As the world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela, let this be a teachable moment worldwide to remind people the meaning of dignity, courage, compassion, and moral character.
Video message delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people in memory of Nelson Mandela.
The New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA) is inviting everyone to join them tomorrow, Friday December 6th from 6pm-7:30pm for their Holiday Lighting and Uptown Grand Central event. As NHEMA is focused on promotion of commerce along 125th street between Fifth and Second Avenue in Harlem, expect lots of surprises including shopping deals and holiday treats from New Harlem East Merchants Association members, and Christmas Carols with music from the New Light Baptist Church Choir and The Salvation Army Youth Band.
Harlem Park to Park’s 5th Annual Holiday Drive is set to take place from December 9th to December 23rd in partnership with retailer Old Navy Harlem. This is a chance to show some love uptown and drop off new or gently used quilts for the elderly and well as coats, hats, gloves and holiday toys for children with all items eventually being donated to City Meals on Wheels and Women’s Urban Retreat shelter.
As you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, we want to share a few great Harlem restaurants that will be open and serving-up traditional Thanksgiving dinner in case you don’t have a home cooked turkey waiting for you somewhere, or if you would prefer not to cook this time around. Some of our favorite establishments are getting things ready for the big day so check out their Thanksgiving Day menus and dining info below where we’ve also linked you up if you want to make reservations. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
The stars of the new film” Black Nativity” hit the red carpet at the Apollo Theater in Harlem last night. Adapted from Harlem poet Langston Hughes’ play “Black Nativity”, this new feature film musical features an all-star cast that includes Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, and rapper Nas.
Black Nativity is on its way to being a Christmas holiday box office hit. Read more about the film here. Watch the video from the Apollo Theater premier below.
To get the holiday spirit going, the 125th Business Improvement District is organizing a Harlem Holiday Lights 2013 celebration on Thursday, November 21st from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on 125th Street, between 5th Avenue and Marginal Street. Sandra Bookman, WABC-TV news anchor and host of “Here and Now” will be the Grand Marshall of this FREE event which will also celebrate 20-years of BID operations and the 200th anniversary of 125th Street.