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Sip. Eat. Harlem 2020

Uncategorized — intern @ 12:52 pm

Sip.Eat.Harlem was a SUCCESS! Last week we celebrated the end of Summer at 8 of Harlem’s finest restaurants: Ponty Bistro, Lolo’s Seafood Shack, Settepani, Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco, Londel’s, Vinateria, Renaissance Harlem and Chocolat. Together we stimulated Black-owned businesses while having a socially distant yet fun evening.

Each ticket sale of #SipEatHarlem also benefited The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. The event raised over $1,000 to support bright futures for Harlem youth.

You can continue patronizing the featured restaurants and more; check out our Guide to Black-owned Harlem Restaurants.

Follow @experienceharlem to get the latest on the stops, shops, sips and more in Harlem.

View our Sip.Eat.Harlem Facebook gallery to see pictures here. Perhaps you’ll see yourself sipping and eating.

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Ready, Set, ASSEMBLE YOUR CREW. Let’s make the most of Summer 2020 while sipping and eating Harlem’s best! Enjoy at our participating locations, or sip and taste at your favorite stoop, rooftop or park. Don’t forget to grab your mask, pack hand sanitizer and purchase your tickets for Sip.Eat.Harlem!

See our list of participating Black-owned bars & restaurants:

Chocolat
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St

Londel’s Supper Club
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Renaissance Harlem 
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave

Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco Pop-up
2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

Vinateria 
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd

 

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the signature cocktails and appetizers #sipeatharlem.

Your ticket purchase will stimulate Black-owned businesses and benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.

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Harlem Patio Dining Summer 2020

Uncategorized — intern @ 8:07 pm

Harlem restaurants have quickly adapted to outdoor service. Eateries are expanding past the sidewalks and into the streets. We love to see it!

It’s time to meet up with family & friends for outdoor dining and happy hours in the sun. Take advantage of beautiful outdoor seating before we reach our colder months.

Check out our guide to Harlem patios this summer:

67 Orange
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Babbalucci
331 Lenox Ave

Chocolat
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Clay
553 Manhattan Ave

The Edge
101 Edgecombe Ave

FUMO 
1600 Amsterdam Ave

Harlem Food Bar
2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Harlem Hookah
381 Lenox Ave

Harlem Shake
100 W 124th St

Harlem Tavern
2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd

The Grange Bar and Eatery
1635 Amsterdam Ave

Jacob Restaurant 
373 Lenox Ave

Melba’s
300 W 114th St

La Diagonal
185 Saint Nicholas Avenue

Lenox Saphire
341 Lenox Ave

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St

Patisserie des Ambassades
2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Renaissance Harlem 
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave

Row Harlem
2374 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco Pop-up
2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

Sylvia’s
328 Lenox Ave

Tios Bistro
421 Malcolm X Blvd

Vinateria 
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Tag us in your outdoor dining posts. We’d love to see!

 

Check out our Guide to Black-owned restaurants in Harlem here.

GUIDE TO BLACK-OWNED HARLEM RESTAURANTS 2020

Uncategorized — intern @ 9:00 am

 

Your problem: you’re hungry & you want to support a black-owned business.
Your solution: EASY! View our listing of black-owned restaurants in Harlem. Satisfy both needs.
We encourage you to order delivery or pickup from your favorite black owned restaurant today.

Experience Harlem has always celebrated and highlighted black owned restaurants. And 2020 is no different. Like, love, & share this listing with your fellow Harlemites.

*Disclaimer: Hours & availability are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please contact the business prior to a physical visit to ensure service.

 

TASTE 

American

Belle Harlem
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 819 4076
www.belleharlem.com

Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 222 4545
www.chocolatharlem.com
[OPEN]

Field Trip
109 Lenox Ave
917 639 3919
www.fieldtripnyc.com
[OPEN]

Greedy Pot
1944 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
917 675 7676
www.facebook.com/greedypot1

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St
646 649 3356
www.lolosseafoodshack.com
[OPEN]

Melba’s
300 W 114th St
212 864 7777
www.melbasrestaurant.com
[OPEN]

Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave
212 792 9001
www.redroosterharlem.com

Renaissance
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 838 7604
www.renaissance-harlem.com

Reverence
2592 Frederick Douglass Blvd
reverence.nyc

Ruby’s Vintage
2340 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 454 9899
rubysvintageharlem.com

The Row
2374 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 767 9582
www.therowharlem.com

 

Bakery

Lee Lee’s Bakery
283 W 118th St
917 493 6633
www.leeleesrugelach.com
[OPEN]

Make My Cake
2380 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 2344
www.makemycake.com
[OPEN]

Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery
122 Hamilton Pl
212 862 5909

 

Bars/Lounges/Pubs

67 Orange Street
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 2030
www.67orangestreet.com
[OPEN]

Cove Lounge
325 Lenox Ave
212 665 3455
www.covelounge.com

Harlem Hops
2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
646 998 3444
www.harlemhops.com
[OPEN]

Moca Lounge
2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 665 8081

 

Caribbean

Sisters Cuisine
47 E 124th St
www.sisterscuisineharlem.com

Patrick’s Place
2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 491 7800
www.patricksplaceharlem.com

The Edge
101 Edgecombe Ave
212 939 9688
www.edgecafeharlem.com
[OPEN]

 

Coffee/Tea/Cafe

Ginjan Café
85 E 125th St
www.drinkginjan.com
[ONLINE ORDERS ONLY]

Harlem Chocolate Factory
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 922 8816
www.harlemchocolatefactory.com

NBHD Brulee
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.nbhdbrulee.com

Plowshares Coffee Roasters
1351 Amsterdam Ave
646 755 8667
www.plowsharescoffee.com

Serengeti Kitchen
22 E 125th St
212 837 1057
www.serengetikitchen.com
[OPEN]

Sugarhill Creamery
184 Lenox Ave
212 634 9004
www.sugarhillcreamery.com

 

Fast Bites

Famous Fish Market
684 St Nicholas Ave
212 491 8323

Harlem Seafood Soul (Food Truck)
NE Corner of W 125th St & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
Instagram
[OPEN]

Lighthouse Fish Market
2451 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.lighthousefishmarket.com
[OPEN]

 

Ethiopian

Abyssinia
268 W 135th S
212 281 2673
www.abyssinianyc.com

Massawa
1239 Amsterdam Ave
212 663 0505
www.massawanyc.com

Tsion Cafe
763 St. Nicholas Avenue
212 234 2070
www.tsioncafe.com
[OPEN]

Zoma
2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 0620
www.zomanyc.com

 

French

Chez Lucienne
308 Lenox Ave
212 289 5555
www.chezlucienne.com

Crepe Master
139 W 116th St
646 559 9224
www.crepemasternyc.com

Yatenga French Bistro & Bar‎
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 690 0699‎
www.yatengabistro.com

 

Italian

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave
917 492 4806
www.settepani.com
[OPEN]

Vinateria
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 8462
www.vinaterianyc.com
[OPEN]

 

Latin

Amor Cubano
2018 3rd Ave
212 996 1220
www.amorcubanorestaurant.com

Cascabel Taqueria
2799 Broadway
212 665 1500
www.nyctacos.com

Floridita
2276 12th Ave
212 662 0090
www.harlemsfloridita.net

 

Senegalese

Africa Kine Restaurant
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 666 9400
www.africakine.com

Les Ambassades
2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 666 0078
[OPEN]

Lenox Saphire
341 Lenox Ave
212 866 9700
www.lenoxsaphireharlem.com

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 6475
www.pontybistroharlem.com
[OPEN]

Teranga
1280 5th Ave
www.itsteranga.com
[OPEN]

 

Somalian

Safari
219 W 116th St
646 964 4252
www.safariharlem.com

 

Southern/Soul

BLVD Bistro
2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 678 6200
www.blvdbistrony.com
[OPEN]

Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken
2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 281 1800
[OPEN]

Londel’s Supper Club
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 234 6114
www.londelsrestaurant.com

Miss Maude’s Spoonbread
366 W 110th St
212 865 6744
www.spoonbreadinc.com
Sylvia’s
328 Lenox Ave
212 996 0660
www.sylviasrestaurant.com
[OPEN]

Vegetarian

Seasoned Veg
55 St Nicholas Ave
212 222 0092
www.seasonedvegan.com
[OPEN]

Uptown Juice Bar
54 E 125th St
212 987 2660
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Check out our Guide to BLACK Harlem here.

GUIDE TO BLACK HARLEM 2020

Uncategorized — intern @ 8:09 am

 

Harlem, we heard that you want to support Black businesses & learn more about the rich history of our home. We have the solution! Here’s your Black Harlem guide to taste, hear, see, shop and EXPERIENCE Harlem in 2020*.  You can support in multiple categories: arts & culture, clothing and accessories, food and drink, fitness, gift shops and more. 

Experience Harlem has always celebrated and highlighted black-owned businesses. Now’s your chance to plan your 2020 adventure in your own backyard! Like, love, & share this listing with your fellow Harlemites.

*Disclaimer: Hours & availability are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please contact the business/organization prior to a physical visit to ensure service.

 

SEE

Galleries

Essie Green Galleries
419A Convent Ave
212 368 9635
www.essiegreengalleries.com

Hamilton Landmark Galleries
467 W 144th St
212 281 7667
www.harlemaa.org

Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Dr, 7th Fl
212 568 2030
www.bhc.org/art/rio2

The Long Gallery
2073 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 559 8368
www.long.gallery

 

Historic Landmarks

Duke Ellington Memorial
110th St & 5th Ave
212 310 6600
www.nycgovparks.org

Frederick Douglass Memorial
110th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.nycgovparks.org

Hamilton Heights Historic District
142nd – 145th Sts, Amsterdam – St Nicholas Aves

Mount Morris Park Historic District
119th – 124th Sts, Lenox Ave – Mount Morris Park W
www.mmpcia.org

Strivers’ Row
138th – 139th Sts btwn Adam Clayton Powell, Jr & Frederick Douglass Blvds

Swing Low: Harriett Tubman Memorial
121st St at Frederick Douglass Blvd & St Nicholas Ave

 

Museums/Cultural Institutions

Audubon Ballroom
Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway
212 568 1341
www.theshabazzcenter.net

El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
212 831 7272
www.elmuseo.org

Harlem School of the Arts
645 St Nicholas Ave
212 926 4100
www.harlemschoolofthearts.org

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Lenox Ave
212 491 2200
www.nypl.org

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W 125th St
212 864 4500
www.studiomuseum.org

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St Nicholas Ave
212 335 0004
www.sugarhillmuseum.org

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 W 129th St
212 348 8300
www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org

 

Performance

Aaron Davis Hall
The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave
212 650 6900
www.adhatccny.org

Classical Theatre of Harlem
566 W 159th St, #44
347 688 6304
www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org

Dance Theatre of Harlem
466 W 152nd St
212 690 2800
www.dancetheatreofharlem.org

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Ave
212 281 9240
www.harlemstage.org

Mama Foundation for the Arts
149 W 126th St
212 280 1045
www.mamafoundation.org

National Black Theatre
2031 5th Ave
212 722 3800
www.nationalblacktheatre.org

New Heritage Theater Group
253 W 138th St
212 926 0104
www.newhertitagetheater.org

 

Movies/Film

ImageNation/Raw Space
2031 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 340 1874
www.imagenation.us

MIST
46 W 116th St
212 828 6478
www.mistharlem.com

 

Theaters

Apollo Theater
253 W 125th St
212 531 5305
www.apollotheater.com

The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Ave
212 870 6784
www.theriversidetheatre.net

 

HEAR 

Music

American Legion Post #398
248 W 132nd St
Facebook

Jazzmobile
91 Claremont Ave
212 866 4900
www.jazzmobile.org

Paris Blues
2021 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
www.parisbluesharlem.com

Showman’s Jazz Club
375 W 125th St
212 864 8941
Facebook

Sundae Sermon
www.sundaesermon.com

 

SHOP 

 

Apparel/Accessories

Flamekeepers Hat Club
273 W 121st St
212 531 3542
www.flamekeepershatclub.com

Harlem Haberdashery
245 Lenox Ave
646 707 0070
www.harlemhaberdashery.com

Harlem’s Heaven Boutique
2538 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 491 7706
www.harlemsheaven.com
[OPEN ONLINE]

Hats by Bunn
2283 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 694 3590
www.hatsbybunn.com

The Brownstone
24 E 125th St
212 996 7980
www.thebrownstonewoman.com
[OPEN ONLINE]

 

Beauty/Grooming

Bibi Salon
2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 932 2220
www.bibisalonnyc.com

Brazilian Babes
2285 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 954 9994
www.brazilianbabesllc.com

Curly Textured Bar
115 Edgecombe Ave
917 261 6717
www.simpleebeautiful.com

Denny Moe’s
2496 Frederick Douglass Blvd
646 423 5981
www.dennymoe.com

Honey Salon
174 St Nicholas Ave
212 663 0100
www.honeysalonnyc.com

Levels
425 W 125th St
212 663 6144
www.levelsbarbershop.com

Opulence Waxing Spa
2130 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd Suite 115
917 999 5918
www.opulencewax.com

YSB Salon
2520 Frederick Douglass Blvd
646 767 0034
www.ysbsalon.com

 

Children

Grandma’s Place
84 W 120th St
212 360 6776
www.grandmasplaceinharlem.com

Harlem Pediatric Associates
2256 Second Ave
212 678 5437
Facebook

 

Community

Boys & Girls Club of Harlem
521 W 145th St
212 283 6770
www.bgcharlem.org
[OPEN ONLINE]

SoHarlem Creative Outlet
1361 Amsterdam Ave, Ste 340
212 222 2792
www.soharlem.org

 

Flowers

Barbara’s Flowers
2522 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 234 3211
www.harlemflowers.com

Franz James Floral Boutique
2114 Frederick Douglas Blvd
212 531 1400
www.fjfloral.com

 

Health/Fitness

Harlem Chi Community Acupuncture
360 W 125th St, 2nd Fl
212 280 7900
www.harlemchi.com

Harlem Cycle
2350 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 404 2891
www.harlem-cycle.com

I Love Kickboxing
47 W 116th St
347 344 6220
www.ilovekickboxingharlemny.com

JTW FIT
2235 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
203 936-8326
www.getjtwfit.com

Urban Yoga Foundation
549 W 152nd St
212 234 2371
www.urbanyogafoundation.org
[OPEN ONLINE]

 

Home/Gifts

NiLu
191 Lenox Ave
646 964 4926
www.shopnilu.com

Yara Imports
2 W 125th St
212 289 3842
ww.yaraafricanfabrics.com

 

Services

Cohen’s Fashion Optical
86 W 125th St
212 996 2676
www.cohensfashionoptical.com

George Shelby White, DDS, FACP
45 W 132 St, Ste 1N
212 862 9600

Dr. Merrick’s Dental Studio
260 W 139th St
212 281 1283
www.drmerrickdds.com

Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
470 Lenox Ave, Suite 1D
Lenox Terrace Apartments
347 894 5730
www.harlemdentistry.com
[OPEN]

Mia’s Bathhouse for Pets
247 W 145th St
212 694 8607

SCHOP!
Personalized In-Home Food Service
917 689 7106
www.SCHOPnyc.com
[OPEN]

Sudsy Water
2394 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 366 8079
www.sudsywater.com
[OPEN]

 

TASTE 

American

Belle Harlem
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 819 4076
www.belleharlem.com

Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 222 4545
www.chocolatharlem.com
[OPEN]

Field Trip
109 Lenox Ave
917 639 3919
www.fieldtripnyc.com
[OPEN]

Greedy Pot
1944 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
917 675 7676
www.facebook.com/greedypot1

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St
646 649 3356
www.lolosseafoodshack.com
[OPEN]

Melba’s
300 W 114th St
212 864 7777
www.melbasrestaurant.com

Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave
212 792 9001
www.redroosterharlem.com

Renaissance
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 838 7604
www.renaissance-harlem.com

Reverence
2592 Frederick Douglass Blvd
reverence.nyc

Ruby’s Vintage
2340 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 454 9899
rubysvintageharlem.com

The Row
2374 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 767 9582
www.therowharlem.com

 

Bakery

Lee Lee’s Bakery
283 W 118th St
917 493 6633
www.leeleesrugelach.com
[OPEN]

Make My Cake
2380 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 2344
www.makemycake.com
[OPEN]

Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery
122 Hamilton Pl
212 862 5909

 

Bars/Lounges/Pubs

67 Orange Street
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 2030
www.67orangestreet.com
[OPEN]

Cove Lounge
325 Lenox Ave
212 665 3455
www.covelounge.com

Harlem Hops
2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
646 998 3444
www.harlemhops.com
[OPEN]

Moca Lounge
2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 665 8081

 

Caribbean

Sisters Cuisine
47 E 124th St
www.sisterscuisineharlem.com

Patrick’s Place
2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 491 7800
www.patricksplaceharlem.com

The Edge
101 Edgecombe Ave
212 939 9688
www.edgecafeharlem.com
[OPEN]

 

Coffee/Tea/Cafe

Ginjan Café
85 E 125th St
www.drinkginjan.com
[ONLINE ORDERS ONLY]

Harlem Chocolate Factory
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 922 8816
www.harlemchocolatefactory.com

NBHD Brulee
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.nbhdbrulee.com

Plowshares Coffee Roasters
1351 Amsterdam Ave
646 755 8667
www.plowsharescoffee.com

Serengeti Kitchen
22 E 125th St
212 837 1057
www.serengetikitchen.com
[OPEN]

Sugarhill Creamery
184 Lenox Ave
212 634 9004
www.sugarhillcreamery.com

 

Fast Bites

Famous Fish Market
684 St Nicholas Ave
212 491 8323

Harlem Seafood Soul (Food Truck)
NE Corner of W 125th St & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
Instagram
[OPEN]

Lighthouse Fish Market
2451 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.lighthousefishmarket.com
[OPEN]

 

Ethiopian

Abyssinia
268 W 135th S
212 281 2673
www.abyssinianyc.com

Massawa
1239 Amsterdam Ave
212 663 0505
www.massawanyc.com

Tsion Cafe
763 St. Nicholas Avenue
212 234 2070
www.tsioncafe.com
[OPEN]

Zoma
2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 0620
www.zomanyc.com

 

French

Chez Lucienne
308 Lenox Ave
212 289 5555
www.chezlucienne.com

Crepe Master
139 W 116th St
646 559 9224
www.crepemasternyc.com

Yatenga French Bistro & Bar‎
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 690 0699‎
www.yatengabistro.com

 

Italian

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave
917 492 4806
www.settepani.com
[OPEN]

Vinateria
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 8462
www.vinaterianyc.com
[OPEN]

 

Latin

Amor Cubano
2018 3rd Ave
212 996 1220
www.amorcubanorestaurant.com

Cascabel Taqueria
2799 Broadway
212 665 1500
www.nyctacos.com

Floridita
2276 12th Ave
212 662 0090
www.harlemsfloridita.net

 

Senegalese

Africa Kine Restaurant
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 666 9400
www.africakine.com

Les Ambassades
2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 666 0078
[OPEN]

Lenox Saphire
341 Lenox Ave
212 866 9700
www.lenoxsaphireharlem.com

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 6475
www.pontybistroharlem.com
[OPEN]

Teranga
1280 5th Ave
www.itsteranga.com
[OPEN]

 

Somalian

Safari
219 W 116th St
646 964 4252
www.safariharlem.com

 

Southern/Soul

BLVD Bistro
2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 678 6200
www.blvdbistrony.com
[OPEN]

Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken
2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 281 1800
[OPEN]

Londel’s Supper Club
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 234 6114
www.londelsrestaurant.com

Melba’s
300 W 114th St
Miss Maude’s Spoonbread
366 W 110th St
212 865 6744
www.spoonbreadinc.com
Sylvia’s
328 Lenox Ave
212 996 0660
www.sylviasrestaurant.com
[OPEN]

 

Vegetarian

Seasoned Veg
55 St Nicholas Ave
212 222 0092
www.seasonedvegan.com
[OPEN]

Uptown Juice Bar
54 E 125th St
212 987 2660
Facebook

View more black-owned Harlem businesses here.

Black Folk Must Vote 2020 and EVERY election

Uncategorized — intern @ 6:21 pm

Black Folk Must Vote (BFMV) is a national grassroots initiative, that encourages African Americans to register, vote and make their voices heard. The initiative fulfills its urgent, transformational agenda by promoting the importance of voting, contributing voting information and education in Black communities, and advocating for access to the ballot for all eligible Black voters.  Referencing the 15th and 19th amendments provokes conversation among Black voters and is a powerful expression of voter responsibility. This strategy extends their reach and impact in Black communities.

For more information about BFMV, please visit www.BFMV.org. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @blackfolkmustvote and #blackfolkmustvote.

State primary dates:

JUNE

June 9

Georgia

Virginia

Dakota

Nevada

South Carolina

June 23

New York

Virginia

June 30

Colorado

Utah

Oklahoma

 

JULY

July 7

Delaware

New Jersey

July 11

Louisiana

July 12

Puerto Rico

 

AUGUST

August 4

Arizona

Kansas

Michigan

Missouri

Washington State

August 6

Tennessee

August 8

Hawaii

August 11

Connecticut

Minnesota

Vermont

Wisconsin

August 18

Alaska

Florida

Wyoming

 

SEPTEMBER

Sept 1

Massachusetts

Sept 8

New Hampshire

Rhode Island

Sept 15

Delaware

 

NATIONAL ELECTION DAY

NOVEMBER 3rd

 

experienceHARLEM @ Home

 

Weekly we’re highlighting the local businesses and virtual experiences offered by our local community while staying safely at home.  Drop by our Facebook wall and let us know how you’re doing, what you’re excited about, and be sure to help us spread the word.

 

Motivation Monday

 

Play in the Sunshine Yoga

Can’t go outside? Then go within. As these stressful times make it increasingly difficult to find tranquility & relaxation in our lives, one of the few options left is to create a peaceful haven in our home. Set your week off right with Play in the Sunshine Yoga offering daily 26 and 2 yoga classes. 

Get in-touch with your inner peace. Mindful Harlem invites you to meditate live via Zoom on Wednesday nights at 8 PM and Saturday Mornings at 9:00 AM. Can’t make it?  You can view their meditations and yoga sessions at you leisure on Youtube. Find more ways to search within here.
JTW Fit
Get in. Go Hard. Get out. Join JTW Fit. Harlem‘s first boutique fitness studio of its kind is now in your home. This #MotivationMonday, and each day this week, you’re able to participate in up to 20 classes built for multiple levels of fitness. Reach your fitness goals during quarantine here.

 

 

Takeout Tuesday

 

Sylvia’s

Sylvia’s world-famous bar-b-que ribs drowned in Sylvia’s original sassy sauce OR  & stewed turkey wings on a bed of homemade cornbread dressing? The type of hard decisions we welcome. Take advantage of free delivery on Uber Eats and get Sylvia’s world famous soul food brought to you at home! 

Lolo’s Seafood Shack 

Lolo’s Seafood Shack is where Caribbean food meets Cape Cod meets your Harlem home. Ever had crispy shrimp w/ creamy ghost pepper glaze? Try it today! Order for contactless delivery & take out in seconds! Now offering alcoholic drinks. Find out how to treat your yourself this & every #takeouttuesday here.

Tastings NYC

You deserve to relax and enjoy a menu that deliver a modern twist on classic cuisines of the world. Tastings NYCGaudir and Mountain Bird specialize in fine dining, food beverage and service to fit the style of your entertaining needs. Let Tastings organize tailored, small or large virtual cocktails and meals while we’re together apart.

Mother’s Day is just as special, even apart. Celebrate with a spring menu, wine, champagne, a flower bouquet and macarons delivered from Tastings NYC.

Find out how to treat your yourself this & every #takeouttuesday here.

 

 

Wellness Wednesday

 

Serengeti Tea’s and Spices

If you’re feeling less lively than usual, you can count on their ginger turmeric body immune booster to perk you up! The world of aroma and flavor have no limits, get it in your home from Serengeti Tea’s and Spices for your wellness while sheltering in place. 

Ginjan Cafe 

Ginjan Cafe has been able to donate over 700 bottles of Ginjan organic ginger juice, to Harlem Hospital. You can be a supporter by donating a bottle for a health care worker for $4. You also purchase a 6 pack of their signature immune boosting ginger juice for yourself. Super fast home delivery anywhere in NYC or to anywhere in the US & Canada.

Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen

Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen has a healthy recipe for us to try at home. Create their top selling PLT: portobello and pico de gallo. YUM. Mushrooms are a rich source of vitamin D, a necessary nutrient for immune function.

Ingredients:
2 medium portobello mushrooms, stem cut off
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon thyme
sea salt and pepper to taste
avocado oil for frying

Directions:
Peel the skin off of the portobello. Dredge the portobello in the flour, dip them in the egg and then into a mixture of the panko breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
Pour a 1/2 inch of oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high. Fry until crispy brown.

Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen is open for takeout Wed, Fri and Sun 4pm to 8pm.

 

 

Thirsty Thursday

 

Harlem Hops

Serving the widest array and freshest selection of beers in Harlem, let Harlem Hops supply the drinks for all the Instagram live parties you’ve been attending. 

67 Orange

Be you own favorite bartender. Enjoy #quarantineandcocktais at home with 67 Orange at-home kits. They’re making sure a great drink is a click away.  Inquire about their specialty Jack Daniels cocktail this #thirstythursday. Harlem wineries and restaurants are quenching your thirst with delivery here.

 Vinateria NYC

Quench your thirst with a pear margarita or old fashioned cocktail from Vinateria NYC. If wine, is more fitting for your taste this #thirstythursday, take a trip to the Mediterranean. View their wine like which represents a tour around the countries on the Mediterranean coast.  Full wine list is 20% off.

Find which Harlem wineries & restaurants are delivering here.

 

 

Family Friday

 

The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

Let’s have #FamilyFriday fun as we embark on a Historic Harlem Scavenger Hunt with The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem! This scavenger hunt will expose students to the rich history and culture that exists within their local neighborhoods (Central Harlem and Sugar Hill/Hamilton Heights). Get the kids together and explore from home here.

The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

Play board games and card games. Video games are fun but playing actual board or card games is a good way to bring everyone in the house together and lift everyone’s spirits. For children, games can help them develop a stronger sense of individuality and creativity. If you do not have games in your home, click this link, http://ow.ly/gjnO50zqUjI , for the nine boardless, cardless games you can play as a family.

#FamilyFridays is brought to you by Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.  Visit bgcharlem.org/blog/categories/resources for virtual academic enrichment programming, homeschooling tips, wellness advice and more.

 

 

Service Saturday

 

Sylvia’s Restaurant  and Melba’s 

Sylvia’s Restaurant and Melba’s has been doing good for the neighborhood! They’re brought much-needed comfort to Harlem Hospital, donating dozens of meals to health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Both iconic Harlem restaurants joined the #HarlemFoodPantry Grocery Pick Up in partnership with Harlem Park to Park to supply free groceries for Harlem/Upper Manhattan hospitality and restaurant workers affected by the shutdown.

West Harlem Group Assistance

The Communities for Healthy Food at West Harlem Group Assistance team works hard daily to make sure that the food hub is ready to service residents. ⁠During the COVID-19 outbreak, the food hub serves as an integral part of their response action as a Food Bank for NYC. Making dry food products available to residents is part of what they offer. Not registered with CfHF? No problem. They will serve any and everybody as long as they are able to. Visit whgainc.org for more information.

 

 

Spiritual Sunday

 

First Corinthians Baptist Church

Being able to get the service from home leaves you with no excuses. Revive and uplift your spirit. Tune in to First Corinthians Baptist Church from the comfort of your living room sofa. 

Convent Avenue Baptist Church.

Wake up your spirit with Convent Avenue Baptist Church. Stream their live Sunday school and worship service from home here. Be #togetherapart in spirit. See a list of Harlem churches with live streaming services here.

Sundae Sermon

Let’s uplift our spirits at the virtual Sundae Sermon with DJ Stormin Norman. The Sundae Sermon music festival soulfully supports and strengthens diverse communities. Let’s celebrate life while dancing and singing to disco, funk, soul, reggae, old school hip-hop, and Afro house remixes on Instagram Live.

 

 

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Financial Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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It is safe to say these past weeks have been among some of the most tumultuous and emotional that any of us can remember in our lifetimes. The impact of the coronavirus outbreak has been felt by individuals and families, companies and communities, around the world.

Please find below a summary of resources to support small businesses. We will periodically update this list.

Federal  Stimulus Package
FAQ from New York Times 

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
The City is offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees. 

To be eligible businesses, including non-profits, must:

  • Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue 
  • Employ 1-4 employees in total across all locations
  • Have been in operation for at least 6 months
  • Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements
  • Be located within the five boroughs of New York City

MORE INFO/APPLY

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund
Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible to apply for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help ensure business continuity.

To be eligible businesses must:

  • Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue
  • Employ 99 employees or fewer in total across all locations
  • Demonstrate ability to repay the loan
  • Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements
  • Be located within the five boroughs of New York City

MORE INFO/APPLY

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
The SBA has agreed to offer targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to impacted businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Here are some key points about the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):

  • They’re available to qualifying small businesses with no other access to credit and can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. – The interest rate is :
    • 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.
    • Long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years.

MORE INFO/APPLY

NYC Fines
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the City is expanding relief for small businesses, including eliminating fines for first time violations and expanding the universe of violations that will have cure periods.

MORE INFO

Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. We’ll share more details as they become available.

MORE INFO

New York Community Trust COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
Created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture,

MORE INFO/APPLY  

Procurement Opportunities
NYC EDC COVID-19 Emergency Supply Sourcing & Manufacturing is seeking businesses with the ability to quickly source and/or make needed medical supplies (e.g. face shields, gowns, ventilators, masks, and other products as needed) to support the City’s COVID-19 response. MORE INFO

New York State procurement opportunities MORE INFO

Additional Resources/Info

  • General NYC Guidance – MORE INFO

  • Tips for Addressing Changes in Customer Behavior Due to COVID- 19 – MORE INFO

  • Guidance for Restaurant Owners – MORE INFO

  • CDC Pandemic Planning Checklist

  • NYC Department of Small Business Services Emergency Planning Checklist

  •  Tax Deadline to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. MORE INFO

  • Columbia University is waiving rent to local small businesses in its retail portfolio for the months of April and May to ease the hardships to these businesses and their employees due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. This action will provide economic relief to qualifying small businesses within Columbia’s 600,000 square feet of retail space in Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Manhattanville, and Washington Heights. MORE INFO

  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced signed the “New York State on PAUSE” directive that all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22. MORE INFO

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Miles Marshall Lewis’s Radical Directorial Debut

Uncategorized — intern @ 4:01 pm

A quick glance at illustrator Tony Millionaire’s popular Harlem Renaissance map proves that Uptown has always been a welcome home to creatives. In these new Roaring 20s, bestselling author Michael Arceneaux, Broadway actress Saycon Sengbloh, sculptor Sanford Biggers and many more artists both established and aspiring populate the avenues above 110th Street. Among their number, longtime cultural critic Miles Marshall Lewis—whose writing has graced the pages of GQ, Essence, The New York Times and elsewhere—is currently switching mediums, from the written word to the moving image. The two-time author and former Ebony editor is currently running a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign for his directorial debut, entitled Radical: The Savoir Faire of French Hip-Hop.

A son of Harlem residents from what was once known as the Bowery Building on West 145th Street, Lewis relocated to Paris, France, from 2004 to 2011 for most of his thirties. While there, he learned French largely by immersion, and partially by exposure to French hip-hop culture. Having started his writing career in the American hip-hop media as an editor at both Vibe and XXL magazines in the ’90s, Lewis decided to shoot a documentary about French rap music through the lens of the defunct Parisian-based hip-hop magazine Radikal. He says the film is already 90 percent complete, hence his crowdfunding effort for post-production costs.

“Stepping behind the camera, I found out just how much telling a story in a feature article has in common with telling a story on screen,” says Lewis. “Different histories of hip-hop have been told so many different ways, like Hip-Hop Evolution or The Get Down on Netflix. But outside of La Haine and the more recent Les Misérables, movies exploring the lives of the black folks of France are rare. France is the second largest market for hip-hop music worldwide. From my background growing up in the Bronx when the culture started, I decided to make this my first film project.”

As it stands, Radical: The Savoir Faire of French Hip-Hop features interviews with French rappers Abd al Malik, Akhenaton, Disiz la Peste and others, as well as commentary from French rap music journalists and former editors from the French editions of Rolling Stone and The Source. Harlem-based arts critic and Burnt Sugar bandleader Greg Tate also appears, putting American hip-hop cultural criticism into a worldwide context. Though his producers are French, Lewis is currently putting together an American production team for additional shooting and editing the film into completion, at which point he hopes to screen Radical at film festivals like Imagenation and Urbanworld (“hopefully even the Maysles Documentary Center over on Lenox,” he says).

“MC Solaar first introduced me to French rap music in the mid-90s and made me understand how it was possible to appreciate songs based on beats and flow without understanding the language, just like the majority of American rap music’s international fans,” Lewis says. “But the personal histories of MCs like Kendrick Lamar or Megan Thee Stallion make us even more interested in their music. Radical will shine a light on the backgrounds of French MCs, for English-speaking audiences to see what they have to say about living in their corner of the world.”

The Radical Kickstarter campaign ends April 3. To become a backer, CLICK HERE.

Healthy Harlem Guide

Uncategorized — intern @ 7:40 am

During this unpredictable time when we have to practice social distancing and are encouraged to self-quarantine, we have to remain active to boost our immune systems and boost our mood!

ROKMIL Fitness by Milton Washington sessions are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 Eastern SHARP via Zoom. RSVP here.

Move your body and shake your soul every Sunday with DJ Stormin Norman on IG Live for Sundae Sermon Sequestered.

Join Hope Center Harlem on Facebook Live for their virtual check-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am and Mindfulness Moments on Tuesdays at 2pm.

My Wellness Solutions will host a daily live on Instagram covering health, wellness, food and even a movie! Follow them on IG here.

Seasoned Vegan serves up 100% vegan & Kosher and organic food and spirits whenever possible. For delivery, call 2122220092. View the menu here.

Harlem Chi is available for phone herbal consultations. Do not hesitate to place your request for one here.

Harlem Cycle is getting off the bike but still moving on Instagram Live daily for movement session. No equipment needed. How exciting! Get moving here!

Mindful Harlem invites you to meditate. Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM and Saturday Mornings at 9:00 AM. They will soon start to post meditations and yoga in their YouTube channel, subscribe here.

Feel free to continue to take advantage of the 15-min Totton Body Lab Abs anytime you need a fast, effective core workout. 

Let Stephanie Pope guide you through a 90 minute: 26 Postures and 2 breathing exercises for beginner yoga classes. Register for Pope’s Zoom classes.

Harlem Yoga Studio not only offers basic, restorative and trauma informed yoga for adults, but also yoga for kids and baby & me via Zoom. View classes here.

Get in. Go Hard. Get out. Join JTW Fit. You’re able to participate in up to 20 classes built for multiple levels of fitness. Reach your fitness goals during quarantine here.

Food Bank NYC has a list of soup kitchens and food pantries in Harlem. Please call in advance to ensure they are open.

Make your home your sanctuary. Worship is sacred and you can still show your devotion at home via live sermons:
Abyssinian Baptist Church here
Convent Avenue Baptist Church here.
First Corinthians Baptist Church here.
Metro Hope Church here.
Mount Neboh Baptist Church here.
Mount Zion Lutheran Church here.
St. Matthew’s Baptist Church of Harlem here.
The Riverside Church here.
The Gathering Harlem here.  

Harlem, let’s keep our minds, bodies and spirits right today and for LIFE!

Harlem Restaurants Available for Pickup and/or Delivery

Uncategorized — intern @ 10:33 am

Our beloved Harlem restaurants have been heavily affected by COVID-19 concerns. They’re doing everything in their power to ensure the safety of their employees and clients while providing you with take-out or delivery from the comfort of your own home. All restaurants are available for takeout. Delivery services vary.

67 Orange Street*
Cocktail Bar and Restaurant.
GrubHub, Seamless, Caviar, Doordash: 67orangestreet.square.site

Applebee’s Grill + Bar @ East River Plaza*
https://www.applebees.com/en

Accra Restaurant
Bold and robust flavours of West African cuisine.
Grubhub, Uber Eats: https://www.facebook.com/AccraRestaurantHarlem/

Barcha*
Latin-Mediterranean fare.
GrubHub, Seamless: https://www.barcha.nyc/

BLVD Bistro
Modernized soul food classics.
UberEats: https://bit.ly/2IUlviF 

Bo’s Bagels
Real NYC bagels in Harlem. (For streamlining purposes, please order for delivery ONLINE ONLY)
http://bosbagels.com/index.html  

Callie’s*
Taqueria and tequila bar.
Grubhub: https://www.calliesharlem.com/

Chef Lance Knowing
Menu changes weekly! All meals served with your choice of mixed leaves salad with white balsamic vinaigrette or caesar salad, vegetable of the day, and fresh baked rolls!
https://www.lanceknowling.com/shop

Chocolat
Updated soul food, American comfort and Southern food.
GrubHub, Seamless, Postmates, Ubereats: https://www.chocolatharlem.com/

Common Good Harlem
Beverages and baked goods.
https://www.commongoodharlem.com/ 

Dear Mama Coffee
https://www.dearmamacoffee.com/

Fieldtrip
Rice bowls are paired with ethically sourced vegetables and proteins.
Delivery: https://www.fieldtripnyc.com/Order-Online

FUMO Harlem
Italian pizza, pasta and more. 10%  off delivery; 15% off take out.
Grubhub: https://www.fumorestaurant.com/upper-west-side/delivery.php

HFB (Harlem Food Bar)
Salads, sandwiches and burgers.
https://www.hfbnyc.com/

Harlem Hops*
Beer. Booze. Bites.
https://harlemhops.com/

Harlem Shake*
Burgers, shakes, and FROZE!
https://www.toasttab.com/harlem-shake/v2/online-order#!/ 

Hogshead Tavern*
Craft beers and bar food.
Grubhub, Seamless: http://www.hogsheadharlem.com/

Home Sweet Harlem
American comfort food.
Delivery: (212)-926-9616
https://homesweetharlem.nyc/

Lolo’s Seafood Shack*
Where Caribbean food meets Cape Cod.
Delivery:  6466493356
https://bit.ly/3a1yvz5

Make My Cake
If ever there were a time for comfort food…IT’S NOW.
Takeout only: https://www.facebook.com/MakeMyCakeNYC/
info@makemycake.com-  Columbus Ave.
mmc139@makemycake.com – 7th Ave.

Maison Harlem
French bistro style menu.
Delivery: 2122229224
https://www.maisonharlem.com/

Melba’s
Flavorful southern classic and “neo” soulfood.
Grubhub, Seamless, UberEats, Postmates: https://www.melbasrestaurant.com/

Mountain Bird*
Delivery: 6073586125
www.ilovemountainbird.com

Oso
Delicious Mexican food.
Seamless, Grubhub: http://www.osoharlem.com/

Ponty Bistro
French, West African and American cuisine.
Grubhub, Seamless, Delivery.com, Postmates: http://www.pontybistroharlem.com/

Reverence NYC
Weekly 3-course Healthy BentoBox meal. Created by Chef Jackson. Take out only.
https://www.exploretock.com/reverence/

Ruby’s Vintage*
Pickup only: 6464549899
https://www.rubysvintageharlem.com/rubysmenu 

Seasoned Vegan*
Serving 100% vegan & Kosher and organic food and spirits whenever possible.
Delivery: 2122220092
https://www.seasonedvegan.com/

Sister’s Caribbean Cuisine
Powerful flavors from Jamaica to Trinidad to Guyana to the South.
UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates: https://www.sisterscuisineharlem.com/menu

Sugar Monk NYC*
Cocktails to-go only. Served with complimentary truffle popcorn.
https://sugarmonklounge.com/cocktails-to-go 

Sylvia’s
Serving classic soul food made with love and authenticity.
UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates: http://sylviasrestaurant.com/

Teranga
African home cooking that emphasizes African-grown ingredients.
Caviar, UberEats: https://bit.ly/3ahw23y  

The Edge*
Creative food reflecting British and Jamaican heritage.
Postmates: https://www.theedgeharlem.com/

The Expat*
Southeast Asian gastropub serving craft cocktails & comfort food.
Seamless, Grubhub: https://www.theexpat.nyc/

The Row Harlem*
Dinner, brunch & cocktails.
UberEats, GrubHub: https://www.therowharlem.com/ 

The Winery*
Because life is too short to waste for uninteresting wines. Most wines <$20.
https://www.thewinerynyc.com/

Tsion*
Ethiopian dishes and a selection of tasteful wines from South America.
Grubhub: https://tsioncafe.com/

Vinateria*
Culinary rooted in Spain and Italy. special $15 pasta offerings, 20% off all bottles of wine, and cocktails and beer to-go.
https://www.vinaterianyc.com/

Yatenga French Bistro & Bar
http://www.yatengabistro.com/delivery.php

*Order wine, beer or cocktails with pickup and/or delivery.