Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe in La Marqueta Reopens!

New York City delights in its myriad of neighborhoods, each with its local restaurants and shops of all kinds. As we hold our collective breath on the survival of our favorite local haunts, we breath a grateful sigh of relief when lights go on, and doors open ~ even if only for take-out. And so […]

Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe Reopens in the Historic La Marqueta Market

      New York City delights in its myriad of neighborhoods, each with its local restaurants and shops of all kinds. As we hold our collective breath on the survival of our favorite local haunts, we breath a grateful sigh of relief when lights go on, and doors open ~ even if only for […]

Amuse Bouche Bistro Reopens in La Marqueta on September 17th!

While the last few months have been a quiet time for most, Anthony Mariano and Edward Rodwell (creative co-founders of Amuse Bouche Bistro) were planning on putting into play a new vision ~ one that would include our new normal ~ safe, social distancing, and a new set of needs for their patrons. This week, […]

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 […]

La Marqueta seeks Community Partner

NYCEDC issued this request for proposals on behalf of the City of New York. They are seeking qualified proposals from community organizations, consultants, agencies or companies with experience in event planning and execution, marketing, branding, public relations, food and beverage sales and marketing, and/or community outreach to serve as a Community Partner for La Marqueta […]

La Marqueta in El Barrio seeks Community Partner

    NYCEDC issued this request for proposals on behalf of the City of New York. They are seeking qualified proposals from community organizations, consultants, agencies or companies with experience in event planning and execution, marketing, branding, public relations, food and beverage sales and marketing, and/or community outreach to serve as a Community Partner for […]

The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project Exhibit on view at La Marqueta

The exhibition Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project opened at La Marqueta this month. The pictorial exhibition and timeline showcases the past, present and future of the Harlem African Burial Ground, bringing a new memorial and cultural center to honor the historic Harlem African Burial Ground, along with […]

La Marqueta Opens its Doors to New Exhibit on The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project

      The exhibition Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project opened at La Marqueta this month.

Amuse Bouche Bistro opens in La Marqueta

The much anticipated opening of the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche in La Marqueta is finally here! The expansion of the popular caterer will be open daily with a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, and finely brewed coffees and teas. Read more…..                 […]

Gourmet Bistro Amuse Bouche opens in La Marqueta

      Update ~ Amuse Bouche Bistro will reopen on September 17, 2020 with an expanded menu, farm stand, and to-go fridge.   *Closed due to COVID-19, March, 2020 The much anticipated opening of the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche in La Marqueta is finally here! The expansion of the popular caterer will be open […]

Storefront for Art and Architecture ~ Spring Benefit at La Marqueta

      Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 2019 Spring Benefit will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at La Marqueta in East Harlem.

It’s a Party ~ a Halloween Party at La Marqueta ~ October 26th

Come and watch a Halloween classic “Beetlejuice” at La Marqueta tomorrow October 26th on 115th and Park Ave. Activites for the kids starts at 6pm, movie starts at 7:00pm. Don’t miss the fun!! Sponsored by Sprinkle Splash and NYCEDC.  A Free Event.            

Moving Forward with La Marqueta Renovation Project in El Barrio

      The historic La Marqueta open-air events and retail space located under the Park Avenue viaduct at 115th Street will be getting a well-needed makeover.

It’s a Holiday Cookie Kit ! created by Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe

Perfect gift for anyone and any age ~ a Holiday Cookie Kit from Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe. Ready to use Sugar Cookie or Gingerbread Cookie Dough, 3 Holiday Cookie Cutters, Parchment Sheet, and Royal Icing Recipe. Makes 1 Dozen Cookies. Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe is located in La Marqueta at 115th Street and Park Avenue, […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

      Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors […]

Celebrate Halloween at La Placita on 116th Street ~ October 31st!

Join Council Member Diana Ayala at La Placita for the first Halloween Party in El Barrio at La Marqueta. The Event will take place on October 31st from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Face painting, food, music, candy + more at this fun family-friendly Event.                    

Franco the Great Gates Arrive at East River Plaza ~ East Harlem

      The East River Plaza and Blumenfeld Development Group have given a permanent home to several of the Gates, created by beloved Harlem Artist, Franco ‘The Great’ Gaskin.

62 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in December 2018

    Oh baby it’s cold outside ~ but there are a lot of installations, exhibits and events to warm your heart, with the first part of our list devoted to some suggestions for the Holiday Season. Here are 62 installations, exhibits and events for the month of December, 2018 to add to your list, […]

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 […]

Save the Dates for Harlem Restaurant Week 2020 ~ March 1-15

      Dates have been set for the annual Harlem Restaurant Week 2020! Dozens of new and exciting restaurants and hot spots have been added to the list this year, including retail and special events. Don’t want to eat out? Order in right here.

Make Music Winter Festival in East Harlem ~ December 21st

Join in on the Holiday fun when Make Music NY Winter comes to East Harlem. The festive event will take place on Saturday, December 21st from 4:00-10:00pm. Performing musicians include Antoinette Montague, quintessential journeyman Patience Higgins on sax, Mingus Big Band member Frank Lacy on trombone, and the versatile Eddie Allen on trumpet. The band […]

Hop Aboard the Jingle Train ~ East Harlem/El Barrio ~ December 21st

Come to East Harlem to hop aboard the Jingle Train – and ride your way from brass band to jazz, Gospel to reggae, and soul to salsa! Drawing on Harlem’s rich music traditions, the Jingle Train is a trolley that will run from the historic home of African-American culture on 125th Street to the main […]

Shop & Dine East Harlem ~ Calendar of Events

Join in for the 2nd Annual Shop & Dine East Harlem for the Holidays, with this fabulous calendar of East Harlem Events. If you haven’t yet been to Ginjan Cafe’ in the historic Corn Exchange Bank Building, stop by on Small Business Saturday, November 30th for breakfast at 10am + a Trolley Tour at 11am. […]

Historic East Harlem Courthouse

      One of the many historic sites in East Harlem is the Harlem Courthouse. It is located between Lexington and Third Avenues on 121st Street, adjacent to the Harlem Art Park and the tiny street known as Sylvan Place.

Looking Back at the MonumentArt Project 2015

MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine murals throughout El […]

El Barrio’s MonumentArt Project 2015

      MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine […]

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany, Presented by Miguel Luciano

      Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is a new public art project featuring photographs by renowned photographer, Hiram Maristany ~ a founding member of the Young Lords and their official photographer. Follow along as we take the walking tour, map in hand to view 10 large-scale images across five locations […]

Downtown Culture Walk ~ Saturday, April 27, 2019

    The Soho Arts Network will hold its Annual Downtown Culture Walk on Saturday, April 27th from Noon to 6pm. This is the third year for the self-guided walking tour, highlighting the non profit art spaces in the SoHo and downtown neighborhoods.

East Harlem Locations are 1 of 17 Recommended for Historic Districts Designation

      The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 17 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. One target area that is recognized as having contributed to New York’s diverse history is in East Harlem. Sign up to Tour East Harlem’s first Historic District on […]

It’s Here ~ The East Harlem Map Tea Towel

Measuring 26″ x 21 1/2″, it is 100% Cotton and machine washable, with a loop at the top end for easy hanging. This colorful map of East Harlem will take you from 96th Street to 143rd Street and from Fifth Avenue to the East River. You’ll find many of your favorite places on the map […]

Spend Small Business Saturday ~ November 24th in East Harlem

Kick-off your Small Business Saturday with #BuyLocalEastHarlem from 10am to 12:30pm at Dear Mama Coffee, 308 East 109th Street.  Register to RSVP.  Follow the Event on Facebook. 10am ~ complimentary breakfast and free goodie bags filled with treats and a passport with deep discounts from your local vendors 11am ~ Tour some of the East […]

26th Annual Ethnic Festival ~ May 19th

AFineLyne will be there!  Look for our Harlem Map Tea Towels, Aprons and Tote Bags.  The Harlem Map will take you from 106th Street to 155th Street, and from Broadway to Second Avenue.  Some particular points of interest begin on 106th Street, with the Graffiti Wall of Fame and Esperanza Academy on 109th Street.  Heading […]

Buy Local East Harlem Meet & Greet ~ March 6th

    Buy Local East Harlem Meet & Greet is a chance to create sustainable relationships between local merchants and local companies & institutions in East Harlem.  Come and meet your neighbors ~ the owners of local businesses ~ the people who make the community unique, and the people who call East Harlem ~ Home.

Restoration Completed on Keith Haring’s Mural ‘Crack is Wack’ in East Harlem

      A restoration of the historic, two-sided mural ‘Crack is Wack‘ by Keith Haring was underway on the East Harlem handball court located on Harlem River Drive at 128th Street (Second Avenue). It was inspired by the crack epidemic and its effect on the community. NYC Parks and the Keith Haring Foundation are […]

125th Street in East Harlem ~ a Work in Progress?

      125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past several years. We thought this might be a good time to review what we know about projects coming to East Harlem this year, and continue to update as the year unfolds. In addition, the Second Avenue […]