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, 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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, 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 […]

UF invites you to a free screening of Thundersoul

You and a guest are invited to a free screening of THUNDER SOUL on Thursday, September 8th at 7pm in Harlem courtesy of Uptownflavor.  To receive a pass, go to Passes available while supplies last. Presented by Jamie Foxx, Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who […]

Seniors Fitness Programs

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Spring 2011 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of May 2, 2011, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city, including new locations in Brooklyn and […]

Comedy Covo Tonight!

COMEDY COVO SUNDAY, Oct 24th at 7:30PM UPSTAIRS LOUNGE AT COVO Monthly comedy show with some of NYC’s hottest comedians in one of NYC’s coolest lounge. Hosted by NYC comedian William Mullin featuring comics from Comedy Central, VH1, and HBO. William Mullin, hosting some great downtown comics DJ Baker spinning the tunes! HEADLINER Karen Bergreen […]

Delivering free bike helmets

How many times have you watched a bicycle delivery person recklessly swerve in and out of traffic at break-neck speeds without a helmet or any other type of protection? Not only are they putting their life  at risk, but they also breaking the law. On Thursday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 pm commercial delivery […]

Free film and music in St. Nick Park tonight

ImageNation Cinema Presents: Thursday, July 29 – Kirikou and the Sorceress – with performances by Queen Aminah and El Shabazz Orchestra featuring 4-year old prodigy drummer Salim Ptah! Thurs., July 29th @ St. Nicholas Park 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue Rain Venue: 645 ST. NICHOLAS AVE @ 141st ST, STUDIO 105

Target: Arts + Culture

Target is sponsoring free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events at museums and performing arts institutions in and around Harlem. Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event will be from July 16-18. For details about the participating museums: Target : Company : Arts + Culture.

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 will offer free star and planet gazing in Inwood Hill Park. These free, family-friendly events aim to spread the joys of the evening sky, and […]

Super Sunday: Donell Jones’ Lost Files

Another free download for your iPod’s pleasure. Smooth and sensual Donell Jones from ‘The Lost Files.’ Click on image to download. Disclaimer: All downloads offered on UF are safe and artists/publicist approved for public distribution. If there is a problem with download, UF holds no responsibility. Download using your own discretion.

Holiday Lighting at Dana Discovery Center

Holiday Lighting Sunday, December 6, 2009 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. This year, Christmas merry-making begins with the 13th annual lighting of Central Park’s picturesque Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. Hosted by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and organized by the Central Park Conservancy’s Education and Public Programs Department, this event includes fun holiday […]

The 6th Annual Inwood Hill Haunted Forest and House

The 6th Annual Inwood Hill Haunted Forest and House Date: Saturday, October 31st Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Inwood Hill Park (218th St. & Indian Rd.) Cost: Free Check out NYC’s only natural forest on the scariest evening of all. Halloween. “The Inwood Hill Nature Center is converted into our Haunted House. Visitors will first […]

Art for Change presents Hacia Afuera

ART FOR CHANGE presents HACIA AFUERA: Taking Back Our Streets Through the Arts! August 22 & 23 (Sat-Sun), 12-5pm 104 St & Lexington Ave FREE Outdoor Art & Music Festival (rain or shine) Art for Change presents Hacia Afuera, a weekend-long festival celebrating food, music, performance, and public art. The festival will take place in […]

Harlem Week Health Fair and Expo

New York City Health Fair & Expo W. 135th St. (Btwn. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvds.) Sunday, August 16th 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. FREE The two-day outdoor affair takes place on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday August 16th. Health care professionals will conduct free tests and screenings to detect and treat disorders […]

Museum and Gallery Listings

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY: ‘HARLEM, 1970-2009: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CAMILO JOSÉ VERGARA,’ through July 12. From the time he arrived in the United States from Chile as a college student in 1965, the photographer Camilo José Vergara has been haunting, and haunted by, American cities. Some — Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York — he has revisited […]

Harlem Youth Gathering: It’s All About You

It’s All About You – Summer 2009 – Harlem Youth Gathering Time: 11 AM to 3 PM Day: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Flyer can be downloaded from the CSH Flyer Depot here. Location: Harriet Tubman School (PS 154) 250 W 127th Street New York, NY 10027 Description: The “Event: It’s All About You – Summer […]

Free Testing Services

In recognition of NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY a FREE health clinic that will include HIV, STD, TB, and Hepatitis Testing Services will be available. President Obama’s three health care principles are: 1. Reduce costs 2. Guarantee choice 3. Ensure all Americans have quality, affordable health care. Nowhere else in our country do people in communities […]

Much Ado About Nothing in Harlem

Shakespeare’s tart-tongued romantic comedy about two longtime enemies and their friends’ plot to reconcile them gets a modern twist in TheaterSmarts latest show: Instead of war heroes returning in victory, several of the lead characters are now smart-mouthed baseball players returning from a win at the World Series. Ages 6 and up. Thu June 25th […]