MIST Harlem – My Image Studios is hosting the Silicon Harlem Mobile Week conference and networking party, along with a Hackerthon this Thursday, April 17th from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Special Guest panelist FUNKMASTER FLEX from Hot 97 radio will be in the house too. Those who stick around after this event can enjoy the Season Finale of the hit TV show SCANDAL. Admission is FREE to both events, but you need to RSVP for the Silicon Harlem event.
When I wrote about the opening of Minton’s Harlem last October, I noted that it would be great if this new home of Jazz in Harlem would also “start a late-night jam session in a less-formal atmosphere, perhaps once a week, where customers would be able to order drinks and small plates, and young Jazz musicians would be invited to join Minton’s house band to create a mood of exploration and improvisation that might lead to something new and innovative in Jazz. As was the case at the original Minton’s Playhouse back in the day.”
Here we are in April, and Minton’s is welcoming the Spring season with a full line-up of talent set to perform every Wednesday during two events, starting on April 9th. Musical Directions and Revive-Music are collaborating with Minton’s Harlem to kick-off Minton’s Redux, featuring dinner and Jazz performances with seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm. While jackets are required for this early evening event, it looks like things will get funky late night Wednesdays with Harlem After Dark bringing a Jazz and hip-hop vibe with live musicians and a DJ as well, starting at 11pm. This will be a hot late night in Harlem, reminds me of the many events our friends at Giant Step ushered in to the scene in NYC.
After several postponements due to bad weather, the Harlem Food Truck Rally is officially on this SATURDAY, APRIL 5th from 11AM-6PM.
Some of NYC’s favorite food trucks will converge at Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 117th and 118th streets and serve up a variety of comfort food during what is expected to be a beautiful Spring day!
From April 2 – 6, 2014 the Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute is presenting the second edition of its Africa Now! music festival celebrating today’s African music scene with concerts on the Apollo’s main stage, and at the Apollo Music Café this weekend. Events also include a film screening, and late night dance parties.
As always, the first of the month in Harlem is all about Literacy Across Harlem Day, when Total Equity Now (TEN) and community partners encourage all Harlemites to #RockThoseReads. You can participate by “carrying reading materials proudly, publicly, conspicuously in celebration and commemoration or our community-based identities as readers, writers, and learners!”
If you get the chance this Tuesday, April 1st, you can also join an inter-generational team of volunteers in promoting reading to the Harlem community from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the southeast corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. For 90 minutes participants will hand out Literacy Across Harlem Day flyers, promote the importance of reading, and encourage others to carry their “reads” outside of their bags.
Along with great food, wine and drinks at The Park 112 on FDB in Harlem, this restaurant and bar is now also presenting live entertainment. This Tuesday, April 1st, Farrah Burns is set to share her unique genre-bending sound with the crowd. More details on the flyer below, and check this Farrah Burns video as well.
“Farrah Burns, Harlem based New York Hip Hop Narrator is giving a true meaning to the New Harlem Renaissance. She resurrects the art of storytelling, with an organic backdrop infused with jazz, afro-beat, funk, rock and Hip Hop.”
Chef Marcus Samuelsson from the Red Rooster has announced “Harlem Helps“, a fundraiser set to take place at Ginny’s Supper Club next Wednesday, April 2nd to support those affected by the recent explosion in East Harlem. Samuelsson Tweeted: “We need 2 come together 2 help our Harlem neighbors. Please come support @redcrossny to benefit East Harlem victims.”
Harlem Helps: A Benefit for The East Harlem Collapse will be hosted by Marcus Samuelsson and special guest performers, and the evening will include a cocktail party with live entertainment to celebrate the Harlem Community. Ticket proceeds will go directly to the victims of the collapse via American Red Cross in Greater NY: East Harlem Collapse Relief. Obviously, this is an upscale event, as the price of entry is $350 for Ginny’s Supper Club VIP Cocktail Hour at 7 pm and $175 for general admission at 8pm. If that sounds to steep, you can always donate directly to the Red Cross as well.
In light of the tragic East Harlem explosion at 116th St. / Park Ave on the morning of March 12, 2014, we at Red Rooster Harlem are responding with assistance for our neighbors. To that end, on the evening of April 2, we are hosting a fundraiser to aid these families and individuals in their hour of need.
Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY, 10027