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The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

“You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker” – the words of jazz great Miles Davis paying homage to the forefathers of a musical … Continue reading

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August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

August in Harlem

Just as we are getting settled into summer it seems to start dropping hints that it won’t last forever.  Don’t despair though, there is still so much of summer left … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who’s Culture is it Anyway?

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 … Continue reading

July 16, 2014

‘The Women of Sugar Hill’

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 … Continue reading

July 15, 2014

Shakespeare… the Harlem Way

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, … Continue reading

July 6, 2014

Romeo N Juliet by The Classical Theater of Harlem

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, … Continue reading

July 4, 2014

Harlem eats on the streets

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 … Continue reading

May 26, 2014

Ethnic Festival on May 17 is venue for Local Culture

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 … Continue reading

May 14, 2014

TEDxHarlem Creates Waves in Harlem

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 … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

Harriet Tubman Didn’t Take None

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 … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Armory Week at The African Burial Ground

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 … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

Armory Week West Harlem Art Fund Wine Tasting at Lot 125

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 … Continue reading

March 24, 2012

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

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 … Continue reading

March 13, 2012

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

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.” … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night at the Apollo

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 … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Coca Cola Holiday Caravan Event at the Apollo

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, … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

Experience Harlem presents Oktoberfest Bar & Restaurant Crawl

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: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2298256146 A portion of each purchase … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · 3 Comments

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

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 … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tape Revival: At What Point is it Rape?

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 … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · 3 Comments

Fairway’s Customer Appreciation BBQ

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 … Continue reading

May 12, 2011

Historic Mount Morris Park House Tour

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May 8, 2011

Le Femme Suite Anniversary Extravaganza

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 … Continue reading

May 6, 2011

El Gato Teatro Makes Her Home in Harlem

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, … Continue reading

April 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

E-Moves 12 at Harlem Stage

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 … Continue reading

April 14, 2011

Spirit of Community at Dwyer

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 … Continue reading

April 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

An Evening of Women and Excellence in Harlem

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 … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

La Belle Vie Fundraiser

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 … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Lazy Sundaze Gentleman’s Pampering and Grooming Day

March 25, 2011

Review of The Killing Room by Daniel Keene

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 … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

History Hike

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 … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Harlem Stage events in March

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: … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Trailblazers Honored in Harlem

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 … Continue reading

February 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Dominican Republic Has Fashion Glitz & Glam

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 … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

AT&T offers free Wi-Fi during Harlem Week

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 … Continue reading

February 14, 2011

The Secret is out: Lisa Nichols at Nectar

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February 14, 2011

Freedom Party Convention

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

February 7, 2011

Aloft Harlem Grand Opening

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 … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

Driving Miss Daisy Actors Fund Special Performance

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 … Continue reading

February 2, 2011

Pollen Nation closes up shop

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 … Continue reading

February 1, 2011

The Goddess Lakshmi at Paris Blues

  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 … Continue reading

January 30, 2011 · 3 Comments
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