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Honor Black History Month 2021

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Honor Black History Month the Harlem Way

Mother Tongue: The Philosophy of Malcolm X
Each year, the Schomburg Centers celebrates the life of Malcolm X during Black History Month – coinciding with the anniversary of his assassination on February 21, 1965.
Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Register here.

Between the World & Me
Watch the Apollo documentary on HBO Max and Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (initially premiered at the Apollo). Between The World And Me is a culture-defining television special that combines elements of the Apollo Theater’s 2018 production, including powerful readings from Ta-Neshi Coates’ book, documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation.
Learn more here.

Support the Arts
Virtually visit Harlem’s arts & cultural institutions + donate if you can, they’ve been closed for nearly a year and support the work of artists.  Among our favorites:

Uptown Exhibition at Wallach Gallery 
The Uptown Triennial 2020 exhibition, the second iteration in the series, presents the work of contemporary artists in dialogue with the Harlem Renaissance, a defining moment in American modernism and African-American cultural history, during its centennial year.
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Save to calendar here before it ends 2/28.

“Freedom Summer”
Cynthia Robinson’s “Freedom Summer”  – August 4, 1964.  Nora starts a new life “passing” as a white woman while her sister, Carrie, travels to the Deep South to register Blacks to vote. The bodies of three civil rights workers have just been found in Mississippi, leading the sisters to question the price of civil rights, Black identity, and what it means to be Free.
Ends 2/28. Purchase tickets here.

Follow #HarlemisBlackHistory to learn about the artists past and present who through their art – words, paintbrushes and music have documented Black Culture.

 

View our Guide to Black Harlem to support Black businesses & learn more about the rich history of our home. Here’s your guide to taste, hear, see, shop and EXPERIENCE Harlem.

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SHOP HARLEM VIRTUAL HOLIDAY FAIR 2020

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We know you love all things Harlem, that’s how we know you’ll love the Shop Harlem Virtual Fair. This will be an interactive social distancing event with lots of surprises and unique opportunities in store. Event highlights will include:

– DJ Stormin Norman spinning live on the main stage

– Interactive booths featuring Harlem’s best shops and makers

– Networking opportunities – where you can launch a video chat with anyone, one-on-one or in a group

– Special guests who represent Harlem

– Much more to come

There’s no need to travel outside of Harlem to discover the perfect gift this holiday season. With scores of local entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans, there’s no better place to shop than the Shop Harlem Virtual Fair! Although this season is unlike any other let’s bring in the holidays the right way by supporting Harlem businesses throughout the holiday season.

RSVP HERE

 

Participating:

67 Orange Street
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd
67orangestreet.com
Offer: Cocktail kits and gift cards.

 

Anthony Maxwell
anthonymaxwell.com
Offer: 15% off online orders with email sign-up
Free shipping with $50 or more purchase.  National shipping available.

 

The Brownstone
24 E 125th St
thebrownstonewoman.com
National shipping available.

 

FOLKUS 
folkus.co
Offer: 20% Harlem World Stone gift wrapping paper. Promo code = Harlem20 .
National shipping available.

 

Frederick Benjamin
shop.frederickbenjamin.com
Offer: Save 20% on grooming regimen + free gift with purchase.

 

Harlem’s Heaven Hats
2538 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
harlemsheaven.com

 

Harlem Haberdashery
245 Lenox Ave
harlemhaberdashery.com

 

IN-18 LLC
IN-18.com 
Offer: 2021 Career Roadmap Coaching Session $175 for 45 minutes.

 

ImaniLia Fashions
imanilia.com

 

Ma Smith’s Dessert Café
2380 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
masmithdessertcafe.com

 

NiLu
191 Lenox Ave
shopnilu.com
Offer: 15% off online ordering only. Free shipping with $50 or more purchase.
National shipping available.

 

Reynoir LLC
society6.com/createperiodfestival
National shipping available.

 

ROKMIL Fitness
Offer: Free zoom sessions.

 

Ron Donovan Footwear & Accessories
rondonovandesigns.com
Offer: Various discounts.
National shipping available.

 

Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco
2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
rubysvintageharlem.com

 

Sundae Sermon
sundaesermon.com
National shipping available.

 

SimpleeBEAUTIFUL CurlyTexturedBAR
115 Edgecombe Ave
simpleebeautiful.com
Offer: Special discount for 1st time visit to salon and purchases.

 

Ruth Nathan’s
ruthnathans.com
Offer: Buy a mask and a bow tie get a flower or pocket square practically half off.
National shipping available.

 

Soular Powered
etsy.com/shop/soularpowered
National shipping available.

 

Society 6/Reynoir
society6.com/createperiodfestival
National shipping available.

 

TASTE4LY 
www.taste4ly.com
Offer: $25 off meal service for 4

 

Totton Body Lab
www.neiltotton.com
Offer: 5 virtual Zoom classes for $50.

 

Wines by Mozel
2254 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
winesbymozel.com
Black wine makers gift box.

 

Harlem, stand with us. We challenge 5,000 Harlemites to take the pledge to support Black-owned businesses this holiday season. With your help we can achieve this goal!

1. Share this blog post with your friends

2. RSVP to the Shop Harlem Virtual Shopping Experience today: http://ow.ly/HpeF50CyyXG

3. Follow @experienceharlem for more info, giveaways and more

Let’s keep Harlem alive and thriving #shopharlem

 

SHOP & SIP 2020

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Treat a friend, then treat yourself at Shop & Sip Harlem. Shop your favorite Black-owned businesses in Harlem, then sip a complimentary* Maker’s Mark cocktail for holiday cheer.

SHOP:

 

Frederick Benjamin

shop.frederickbenjamin.com

 

Harlem Haberdashery

245 Lenox Ave

harlemhaberdashery.com

 

ImaniLia Fashions

imanilia.com

 

NiLu

191 Lenox Ave

shopnilu.com

 

SimpleeBEAUTIFUL CurlyTexturedBAR

115 Edgecombe Ave

simpleebeautiful.com

 

Harlem’s Heaven Hats

2538 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

www.harlemsheaven.com

 

Ruth Nathan’s

https://ruthnathans.com

 

Soular Powered

https://www.etsy.com/shop/soularpowered

 

Society 6/Reynoir

https://society6.com/createperiodfestival

 

Sylvia’s Restaurant

328 Malcolm X Blvd

www.sylviasrestaurant.com

 

The Brownstone

24 E 125th St

thebrownstonewoman.com

 

Totton Body Lab

www.neiltotton.com

 

Wines by Mozel

2254 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd

winesbymozel.com

 

SIP:

 

67 Orange St

2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd

67orangestreet.com

The MM’s Spice:
-Maker’s Mark Bourbon 
-Allspice Dram
-Maple Syrup
-Orange Bitters
-Angostura Bitters
-Cardamom Bitters
-Smoked Rosemary
-Garnished w/ Cloves

 

Cove Lounge

325 Lenox Ave

covelounge.com

Bojangles:
-Maker’s Mark Bourbon 
-Bailey’s
-Coco Lopez
-Cinnamon
-Heavy cream

Ponty Bistro

2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

pontybistroharlem.com

Makers Mark Holiday Smash:
-Makers Mark Bourbon 
-Hibiscus (Bissap) juice
-Lemon Juice
-Simple Syrup
-Ginger Beer

Renaissance Harlem

2245 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

renaissance-harlem.com

Makers Mark Holiday Smash (as served at Ponty Bistro)

 

Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco

2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

rubysvintageharlem.com

The Harlem Hancock:
-Makers Mark Bourbon 
-Punte Mes
-Blanc Vermouth
-Benedictine
-Angostura Bitters

Settepani

196 Malcolm X Blvd

settepani.com

Zucca Ferro
-Makers Mark Bourbon 
-Pumpkin Purée
-Lemon
-Simple Syrup

Sylvia’s Restaurant

328 Malcolm X Blvd

sylviasrestaurant.com

Uptown Maker’s and Shakers:
-Maker’s Mark Bourbon
-Sylvia’s Signature Uptown Lemonade
-Ice Tea
-Ginger
-Lemon

The Row

2374 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

www.therowharlem.com

-Marker’s Mark Bourbon
-Blood Orange
-Bitters
-Orange Bitters
-Agave
-Club Soda

*To receive complimentary cocktail must show a copy of your receipt from participating shops above to participating restaurants above.  Cocktails may be redeemed 12/11/20-12/13/20.  While supplies last. Promotion ends 12/13/20. Must be 21 years or older to participate.  Food purchase must accompany complimentary cocktail. Please drink responsibly.

Save $5 with promo code:  MAKERSEH on Drizly.com
Courtesy of Drizly. Must be 21+. First Time Users only. Subject to applicable law, offer valid off your order total or your shipping fee or delivery fee. Includes orders of non-alcoholic items. Expires 12/31/2020

 

Harlem, stand with us. We challenge 5,000 Harlemites to take the pledge to support Black-owned businesses this holiday season. With your help we can achieve this goal!

1. Share this blog post with your friends

2. Purchase from businesses listed in our Shop Harlem Gift Guide to: https://bit.ly/2JBsjFE 

3. Follow @experienceharlem for more info, giveaways and more

Let’s keep Harlem alive and thriving #shopharlem

Experience Harlem 2020 #ShopHarlem Holiday Gift Guide

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There’s no need to travel outside of Harlem to discover the perfect gift this holiday season. With scores of local entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans, there’s no better place to shop! Although this season is unlike any other prior, gift giving is still a tradition we can uphold to stay in good spirits. Show love to our community while making a loved one smile.

 

Photo: Antoine Debrill

KEY GUIDE:
Men = M
Women = W
Kids = K
Home = H
Pets = P

Harlem Haberdashery
245 Lenox Ave, 646 707 0070, www.harlemhaberdashery.com
Just stepping inside of Harlem Haberdashery is an experience worth savoring. The retail expression of 5001 Flavors almost exclusively features unique designs; and inventory ranges from unique Ts to more bespoke accessories, like the fast selling two-tone scarf, which can dress up any look. M, W

Flamekeepers Hat Club
273 W 121st St, 212 531 3542, www.flamekeepershatclub.com
The chapeau is a fine expression of style and cool, and at Flamekeepers, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for the modern man (or woman) in your orbit! Stop here to impress those for whom good taste is a must. M, W

 

SimpleeBEAUTIFUL CurlyTexturedBAR
115 Edgecombe Ave, (917) 261-6717, https://www.simpleebeautiful.com/shop 
For the curlies, naturalistas & transitioners in your life, give the gift of healthy hair. Shop SimpleeBeautiful’s clean, eco-friendly hair products, accessories, and tools for wavy, curly, and coils textures. Find brands names alongside SB’s signature lines of elixirs made with ingredients like moringa, sunflower oil, and gardenia oil. M,W

The Brownstone
24 E 125th St, 212-996-7980, www.thebrownstonewoman.com
The Brownstone dresses women for the important moments in her life with ethnically-inspired fashions like leather trimmed shawls or funky jewelry that are sure to be conversation starters. There are also one-of-a-kind gifts for home and special holiday cards, too. W, H

The SPAaaht
775 St. Nicholas Avenue, 1 917-498-2814, https://thespaaaht.square.site/
Give a loved one the “best massage in Harlem” at the SPAaaht, or even a handicap or footical. Wellness advocate La Juana Smith-Huebner creates aahmazing spa experiences. Services by appointment only. W,M

Hrlm Girl
https://hrlmgirlapparel.com/
Have a friend who is proud to be born and raised in Harlem? Help them represent Harlem with apparel from Hrlm Girl. From masks to hoodies to tees saying “Made in Harlem”, give the gift of Harlem pride this season. W,M

Junny
https://junny.nyc/
Junny’s 100% cotton masks prints are lovingly made in Harlem by Junny or her head seamstress. All masks are made with 2 layers of 100% cotton material, most designs have filter pocket. Keep a loved one safe and fashionable all season long. W.M

Harlem Chocolate Factory
2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. ,https://harlemchocolatefactory.com/
Who wouldn’t love a chocolate bonbon in their holiday stocking?  The Harlem Chocolate Factory is an artisan chocolate company based in Harlem where we convey the cultural experiences of Harlem through chocolate. W,M,K

Harlem Underground
20 E 125th St, 212 987 9385, www.harlemunderground.com
A Harlem staple for almost 20 years, Harlem Underground has a bevy of hats, t-shirts, jackets and sweatshirts that are sure to please even those hard to please teens. From black superheroes to jazz legends, HU is a mainstay because of its contemporary and quirky products. K, M, W

Imani Lia Designs
https://www.imanilia.com/
For Holiday 2020 I have created speciality items for the whole family. Printable fashion books for kids, glam accessories for the whole family and limited edition clothing items that will have you feeling your best no matter if you’re working from home or in the office. M,W,K

Frederick Benjamin
https://shop.frederickbenjamin.com/collections
Men’s grooming brand for men of color, developed a regimen of products to help every man sculpt his best self, no matter his style. Give the gift of grooming, looking good and feeling good. M

Reynoir
https://society6.com/createperiodfestival
Baby, it’s cold outside. Gift a winter puffer coat, hoodie or mug by a visual artist and abstract painter. M,W

 

Ruth Nathan’s
ruthnathans.com
Ruth Nathan’s creates joy by helping you express your need for distinctive looks with bow ties, face masks, and more. M,W

 

GIFTS FOR KIDS
Ground the children in your life with unique, culturally-diverse gifts that can’t be found anywhere else.

A2Z Children’s Boutique
2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 212 932 2220, www.a2zchildrensboutique.com
Make the children in your life exceedingly cool with unique and fashion-forward finds at A2Z, whether it be a straw fedora for boys or faux fur vest for girls. There’s also baby gifts, shoes, and accessories. From newborn to size 14. K

Grandma’s Place
84 W 120th St, https://www.grandmasplaceinharlem.com/ 
It is a toy and children’s book lovers’ dream come true in this enchanting, old-fashioned store. Dolls, stuffed animals and action figures, wooden puzzles, games, books, puppets, activities and more, all hand selected and curated by Grandma herself, a 40+ year experienced retired Teacher of the Year award winner. K

Schomburg Center Gift Shop
515 Lenox Ave, 917 275 6975, www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg
The Schomburg gift shop features all sorts of sweet chotskies for children drawing from an extensive selection of books through young adult reading levels, to culturally reflective dolls, posters, pins and buttons. K, M, W, H

 

GIFTS FOR HOME
Whether it’s for your own home during the holidays, your best Martha Stewart/B.Smith-esque bud or hostess gift, the following shops have you covered:

NiLu
191 Lenox Ave, 646 984 4926, www.shopnilu.com
There’s literally something for everyone at Nilu, but we’ll focus on home. Find everything from framed original photography or collages from local artists, culturally reflective dinner wear, funky pillows and candles, or even disco ball ornaments for your trees. Proprietor Katrina Parris Pinn’s taste is unparalleled and your home finds here will be coveted by one and all. H, M, W, K, P

Wines by Mozel
2254 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd , https://www.winesbymozel.com
Tis the season to toast with family and friends. Purchase Wines by Mozel’s curated Black-owned wine box with a box Rose wines, white wines, or a mixture. H

Serengeti Teas & Spices
2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 212 866 7100, www.serengetiteasandspices.com
At the forefront of African tea gastronomy, Serengeti crafts unique botanical blends, sea salts and the loveliest tea sets in glass or cast iron. A Zen moment isn’t far away. H

Harlem Candle Company
https://www.harlemcandlecompany.com/
Your home can be filled with beautiful scents that celebrate the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem Candle Company crafts candles, fragrances, diffusers and sprays that tell a story while taking you on an olfactory journey. Enhance your space while creating a sense, literally, of comfort and luxury. H

Soular Powered
etsy.com/shop/soularpowered
Share season’s greetings with African American holidays cards to wish everyone love, peace and joy. H

Ma Smith’s Dessert Cafe
2380 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, masmithdessertcafe.com
Sweet things come small packages, and Ma Smith’s Dessert Cafe would know. Pick up cakes and cobblers, individually wrapped cupcakes for serving small groups or gift giving. You’ve got to try the sweet potato cheesecake! H

 

Ponty Bistro
pontybistroharlem.com
Upscale French & African cuisine.

 

Settepani
settepani.com
Gift baskets, artisanal panettone (genovese, nutella, mandorlato), stollen, fruit cake, cookie platers, gingerbread brownstones and ginger bread cookies, truffles, pies, tart and complete meal for 5-7 with wine.

 

Sylvia’s Restaurant 
sylviasrestaurant.com
Sylvia Woods is the Queen of Soul Food. Need we say more? 

 

Renaissance Harlem
renaissance-harlem.com/
Three-star menu serving delicious Pan African- Franco fusion dishes sprinkled with Mediterranean influences.

 

Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco
rubysvintageharlem.com/
Perfect place to entertain guests; enjoy a romantic date; or dine  solo. 

 

FOR PETS
Our four-legged friends are like family, and certainly deserve some TLC during the frenzied holidays, too. Make ’em howl with delight as they’re pampered and primped for prime time. 

Mia’s Bathhouse for Pets
247 W 145th St, 212 694 8607, www.miasbathhouse.com
There’s no hands your pet knows better than yours, so head over to New York’s premiere do-it-yourself dog wash to clean your pooch with your special touch for a fraction of the cost of dog groomers (and let Mia’s worry about the clean-up!), P

 

Ho! Ho! Ho! from us at EXPERIENCE HARLEM —Harlem doesn’t have a St. Nicholas Avenue for nothing, you know.

Harlem Holiday Hacks 2020

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Harlem Holiday Hacks are back to save the Thanksgiving! Holiday planning can be stressful even during a pandemic. Choose a shortcut or two or three to make this season a little more special and worry free.

DECOR

Franz James Floral Boutique
Holiday time is the perfect time to decorate your home, offices and other special spaces with beautiful festive floral arrangements! Click here.

GIFTS

Shop NiLu
NiLu Gift Shop featuring curated Harlem and global makers, artists and creatives. Unique gifts and personal care products with a story to share. Free shipping on select purchases. Browse here.

FOOD/DRINK

Wines By Mozel
Pair your meal with Wines by Mozel. Try their curated Black-owned wine box with a box Rose wines, white wines, or a mixture. Browse selection here.

Ponty Bistro
Does wild mushroom risotto, traditional turkey au jus or pecan pie make your taste buds tingle? Plan to spend your Thanksgiving at Ponty Bistro or pick up a family meal to go! Contact pontybistro@gmail.com. Visit site.

Red Rooster
The Red Rooster family welcomes yours on Thanksgiving Day. Make your reservation or place your pre-order for our prix-fixe Thanksgiving Meal. For $55 per person, enjoy family style dining with fried Turkey, maple glazed candied squash, garlic mash and more! Contact info@redroosterharlem.com for more details. View menu.

Sylvia’s Restaurant 
Sylvia’s has the traditional soul food Thanksgiving covered. Roasted turkey, traditional collard greens & turnips, black eyed peas, mac n cheese, Sylvia’s signature cornbread and more can be at your family gathering or available to dine-in. To place an order, please email catering@sylviasrestaurant.com. View menu.

Tastings NYC
How about a roasted Alaskan salmon with chorizo beans stew as your main course, and a side of cauliflower gratin? Celebrate with Tastings NYC SoFlo’s festive menu which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. (There’s also a turkey option if you want to stay traditional.) View menu.

Make My Cake
Cakes, pies and pastries are probably the last things you want to cook this holiday. Have Make My Cake, make your holiday treat specials without the hassle.  View pastries.

Sweet Chef Southern Styles Bakery
Google voted the Sweet Chef’s sweet potato pie the #1 BEST in NYC. Bring the best to your holiday gathering. Address: 122 Hamilton Pl

 


 

Refer to our Guide to Black Harlem to support Black businesses & learn more about the rich history of our home. Taste, hear, see, shop and EXPERIENCE Harlem in 2020.

You can support in multiple categories: arts & culture, clothing and accessories, food and drink, fitness, gift shops and more.

Like, love, & share this listing with your fellow Harlemites.

Sip. Eat. Harlem 2020

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Sip.Eat.Harlem was a SUCCESS! Last week we celebrated the end of Summer at 8 of Harlem’s finest restaurants: Ponty Bistro, Lolo’s Seafood Shack, Settepani, Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco, Londel’s, Vinateria, Renaissance Harlem and Chocolat. Together we stimulated Black-owned businesses while having a socially distant yet fun evening.

Each ticket sale of #SipEatHarlem also benefited The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. The event raised over $1,000 to support bright futures for Harlem youth.

You can continue patronizing the featured restaurants and more; check out our Guide to Black-owned Harlem Restaurants.

Follow @experienceharlem to get the latest on the stops, shops, sips and more in Harlem.

View our Sip.Eat.Harlem Facebook gallery to see pictures here. Perhaps you’ll see yourself sipping and eating.

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Ready, Set, ASSEMBLE YOUR CREW. Let’s make the most of Summer 2020 while sipping and eating Harlem’s best! Enjoy at our participating locations, or sip and taste at your favorite stoop, rooftop or park. Don’t forget to grab your mask, pack hand sanitizer and purchase your tickets for Sip.Eat.Harlem!

See our list of participating Black-owned bars & restaurants:

Chocolat
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St

Londel’s Supper Club
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Renaissance Harlem 
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave

Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco Pop-up
2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

Vinateria 
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd

 

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the signature cocktails and appetizers #sipeatharlem.

Your ticket purchase will stimulate Black-owned businesses and benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.

Purchase your tickets today!

Harlem Patio Dining Summer 2020

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Harlem restaurants have quickly adapted to outdoor service. Eateries are expanding past the sidewalks and into the streets. We love to see it!

It’s time to meet up with family & friends for outdoor dining and happy hours in the sun. Take advantage of beautiful outdoor seating before we reach our colder months.

Check out our guide to Harlem patios this summer:

67 Orange
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Babbalucci
331 Lenox Ave

Chocolat
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Clay
553 Manhattan Ave

The Edge
101 Edgecombe Ave

FUMO 
1600 Amsterdam Ave

Harlem Food Bar
2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Harlem Hookah
381 Lenox Ave

Harlem Shake
100 W 124th St

Harlem Tavern
2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd

The Grange Bar and Eatery
1635 Amsterdam Ave

Jacob Restaurant 
373 Lenox Ave

Melba’s
300 W 114th St

La Diagonal
185 Saint Nicholas Avenue

Lenox Saphire
341 Lenox Ave

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St

Patisserie des Ambassades
2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Renaissance Harlem 
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave

Row Harlem
2374 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Ruby’s Vintage/Sexy Taco Pop-up
2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

Sylvia’s
328 Lenox Ave

Tios Bistro
421 Malcolm X Blvd

Vinateria 
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Tag us in your outdoor dining posts. We’d love to see!

 

Check out our Guide to Black-owned restaurants in Harlem here.

GUIDE TO BLACK-OWNED HARLEM RESTAURANTS 2020

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Your problem: you’re hungry & you want to support a black-owned business.
Your solution: EASY! View our listing of black-owned restaurants in Harlem. Satisfy both needs.
We encourage you to order delivery or pickup from your favorite black owned restaurant today.

Experience Harlem has always celebrated and highlighted black owned restaurants. And 2020 is no different. Like, love, & share this listing with your fellow Harlemites.

*Disclaimer: Hours & availability are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please contact the business prior to a physical visit to ensure service.

 

TASTE 

American

Belle Harlem
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 819 4076
www.belleharlem.com

Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 222 4545
www.chocolatharlem.com
[OPEN]

Field Trip
109 Lenox Ave
917 639 3919
www.fieldtripnyc.com
[OPEN]

Greedy Pot
1944 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
917 675 7676
www.facebook.com/greedypot1

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St
646 649 3356
www.lolosseafoodshack.com
[OPEN]

Melba’s
300 W 114th St
212 864 7777
www.melbasrestaurant.com
[OPEN]

Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave
212 792 9001
www.redroosterharlem.com

Renaissance
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 838 7604
www.renaissance-harlem.com

Reverence
2592 Frederick Douglass Blvd
reverence.nyc

Ruby’s Vintage
2340 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 454 9899
rubysvintageharlem.com

The Row
2374 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 767 9582
www.therowharlem.com

 

Bakery

Lee Lee’s Bakery
283 W 118th St
917 493 6633
www.leeleesrugelach.com
[OPEN]

Make My Cake
2380 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 2344
www.makemycake.com
[OPEN]

Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery
122 Hamilton Pl
212 862 5909

 

Bars/Lounges/Pubs

67 Orange Street
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 2030
www.67orangestreet.com
[OPEN]

Cove Lounge
325 Lenox Ave
212 665 3455
www.covelounge.com

Harlem Hops
2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
646 998 3444
www.harlemhops.com
[OPEN]

Moca Lounge
2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 665 8081

 

Caribbean

Sisters Cuisine
47 E 124th St
www.sisterscuisineharlem.com

Patrick’s Place
2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 491 7800
www.patricksplaceharlem.com

The Edge
101 Edgecombe Ave
212 939 9688
www.edgecafeharlem.com
[OPEN]

 

Coffee/Tea/Cafe

Ginjan Café
85 E 125th St
www.drinkginjan.com
[ONLINE ORDERS ONLY]

Harlem Chocolate Factory
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 922 8816
www.harlemchocolatefactory.com

NBHD Brulee
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.nbhdbrulee.com

Plowshares Coffee Roasters
1351 Amsterdam Ave
646 755 8667
www.plowsharescoffee.com

Serengeti Kitchen
22 E 125th St
212 837 1057
www.serengetikitchen.com
[OPEN]

Sugarhill Creamery
184 Lenox Ave
212 634 9004
www.sugarhillcreamery.com

 

Fast Bites

Famous Fish Market
684 St Nicholas Ave
212 491 8323

Harlem Seafood Soul (Food Truck)
NE Corner of W 125th St & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
Instagram
[OPEN]

Lighthouse Fish Market
2451 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.lighthousefishmarket.com
[OPEN]

 

Ethiopian

Abyssinia
268 W 135th S
212 281 2673
www.abyssinianyc.com

Massawa
1239 Amsterdam Ave
212 663 0505
www.massawanyc.com

Tsion Cafe
763 St. Nicholas Avenue
212 234 2070
www.tsioncafe.com
[OPEN]

Zoma
2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 0620
www.zomanyc.com

 

French

Chez Lucienne
308 Lenox Ave
212 289 5555
www.chezlucienne.com

Crepe Master
139 W 116th St
646 559 9224
www.crepemasternyc.com

Yatenga French Bistro & Bar‎
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 690 0699‎
www.yatengabistro.com

 

Italian

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave
917 492 4806
www.settepani.com
[OPEN]

Vinateria
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 8462
www.vinaterianyc.com
[OPEN]

 

Latin

Amor Cubano
2018 3rd Ave
212 996 1220
www.amorcubanorestaurant.com

Cascabel Taqueria
2799 Broadway
212 665 1500
www.nyctacos.com

Floridita
2276 12th Ave
212 662 0090
www.harlemsfloridita.net

 

Senegalese

Africa Kine Restaurant
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 666 9400
www.africakine.com

Les Ambassades
2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 666 0078
[OPEN]

Lenox Saphire
341 Lenox Ave
212 866 9700
www.lenoxsaphireharlem.com

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 6475
www.pontybistroharlem.com
[OPEN]

Teranga
1280 5th Ave
www.itsteranga.com
[OPEN]

 

Somalian

Safari
219 W 116th St
646 964 4252
www.safariharlem.com

 

Southern/Soul

BLVD Bistro
2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 678 6200
www.blvdbistrony.com
[OPEN]

Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken
2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 281 1800
[OPEN]

Londel’s Supper Club
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 234 6114
www.londelsrestaurant.com

Miss Maude’s Spoonbread
366 W 110th St
212 865 6744
www.spoonbreadinc.com
Sylvia’s
328 Lenox Ave
212 996 0660
www.sylviasrestaurant.com
[OPEN]

Vegetarian

Seasoned Veg
55 St Nicholas Ave
212 222 0092
www.seasonedvegan.com
[OPEN]

Uptown Juice Bar
54 E 125th St
212 987 2660
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GUIDE TO BLACK HARLEM 2020

Uncategorized — intern @ 8:09 am

 

Harlem, we heard that you want to support Black businesses & learn more about the rich history of our home. We have the solution! Here’s your Black Harlem guide to taste, hear, see, shop and EXPERIENCE Harlem in 2020*.  You can support in multiple categories: arts & culture, clothing and accessories, food and drink, fitness, gift shops and more. 

Experience Harlem has always celebrated and highlighted black-owned businesses. Now’s your chance to plan your 2020 adventure in your own backyard! Like, love, & share this listing with your fellow Harlemites.

*Disclaimer: Hours & availability are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please contact the business/organization prior to a physical visit to ensure service.

 

SEE

Galleries

Essie Green Galleries
419A Convent Ave
212 368 9635
www.essiegreengalleries.com

Hamilton Landmark Galleries
467 W 144th St
212 281 7667
www.harlemaa.org

Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Dr, 7th Fl
212 568 2030
www.bhc.org/art/rio2

The Long Gallery
2073 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 559 8368
www.long.gallery

Kente Royal Gallery
2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
347 421 2006
www.kenteroyalgallery.com

Historic Landmarks

Duke Ellington Memorial
110th St & 5th Ave
212 310 6600
www.nycgovparks.org

Frederick Douglass Memorial
110th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.nycgovparks.org

Hamilton Heights Historic District
142nd – 145th Sts, Amsterdam – St Nicholas Aves

Mount Morris Park Historic District
119th – 124th Sts, Lenox Ave – Mount Morris Park W
www.mmpcia.org

Strivers’ Row
138th – 139th Sts btwn Adam Clayton Powell, Jr & Frederick Douglass Blvds

Swing Low: Harriett Tubman Memorial
121st St at Frederick Douglass Blvd & St Nicholas Ave

 

Museums/Cultural Institutions

Audubon Ballroom
Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway
212 568 1341
www.theshabazzcenter.net

El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
212 831 7272
www.elmuseo.org

Harlem School of the Arts
645 St Nicholas Ave
212 926 4100
www.harlemschoolofthearts.org

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Lenox Ave
212 491 2200
www.nypl.org

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W 125th St
212 864 4500
www.studiomuseum.org

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St Nicholas Ave
212 335 0004
www.sugarhillmuseum.org

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 W 129th St
212 348 8300
www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org

 

Performance

Aaron Davis Hall
The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave
212 650 6900
www.adhatccny.org

Classical Theatre of Harlem
566 W 159th St, #44
347 688 6304
www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org

Dance Theatre of Harlem
466 W 152nd St
212 690 2800
www.dancetheatreofharlem.org

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Ave
212 281 9240
www.harlemstage.org

Mama Foundation for the Arts
149 W 126th St
212 280 1045
www.mamafoundation.org

National Black Theatre
2031 5th Ave
212 722 3800
www.nationalblacktheatre.org

New Heritage Theater Group
253 W 138th St
212 926 0104
www.newhertitagetheater.org

 

Movies/Film

ImageNation/Raw Space
2031 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 340 1874
www.imagenation.us

MIST
46 W 116th St
212 828 6478
www.mistharlem.com

 

Theaters

Apollo Theater
253 W 125th St
212 531 5305
www.apollotheater.com

The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Ave
212 870 6784
www.theriversidetheatre.net

 

HEAR 

Music

American Legion Post #398
248 W 132nd St
Facebook

Jazzmobile
91 Claremont Ave
212 866 4900
www.jazzmobile.org

Paris Blues
2021 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
www.parisbluesharlem.com

Showman’s Jazz Club
375 W 125th St
212 864 8941
Facebook

Sundae Sermon
www.sundaesermon.com

 

SHOP 

 

Apparel/Accessories

Bow Tai Children’s Boutique
347 258 0241
www.bowtainyc.com

Flamekeepers Hat Club
273 W 121st St
212 531 3542
www.flamekeepershatclub.com

Harlem Haberdashery
245 Lenox Ave
646 707 0070
www.harlemhaberdashery.com

Harlem’s Heaven Boutique
2538 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 491 7706
www.harlemsheaven.com
[OPEN ONLINE]

Hats by Bunn
2283 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 694 3590
www.hatsbybunn.com

The Brownstone
24 E 125th St
212 996 7980
www.thebrownstonewoman.com
[OPEN ONLINE]

 

Beauty/Grooming

Bibi Salon
2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 932 2220
www.bibisalonnyc.com

Brazilian Babes
2285 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 954 9994
www.brazilianbabesllc.com

Curly Textured Bar
115 Edgecombe Ave
917 261 6717
www.simpleebeautiful.com

Denny Moe’s
2496 Frederick Douglass Blvd
646 423 5981
www.dennymoe.com

Honey Salon
174 St Nicholas Ave
212 663 0100
www.honeysalonnyc.com

Levels
425 W 125th St
212 663 6144
www.levelsbarbershop.com

Opulence Waxing Spa
2130 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd Suite 115
917 999 5918
www.opulencewax.com

YSB Salon
2520 Frederick Douglass Blvd
646 767 0034
www.ysbsalon.com

 

Children

Grandma’s Place
84 W 120th St
212 360 6776
www.grandmasplaceinharlem.com

Harlem Pediatric Associates
2256 Second Ave
212 678 5437
Facebook

 

Community

Boys & Girls Club of Harlem
521 W 145th St
212 283 6770
www.bgcharlem.org
[OPEN ONLINE]

SoHarlem Creative Outlet
1361 Amsterdam Ave, Ste 340
212 222 2792
www.soharlem.org

 

Flowers

Barbara’s Flowers
2522 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 234 3211
www.harlemflowers.com

Franz James Floral Boutique
2114 Frederick Douglas Blvd
212 531 1400
www.fjfloral.com

 

Health/Fitness

Harlem Chi Community Acupuncture
360 W 125th St, 2nd Fl
212 280 7900
www.harlemchi.com

Harlem Cycle
2350 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 404 2891
www.harlem-cycle.com

I Love Kickboxing
47 W 116th St
347 344 6220
www.ilovekickboxingharlemny.com

JTW FIT
2235 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
203 936-8326
www.getjtwfit.com

Urban Yoga Foundation
549 W 152nd St
212 234 2371
www.urbanyogafoundation.org
[OPEN ONLINE]

 

Home/Gifts

NiLu
191 Lenox Ave
646 964 4926
www.shopnilu.com

Yara Imports
2 W 125th St
212 289 3842
ww.yaraafricanfabrics.com

 

Services

Cohen’s Fashion Optical
86 W 125th St
212 996 2676
www.cohensfashionoptical.com

George Shelby White, DDS, FACP
45 W 132 St, Ste 1N
212 862 9600

Dr. Merrick’s Dental Studio
260 W 139th St
212 281 1283
www.drmerrickdds.com

Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
470 Lenox Ave, Suite 1D
Lenox Terrace Apartments
347 894 5730
www.harlemdentistry.com
[OPEN]

Mia’s Bathhouse for Pets
247 W 145th St
212 694 8607

SCHOP!
Personalized In-Home Food Service
917 689 7106
www.SCHOPnyc.com
[OPEN]

Sudsy Water
2394 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 366 8079
www.sudsywater.com
[OPEN]

 

TASTE 

American

Belle Harlem
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
347 819 4076
www.belleharlem.com

Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 222 4545
www.chocolatharlem.com
[OPEN]

Field Trip
109 Lenox Ave
917 639 3919
www.fieldtripnyc.com
[OPEN]

Greedy Pot
1944 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
917 675 7676
www.facebook.com/greedypot1

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St
646 649 3356
www.lolosseafoodshack.com
[OPEN]

Melba’s
300 W 114th St
212 864 7777
www.melbasrestaurant.com

Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave
212 792 9001
www.redroosterharlem.com

Renaissance
2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 838 7604
www.renaissance-harlem.com

Reverence
2592 Frederick Douglass Blvd
reverence.nyc

Ruby’s Vintage
2340 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 454 9899
rubysvintageharlem.com

The Row
2374 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 767 9582
www.therowharlem.com

 

Bakery

Lee Lee’s Bakery
283 W 118th St
917 493 6633
www.leeleesrugelach.com
[OPEN]

Make My Cake
2380 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 2344
www.makemycake.com
[OPEN]

Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery
122 Hamilton Pl
212 862 5909

 

Bars/Lounges/Pubs

67 Orange Street
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 2030
www.67orangestreet.com
[OPEN]

Cove Lounge
325 Lenox Ave
212 665 3455
www.covelounge.com

Harlem Hops
2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd
646 998 3444
www.harlemhops.com
[OPEN]

Moca Lounge
2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 665 8081

 

Caribbean

Sisters Cuisine
47 E 124th St
www.sisterscuisineharlem.com

Patrick’s Place
2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 491 7800
www.patricksplaceharlem.com

The Edge
101 Edgecombe Ave
212 939 9688
www.edgecafeharlem.com
[OPEN]

 

Coffee/Tea/Cafe

Ginjan Café
85 E 125th St
www.drinkginjan.com
[ONLINE ORDERS ONLY]

Harlem Chocolate Factory
2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
646 922 8816
www.harlemchocolatefactory.com

NBHD Brulee
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.nbhdbrulee.com

Plowshares Coffee Roasters
1351 Amsterdam Ave
646 755 8667
www.plowsharescoffee.com

Serengeti Kitchen
22 E 125th St
212 837 1057
www.serengetikitchen.com
[OPEN]

Sugarhill Creamery
184 Lenox Ave
212 634 9004
www.sugarhillcreamery.com

 

Fast Bites

Famous Fish Market
684 St Nicholas Ave
212 491 8323

Harlem Seafood Soul (Food Truck)
NE Corner of W 125th St & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
Instagram
[OPEN]

Lighthouse Fish Market
2451 Frederick Douglass Blvd
www.lighthousefishmarket.com
[OPEN]

 

Ethiopian

Abyssinia
268 W 135th S
212 281 2673
www.abyssinianyc.com

Massawa
1239 Amsterdam Ave
212 663 0505
www.massawanyc.com

Tsion Cafe
763 St. Nicholas Avenue
212 234 2070
www.tsioncafe.com
[OPEN]

Zoma
2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 0620
www.zomanyc.com

 

French

Chez Lucienne
308 Lenox Ave
212 289 5555
www.chezlucienne.com

Crepe Master
139 W 116th St
646 559 9224
www.crepemasternyc.com

Yatenga French Bistro & Bar‎
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 690 0699‎
www.yatengabistro.com

 

Italian

Ristorante Settepani
196 Lenox Ave
917 492 4806
www.settepani.com
[OPEN]

Vinateria
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 662 8462
www.vinaterianyc.com
[OPEN]

 

Latin

Amor Cubano
2018 3rd Ave
212 996 1220
www.amorcubanorestaurant.com

Cascabel Taqueria
2799 Broadway
212 665 1500
www.nyctacos.com

Floridita
2276 12th Ave
212 662 0090
www.harlemsfloridita.net

 

Senegalese

Africa Kine Restaurant
2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 666 9400
www.africakine.com

Les Ambassades
2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 666 0078
[OPEN]

Lenox Saphire
341 Lenox Ave
212 866 9700
www.lenoxsaphireharlem.com

Ponty Bistro
2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd
212 234 6475
www.pontybistroharlem.com
[OPEN]

Teranga
1280 5th Ave
www.itsteranga.com
[OPEN]

 

Somalian

Safari
219 W 116th St
646 964 4252
www.safariharlem.com

 

Southern/Soul

BLVD Bistro
2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 678 6200
www.blvdbistrony.com
[OPEN]

Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken
2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 281 1800
[OPEN]

Londel’s Supper Club
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd
212 234 6114
www.londelsrestaurant.com

Melba’s
300 W 114th St
Miss Maude’s Spoonbread
366 W 110th St
212 865 6744
www.spoonbreadinc.com
Sylvia’s
328 Lenox Ave
212 996 0660
www.sylviasrestaurant.com
[OPEN]

 

Vegetarian

Seasoned Veg
55 St Nicholas Ave
212 222 0092
www.seasonedvegan.com
[OPEN]

Uptown Juice Bar
54 E 125th St
212 987 2660
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Black Folk Must Vote 2020 and EVERY election

Uncategorized — intern @ 6:21 pm

Black Folk Must Vote (BFMV) is a national grassroots initiative, that encourages African Americans to register, vote and make their voices heard. The initiative fulfills its urgent, transformational agenda by promoting the importance of voting, contributing voting information and education in Black communities, and advocating for access to the ballot for all eligible Black voters.  Referencing the 15th and 19th amendments provokes conversation among Black voters and is a powerful expression of voter responsibility. This strategy extends their reach and impact in Black communities.

For more information about BFMV, please visit www.BFMV.org. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @blackfolkmustvote and #blackfolkmustvote.

State primary dates:

JUNE

June 9

Georgia

Virginia

Dakota

Nevada

South Carolina

June 23

New York

Virginia

June 30

Colorado

Utah

Oklahoma

 

JULY

July 7

Delaware

New Jersey

July 11

Louisiana

July 12

Puerto Rico

 

AUGUST

August 4

Arizona

Kansas

Michigan

Missouri

Washington State

August 6

Tennessee

August 8

Hawaii

August 11

Connecticut

Minnesota

Vermont

Wisconsin

August 18

Alaska

Florida

Wyoming

 

SEPTEMBER

Sept 1

Massachusetts

Sept 8

New Hampshire

Rhode Island

Sept 15

Delaware

 

NATIONAL ELECTION DAY

NOVEMBER 3rd