Save the Date for the 47th El Museo del Barrio Annual Three Kings Day Parade & Three Kings Art Installation by Artist Elsie Deliz at the Historic La Marqueta

      El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 47th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration! This year’s theme, entitled ‘Tradiciones: Keeping Our Stories Alive,’ in celebration of our narratives through the time-honored tradition of storytelling through the arts. We invite you to give space to those who share stories and […]

Save these Dates in December for The Fifth Annual Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, Holiday Tree Lighting & Ice Skating Rink!

      Check off your holiday shopping list with a culturally diverse lineup of vendors — plus hop a trolley under the train tracks! — at the Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, created through a partnership between NYC Public Retail Markets (run by NYC EDC), Uptown Grand Central, TBo (The Best Of) Harlem […]

Open Streets 2023 in El Barrio at Restaurant Row + La Marqueta All Summer

      This summer, head Uptown with the family for a diversity of dining options — plus a welcoming schedule of weekend fun — at the Open Streets in El Barrio. Every weekend through Labor Day, the Open Streets at Restaurant Row and the Open Streets at La Marqueta are programmed with street furniture […]

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

      Update: The very popular eatery Amuse Bouche will be closing its doors for good, with the last day 5pm on Sunday, June 23, 2024. 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 […]

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 […]

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

      Update ~ Amuse Bouche Bistro reopened September 17, 2020 with an expanded menu, farm stand, and to-go fridge. Wednesday through Sunday. 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 from Thursday through Sunday, with a […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

Pride Month kicks-off a sizzling summer of fun, from an art & craft market at Westbeth, and music festival in Washington Square Park, to the Tribeca Festival and River to River Festival. Public Art Fund will unveil Cannula Hanska Luger: Attrition in City Hall Park, and Fotografiska New York will open its doors to ‘Vivian Maier’ as its final exhibition in that historic location. New Yorkers will hit the streets for annual favorites like the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival ~ the Museum Mile Festival ~ and Juneteenth! Here are a few suggestions for the month of June.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      There is no better place to be during the Holiday Season than New York. Young or old, there is something for everyone. From Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to the annual Winer Glow in the Flatiron District or Night Market in the historic La Marqueta in East Harlem. Head over to Chelsea Market […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2022 GothemToGo Art Roundup

      Buckle-up for a plethora of Holiday Events, outdoor art installation and exhibitions this month ~ from Tree Lightings and Markets to the new car-free Fifth Avenue, there is no end to the fun to be had this Holiday Season. In addition, we light a candle in observance of World AIDS Day on […]

‘Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty’ in Morningside Park, Harlem….On To Liberty State Park…..Popping-Up in Red Hook before Retiring to MoCa Arlington on August 3, 2023

      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 […]

The 2024 East Harlem Open Studios set for June 22-23

The second annual East Harlem Open Studios will be held on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 from 1:00 ~ 6:00pm. This self-guided tour will take you from the artist live/work space, El Barrio’s Artspace on East 99th Street to the studio of artist Airco Caravan on 119th Street. This is an chance to meet the artists, see their studios, and explore East Harlem.

It is also the last weekend for the popular La Marqueta eatery, Amuse Busch Bistro, which will be closing at days end on Sunday, June 23rd.

Governor Hochul Announced 19 Transformational Project for East Harlem, Garment District & Far Rockaway

      Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a total of 19 transformational projects in New York City as part of two economic development programs: the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward. Ten projects were announced for East Harlem, the Round 6 winner of a $10 million DRI award; four projects were announced for the […]

NYCEDC + HABG Initiative Announce Next Phase of Archaeological Work at Harlem African Burial Ground

      In the summer of 2017, the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force unveiled ten presentation boards in the lobby of the State Office Building on West 125th Street. The boards told an incredible story of a burial ground located on East 126th Street, under the current bus depot, with history dating back […]

Celebrating Fête Nationale ~ Bastille Day 2023 in NYC

      Fête Nationale ~ also known as French National Day or Bastille Day ~ commemorates the start of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789. It’s an Event to celebrate here in New York City. Beginning with French Restaurant Week, here are a few suggestions.

Celebrating Record Store Day at CCCADI with DJ Sets Spinning, Film Screening + a Pop-Up Shop Selling Vinyl!

      East Harlem’s Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will celebrate Record Store Day at 120 E 125th Street with DJ sets spinning a variety of genres on vinyl, a film screening, and a pop-up shop. This free event, entitled RnBnP Record Store Day: Diggin’ Through Crates, features sets by DJs Hard Hittin […]

Earth Day Celebrations NYC + The Annual NYC DOT Car-Free Earth Day Returns on April 22, 2023

        Car-Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event hosted by NYC DOT. Programming is presented at signature locations citywide, to promote activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability, and other relevant topics. This year, Car Free Earth Day will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am to 3pm.

Task Force Update on Historic Site of African Burial Ground in East Harlem at CB11 Meeting in May, 2022

      In the summer of 2017, the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force unveiled ten presentation boards in the lobby of the State Office Building on West 125th Street. The boards told an incredible story of a burial ground located on East 126th Street, under the current bus depot, with history dating back […]

10-Story Mixed-Use Building to Rise at 1638 Park Ave at 116th Street in East Harlem

      Yimby gave a glimpse into the future of the empty lot located on the corner of Park Avenue and 116th Street, announcing that permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 1638 Park Avenue. The lot is one block west of the 116 Street subway station, serviced […]

Miguel Luciano: Cemi-Libre Block Party Celebration & Exhibition in East Harlem

      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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Museum of the City of New York Celebrates 100th Birthday with Centennial Weekend!

      Join MCNY for a weekend-long celebration of the Museum of the City of New York’s 100th birthday, complete with events, a new exhibition, and a whole lot of fun! The adventure begins on Friday night, as you’re transported back to the “Roaring Twenties,” the decade the Museum was founded. Don your best […]

East 125th Street Library One of Five Original Carnegie Libraries to Receive Full Renovation

      In 2021, the New York Public Library enhanced, repaired, and expanded public spaces to the tune of over $335 million in a capital construction program. In addition to the highlighted Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library and upgrades to Gottesman Hall in the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (including the Polonsky Exhibition of The […]

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 […]