Our Favorites from Love the Way You Live with Charlie Lewis

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In case you’ve been sleeping on the Love the Way You Live podcasts with Charlie Lewis, let’s bring you up to speed. Charlie Lewis is a NYC based real-estate agent with Corcoran who happens to have some of the best listings in Harlem. Each week on the podcast, Charlie dishes you the latest news on Harlem arts, culture, fashion, real-estate, nightlife and more. Here are 4 of our favorites that we know you’ll enjoy:


Episode 28: The Skin is the Truth
Charlie Lewis has one of the most riveting conversations with esthetician, consultant and speaker Seven Brown of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic who shares the do’s and don’ts to have healthy skin and simple regimens to get you on the path to living a clean life.


Episode 21: It’s Showtime at the Apollo
Charlie has an inspirational conversation with the theater’s Executive Director, Kamilah Forbes, who shares her vision to further celebrate the educational and social impact of this iconic institution with the intentional mission to reflect the issues of the black community. Forbes says, “When people come to The Apollo, we say ‘Welcome Home.’”


Episode 11: Curated Experiences
One of his favorite go-to shops is NiLu in Harlem where the owner Katrina Parris is interviewed on being intentional about selling unique and purposeful brands made by artists and makers in Harlem and around the world. From Peruvian chocolate to vegan body butter, to letterpress greeting cards, there is something for everyone at NiLu.


Episode 8: Experience Harlem
If you didn’t know, Harlem, NY has always been hot and now everyone is flocking uptown to experience the third most visited area on the island. Charlie has a lively discussion with Angie Hancock, who’s the founder of Experience Harlem – the premiere resource for shopping, dining, arts and culture year round. Learn about the hidden gems for a good cocktail, music and art festivals and what Charlie calls, “Conscious Capitalism”.

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Once on this Island – The Musical

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Essential Uptown Favorites

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It’s time we figured out who’s who in Harlem. Uptown is home to some of the city’s most sought-after bars, nightlife, and cuisine but we want to see who you like best! Vote for your favorite restaurants/ businesses in our 2018 Essential Uptown Favorites competition!


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YMCA March Membership Open House — March 17, 2018

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How exciting that March is here already; the year is indeed moving along! On Saturday, March 17 from 11am – 3pm, we will host a March Membership Open House. This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to invite your family and friends who have seen your results and are interested in joining a gym. Here at the Harlem YMCA, we have something for everyone and on Saturday we will have FREE class demonstrations open to ALL! Plan to come with a friend or two, staff will be available to answer questions about our facility as well as give tours!

Hear Joey Alexander, Paquito D’Rivera, & more at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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48th Achievers in Industry Gala

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National Margarita Day

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Grab some friends, come to Harlem and get your drink on for National Margarita Day!

Black History Month in Harlem

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X: or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation | Now – Feb 18th
The Acting Company
This show vividly brings to life the assassination of the late great Malcolm X. We cannot say this enough, you need to see this show ASAP. Beautifully written by Marcus Gardley, this play will make you cry, laugh and think really deeply about how the American experiment has still not lived up to it’s lofty rhetoric. READ HERE

King in New York | Now – June 1st
Museum of the City of New York
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., King in New York traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. READ HERE

49th Anniversary Sunday Matinee | Feb 11th
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 49th Anniversary Sunday Matinee takes place Sunday, February 11th! Be part of a celebratory afternoon of artistry. READ HERE

Open Archive: Alain L. Locke and the Harlem Renaissance | Feb 13th
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Join Schomburg Center archivists featuring items from their coveted collection of archival materials. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. READ HERE

The New Negro, The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey Stewart | Feb 13th
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Alain Locke was a writer, philosopher, and architect of the philosophy behind the Harlem Renaissance, an awakening of artistic creativity and racial pride centered in Harlem. The new biography, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart, former Schomburg Fellow, tells the story of how Locke came to his view of Harlem as a crucible of race consciousness. READ HERE

Ebony Sea and 1830s Black Power Story Book Reading/Signing | Feb 13th
Whole Foods Harlem
Irene Smalls, born and raised in Harlem, is the award-winning author of 15 books for children published by Little Brown, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic. On Feb 13th, she will be reading and signing from her latest book detailing a true story from 1830 of a group of Africans who refused to be enslaved. READ HERE

Salute Black History Month: Lift Every Voice and Sing | Feb 16th
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
Harlem Opera Theater will present a tribute to the 145th Anniversary of the life of composer John Rosamond Johnson, who wrote the music for “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, his brother, James Weldon Johnson wrote the words. READ HERE

Soundtrack ’63 | Feb 13th
Apollo Theater
A Live Musical Documentary with spirituals, protest songs, and popular music performed by an 18-piece orchestra and Brooklyn’s Soul Science Lab. READ HERE

HERITAGE: Bethann Hardison in Conversation with Harriette Cole | Feb 22nd
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Harlem Opera Theater will present a tribute to the 145th Anniversary of the life of composer John Rosamond Johnson, who wrote the music for “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, his brother, James Weldon Johnson wrote the words. READ HERE

Harlem, Be Our Valentine.

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Harlem Candle Company Featured in Time Out, Essence, Architecture Digest, and the Huffington Post.   Meet founder, Teri Johnson.


Fri., Feb. 9th 6PM Neighborly Paper!
Meet Neighborly Paper co-founder, Robin Beck.  Sharing insight into how she and her partner Carmelle Kendall started in the greeting card business and their inspirations.

Sat., Feb. 10th 12PM Rocks by Sekou
Rocks by Sekou.  Hand made.  Learn Sekou;s amazing story how Rocks by Sekou emerged and having an impact on social justice.

Sun., Feb., 11th 12PM  Maiko Suzuki Jewelry
Maiko Suzuki’s original designs are hand-crafted and made in Harlem, New York.

Mon., Feb., 12th 6PM On This Rock
On This Rock designs jewelry with engraved messages of love and encouragement. Style that speaks volumes to the wearer and the admirer.

Wed., Feb. 14th, 6PM Chocolate and Wine – Sol Cacao
Sol Cacao founded right in Harlem.  Now featured in NiLu and Whole Foods.  Enjoy wine pairing with 70%+ cacao chocolate bars.