care, with our Washington Heights small business spotlight Fireball restaurant. Registration required. First 5 registrants / attendees will receive a copy of […]

Get Ready for (a virtual) Harlem Week 2020!

HARLEM WEEK is an annual festival that celebrates one of the world’s most culturally rich neighborhoods with conferences, seminars, music, food, and more. This year’s digital HARLEM WEEK, from Sunday, August 16 to Saturday, August 23, brings the culture, history, resilience, and strength of Harlem to the world.​  OK ~ we won’t be able to […]

Harlem Week 2020, a Virtual Celebration ~ Let’s Celebrate!

    HARLEM WEEK is an annual festival that celebrates one of the world’s most culturally rich neighborhoods with conferences, seminars, music, food, and more. This year’s digital HARLEM WEEK, from Sunday, August 16 to Saturday, August 23, brings the culture, history, resilience, and strength of Harlem to the world.​ 

Update on National Urban League Headquarters + Museum in Harlem

Harlem knew this was coming. Now an illustration for the National Urban League’s new Headquarters and Civil Rights Museum to be built on 125th Street near Lenox Avenue, bringing the League back home, where it was founded in 1910. Ground breaking this year. Read more…….                     […]

Open Streets in East Harlem! 101st Street & Lexington Avenue

Finally!  Open Streets opening in East Harlem. Each weekend through Labor Day, some of your favorite restaurants will open on East 101st Street and Lexington Avenue every Friday from 4-8pm; Saturdays & Sundays from Noon to 8pm. Restaurants include Joy Burger Bar, Lexington Pizza Parlor, Burritos y Mas, Au Ju BBQ, Chu Ros Thai, Pro […]

Architecture as Identity: Harlem’s Colonial-Inspired Style with John Reddick

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, Morris-Jumel Mansion in partnership with Harlem One Stop and the Harlem Cultural Collaborative present Harlem Renaissance 100 Virtual Salon: – Architecture as Identity: Harlem’s Colonial Inspired Style followed by a conversation with John Reddick and co-panelists. Register for Free Live Stream ZOOM, YouTube, Instagram for […]

Part-Time Employment for Harlem Youth Gardeners!

The community organizations that advocate for Harlem’s 4 Historic Parks are partnering to bring a part-time employment opportunity to young people in Harlem. Read the Job Description Here. Apply Online Here.                                    

Harlem’s Mart 125: The American Dream ~ a Documentary & Discussion on July 26th

      Located across 125th Street from the famed Apollo Theater, Harlem Mart 125 was once a vibrant market for over two-hundred local vendors, with the feel of an indoor, open-air market. Owned by the City of New York, it was developed by government agencies in the mid-1980s to give street vendors an opportunity […]

Harlem EatUp + Harlem Serves Up! ~ July 18th at 7pm on ABC 7 New York

Tune in on July 18th at 7pm EDT on ABC7NY for cooking demos, musical performances and a look into some of Harlem’s best restaurants. Harlem EatUp! is proud to announce Harlem Serves Up! supported by Humana, who is matching donations up to $250K to address food insecurity. This one-hour televised fundraiser includes notable figures and […]

The Baylander now Harlem’s Newest Eatery

What does an aircraft carrier do when it retires? The Baylander IX-514 on the West 125th Street Harlem Pier, has opened its hatch in a new life as a restaurant on the West Harlem Pier at 125th Street. Read more……                        

FieldTrip Harlem Turns One! It’s a Party ~ July 10th

    Friday, July 10th ~ Field Trip Harlem turns One! Can’t make it? Check out the menu and order Online, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. #RiceIsCulture                                                    

The Baylander on West Harlem Pier is Harlem’s Newest Eatery

      What does an aircraft carrier do when it retires? The Baylander IX-514 on the West 125th Street Harlem Pier, has opened its hatch in a new life as a restaurant on the West Harlem Pier at 125th Street.

East Harlem Artist, Carmen Paulino dresses Upper West Side Tree!

Love this new crocheted artwork on the Upper West Side by East Harlem Artist, Carmen Paulino. Per our friends at West Side Rag, the artist reached out to her friends to help in the creation of this colorful yarn-bomb, with materials from Knitty City. Take a walk over to the John Lennon Tree on 79th […]

Harlem Canvas for Change ~ Friday, June 12 from 3-6pm

Calling all artists & artists at heart, the 125th Street BID added three new locations for you to express your thoughts and ideas on social justice. 261 West 125th Street 261 West 125th Street 202 West 125th Street Bring your art supplies or just show up! They have chalk, sprays, paints, and brushes courtesy of […]

‘The Bacchae’ ~ Streaming Free from Classical Theatre of Harlem through June 26th

Each Summer, we look forward to performances by The Classical Theatre of Harlem on the stage in Marcus Garvey Park. This season is a lot different due to COVID-19. The Classical Theatre of Harlem will bring the play into our living rooms with a free streaming from June 12 through June 26th at 8:00pm. About […]

Harlem-Based ‘Black Public Media’ Marks 40th Anniversary with ’40 for 40 Media Game Changers’ List

      Black Public Media (BPM) is celebrating 40 years of showing the world that #blacklivesmatter by bringing Black content creators and their stories to the forefront for audiences across all screens. As the organization takes stock of its four decades-long history, it is releasing the BPM 40 for 40 Media Game Changers, a […]