Total Equity Now (TEN) has let us know that on Wednesday, January 6th El Museo del Barrio will be hosting the 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem. It kicks-off at 11:00 a.m. at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue, and will make its way up to 116th street via Third avenue.
This year’s event celebrates our youth and those who devote their lives to uplifting our community’s young people. The 2016 “Kings” include musician/educator Arturo O’Farrill, actor/writer Sonia Manzano, actor/singer/activist J.W. Cortes, and poet/playwright/performance artist Jesús “Papoleto” Meléndez (King Emeritus).
Also among this year’s amazing honorees are the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Sofia Quintero, the author/educator with whom we teamed up last year to launch Literacy Across the South Bronx Day.
TEN is proud to be represented on the steering committee for this important celebration of culture and community.
Families, community members, organizations, school groups, and local businesses are encouraged to participate. Early registration is strongly recommended. To Register for the 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade, click here.
Making New Year’s Eve party plans? Here are some great New Year’s Eve parties happening in Harlem if you want to step out for dinner, or toast in 2016 with other revelers all night long. Follow the links to make reservations or for more information on New Year’s Eve events at these restaurants and bars.
This Sunday, December 13th from 1:00pm-6:00pm come visit Hecho en Harlem Presents: 2015 Holiday Market.
343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY, 10027
(btwn 127th and 128th Streets)
2/3, 4,5,6, A,B,C,D to 125th Street
The Hecho en Harlem Pop Up Markets feature a carefully curated selection of Harlem based artists and merchants, with a mission to provide unique social experiences that highlight the artistic talent and vibrancy here in Harlem. The Holiday Market will offer attendees the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine while partaking in an exciting and unique holiday shopping experience. Peruse beautiful fine jewelry, premium cosmetics and skincare, get a custom mani from onsite nail technicians and treat yourself to unique vintage or beautiful one of a kind fashions by some of Harlem’s most talented designers. Featured Vendors are: Hecho en Harlem Fine Jewelry, Harlem Soap, Montgomery, 127 East Cosmetics, Again Eclectic Threads and Things, D.I.D Nailpolish, Donnie Rogers Fine Art, LMB Haute and the Knitterly Hooker. Just steps from some of Harlem’s hottest restaurants and bars, this event promises a satisfying Sunday afternoon of holiday shopping in one of Manhattan’s most exciting neighborhoods.
Entrance is free for all – RSVP here.
Harlem Buyers Delight Holiday Edition is on this weekend at the Casa Frela Gallery, where you will find creative and fun products for Holiday gifting, live art, food/drink tastings, and (massage) therapy for your soul. Come by Saturday and Sunday (Dec 5-6th) from 2-6pm both days. Casa Frela Gallery is located at 47 West 119th Street in Harlem.
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The Holiday Season is officially here, and Total Equity Now is once again launching its Annual Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive from Tuesday, December 1st through Friday, December 18th! You’ll have the opportunity donate books at participating Holiday Book Drive partner locations, which will go to hundreds of children and adults living in homeless shelters, havens for victims of domestic violence, and other transitional-living facilities located in Harlem.
Total Equity Now Founder and Facilitator Joe Rogers, Jr. let us know how easy it is to participate in the 4th Annual Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive:
1. Set aside those new or like-new books that you or your children enjoyed but would do much more good in the hands of your neighbors than on your shelves.
2. Make your way to one of our Holiday Book Drive partners listed below and encourage others to do the same. If have or work with young people, bring them along and turn it into a service project. (If you are a young person, organize your friends, classmates, and siblings to collect books for this effort.)
3. Feel good knowing that Harlem children, parents, and other community members with limited means to buy new books will enjoy your reading treasures over the holidays and beyond!
Last year, you donated 1,939 new and like-new books through the Holiday Book Drive. This year, our goal is 2,000, which will push us past 10,000 new and like-new books donated in just three and a half years.
Come out today Thursday, November 19th and enjoy “DJ-CON,” an event that aims to bring 125 DJs to spin and set a Guinness World Record under the Apollo Theater marquee on 125th street in Harlem.
DJ-CON is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm – 253 West 125th Street