Raphael Benavides is the new GM of Operations at Corner Social

Corner Social has brought Raphael Benavides on board as the new General Manager of Operations as they work to stay competitive in an ever growing market of Harlem hot spots. Mr. Benavides has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is an authority on running successful businesses in Harlem. Mr. Benavides opened Ricardo […]

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 is a haunting and beautifully written tale of Bain’s incarceration and transformation into a leading prison activist. The performance at the National Black Theater this […]

New Yoga Studio Lands In Harlem

By: Tahnia Belle Just in time for the summer, adding to the growing yoga landscape in Harlem is Land Yoga, an Ashtanga style studio which softly opened last week. Lara Land, studio owner and yoga teacher has developed a diverse schedule of classes. The current adult offerings include Mysore Ashtanga and Led Ashtanga. For families, […]

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. His living room window looks into the window that Tennessee Williams used to sit at in the mornings and write. They would wave to each […]

Broadway at Harlem Meer

The lakeside performance is free and open to all ages. A few chairs are provided and guests are welcomed to bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the music from many Broadway hits. The concert is the same day as the AIDS WALK so we are raising money for the Union Settlement for Children […]

Ailey at the Apollo

Stars of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the rising young dancers of Ailey II, and gifted students from The Ailey School will come together for a spectacular one-night performance on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7pm on the world famous Apollo stage, where stars are born and legends are made. Led by Judith Jamison, in her final […]

Stop N Swap in Inwood

GrowNYC, a local environmental non-profit, offers one solution with Stop ‘N’ Swap events which will span the five boroughs in January and February.  The community is invited to bring unwanted but still usable items to donate to a good home.  Participants can also bring a bag and fill up on items they would like to […]

Pitches for Breakfast

Everybody has an idea about something, but not everyone can articulate their idea in a way that will get others to buy into it. That’s where Pitches for Breakfast comes in.  “Learning how to pitch is a critical element in your professional profile, and it takes a great deal of practice to master.  Opportunities like Pitches for Breakfast […]

What’s Up, Doc’s?

Docs, originally uploaded by Uptownflavor Photos. After less than two years in business, Doc’s has gone of out business and Jay’s on Seventh has taken over. If you remember, Doc’s was the scaled down version of Amy Ruth’s, owned by famed chef Carl Redding. You can read more about Doc’s in our past posts: http://uptownflavor.com/2009/02/08/docs-hopes-to-cure-the-economic-recession-with-soul-food/

Celebrate the Tony’s, Harlem-Style

This Sunday, June 13th, as the Broadway community celebrates the American Theatre Wing’s 2010 Tony Awards, Kevin-Anthony’s B2: Productions presents the 6th Annual Black 2: Broadway Celebrates the Tony Awards at G Uptown. The event will be co-hosted by Broadway stars Colman Domingo and Adrian Bailey and will honor director-choreographer-performer Kenneth Roberson and the Audelco […]

Harlem, Meet the Power of One

If you haven’t heard about the Power of One program, Harlem’s plan for self-sufficiency, here is your chance. This Sunday (May 16th) at Riverside Church and Theater, Hue-Man Bookstore’s Marva Allen – the brainchild behind the program – will unveil to the community at large the concept behind the Power of One. The event, “Small […]

Levine Lands at Billie’s Black

Taking a page from the Independent Singer’s Handbook, critics’ favorite Darnell Levine continues his self-financed, 14-city national tour with a stop at Billie’s Black this Friday night (8-10PM). The Kentucky native is touring to promote his newest project, which he will be self-releasing this summer. Levine has made quite a name for himself and space […]

Spring Celebration!

by Uptownflavor Photos. Morningside Park is celebrating spring with an Easter egg hunt, facepainting, games, and more this afternoon from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. St. Nicholas Park will also be having a spring celebration until 2:00 PM

Harlem Week 2009 – July Events

SATURDAY, JULY 11TH Saturday Night Uptown: Harlem Salutes the NAACP’s 100 Anniversary Locations: At four (4) selected Harlem Historic restaurants and night clubs – TBD Time: 9:00 PM-Midnight THURSDAY, JULY 16th Public Viewing and Broadcast on the Jumbotron of President Barack Obama’s Speech to the NAACP 100th Anniversary National Convention Location: The Adam C. Powell, […]

Creating a Caring Society

CREATING A CARING SOCIETY James R. Dumpson Exhibit and Centennial Lecture Wednesday, April 1, 2009, Program 3:30 pm, Reception 5:00pm Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture,The New York City Public Library 515 Malcolm X Blvd at 135th Street Centennial lecture by: Dr. Richard A. English, Professor and Scholar in Residence E. Franklin Frazier Center […]

Get So Excited about Celebrating Valentine’s Day

THE POINTER SISTERS and KOOL & THE GANG Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Music You Love! Get ready for a high energy night of fun when the Grammy Award-winning Pointer Sisters bring their chart-topping hits including I’m So Excited, Automatic, Neutron Dance, Jump (For My Love) and Slow Hand to Lehman Center in a double […]


TRAV’LIN MUSIC AND LYRICS BY J.C. JOHNSON & FRIENDS, BOOK BY GARY HOLMES AND ALLAN SHAPIRO This warm-hearted musical follows the romantic travails of three couples in 1930’s Harlem – 50-, 30- and 20-somethings. The story centers on George, the older gentleman and a self-proclaimed expert on love, who meets his match when he befriends […]