Jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker will be celebrating the release of his new album, Connection, with a live concert at Harlem Stage on Saturday, September 25th at 7:30pm! Whitaker’s new album not only communicates his growth as a player, composer, and bandleader but also the importance of community and the connections it fosters. […]
The Studio Museum in Harlem announced its fall programming, kicking-off the season with Thomas J. Price: Witness, the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States. As part of the Studio Museum’s ongoing inHarlem initiative, the nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture entitled The Distance Within (2021) will depict a young Black man looking down […]
Dust off your walking shoes! The Harlem Arts Stroll, produced by Calabar Gallery, is back with two strolls during the month of September. The strolls will take you from 110th Street to 155th Street ~ do part of it; do all of it.
We knew there had to be a story behind an installation named ‘Flowers of Turtle Island‘, and so it is that artist, Naomi Lawrence, created her large-scale floral installation based on the folkloric tales told by the Lenape and other tribes of indigenous Americans, passed down verbally from generation to generation. Flowers […]
As part of Shake Shack’s collab series Now Serving, Shake Shack’s culinary team has joined forces with restaurateur Pinky Cole and her Slutty Vegan team to create a one-of-a-kind, limited-time menu item for a good cause: the SluttyShack. The vegan burger will be available in limited quantities on Wednesday, August 11 at […]
Concrete Safaris in East Harlem is hitting the streets this month with three dates for kids to save. Friday, August 6th and Friday, August 13th, get ready for Youth Host Jungle Gym 2021; On Friday, August 13th explore the Youth Host Photo Expo and Streetscape Garden Tour.
On Saturday, August 14 at 11am ET, the Apollo Theater will celebrate HARLEM WEEK and Free Comic Book Day, the largest annual comic book event, with an exploration of Harlem-based superhero, Luke Cage. This free virtual panel of comic creators and television producers illuminates Luke Cage’s rise from the comic book page […]
Update ~ This event has been cancelled for August 12th due to safety precautions related to the heat index. As we approach August, and the return of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Summerstage, and Jazzmobile’s Summerfest, ~ Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile announced the August 12th commemorative street co-naming of East 126th Street […]
Today, the Apollo, in collaboration with 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) and the Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC), announced the recipients of the Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative, a $20,000 program created to provide support to small and independent Harlem businesses affected by COVID-19. Following last year’s successful launch of the program, this […]
The largest stenciled mural in the world was completed this week by (who else would you expect to do it?) artist, Logan Hicks, located within the East River Plaza complex on 117th Street in East Harlem. How cool is that! “This started with a vision of going beyond making just a mural. […]
A dialogue began last year, serious and thoughtful discussion ensued, and artists have continued the conversation. Here, alongside a small pocket-park on 128th Street in Harlem, artist Julio Valdez unveiled his installation this week entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe.‘ The installation is just a few blocked away from last year’s colorful ‘Black Lives […]
Here’s a piece of old New York for you ~ The Collyer brothers – Homer, born in 1881 and his brother Langley, born in 1885. They were the children of an eccentric gynecologist and a former opera singer. The family moved to a four-story brownstone, located at 2078 Fifth Avenue in 1909, […]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Civic Practice Partnership Artist-in-Residence, Miguel Luciano, is having a party and we’re all invited! The block party is a celebration of his new exhibition, on view at Hope Community Inc.’s Galeria del Barrio, and it is also a celebration of the culmination of Luciano’s there-year residency at […]
Harlem Art Park unveiled its latest temporary public art installation, Plastic Fantastic! With a kaleidoscope of color, artist Capucine Bourcart encourages the viewer to evaluate their own environmental footprint. The large-scale installation measures over 66-feet wide and 7-feet high, demonstrating the abundance of single use plastics and its impact on our public […]
It’s back! The Giglio Society of East Harlem announced this week that the annual celebration will take place this from August 5-8, with a free Freestyle music concert on Friday night, and a Children’s Giglio lift on Saturday, followed by a Sausage & Peppers Eating Contest sponsored by Premio Sausage ~ and […]
We were thrilled to hear that Jazzmobile’s Summerfest 2021 announced their calendar of musical events. Below are a few from the lineup on the website that caught our eye.
In honor of Pride month, Poster House is thrilled to partner with Alibi Lounge in Harlem, one of the last Black-owned gay bars in NYC, for an evening of cocktails & design activities that are sure to delight!
Everyone loves a Night Market, and due to the overwhelming success of the Bronx Night Market, MASC Hospitality is sharing the love ~ with Harlem. The Uptown Night Market will be held on the Second Thursday of each month from July through November, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm under the Riverside Drive Viaduct […]
In 2019, Mohammed and Ibrahima Diallo ~ also known as the Ginjan Brothers opened the popular Ginjan Cafe’ in the historic Corn Exchange Building in East Harlem. Opening early every day, they were the place to go for your morning coffee/cappuccino, pastries and Crepes. You may also know them from their popular cold-pressed […]
The Uptown Grandscale Mural Project is back! Uptown Grand Central unveiled canvas fencing extending all the way to Third Avenue, kicking-off the opening of our City with color and fun. In this second edition of Uptown Grandscale, murals were painted by more than 100 artists in May, June and July, with a […]
When the National Black Theatre announced its intention to develop its current site, concerns about the interior (and exterior) artistic treasurers were of great concern. The property, which was purchased by the Theatre’s founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer in 1969, houses the largest collection of Nigerian New Sacred Art in the Western […]
Save the Dates! The New York Philharmonic’s NYPhilBandwagon2 will be popping up in Marcus Garvey Park, East Harlem from May 14-16. Three days of concerts in the park along Madison Avenue from 123rd to 124th Streets. This event is part of a series of four weekend-long festivals across New York City in May.
As New Yorkers begin to step out, it’s worth reflecting on the year behind us, and what we latched on to, and kept us sane, while we were ‘at home.’ It was during the pandemic that we first learned of artist Elan Cadiz and the Scaffold Project ~ exploring equality and tolerance in […]
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, yesterday joined elected officials and community members to officially cut the ribbon on improvements to playgrounds at Morningside Park and Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem. The projects are two of more than 800 completed under Commissioner Silver’s leadership, advancing the City’s mission to build a […]
This week, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Harlem Branch of the New York Public Library an Individual Landmark.
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, the proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District would recognize this neighborhood’s significant association with notable African Americans in the fields of politics, literature, healthcare, and education during the Harlem Renaissance from the early 1920s to the 1940s. The proposed district consists of […]
Taller Boricua kicked-off 2021 with the online exhibition, Women on the Edge of Time, featuring a collection of art by members from the prestigious and long-standing New York arts organization, New York Society of Women Artists (NYSWA). The exhibit went live, online, during Women’s History Month in March, with 36 member artists […]
NYC Parks will kick-off the Anti-Litter campaign by hosting its first “Love Your Park” pop-up event ~ a new facet of the Anti-Litter campaign in 2021. NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will join staff to clean the park and educate the public on the importance of doing their part to […]
Real Estate Week reported that MADD Equities is moving forward with a new Harlem development, after closing on a $15 million loan for the acquisition of the final site ~ with the entire lot encompassing 124 – 132 East 125th Street, which includes the old Apple Bank building. Demolition expected in 2022, with […]
Sculpture artist Zaq Landsberg created and presented the illustrations for this piece during the last administration, prior to COVID-19 and our citywide shutdown. It was inspired by Buddhist imagery, and meant to depict our iconic American landmark, weary, reclining, and asking the question ~ “what stage of America are we in.” COVID-19 […]
Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]
Living with Art Salon opened its doors to three diverse women in the arts, Elan Cadiz, Giannina Gutierrez and Leah Poller. The exhibition, At Home, explores how we live at home, as a family ~ as neighbors, as friends, as lovers ~ looking back on your dad’s favorite chair growing up, waking […]
Update ~ Due to the impeachment trial, the NBC TV airing will be rescheduled for next week. Date/Time to follow. Evetta Petty has been a busy lady! On the heals of Harlem’s Heaven Hats in a pop-up in Bryant Park through February 14th, (you still have time), Ms. Petty is readying herself for a television […]
We noticed this heads-up on a Forum on candidates for Mayor from the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance. Sign up to receive the Zoom link for Zoom forum to be held on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00pm.
The 15,000 square-foot,, state-of-the-art bouldering facility ~ The Cliffs ~ will open its doors to Members on February 12, 2021 and open to the public on February 13, 2021. The Cliffs in Harlem is located at 256 West 125th Street. Read more…..
Harlem’s Heaven Hats will be popping up at Bryant Park beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 and will in the Park through Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021! The Pop-Up will be open everyday from 11am to 8pm, in the Park at West 41st Street near Sixth Avenue, NYC. #WinterVillage #BryantPark Harlem’s Heaven Hats […]
Silicon Harlem is excited to announce our new partnership with Bolster to provide access to career-enhancing opportunities in the form of Boards of Directors and on-demand leadership roles with the high-growth, VC-backed tech companies in their network. This event, 2021 Optimism and Enthusiasm, a Silicon Harlem Tech Virtual Meetup will take place on Wednesday, January […]
Announced by Uptown Grand Central today, this Saturday, January 16, in recognition of Martin Luther King Day, we’re teaming up with Each One Teach One, Kickskonneissuers, The Roundtable and a whole host of others to serve East 125th Street with warm winter coats and other clothing. Got a coat to drop off before the day-of? Gently […]
As part of The Whitney Museum of American Art current exhibition, Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, the online event, Harlem and the Kamoinge Workshop, The Whitney will hold a number of online events including Harlem and the Kamoinge Workshop on February 3rd. This exhibition at The Whitney is on view to March […]
Overlooking Marcus Garvey Park, at 15 West 124th Street, stands an 18,000+ square-foot, brick building that had been the home to the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary ~ the nation’s oldest order of black nuns. In 2016, the Order celebrated its 100th Anniversary and year of service with […]
Love the new location for one of our favorite East Harlem small businesses ~ Omo Sade Skincare. Moving from Lexington Avenue near 126th Street, we spotted the shops new location at 1974 Madison Avenue, corner of 126th Street, on the ground floor. Yes, they are open with an appointment. We have followed Omo Sade from […]
The 28,000 square-foot Trader Joe’s is scheduled to open on the lower level of the upcoming Urban League Empowerment Center, which will be located at 121 West 125th Street, at Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 2023.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Assembly member Al Taylor, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, Community Board 10 Chair Cicely Harris, President & CEO of Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement Malcolm Punter, and community members this week to cut the ribbon on the reconstruction of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Playground […]
Revolution Books posts new days and hours during the month of December. Shop in-store, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 7:00pm or shop online. Revolution Books is located at 437 Malcolm X Blvd at 132nd Street in Harlem. AFineLyne Harlem Maps and Harlem Map Tote Bags now for sale in their gift […]
For twenty years, Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group has celebrated 100 years of Harlem’s cultural history through the harlem is….public art exhibitions, programming, and school and community partnerships. This month, they announced the launching of the harlem is… website, the new digital home for the harlem is… exhibitions, virtual events, and educational activities devoted to […]
For twenty years, Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group has celebrated 100 years of Harlem’s cultural history through the harlem is…. public art exhibitions, programming, and school and community partnerships. This month, they announced the launching of the harlem is… website, the new digital home for the harlem is… exhibitions, virtual events, and […]
Be sure to wear your Ugliest Sweater ~ and a Face Mask. See you at Harlem Art Park, East 120th Street and Sylvan Place between Lexington and Third Avenues in El Barrio. Follow Friends of Art Park Alliance for Updates.
The 17th Annual East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting will be virtual this year, taking place on Friday, December 4th at 6:00pm. Tune in on YouTube or Facebook.