Harlem Mentoring Fair

Come to the Harlem Mentoring Fair this Tuesday, July 28

If you agree that supporting young Harlemites’ academic, social, and emotional development is the collective responsibility of the Harlem community, and that it really does take a village to raise a child, More »

Harlem Week 2015 Events

Harlem Week 2015 Events Schedule – Sunday, July 26 – August 22

It’s that time! Harlem Week events kick-off this Sunday, July 26th with “A Great Day in Harlem,”  a full day of family-oriented Outdoor Festival events to enjoy, including a Fashion Show,  Gospel,Latin, More »


Uptown Bounce Kick-Off party Wednesday, July 22 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Get over to the City Museum and El Museo del Barrio for the kick-off of Uptown Bounce summer series, featuring music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, and local food! At More »


2015 Miss Harlem Shake Finalists – Join the Party and Vote for Your Favorite Contestant

Twelve women have been selected to move on in the 2015 Miss Harlem Shake contest, and this Saturday, July 25th you can join the Party when these 12 semifinalists will have the More »

17th Annual Harlem Book Fair

17th Annual Harlem Book Fair – Saturday, July 18, 2015

This Saturday, the 17th Annual Harlem Book Fair will take over the streets on West 135th Street from Lenox Avenue to Frederick Douglass Boulevard all day from 11:00am – 6:00pm.  This is More »

2015 Harlem Arts Festival June 26th-28th in Marcus Garvey Park

2015 Harlem Arts Festival

The Harlem Arts Festival is back for 2015 taking over Marcus Garvey Park this Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th with a wide range of arts on the schedule.  Things kick-off with an opening night party at Ginny’s Supper Club featuring performances by Lauren Desberg, Samora Pinderhughes, and Stephen Woods aka AKIR.

On Saturday and Sunday the Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park will feature live music, dance, theater, spoken word, and visual artists. This is a FREE event. See the full schedule!

Sundae Sermon Music Festival brings DJ Louie Vega and Kevin Hedge to Harlem this Sunday

Sundae Sermon, DJ Stormin' Norman

It’s about to go down this Sunday June 28th in Harlem!  DJ STORMIN’ NORMAN has a special Sundae Sermon planned for the party people in St. Nicholas Park at 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue from 1 – 7pm.  The one and only DJ Louie Vega and Kevin Hedge from WBLS will be spinning, and have invited the legendary House music singer ADEVA who will perform LIVE!  Also, from South Africa singer Nomsa NOMSISUPASTA Nawai will be singing her hit “Traveller.”

Come on out this Sunday, and mark your calendar because on Sunday, August 9th Sundae Sermon will be back with a special classics edition featuring DJ Stormin’ Norman and DJ Cosi spinning the classics from the 70’s to the 90’s. This summer’s Sundae Sermon festival events are hosted by chef and owner of The Redrooster and Streetbird, Marcus Samuelsson, BET’s Michaela Angela Davis, and Bravo’s Bevy Smith.

3rd Annual Visit Your Harlem Library Day this Saturday, June 20


Total Equity Now (TEN) invites you and the community to the 3rd Annual Visit Your Harlem Library Day for a tour of all ten public libraries in Harlem from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 20th.  Arrive by 9:45 a.m. just outside the newly renovated Aguilar Library, 174 East 110th Street, between 3rd and Lexington Avenues. Closest subway stop: 6 train to 110th Street.  Closest bus lines: M1, M2, M3, M4, M101, M102, M103.

Harlem Books and Media

The 116th Street Hispanic Festival is on today!

Come out and enjoy the 116th Street Festival in East Harlem, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary as America’s Biggest Hispanic Festival. Head to 3rd avenue from 106-118 streets today for great music, food, and vendors.

Our ongoing diverse audience includes ethnic groups such as those from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, South America and much more. The 116th Street Festival hosts a crowd of over half a million+ in attendance and features two main performance stages, 200+ exhibitors, vendors, and fun-filled family festive activities. The 116th Street Festival will be taking place Saturday, June 13th 2015, from 10am – 5pm.

116th Street Festival

2015 Mount Morris Park Neighborhood House Tour in Harlem this Sunday, June 14th

Mount Morris Park The Neighborhood House Tour

This Sunday, June 14th from 11 AM-4 PM come enjoy the 26th Annual Mount Morris Park House Tour and explore Harlem’s Old Places and New Spaces in this beautiful neighborhood in central Harlem.


Get your tickets today!


“Our theme this year is Old Places, New Spaces. Since the first house tour some 25+ years ago, Harlem in general and the Mount Morris Park area in particular have seen both thoughtful new builds and the restoration of iconic neighborhood treasures. This tour will take you inside some of each − from cutting-edge contemporaries and creative updates to classic elegance that retains the glamour of a bygone era and eclectic combinations that meld bits of all the best. In short, the places and spaces that we call home.”

Sweet Spot Festival Summer 2015 Kick-Off Jam this Sunday at West Harlem Pier!


UPDATE!  Due to expected heavy rain today, SweetSpot Festival is postponed!

Get ready for another Summer of fun uptown at one of the best outdoor events in Harlem. Now in its 4th year in a row, the Sweet Spot Festival is definitely Uptown’s Funkiest Festival, so don’t miss the Sweet Spot Festival Summer Kick-Off Jam this Sunday, MAY 31, 2015 from 2-9PM at West Harlem Pier on 126th street on the Hudson river.

Come out and get loose to the sounds of DJs RICH MEDINA, JASMINE SOLANO, OP! and HERBERT HOLLER, or just come and chill outdoors and have a picnic with friends.  As always, Sweet Spot Festival will be alive with Music, Dance, Food, Artisan Vendors, Kids Art Workshops, Free Yoga… and lots of good people.

Sign up for the Miss Harlem Shake 2015 Competition!


It’s that time of year ladies! Harlem Shake is once again inviting you to be THE face of Harlem Shake restaurant, and they are now accepting applications for the 2015 Miss Harlem Shake competition.  If you’ll remember, last year’s Miss Harlem Shake competition brought out some truly wonderful candidates who represented for their chosen charities, but Miss Harlem Shake 2014 Winner Ijeoma Eboh took the top honor. So here’s your chance to show your stuff.  All you have to do is fill out the application and describe why you embody the spirit that makes Harlem special. You could win $500 for yourself, $1000 for a local charity of your choice and FREE Harlem Shake burgers for a year!

Remember to Download the 2015 Miss Harlem Shake competition application or pick up an application anytime at Harlem Shake on 124th street and Lenox Avenue, and send to mhs2015@harlemshakenyc.com with a photo attached by July 15th.  Good luck!


Silicon Harlem’s May 28th event with Congressman Charles Rangel at Madiba Harlem

silicon harlem 2015 Meetup

Come out to this FREE Silicon Harlem Meetup event! Gov 3.0: Collaboration of DC, Silicon Valley and Silicon Harlem.

Leading chat-as-a-service company Frankly Inc., the office of Congressman Charles Rangel, and Silicon Harlem will announce a technology partnership to introduce a new way for constituents to connect with their district’s representatives. The announcement will take place at Silicon Harlem’s May 28th event at Madiba Harlem at MIST 6pm, Tech Talk with Charlie and His Friends.