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The Tempest storms through Harlem

This summer’s uptown iteration of Shakespeare in the Park brought The Tempest to the island of Hispaniola. I have attended the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s summer Shakespeare productions for the … Continue reading

July 24, 2015

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

Bowery Mission’s Newest Location is in Harlem

The Bowery Mission Women’s Center has opened its second location in Manhattan on a quiet street in Harlem.  On Thursday, June 12, a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the newest addition … Continue reading

June 24, 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

Bryonn Bain’s Lyrics from Lockdown Incredible True Story of Being Wrongly Incarcerated

Bryonn Bain’s amazingly true story needs to be told. Wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit due to a frightening combination of mistaken identity and racism, Lyrics From Lockdown … Continue reading

July 27, 2012

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

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

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

Proud Poppas at the Harlem Arts Alliance

By: Tahnia Belle Continuing the spirit of Father’s Day, The Proud Poppas Photo Project, showcased by the Harlem Arts Alliance opened on June 24th and will be an ongoing public … Continue reading

June 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Mario Fratti’s Quartet: Symmetry and Equality in Four Movements

The walls of Mario Fratti’s apartment on West 55th St. are padded with the kind of well worn antiques, posters, and mementos that have witnessed a life in the theater. … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

New Disney Playground and 103rd Street Community Garden Restoration

By: Tahnia Belle On May 19th, as part of the ongoing restoration of the 103rd Street Community Garden, about 200 community volunteers, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) staff, Disney VoluntEARS … Continue reading

May 27, 2011

Mount Morris Park Community Association Monthly Meeting

Tonight Mount Morris Park will be having its monthly meeting to discuss the annual Father’s Day Skyscraper Classic Bike Race around Marcus Garvey Park next month and its annual House and … Continue reading

May 17, 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

Volunteer at PAL during National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2011, now is the perfect time to help make a difference in the lives of Manhattan youngsters by signing up to volunteer at … Continue reading

April 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

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

Starbucks gives back to West Harlem & Morningside Heights

Starbucks Celebrates Global Month of Service events in West Harlem & Morningside Heights on Saturday April 23, 9AM-3PM. The event will kick-off at PS 180 Hugo Newman College Preparatory School, 370 West 120 … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · 2 Comments

Prince donates to Harlem youth organizations

Seven-time Grammy award winner Prince has bestowed a $1 million line of credit to the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) and made a special gift to the Uptown Dance Academy in … Continue reading

February 13, 2011

Restoration of the 103rd Street Community Garden

The 103rd Street Community Garden (located at 105 East 103rd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues) is going through a redesign process this spring. As part of that, New York … Continue reading

February 13, 2011

Street renamed for Madame C.J. Walker and A’Lelia Walker

We’re not sure how this one slipped past us but 136th Street, the former block of a townhouse built by Madame C.J. Walker, has been renamed in honor of the … Continue reading

December 28, 2010 · 4 Comments

Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association’s 3rd Annual Holiday Gala

On Tuesday, December 7th, the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association holds its 3rd Annual Holiday Gala & Fundraiser. Neighbors and friends are warmly invited to gather and kick off … Continue reading

December 4, 2010

Light it up Harlem

“Harlem Holiday Lights on 125” kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony at the West Harlem Piers.The event will also features new holiday decorations on 125th street from river … Continue reading

November 27, 2010

National Dance Institute has a new home in Harlem

A non-profit dance company that serves the city’s public schools has acquired a new permanent home inside of PS 90. The space will include four dance studios, administrative offices and … Continue reading

November 26, 2010

Jacob celebrates Thanksgiving with friends and neighbors

For a second year, Jacob Restaurant opened its doors to friends and neighbors for a free Thanksgiving meal. Both locations extended invitations to regular customers and those who could use … Continue reading

November 25, 2010

Jacob’s gives back to the community on Thanksgiving

Jacob Restaurant has been blessed with a second restaurant which opened earlier this year. The owner, Rachid (AKA Jacob) will be hosting a special thank you dinner for his regular … Continue reading

November 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

Harlem Arts Walking Tour

The Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour, affectionately known as “HOAST,” provided countless young (and old) artists from all disciplines an opportunity to be seen by a large group. The event, … Continue reading

October 8, 2010

The Friday Garden Party

August 20, 2010

Shannon Tavarez Donor Drive at Harlem School of the Arts

Shannon Tavarez, Broadway’s Young Nala in “The Lion King”, has been living with AML Leukemia since being diagnosed in April. Shannon has been fighting her cancer with daily chemo treatments … Continue reading

August 3, 2010

37th Annual Skyscraper Cycling Classic

Amateurs and Olympians alike will descend upon Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Father’s Day, June 20 to compete in the 37th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic presented by Rockstar Games. … Continue reading

June 20, 2010

Denny Moe’s is Cutting for a Cure

June 16, 2010

New York City Civic Corps

An initiative of NYC Service and the Mayor’s Office, the NYC Civic Corps is a diverse group of individuals – from recent graduates to experienced professionals – who dedicate one … Continue reading

June 13, 2010

Annual Real Men Can Cook Celebration

June 11, 2010

Green from the inside out

By: Jae Watkins Finally, the warm, sunny days feel as if they are here to stay and walking around the neighborhood the indescribable scent of “summer” is beginning to linger … Continue reading

May 29, 2010

Be a park greeter

Parks has launched the new GREETER CORPS, a volunteer team of ambassadors to represent Parks in the community. Building on the success of the POP Greeter program and the Central … Continue reading

May 29, 2010

Taste of the Season: Morningside Park Farmer’s Market

110th street and Manhattan Ave SATURDAYS, 9AM- 5PM YOU’ll FIND: In addition to the local produce, barrel pickles, organic breads, baked goods, artisan cheese and organic nuts from last years … Continue reading

May 29, 2010

Inwood Astronomy Programs

Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. This event repeats every week on Saturday between 3/20/2010 and 12/25/2010. Every Saturday (weather permitting), Northern Manhattan Parks and the Inwood Astronomy Project … Continue reading

May 20, 2010

Canada Honored, Abraham Pleased

Harlem was represented very well at this past Monday’s gala event for the Steve Harvey Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street. Harlem Children’s Zone’s Geoffrey Canada was among the honorees (alongside … Continue reading

May 7, 2010

Music Legends to Play Jazz Foundation’s Great Night in Harlem Benefit at Apollo

On Thursday, May 20th, at 8:00 PM the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) will present its 9th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert to benefit its Jazz Musicians’ … Continue reading

May 5, 2010

Mary J. Blige pledges to save Harlem School of the Arts

A beloved Harlem arts school will re-open this weekend with a new board, a $1 million lifeline and a promise from R&B star Mary J. Blige to help keep the funds rolling in. Read … Continue reading

April 23, 2010

Women’s History in El Barrio

The Women of El Barrio celebrate women’s history month by honoring the following 5 Boricuas: Olga Casanova-Garcia, Community Garden Activist & Founder Patricia B. Rodriguez, Community Activist Stephanie Rivera, Emerging … Continue reading

March 24, 2010

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