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.                 […]

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 […]

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation, ‘Growth’ and artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Harlem Art Park ~ July 5, 2020

      On June 26th, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Percent for Art Program, and its first art installation, Growth, by sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Here are some wonderful images of the artist and Growth as it was being created, and a few thoughts on this historic occasion […]

Celebrate Harlem Stage with a Virtual Celebration on May 18th

On Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Harlem Stage is forced to cancel its in person event but is pleased to premiere a virtual event to be […]

Finally a Rendering for 160 E. 125th Street, the old Pathmark Lot in East Harlem

Finally a rendering! Revealing a stacked floodplain design with landscaped spaces on both the rooftop and sixth-level setback. Retail on the ground-floor with large industrial-style windows. Anticipated completion, 2023. Read more……                

Celebrate Harlem Stage with a Virtual Celebration ~ May 18th

    On Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Harlem Stage is forced to cancel its in person event but is pleased to premiere a virtual event […]

Harlem Grown + Field Trip Harlem = Giving during Panemic

Harlem Grown and Field Trip Harlem have partnered to become an enormous force in providing hot meals to the homeless in Harlem-area shelters. Read Pix 11 coverage of this grassroots effort to help their community. We visited Harlem Grown last year, taking a tour of their impressive gardens ~ and thought it a good time […]

Happy 7th Birthday ~ Harlem Shake!

Join founder, Jelena Pasic, on Monday, May 11th at 6pm, LIVE on Food & Beverage Magazine to celebrate Harlem Shake’s 7th Anniversary! Because on May 13th, Harlem Shake will be celebrating SEVEN incredible years here in Harlem, burgers will be $7 all day long! Open for Take-Out + Delivery. Follow Harlem Shake on their website, […]

Are you Ready for Mother’s Day #EastHarlem?

Pabade Bakery & Cafe’ + Mojo Desserts = a very special Mother’s Day Gift Box. Treat your Mom to croissants, blueberry muffin, jams, dark chocolate mousse cups, juice,  and fruit salad. Want to double it? Order the Family Box. Wish to add more of your favorites? Yes, can do. Check Pabade Bakery Website & click […]

…..and the Winner is ~ Community Board 11 East Harlem

Hot off the press from our Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer ~ Every quarter since July 1, 2019, Manhattan Community Boards are rewarded for their quarter-upon-quarter growth in recycling rates. CBs with the highest rates of growth earn cash awards from Pratt Industries– which runs New York City’s only recycling plant– to be donated to […]

Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten in the Online Viewing Room at Keith de Lellis Gallery

    Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition in the Online Viewing Room. Van Vechten moved to New York City from Chicago in 1906 to pursue a writing career (he would become the first American critic of modern dance while contributing to the New […]

NYC Food Delivery Assistance Program Sets up in Harlem

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious program providing free meals to all New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis. To this end, the Mayor named Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia to the post of COVID-19 Food Czar. Her job ~ to make sure that no New Yorker goes hungry. Read more……       […]

Virtual Cash Mob East Harlem ~ April 19th

Since the pandemic, over 40 businesses in East Harlem have closed and over 100 people furloughed. This past few years, East Harlem businesses and locals have been brought together by Metro Hope’s Cash Mob ~ a chance for neighbors to meet and support their small business owners and meet new neighbors, spending $10-$15 at a targeted […]

Harlem Haberdashery pivots to Masks & Gowns during Pandemic

amny added to its list of NYC small businesses helping medical personnel to obtain more medical-grade masks and gowns. Harlem Haberdashery, known for its high-end bespoke clothing has partnered with The.DottNYC, to produce and donate these much needed items to New York City hospitals. Read more on amny and how you can help.     […]

Need a Mask? Harlem’s Heaven Hats Has Them!

There will be no Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Polo Matches, Easter Parade, weddings or luncheons this season ~ but Evetta Petty, owner of Harlem’s Heaven Hats has risen to the occasion. Evetta has designed a collection of designer masks as unique and special as her hats. Each lined and hand washable, and made of high […]

Free Meals for Those in Need at National Action Network + Red Rooster ~ Harlem

Two celebrity chefs will team up to provide free meals at a Harlem restaurant to help people experiencing food insecurity during the outbreak of new coronavirus in New York City. Harlem chef Marcus Samuelsson’s neighborhood restaurant Red Rooster, located on Lenox Avenue and near 126th Street, will be distributing free to-go meals every Monday through […]

BASE 12: Don’t Call It a Comeback at Ki Smith Gallery Harlem

How do you engage with a painting hung on the wall of a subway station? On the sidewalks or in our Parks? What happens when an exhibition is staged at one of the most celebrated museums in New York City without the museum’s consent? Follow #ApostropheNYC and #BASE12 in its new exhibition at Ki Smith […]

MWBE Job Fair in Harlem ~ March 25th

Are you a Minority or Woman Owned Business? Silicon Harlem invites you to register for the Job Fair, offering job opportunities and contract opportunities for businesses owned by women or people of color. Wednesday, March 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Silicon Harlem, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. This is a Free Event […]

BASE 12: Don’t Call It a Comeback at Ki Smith Gallery Harlem

      How do you engage with a painting hung on the wall of a subway station? On the sidewalks or in our Parks? What happens when an exhibition is staged at one of the most celebrated museums in New York City without the museum’s consent?

A Carmen Herrera Design Mural to be created in East Harlem School

Founded in 1981, Manhattan East School for Arts and Academics was created as as part of a small school movement, with about 200 students from every borough. Visual Art, Music and Dance are an important part of the curriculum. And so it was a perfect location for famed Cuban-born artist, Carmen Herrera to gift her […]

Beyond the Harlem Renaissance by Carl Van Vechten to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery in April 2020

      Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition, Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, opening April 9, 2020. Update ~ The Gallery is now open by appointment.

Made in Harlem: The Life & Legacy of Paul Robeson at Mother A.M.E. Zion Church ~ March 22nd

  Made In Harlem: The Life and Legacy of Paul Robeson will be screened on the occasion of the Harlem Renaissance’s landmark 100th anniversary, Sunday, March 22nd from 2:00-4:30pm. This is a FREE event with Registration. Post-screening discussion TBA. Co-presented by Maysles Cinema, Mother A.M.E. Zion Church, and Association for the Study of African American […]

Cleaning up After Vandalized Artworks on Lenox Ave ~ Harlem

It was all hands on deck Sunday, March 1st on Lenox Avenue at 125th Street for a major cleanup effort, restoring the artwork, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women to Smile installed by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Spearheaded by Connie Lee, President of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Director of Public Art Initiative, what seemed […]

Lil’ Studio | Making Meaning at NYPL Harlem Branch on March 7th

Lil’ Studio | Making Meaning (Session B) How can lines be used to express your feelings? Guide your little one through this fun printmaking workshop inspired by Elizabeth Catlett. Learn to make marks with meaning! The program is open to parents, caregivers, and organizations servicing little ones under 5 years of age. Free and Open to […]