Vendy Plaza in East Harlem is back! This Sunday, May 1st, join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the opening of the new season of Vendy Plaza where you can listen to music, dance, drink and most importantly, sample food from many vendors 12 noon – 6 pm.
Located on Park avenue between 115th and 116th street at La Marqueta just near the #6 train 116th street stop, Vendy Plaza is on every Sunday except July 3rd, until October 16th!
Come out with family and friends and enjoy Street Games this Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Park (114th Street & First Avenue) in East Harlem. This annual Free event brought to you by NYC Parks, The Walt Disney Company and the Streets of New York will offer a chance to show kids how we used to play in the streets back in the day. They can play stickball, take a ride in a box car, hop around on pogo sticks, join a double-dutch game, bounce around on big hippity hop balls, learn how to skateboard, play wheelchair basketball, and more. There will also be food vendors some live music and entertainment on the main stage!
Watch this video and prepare for Street Games!
Come one, come all! It’s going to be a celebration tonight as WBLS Radio hosts an event to remember PRINCE.
Everyone is invited to “party like it’s 1999” at this FREE event which will take place this evening Monday, April 25th from 6pm to 8pm at the plaza of the Harlem State Office Building located at 163 W. 125th Street.
Last year, the first Harlem EatUp! Festival was a blast, (see hightlights and video) and next month the Second Annual Harlem EatUp! Festival will once again celebrate the food, culture, music and Spirit of Harlem from May 19th through May 22nd, 2016.
Honorary Chair President Bill Clinton and Harlem EatUp festival co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz recently announced the second annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, which will take place at various Harlem locations including two days at Morningside Park. The festival schedule of events will once again feature incredible food on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd at THE STROLL featuring THE TASTE | THE MARKET | EATUP! MAIN STAGE in Morningside Park, which was a highlight of last year’s Harlem Eatup event. Get your Harlem EatUp Tickets and come enjoy the festivities! Harlem restaurants participating in this year’s festival include Sylvia’s, Red Rooster, Melba’s, Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, The Cecil, Vinateria, BLVD Bistro, Blujeen, Row House, and many more.
As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the festival’s net proceeds will be donated to Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels, two non-profit organizations that have a positive and direct impact on the Harlem community.
Chef Marcus Samulesson’s Streetbird NYC restaurant on 116th and FDB is shining a light on Sweden’s top hip-hop artists, hosting a series of FREE live shows featuring artists Linda Pira, Elliphant, Chapee, and Sabina Ddumba.
Nasta Nivå, presented by Red Bull Sweden, is a project filmed for TV where renowned and established artists are paired with up and coming talent to be mentored and record new music. During three extremely intense days they will live, eat, drink, laugh, get inspired and – hopefully – create some awesome sounding music together. The last day they will record the song in the Red Bull Studios and then head straight for Marcus Samuelsson latest Harlem restaurant Streetbird – in order to perform live on stage together.
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER HARLEM EARTH DAY HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY APRIL 10th!
Along with the many family-friendly activities and participating vendors, this year’s Harlem Earth Day Celebration in Morningside Park will include a Triathlon next Saturday, April 9th. Come out to Morningside Park from 12 pm to 4 pm for this FREE event and enjoy the fun. Dj Stormin’ Norman will be playing from 12pm -2pm, and Kwame Binea Shakedown will be performing live from 2:30pm – 4pm!
“Dreamers” at Harlem Properties
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 6-9pm
Exhibition: March 16 – May 31, 2016
Location: Harlem Properties, 163 Lenox Avenue (between 118 & 119), NYC
Featured Artists: Gregory Saint Amand, Jordan Baker-Caldwell, Michael Kelly Williams, Ming Smith, Roddy Wildeman, Stan Squirewell, and Stefano Di Cicco
“Dreamers” explores the dichotomy between harmony and cacphony, joy and sadness, love and loss. In curating this particular exhibition Art in FLUX founder, Leanne Stella, has chosen works that demonstrate a creative tension in their themes, narratives, and materials. Featuring paintings, photography and sculpture the exhibition epitomizes Harlem’s creative multi-media art scene.
“Beauty” at Cheri Harlem
Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 6-9pm
Exhibition: February 26 – March 31, 2016
Location: Cheri, 231 Lenox Avenue (between 121 and 122), NYC
Featured Artists: Michael Delaney and Will Roberson
The two artists featured in “Beauty” at Cheri, Micheal Delaney and Will Roberson, create a unique pairing. They work in disparate materials but each with a chic sophistication. Michael’s compositions reference the painters of the Italian Renaissance and honestly present beauty in its most raw form while Will’s creations are a throw back to a much more recent time when street art and high fashion merged in New York City.