Dapper Dan Book Signing at Nilu Gift Shop ~ December 5th

The iconic Harlemite has penned a book entitled Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir.  Save the Date, Thursday, December 5, 2019 for a book signing from 6-9:30pm just down the block at NiLu Gift Shop, 191 Malcolm X Blvd, between 119th/120th Streets in Harlem. Read more…….                 […]

Pitch Night at NiLu in Harlem ~ October 17th

Calling all makers and artisans……It’s time for the annual Pitch Night at NiLu Gift Shop in Harlem! This is an opportunity for local designers and makers to pitch a physical product to the owners of NiLu. Special guests that evening will be Dayna Isom Jackson, ETSY and NBC’s Making It, and Damon Young, Whole Foods […]

Fashion Night Uptown ~ September 12th ~ at NiLu

Come and enjoy an evening spent meeting, supporting and scoring original fashion accessories from some of the most innovative, timeless and simply badass local designers at NiLu Harlem. Wednesday, September 12th ~ read more…..            

NiLu Gift Shop Harlem

Located in the Historic District of Mount Morris Park in Harlem, NiLu Gift Shop, carries products from a host of local artisans, from Tote’s to Chocolates and from Soaps to I-Love-Harlem products, including Maps by AFineLyne. NiLu Gift Shop is located at 191 Malcolm X Boulevard between 119th/120th Streets in Harlem.  Follow on their website, on […]

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

      Kicking-off the month of June with a plethora of annual events like Pride Month, Juneteenth, the TriBeCa Festival, Schomburg Center’s Literary Festival, Sing for Hope Pianos, Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll, and the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival. Here are a few suggestions for the month of […]

NYC Celebrates Black History Month ~ February 2023

      This year’s theme for Black History Month is “Black Resistance,” and will explore how African-Americans have fought repression from America’s earliest days, from escaping plantations, to the rise out of poverty and struggle for equal housing and education, and voting rights. Here are a few ways to celebrate the month.

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

        Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2022 in NYC

      This year, we will celebrate Black History Month 2022 in-person and online with installations, exhibitions, food, music, and a visit to historic sites. With so much to choose from, here are a few suggestions.

Celebrate Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place ~ a Co-Street Naming on August 12th

      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 […]

It’s time to VOTE! Find your Polling Site

Thanks to new rules, New Yorkers can vote in the primaries and avoid the crowds with early voting from June 13 – June 21st. Early Voting begins on June 14th, and polls are open from 10am to 4pm. The Board of Elections in the City of New York urges you to Vote! Vote by Mail […]

It’t Time to VOTE ~ Find your Polling Site

      Thanks to new rules, New Yorkers can vote in the primaries and avoid the crowds with early voting from June 13 – June 21st. Early Voting begins on June 14th, and polls are open from 10am to 4pm. The Board of Elections in the City of New York urges you to Vote! […]

Are You Ready for the Ban on Plastic Bags?

We are! A state-wide ban on plastic bags will take place on March 1, 2020. In addition, if you need a bag, you’ll be charged 5-cents for every paper bag you need. Here you go…… The Harlem Map on this Tote Bag will take you from the Graffiti Wall of Fame in El Barrio’s 106th […]

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.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in December 2019

      Tis the season for indoor artistic treks, from galleries to museum, and gorgeous holiday displays in a variety of public spaces throughout our five boroughs. Here are Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to add to your list in December, with more than 50 still on view!

Archer & Goat on Lenox Ave in Soft Opening

Lenox Avenue unveils an addition to its already fabulous Restaurant Row. Archer & Goat, now in a Soft Opening, is located next to Il Caffe Latte and Nilu Gift Shop between 119th and 120th Streets. Read more…..                

Harlem Grown ~ Urban Agriculture Harlem Style

      While ’tis the season to be singing ~ let it snow…let it snow…let it snow, many of the kids in Harlem are singing ~ let it grow….let it grow…let it grow ~ and they’ve been doing this at Harlem Grown since its founding in 2011 by (the amazing) Tony Hillery. Come along as we […]

Small Business Saturday + CyberWeek Begins Tuesday, November 20th!

CyberWeek Available on Etsy beginning Tuesday, November 20th, through Small Business Saturday to November 26th! There is no place like East Harlem ~ El Barrio, NYC with it’s historic buildings, murals, food, music and museums. This colorful eclectic Map of East Harlem will take you from 96th Street to 143rd Street and from the East […]

64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

    As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming […]

New Construction in Harlem ~ 412 West 126th Street & 450 West 126th Street

    Apartments, Hotel & Community Facility are coming to West 126th Street, between Morningside Avenue and Amsterdam. The lot, which physically sits next to a historic carriage house at 400 West 126th Street, has already been cleared, permits filed, and construction ready to begin.

Landmark Preservation Commission Approves Designated Central Harlem Blocks ~ Let’s Take a Walk

      The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Central Harlem ~ West 130-132nd Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd a Historic District on May 29, 2018, and approved that proposal on September 27, 2018, when a full City Council vote took place.

It’s a House Tour ~ in the Historic Mount Morris Park District of Harlem

      The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) will present its 28th Annual Mount Morris Park House Tour: Mount Morris Park Salons ~ The Arts, Music and Soul, Past and Present on Sunday, June 10th in the Mount Morris Park Historic District of Harlem. At the end of the day, you’re invited […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2018

    March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, from #RESIST to #METOO and #TimesUp ~ in the arts and activism, women have stepped forward to take the lead in Change. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, and […]

2018 Women’s March NYC

      The Women’s March is back this year in full-force, with more than 200,000 protesters here in NYC according to Mayor de Blasio’s office, coming from not only all boroughs, but all over the tri-state area, streaming by the hundreds, then by the thousands onto Central Park West for the March down Sixth Avenue. […]

Gucci + Harlem’s Dapper Dan ~ It’s Official

      Billboard corner of Lenox Avenue + 125th Street, January 2018 It’s official ~ Gucci and Dapper Dan aka Daniel Day opened a boutique on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 2018, in the neighborhood where he created his style back in the 1980’s. In addition, the iconic Harlemite has penned a book entitled […]