Harlem Halloween Fun Friends and Family Style

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Harlem has Halloween fun for the whole family this October. Go all out! Dress up the kids to be as cute or as scary as they want, even include the pups. Free to nearly free events are open to the public from the east side to the west side. Classic face painting, costumes parade, and trick or treating are just some of the activities on the agenda.

Halloween Bash

It’s fun to be at the Y-M-C-A during the Halloween Bash in Harlem. You’ll find plenty of spooktacular activities and of course, plenty of tricks, treats, music and family fun will be available for everyone.

Address: Harlem YMCA, 180 West 135th Street

Date: October 26, 2019; 5pm-8pm

Cost: $5

Learn more at : www.ymcanyc.org/harlem

NYSoM Halloween Havoc 2019

Have you ever been to a ghoultastic Halloween experience? Whether the answer is “yes” or “no,” head to NYSoM Halloween Havoc for a truly ghoultastic event for the whole family. Discover the Transylvania Activity Village for free pumpkin painting & slime making. Dr. Killjoy’s Sanatorium (haunted house) will features horror icons Michael Myers, Pennywise, Freddy Krueger & more. Enter if you dare.

Address: East Harlem Tutorial Program, 2050 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10029

Date: October 26, 2019; 2pm-6pm

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nysom-halloween-havoc-2019-tickets-65462316551 

Halloween Family Fun at the Farmers Market

Bring the kids to the Morningside Park Farmers Market for pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating and a costume parade. Also pick up some fresh items from the regular vendors at the Farmers Market.

Address: Down to Earth Morningside Park Farmers Market, 237-331 Manhattan Avenue, New York, NY 10026

Date: October 26th, 2019; 10am-1pm

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-family-fun-tickets-75763333169?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0bS_EtYGSD3q3Ff2a3aEA4nXLqbC37kQRuzX53oJ6H2iwxWWhfyv0n0rY

Halloween Pet Costume Party

Celebrate Halloween with us and your best friend; your pet! Dress up with your pet in your best Halloween costumes and take pictures in their photo booth, pick a pumpkin, dance to music and more!

Address: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Ave

Date: October 26, 2019; 12:30-pm-2:30pm

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/historic-harlem-parks/events/2019/10/26/breast-cancer-awareness-day1

Halloween at the Museum

Enjoy a day of mysterious stories, a pumpkin patch, costume making and slime library. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will put on a spooktacular 45-minute Vampire Variety Show with Count Keith.Participate in the Heather Hart’s exhibition, The Oracle of Amplitude, for a hands-on circus workshop. Play and try variations of the acts you see in the show!

Address: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 Saint Nicholas Avenue

Date: October 27, 2019; 10:00am-5pm

Cost: Adults $10; Kids over 8 & seniors $4; Kids under 8 FREE

Learn more: https://www.sugarhillmuseum.org/calendar/2019/10/27/halloween-at-sugar-hill-ekfbm

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla 2019

Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park! Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, a festive pumpkin patch, and the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meet at twilight.

Schedule of Events:

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Pumpkin Drop Off*

Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon

Halloween Crafts

Spooky Stories

Festive Pumpkin Patch*

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Halloween Costume Parade

6:30 p.m. – Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

7:00 p.m. – Event Ends


Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park Accessible

110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue

Date: October 30, 2019; 4pm-7pm

Cost: Free

*IMPORTANT* Learn about the Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/30/halloween-pumpkin-flotilla-2019

Harlem Grown’s Halloween Festival

We love spooky, wholesome fun! Get creative with face painting, creating wicked arts and crafts, eating candied apples, discovering a haunted house, and more! This is a public event open to all ages of the Harlem community.

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm, 118 W 134 Street

Date: October 31, 2019; 3pm-6pm

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-growns-halloween-festival-tickets-75324151565?aff=ebdiglgoogleseo

BioBus Afterschool Science Hour: Halloween Party

Trick or treat? More like science and treats! Stop at the BioBase Harlem community laboratory on your trick-or-treat route! Children, families, and afterschool programs invited to explore using research microscopes in our community laboratory on Halloween! Get ready for candy and spook-tacular science!

Address: Columbia Zuckerman Institute, 3227 Broadway

Date: October 31, 2019; 3pm-6pm

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biobus-afterschool-science-hour-halloween-party-tickets-75226708109



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Welcoming Ginjan to Harlem

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When was the last time you got excited about a cafe? An African-themed cafe? Well, we’re excited to welcome Ginjan Cafe to Harlem! Brothers Mohammed and Rahim Diallo recently opened the doors to us on 125th and Park Avenue in the Corn Exchange Building. The menu includes their signature Ginjan juice, premium African coffee, freshly pressed juices, healthy treats, warm crepes and even vibrant cocktails.

One step inside and you’re welcomed by the beautiful decor and warm atmosphere. Whether you visit for a quick grab-n-go item or sit to work on your “next big thing”, you’ll feel revitalized by the premium ingredients they use to make every drink and treat.

Mohammed and Rahim are embracing their African heritage as they celebrate the American Dream in Harlem, the capital of black culture. Visit Ginjan to support a new and refreshing business. Let them know Experience Harlem sent you 😉


Sugar Monk – An Intimate Cocktail Establishment will Open Soon in the Historic Harlem Community

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The historic Harlem community will soon welcome the opening of Sugar Monk, a sophisticated new mixology cocktail bar just a short walk from the famous Apollo Theater, located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (between 123rd & 124th Streets), nestled along a now vibrant restaurant row.

Sugar Monk is the creation of two artists who have merged their diverse artistic styles under one roof – Ektoras Binikos, an award-winning mixologist and visual artist, and Simon Jutras, a photographer and designer.

Sugar Monk pays hommage to the uptown speakeasies that once flourished at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Places where the creatives of the day, writers, musicians, poets, visual artists, social and political activists, as well as fashion and entertainment icons sought social interaction and cultural exchange after hours, over some delectable concoctions – far from the social constructs of race, ethnicity, and sexual identity.

Ektoras and Simon are reflecting upon that era, at a time when the community is experiencing a new resurgence, attracting today’s creatives, and preparing for the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. Their goal is to fashion Sugar Monk into a modern classic, an intimate spot with a vibe that welcomes all patrons, and where the soft eclectic music sets the mood for engaging conversation. A place where those seeking an unforgettable and heightened sensory experience can indulge in a selection of the most complex and exquisite elixirs created by Ektoras Binikos, the epitome of a modern-day alchemist.

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

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!