Poster House Celebrates Pride Month with Harlem’s Alibi Lounge ~ ‘Everyone Needs An Alibi’

      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!

Uptown Night Market Harlem to Open July 8, 2021

      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 […]

The Ginjan Cafe’ in the Historic Harlem Corn Exchange Building

    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 […]

Uptown Grand Central Unveils Blocks of Canvas Fencing ~ Continuing The Uptown Grandscale II Mural Project in East Harlem, 2021

      Uptown Grandscale Mural Project is back!  Uptown Grand Central has 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 will be painted in May and June, with this part of the project completed […]

National Black Theatre Teams up with ‘Ray’ to Create ‘Ray Harlem’ on National Black Theatre Way

      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 […]

#NYPhil Bandwagon 2 Coming to Marcus Garvey Park East Harlem, May 14-16

      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.

Elan Cadiz brings the SCAFFOLD Project to Kente Royal Gallery, Harlem

      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 Celebrates $5.6 Million Investment in Two Harlem Parks

      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 […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates the New York Public Library Harlem Branch an Individual Landmark

    This week, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Harlem Branch of the New York Public Library an Individual Landmark.

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated Harlem’s Dorrance Brooks Square a Historic District

      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 […]

New York Society of Women Artists: Women on the Edge of Time @ Taller Boricua, East Harlem

      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 […]

Anti-Litter Campaign Kicks-Off in Morningside Park, Harlem on April 2, 2021

      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 […]

Plans for the East 125th Street Apple Bank Building + Adjacent Lot Unfolding ~ East Harlem

      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 […]

Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty in Morningside Park, Harlem

      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 […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    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 […]

The Timely Exhibition ‘At Home’ Opens at Living with Art Salon in the Mt Morris Historic District of Harlem

      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 […]

Don’t Miss Harlem’s Heaven Hats on NBC TV + the March issue of Vogue!

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 […]

Greater Harlem Unite: Next Generation Candidates Forum Series ~ Mayoral Part 1, February 9th

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 Cliffs in Harlem to Open in February 2021

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 Hat at Bryant Park from Jan 25th ~ Feb 14th

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     […]

2021 Silicon Harlem Virtual Meetup ~ January 20, 2021

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 […]

Martin Luther King Day ~ a Day of Service in East Harlem, January 16th

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 […]

Harlem and the Kamoinge Workshop ~ February 3rd

  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 […]

Permits Filed for Franciscan Handmaids of Mary Motherhouse, 15 West 124th Street in Harlem

      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 […]

Omo Sade Skin Care Moves to Madison Ave in East Harlem

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 […]

Trader Joe’s to Open in Harlem in 2023!

    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 Dept Cuts the Ribbon on Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson Playground in Harlem

      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 Harlem ~ New December Days/Hours

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 […]

harlem is… Launches New Website!

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 […]

100 Years of Harlem Community History ~ harlem is… a Project of Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group

      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 […]

The 1st Annual People’s Tree Lighting at Harlem Art Park ~ December 6th!

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.                    

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.

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. […]