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Inspired by compelling personal recollections from the Oral History Project at the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Separate and Equal explores the emotional violence of segregation through the playing of a forbidden basketball game between black and white teens in the pressure cooker of 1950’s Jim Crow Alabama.

Told through a dynamic hybrid of basketball and modern dance and performed to an original jazz soundtrack composed specifically for this production, Separate and Equal follows those on the very cusp of adulthood, not yet consumed by the prejudices of their parents, as they struggle to break free from the repetitious cycle of racism.

Age recommendation 15+

Please note that the places contains profanity and adult themes.

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ImageNation is Building A Tech Village with their Summer Screenings

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ImageNation has focused their Outdoor Film Festival for this year on STEM, its importance in education and how youth are accessing and using it to learn, create and grow. On August 21st, you can join their Kids Night Out screening of “A Wrinkle in Time” Directed by Ava DuVernay and their Black Girl Magic closing night film “Love Beats Rymes. Directed by  RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and staring recording artist Azealia Banks, Jill Scott, and Common will be showing on September 7th.
During their showing of “A Wrinkle in Time” their tech village will be present. The idea of a Tech Village is an extension of the Wakanda Tech Village for the summer screening of “Black Panther” back in June. Wakanda being an advanced technological society and placing it in Harlem. Featured exhibitors included the Harlem Knights Robotics Team, LatinoTech, A-Frame – NYC & Immersive NYC (both are A-Frame classroom style meet-up groups that specialize in teaching A-Frame) and VR World NYC.
In addition to the tech village, they will also have face-painting, a back to school backpack giveaway by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and more.

 

 

 

#CoolForSchool School Supply Drive

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The #CoolForSchool #Supply500 initiative aims to help prepare our children appropriately for the new coming school year by supplying five hundred of Harlem’s children with proper school supplies and/or materials.

#Supply500 will be preparing backpacks filled with essential school supplies to #Supply500 kids of Harlem. Local business owners, organizations and leaders in the Harlem area are invited to drop off pencils, pens, calculators, book-bags, folders, binders now through the end of August at:

Harlem Haberdashery

246 Malcolm X Blvd

9th Annual Summer Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week

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It’s that time again!

Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week is back! Enjoy great lunch menus and End of Summer Specials from your favorite restaurants and retailers with two weeks of offerings beginning Wednesday, August 15th through Friday, August 31st!

 

 

 

 

 

Jamboree: A Soulful Extravaganza on the Hudson w/ Keith Washington!

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Join soul singer Keith Washington and HCCI for the 2018 Jamboree!: A Soulful Extravaganza on the Hudson! This year they are returning to the luxurious Hornblower Infinity yacht located at Houston Street and the Westside Highway! Each Jamboree hosts more than 300 guests and features a special performances by celebrated signers, music by live disc jockeys, along with an all-you-can-eat buffet and a magnificent cruise along the Hudson River.

The Jamboree is priced so that Harlem residents can afford to participate.

It’s a wonderful community effort!

Uptown Favorites Winners

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We asked who’s who in Harlem and you answered! Uptown is home to some of the city’s most sought-after bars, nightlife, and dining and with your help, we were able to put together a go-to Harlem list with all your favorites chosen by the people who live here!  Click on each image for more details.

 

Harlem’s best restaurant goes to , located in the heart of Uptown serving comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood.

 

The best spot to take bae out for an evening dinner is with its chic, contemporary vibe to complement the wine, cocktails and an upscale Italian & Spanish-influenced menu.

 

Is there a scene anywhere in NYC that can hold its own against Harlem? The best place to people watch, strut your new fit or just to get out of the house is  named after the legendary speakeasy that attracted some of the most noteworthy figures of the 20th century

 

No one does Brunch like Harlem but if you’ve been to , you know exactly what’s goin on! Harlem’s best brunch spot is both a family business and a personal calling with a husband and wife team behind what chef Carlos calls “Crafted American Soul” food.

Okay, so the way our account is set up, we only have 👌🏾this much money until next week…and… ..don’t worry 😎 , has got your back! Best spot for when you’re ballin’ on a budget is right on the corner of 118th and Malcolm X Blvd!

 

You know what? While you’re at, make sure you take advantage of Harlem’s best HappyHour with drink specials going on from 3-8PM during the week! Yeah, we know! That’s mad long!!! We’re headed there right now too! 🌮🍹

 

has been Harlem’s best cocktail destination for a few years now. Named after a 19th-century speakeasy that thrived in the heart of the prohibition era, the space is unbelievably cool with a small room downstairs for larger gatherings with your people.

You haven’t had fried chicken in Harlem until you’ve been to Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken! After 30yrs, Charles continues to set the standard for locals seeking authentic Southern cuisine at affordable prices.

has the mac and cheese that will make stay there all day! Being born, bred and buttered in Harlem, Melba knew she wanted to stay close to home to provide a comfortable dining experience to the community that raised her.

A refuge from the hectic pace of life in the city, was voted the best place for good eats that will get you back to business instead rather than back at home for an afternoon nap!

Harlem’s favorite coffee shop is the place where we gather in the mornings to catch up on neighborhood happenings! You can count on for freshly roasted coffee, background music you actually like & even fast, reliable wifi to prep for your morning meeting!☕️👌🏾

No matter what holiday is coming up, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Yep…even Secret Santa in the office at work🎅🏿 When you want to give a gift that shows your love for Harlem, you go to Harlem’s favorite boutique;

BlackPanther in the park with was poppin! HarlemStage & SummerStage always bring amazing Black artists Uptown to share their talent where it’s loved the most! That’s what makes special! We all come together to make this space magical!

If you’ve ever been to First Fridays at , you know why the community chose them as Harlem’s favorite Arts and Culture institution! So much fun, so much learning, and true self-exploration happen at !

Malcolm X Blvd is the one place in the world where you can go to have a world-class dinner, pick up souvenirs, grab a coffee, grab a drink, go dancing, Harlem shake, eat at , start a business and make it home in time for your shows all in the same day!

 

On a mission to celebrate the food, culture & inspire others is our favorite Uptown celebrity; Marcus Samuelsson! As the man behind , & Harlem EatUp, Marcus never hesitates to show his love for our history, intertwining Harlem flavor into all of his work!

 

Let this selection as Uptown’s favorite DJ be our thank you to DJ Stormin’ Norman for ! Whether he is doing A Tribute to Women or simply For the Love of Harlem, NOBODY gets the party going like DJ Stormin’ Norman!

With an entire roster of amazing musicians, Uptown’s favorite band, led by saxophonist Rakiem Walker and vocalist Gloria Ryann, is known for its thundering jazz and afrobeat anthems that remind us that The Good Life always has been, and always will be in Harlem!

 

Just blocks from Harlem’s treasured Morningside and Central Park; is your go-to spot when you and your friends are in search of good food, better drinks but you have to bring the kids along!

 

 

 

The House That Will Not Stand

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New York Theatre Workshop presents
THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by MARCUS GARDLEY
directed by LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ
featuring:
JONIECE ABBOTT-PRATT • JULIANA CANFIELD • HARRIETT D. FOY
LYNDA GRAVÁTT • NEDRA McCLYDE • MARIE THOMAS
and MICHELLE WILSON

Limited Engagement
July 11 – August 12, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
Tickets:
July 11-12 – $25
July 13-29 – $45
Aug 1-12 – $65

To purchase tickets:

 

Call 212.460.5475.
Visit NYTW Box Office, 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 (Between Bowery and Second Avenue).
In the heat of summer, Louisiana passed from France to the United States. On the eve of the transfer, in a house in mourning, freedom hangs in the balance for a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, Marcus Gardley’s lyrical, nuanced play, THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, is directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz.

 

C’est la fête!

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C’est la fête!

Join us to celebrate Bastille Day at Rendezvous starting on Friday the 13th with three new trois couleurs inspired cocktails Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite!

One is the right for you.

We’ll celebrate a la française with a special foie gras champagne pairing for only $25

don’t miss it!

Make your reservations 212-222-8952

RDV

2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Vive la France!

Sugar In Our Wounds

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FINAL WEEKS!
After performing to sold-out audiences for weeks, Sugar in Our Wounds has been extended through July 15. Tickets are strictly limited in MTC’s most intimate theatre — get yours before they’re gone.
Tickets: $40* with code DONJA July 10 – July 15 (reg. $75)
LGBTQ COMMUNITY NIGHT
Friday, July 13 | 7:30 pm
BLACK THEATER COMMUNITY NIGHT
Sunday, July 15 | 7:30 pm
To purchase tickets:
CLICK HERE (promo code DONJA will automatically be applied).
Call City Tix at 212.581.1212 and mention code DONJA.
Present this offer at the City Center Box Office, 131 W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) NYC. The facility fee is only $1 when you buy at the box office!
Sugar In Our Wounds
A World Premiere by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali
With Stephanie Berry, Sheldon Best, Fern Cozine, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Chinaza Uche

Manhattan Theatre Club
The Studio at Stage II
New York City Center
131 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY

 

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, an enslaved youth, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker, and playwright Donja R. Love’s exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history. Directing is Saheem Ali (Kill Move Paradise). 

Find Your New Home on Riverside Drive

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Just off Hudson River & Park Views in Hamilton Heights is a gut renovated 2-bedroom/2 bath Pre-war condo, with large a Living Room/Dining Room that’s perfect for entertaining. The oversized pass-thru window in the kitchen will be great to mingle with family and friends in your new Harlem home.