HarlemIsBlackHistory Month

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Our Calling to Fulfill an Interfaith and Intergenerational Justice… | Feb 11th at 7:00PM
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (204 W 134th St.) MORE INFO

Uptown Nights: Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Scope | Feb 13th at 7:30 PM
Harlem Stage (150 Convent Ave) MORE INFO

Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-thon | Feb 16th 12:00PM
Schomburg Center (515 Malcolm X Blvd) MORE INFO

Dance Theatre of Harlem Turns 50! Celebrate at the Apollo! | Feb 16th 1:00PM
Schomburg Center (515 Malcolm X Blvd) MORE INFO

Spotlight on Black Wine Makers | Feb 19th 7:00PM
Harlem Wine Gallery (725A St Nicholas Ave) MORE INFO

Talks at the Schomburg: Revisiting the Autobiography of Malcolm X | Feb 21st 6:30PM
Schomburg Center (515 Malcolm X Blvd) MORE INFO

Kamasi Washington in Concert | Feb 23rd
Apollo Theater (253 W 125th St.) MORE INFO

The Harlem Chamber Players Black History Celebration | Feb 28th 6:30PM
Schomburg Center (515 Malcolm X Blvd) MORE INFO

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New Year, New Beginnings!

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Harlem Business Alliance
Set Bigger Goals!
275 Lenox Avenue (Between 124th and 123rd Street)

Aim higher in the new year! Make sure 2019 brings you closer to your goals by creating a Dream Board over drinks in the Harlem Business Alliance’s Wine and Wishes Workshop on January 22nd.



Mindful Harlem
Meditate on Them!
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Entrance on 119th St)

Mindful Harlem is a non-profit meditation center created by and for the people of Harlem. Their safe and supportive environment helps people to learn and deepen their practice of mindfulness in community whether you’re sitting in for a talk or dropping in for a meditation session.



Harlem Run
Get Active & Get Fit
Marcus Garvey Park

Harlem Run welcome runners, walkers and joggers of all sizes, ages and abilities as they run the streets of our iconic neighborhood and get fit together. Plus; Membership is FREE! Get started this week during the Monday Night Run or at Harlem Gets Fit on Thursday nights.



Bikram Yoga Harlem
$50 for 1 Month of Yoga!
518 West 145th Street

Start on your 2019 fitness goals now! Bikram Yoga Harlem creates an environment where students can come and practice their yoga in an empowering and encouraging space. Laugh, struggle, sweat and challenge yourself in their hot box with their NEW Student Special of $50 for a month of yoga!



The 125 Collection
Body & Soul Care
NiLu Gift Store

Everything down to the scents that you breathe hold a great deal of impact on your life. Create new energy by getting fresh local fragrances for your home at Harlem’s Favorite boutique, NiLu Gift Store.



The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem
Give Back
521 West 145th Street

The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem is always ready for community members to step forward to help Harlem’s kids. Touching the lives of over 1,000 youth and their families, they depend on people from around the neighborhood reaching back and taking time from their day to help advance the next generation of kids growing up with big dreams!



Seasoned Vegan
Eating Clean
55 St. Nicholas Avenue (Between 112th and 113th)

Cut the garbage out of your diet and get started on a plan for cleaner eating at Seasoned Vegan which specializes in creating vegan soul food which captures all the best flavors from the diaspora using only natural and organic produce!



I Love Kickboxing
Sweat it Out
47 West 116th Street

Do more for your body and well-being than you ever thought possible in 2019! Sign up online and you can fight back against the holiday weight gain at just $20 for a free pair of gloves and access to your first three classes!



Take Yourself to Church

You’ve been putting it off for long enough. Start 2019 off the best way that you know how and that’s with God. Whether you decide to check out Abyssinian’s service which address the varied needs of a multi-generational congregation or First Corinthians that makes sure their doors are open to women and the LGBTQ community, make sure 2019 is about feeding your spirit as well.



Bibi Salon
Get a New Look
2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Between 118th and 119th Streets)

Get a new upscale look for 2019 in Upper Manhattan’s hottest, trendy, chic, full-service salon specializing in color and relaxers for all hair types. It’s multicultural and internationally trained staff are equipped to address dry and damaged hair and scalp due to over-processing, chemical breakage and color corrections.



Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
A New Smile for Your New Look
470 Malcolm X Blvd Suite 1D

Nothing will cement your 2009-2019 glow up more than a nicer smile! Good oral health is an investment and with plenty of options for financing, Dr. Robertson and his team are focused on helping each client feel secure as they start their journey toward a better and brighter smile for the new year!


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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.

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

Limited Engagement
July 11 – August 12, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
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


2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Vive la France!