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Who’s Culture is it Anyway?

July 16, 2014 by


A Review of the Potomac Theatre Project’s production of David Edgar’s Pentecost, Directed by Cheryl Farina David Edgar’s play, Pentecost is rarely produced because of its large and ethnically diverse casting requirements, the political and complicated nature of the subject matter, and because the play poses a question that most people find difficult to answer: what […]

‘The Women of Sugar Hill’

July 15, 2014 by


Experience a unique live music and art event being held at the Sugar Hill Building.  Running for three consecutive weekends, you still have time to catch this incredible collaboration on Saturday July 19th and July 26th, from 4-6 pm.  The Women of Sugar Hill will feature musical legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, known in the uptown […]

Shakespeare… the Harlem Way

July 6, 2014 by

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Justin Emeka, opened last night at Marcus Garvey Park. This is the company’s second season in the park, following an uproarious run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last summer. After attending a performance last year, I had been waiting for this summer’s play […]

Romeo N Juliet by The Classical Theater of Harlem

July 4, 2014 by


The Classical Theater of Harlem, (CTH), has their own version of Shakespeare in the Park.  This summer everyone’s favorite star crossed lovers take the stage at the Richard Rodger’s Amphitheater, in Marcus Garvey Park.  Romeo N Juliet, directed by Justin Emeka who edited and adapted the timeless tragedy to bring colorful characters of Harlem to […]

Harlem eats on the streets

May 26, 2014 by

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By Margaret Johnson for Uptownflavor Some of New York’s best food truck vendors have found a new parking spot.  Harlem Eats presents an uptown street food market on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd. between W. 117th and 118th Streets. Can’t decide where to brunch?  Keep your options open and enjoy an eclectic sampling of […]

Ethnic Festival on May 17 is venue for Local Culture

May 14, 2014 by

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This upcoming Saturday, Union Settlement, one of East Harlem’s oldest and largest social service agencies, will host its 22nd Annual Ethnic Festival on East 104th Street, between Second and Third Avenues from 11am to 5pm. The street will be filled with vendors, food from around the world, arts and crafts activities, a petting zoo, and […]

TEDxHarlem Creates Waves in Harlem

March 26, 2012 by

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After a controversial article appeared on website, DNAinfo accusing the TEDxHarlem Conference of being “elitist,” organizers quickly scrambled to move the venue from the Apollo Theater to Riverside Church and lowered the admission cost from $100 to $20 for general admission and $100 for VIP which includes a luncheon. Critics have charged the organizers with […]

Harriet Tubman Didn’t Take None

March 26, 2012 by


Harriet Tubman didn’t take no stuff Wasn’t scared of nothing neither Didn’t come in this world to be no slave And didn’t stay one either And didn’t stay one either -by Eloise Greenfield The Black Women’s Leadership Caucus commemorated the life and legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman, by laying a wreath at the feet of […]

Armory Week at The African Burial Ground

March 26, 2012 by

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The West Harlem Art Fund teamed up with artist Scherezade Garcia to create a special digital installation in honor of the Omo Valley people of Southwest Ethiopia for Armory Arts Week 2012. The site of the projection was in Lower Manhattan at the African Burial Ground, National Monument. The Omo Valley people have lived in […]

Armory Week West Harlem Art Fund Wine Tasting at Lot 125

March 24, 2012 by

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The West Harlem Art Fund hosted an evening of wine tasting at Lot 125 in Harlem for Armory Week. The wines tasted were Seven Sisters from South African and a variety of Argentinian wines. In attendance were local artists, including  Scherezade Garcia, sculptor and installation artist, that displayed her multimedia presentation at the African Burial […]

3 Things you need to know about the inaugural Harlem Arts Festival

March 13, 2012 by

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Harlem is going through another renaissance. Whether it’s prime real estate, good food or arts & culture that you’re looking for, you no longer have to leave the neighborhood to get it.  To celebrate this revitalization and to capture the energy and essence of what’s going on Uptown, a group of local residents have created […]

Harlem Theatre Arts Festival Opens With Magic and Empowerment on Stage: Review of POOF by Lynn Nottage

February 3, 2012 by


The first Harlem Theatre Arts Festival honored philanthropist Dhonna Goodale with the “Champion of Change,” Award for her work on domestic violence at the presentation of Lynn Nottage’s play, “Poof.” Pictured above (L-R) Actors Kimberlyn Crawford and C.J. Williams; District Leader Theresa Freeman; Joan H. Allen, Founder of The Harlem Theatre Arts Festival; Honoree Dhonna […]

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night at the Apollo

December 21, 2011 by


The Apollo Theater celebrates Kwanzaa with its popular annual show, featuring the renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, guest performance by the noted trombonist Craig S. Harris and the Nation of Imagination . Since 2006, the Apollo has established an annual show to celebrate this holiday tradition on one day […]

Coca Cola Holiday Caravan Event at the Apollo

December 6, 2011 by


The Apollo Theater and Coca-Cola bring the magic of the Holiday season outdoors to 125th Street.  With the glow of 25,000 twinkling lights, the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, an 18-wheeled semi-truck, is prepared to light up the holidays with a visit from Santa.   In the spirit of giving, the Apollo invites the public to participate in […]

Experience Harlem presents Oktoberfest Bar & Restaurant Crawl

October 20, 2011 by


Drink. Eat. Mingle. Tuesday, October 25 6:00-10:00 pm Tickets: Exclusive drink and food discounts $20 at the door 2-for-1 in advance* To purchase tickets: A portion of each purchase will be donated to Food Bank NYC to benefit food kitchens in Harlem. Featuring: Nectar Wine Bar 6-7pm hummingbird happy hour $6 wines & Complimentary […]

Classical Theatre of Harlem and Hip Hop Theatre Festival present SEED, a Love Letter to Harlem

September 20, 2011 by


If you see one show this season, go see SEED. If you are a Harlem resident, you have absolutely no excuse not to see it. The show is playing at the National Black Theatre on 126th and 5th Ave right across the street from Applebees. This new play by Radha Blank is produced by the […]

Tape Revival: At What Point is it Rape?

September 15, 2011 by


The first question that came into my head after watching Knife Edge Production’s remount of Stephen Belber’s Tape, was “Why this play? Why now?” Even as the query formed in my mind, I had already arrived upon the answer. Here is a play produced by actors, to give themselves meaty roles that would showcase them […]

Fairway’s Customer Appreciation BBQ

May 12, 2011 by

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Fairway Market will say ‘Thank You’ to customers in the parking lot of the Harlem location on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Fairway will be serving free food and drinks, and providing family friendly entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dozens of vendors, will be offering drinks, desserts, salads and sides to go along with the […]

Historic Mount Morris Park House Tour

May 8, 2011 by

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Le Femme Suite Anniversary Extravaganza

May 6, 2011 by

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Harlem’s first pole fitness and spa services studio will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on Friday May 13, 2011 from 7:00 pm-12:00 am. It is a ladies only event and will be an evening of food tasting, wine, LFS signature drinks, trivia, prizes, giveaways and performances by LFS instructors. Le Femme Suite offers clients a sensual […]

El Gato Teatro Makes Her Home in Harlem

April 18, 2011 by


El Gato Teatro, a dance theater collective led by Harlem resident, Gabriella Barnstone premiered its latest work Nuevo Laredo at Dixon Place last week. El Gato Teatro fuses dance, theater, text, music, and sheer entertainment to create powerful works of art and magic. The production features stunning mask work, sharp design, and a sound track […]

E-Moves 12 at Harlem Stage

April 14, 2011 by

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By:  Tahnia Belle Back with a breathtaking bang, Harlem Stage presents Season 12 of E-Moves, a two night dance showcase that reminds us how movement can tell our stories and express the complexity of human emotion where words fall short. I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of E-Moves (Program A) featuring presentations […]

Spirit of Community at Dwyer

April 5, 2011 by


The spirit of Harlem is Resounding, Magnetic, and Eternal. Spirit of Community features specially commissioned works in photography, mural, sculpture, and video chronicling the sights, sounds, colors, textures, cadences, and people of Harlem. Contemporary artists, living and working in Harlem, lend their imagination and innovation to capture the pulse and rhythm that have kept Harlem […]

An Evening of Women and Excellence in Harlem

April 4, 2011 by


By: Gigi LaBelle In honor of Women’s History Month, Harlem’s Riverside Church Theatre hosted an Evening of Excellence with Women in the Arts.  The event highlighted the incredible journeys of world-renowned artists and entertainers such as Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (founder of Urban Bush Women), Carol Maillard (co-founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock), Ntozake […]

La Belle Vie Fundraiser

March 30, 2011 by


An evening of music with selected songs performed by Jeremy James, film teasers and a discussion about the journey in the creation of “La Belle Vie: The Good Life.” The event will be taped for a special webisode series that will be showcased in Japan. A special custom-made watch will be given away courtesy of: WHEN: Saturday, […]

Lazy Sundaze Gentleman’s Pampering and Grooming Day

March 25, 2011 by

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Review of The Killing Room by Daniel Keene

March 22, 2011 by


Darkly comical and creepy, Australian playwright, Daniel Keene pays a visit to the end of the world and finds that the ancient themes of blood feud, brotherly competition, and greed still dominate. In the opening scene, a scraggly man in a dingy brown nightgown sits up on his hospital gurney and asks, “How can you […]

History Hike

March 7, 2011 by


Enjoy an exciting and informative hike as the parks department discusses the history of New York City’s oldest bridge, reservoir, and water tower as well as the natural history and wildlife of northern Manhattan. Date: March 12, 2011 Start time: 12:00 pm Contact phone: (212) 304-3401 Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge […]

Harlem Stage events in March

March 1, 2011 by


FILM/DISCUSSION Wednesday, March 9 HARLEM STAGE ON SCREEN PRESENTS: SONIA SANCHEZ: SHAKE LOOSE MEMORIES by Jamal Joseph 7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.) Tickets: $10 at or 212.281.9240, ext. 19 or 20 A rebel and revolutionist in his own right, Jamal Joseph is a filmmaker that has stirred […]

Trailblazers Honored in Harlem

February 26, 2011 by


In honor of Black History Month, three trailblazers were honored in Harlem by the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer.  The ceremony was held at Chocolat where owner, Leon Ellis, welcomed everyone to his new restaurant with a wine and hors’dourves reception. Scott Stringer paid homage to past recipients, including Hazel Dukes of the NAACP who received […]

The Dominican Republic Has Fashion Glitz & Glam

February 22, 2011 by


By Stephanie Felix and Gigi LaBelle The upper echelon of Latin and Hispanic fashion were in rare form this past Valentine’s Day, when the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism hosted a private press conference and cocktail reception at New York City’s Latin Quarter promoting the 3rd Annual República Dominica Fashion Week (RDFW). The event will […]

AT&T offers free Wi-Fi during Harlem Week

February 14, 2011 by

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Harlem Week this year will be digitally enhanced with AT&T* Wi-Fi access in and around the event. Following a successful briefing with Upper Manhattan business leaders, Lloyd Williams, president and CEO of the Harlem Chamber of Commerce and AT&T Northeast Region President Steve Hodges announced that AT&T will provide free Wi-Fi service for attendees at events […]

The Secret is out: Lisa Nichols at Nectar

February 14, 2011 by

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Freedom Party Convention

February 7, 2011 by

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The weekend of February 12-13 at the National Black Theatre. Starts at 9 AM.

Aloft Harlem Grand Opening

February 6, 2011 by


Photos by: D. Bell This past Friday, Aloft Harlem opened their doors to the community with a grand opening celebration. The event was open invitation and many of Harlem’s key movers and shakers were in attendance. The event opened with a book signing of the Harlem Travel Guide by co-authors Valerie Bradley and Carolyn Johnson. There […]

Driving Miss Daisy Actors Fund Special Performance

February 2, 2011 by

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By: J.J. El-Far The Broadway company of “Driving Miss Daisy” has announced that their Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund will be dedicated to the memory of Vanessa Redgrave’s siblings, Lynn and Corin Redgrave. The benefit performance is scheduled for Monday, February 7 at 8pm. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund. “With […]

Pollen Nation closes up shop

February 1, 2011 by

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After bringing some class to the east end of 125th Street, Pollen Nation has decided to close the doors of its retail establishment. We gain a florist and lose a florist. Here is the official statement: Pollen Nation has officially closed the retail arm of our business and will concentrate on our existing customers and […]

The Goddess Lakshmi at Paris Blues

January 30, 2011 by


  The Goddess Lakshmi – Live in Harlem at Paris Blues Sunday Evenings — January 30th and March 6th 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd 8PM Downtown theater impresario Rene Calvo (Ailanthus Grove) and Harlem hotelier (The Harlem Flophouse) fronts his newest venture, composing, singing and playing the electric guitar with his indy rock band […]

Lincoln Center celebrates the Apollo

January 27, 2011 by

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of New York’s Iconic Apollo Theater Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:30 Target Free Thursdays David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center Known as the “soul of American culture,” the Apollo Theater, a Harlem institution, celebrates its incredible anniversary with a return visit to Lincoln Center, kicking off a nationwide museum tour […]

A Harlem Holiday Shopping Tour

December 10, 2010 by

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“A Harlem Holiday Shopping Tour.” Two shopping weekends December 4th & 5th and December 18th & 19th 12PM to 5PM each day Buses depart from The Studio Museum every 30 minutes Last bus departs at 4:30PM $20 for a one day pass or $30 for a weekend pass – per person You’ll find lots of unique and interesting items including […]


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