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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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New Year, New You!

A new beginning is just around the corner and our New Year, New You guide has everything you need to help you bring in a balanced, healthy and revived 2018.


Mindful Harlem | Through mindfulness and meditation practices, this community hub creates joy and effective engagement by exploring the collective wisdom and resources of our diverse and colorful neighboorhood.  READ HERE

I Have A Dream Workshop | Start the year off right with an intensive workshop designed to help you access your dreams. Led by DREAMLEAPERS founder and motivational coach Harriette Cole, you will participate in a meditation exercise followed by vision boarding.  READ HERE

Harlem Churches | Nothing feels better than your spirit being renewed. Check out some uptown gospel as you start off 2018 centered on God.  READ HERE


Harlem Chi Community Acupuncture | Aches and pains got you down? Need something more than a pill or a salve can handle? Take a holistic approach!  Harlem Chi uses Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to address a variety of health and wellness concerns.  READ HERE

Harlem Cycle| In Harlem’s 1st bicycling studio, they pay attention to all the details with a focus on one thing:  providing the best classes possible. Get your summer body in gear at Harlem Cycle!  READ HERE

Cohen’s Fashion Optical | See and be seen in style! Featuring a large selection of designer eyewear, Cohen’s Fashion Optical comes correct with the latest styles for the whole family.  READ HERE

Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry | Bring in the new year with a brand new smile! Utilizing the latest innovations in braces for people of all ages. Dr. Robertson uses these technologies to shorten and perfect the orthodontic process.  READ HERE

Harlem YMCA | Conveniently located in central Harlem, membership is affordable and programs are plenty for Harlemites seeking classes and workshops on social responsibility and healthy living.  READ HERE

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Harlem Arts Fall Preview

By Miles Marshall Lewis

Sage advice for anyone visiting anyplace foreign is to check in with somebody local to the area for a true lay of the land. But what if that newfound land is Harlem? Whether you’re crashing at an Airbnb above 110th Street or a diehard native New Yorker, consider this brief guide an in-the-know indigenous voice to Uptown for the fall season. From the legendary Apollo Theater and the Studio Museum of Harlem across 125th Street to the National Black Theatre and Columbia’s newly erected Lenfest Center, all the events name-checked below come stamped with a native Harlemite seal of approval.

Fictions . The Studio Museum of Harlem. September 14 — January 7. A collection of work from 19 artists of the African diaspora, Fictions includes photography, sculpture, video and drawings spanning the personal, the political, the everyday and the imagined. Following previous emerging-artist exhibitions (Freestyle, Frequency, Flow and Fore), Fictions focuses on the evolution of narratives in contemporary art since 2012.

We Shall Not Be Moved. The Apollo Theater. October 6, 7. Combining jazz, R&B and classical singing, spoken word, contemporary dance and multimedia video, this genre-defying opera plays the Apollo on its way to London’s Hackney Empire. In 1985, Philadelphia police bombed the headquarters of the black liberation outfit MOVE—killing 11 members (including five children) and decimating a neighborhood. We Shall Not Be Moved builds on those tragic events, following five teenagers on the run taking refuge in the former MOVE compound.

Dreamstates and Saul Williams. Harlem Stage. October 6. Shot completely on iPhones by first-time Rwandan-born director Anisia Uzeyman, Dreamstates is a part romance, part travelogue through a unique underground America. Uzeyman’s husband, hip-hop poet emeritus Saul Williams, deejays after a brief performance and post-screening Q&A.

Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version. The Apollo Theater. October 16. Based on the late sci-fi novelist Octavia Butler’s classic Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, musical director Toshi Reagon assembles 20 singers and musicians to bring Butler’s prose to the stage. The resulting Afrofuturistic opera blends 200 years of African American music to tackle race, gender and the future of humankind.

Monkmania: A Centennial Tribute to Thelonious Monk. Harlem Stage. December 1. Known for post-modernizing the jazz legacy of legendary pianist Thelonious Monk into the 21st century, the Monk’estra Ensemble performs arrangements of classic selections. Presented in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music, Monkmania

NICOLE HENRY at Ginny’s Supper Club

NICOLE HENRY at Ginny’s Supper Club at The Red Rooster – New York, NY. Friday & Saturday, Oct 13 & 14 – 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Reserve your tickets today!

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Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Ms. Henry’s passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums. Heralded by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more, Ms. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals.

“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…. time and again she invested familiar songs with an extra fillip of conviction and made you reconsider the words.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“…That predicted time of greatness has arrived. Nicole Henry emerges hands down as this generation’s First Lady of Jazz.” – Sean Martinfield, Huffington Post