H2C2 Presents DJ-CON with 125 live DJs in Harlem

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 More »

Saul Williams

Hi-ARTS Critical Breaks Artist-in-Residence Saul Williams Presents Excerpts from MARTYR LOSER KING

This Wednesday November 11th and Thursday Nov. 12th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Hi-ARTS Critical Breaks Artist-in-Residence Saul Williams is set to presents excerpts from his work in progress MARTYR LOSER KING More »


Where to celebrate Halloween in Harlem – Events and Parties

It’s time to plan your Halloween in Harlem, and as always there’s a good selection of Halloween parties going on uptown this Saturday, October 31st.  Let these Halloween themed flyers get you More »

Harlem Shake Halloween

Harlem Shake Restaurant Halloween Event to feature costume contest and “Thriller” flash mob

If you’re looking for a cool Halloween event uptown, Harlem Shake restaurant is once again doing it up on Saturday, October 31st 6:00PM-11:00PM. This “Scary Good” Halloween celebration will feature food and drink specials, More »


14th annual “A Great night in Harlem” at the Apollo Theater October 22

Just a reminder that “A Great Night in Harlem” Gala and Concert Honoring  Sonny Rollins will be held at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, October 22nd. For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation More »

4th Annual East Harlem Harvest Festival at Urban Garden Center – October 24th

4th Annual East Harlem Harvest Festival

As the Fall season settles in,  the Urban Garden Center at 116th street and Park avenue in East Harlem announces this year’s date for the 4th Annual East Harlem Harvest Festival.   On Saturday, October 24th from 12 to 5pm, come and enjoy this joyful event which features great food, drinks, Live Music, and activities for the whole family.  Tell all your friends…to tell all their friends about the 4th Annual East Harlem Harvest Festival!


2015 Silicon Harlem Tech Conference – Friday, October 16th

silicon harlem

Once again, the Silicon Harlem Tech Conference is set to take place at My image Studios (MIST) at 46 West 116th Street in Harlem. Last year’s Silicon Harlem Tech Conference was a great success, and the 2015 edition promises to be bigger and better. Register here.

Friday, October 16, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

The Silicon Harlem Annual Technology Conference gathers top innovation leaders, leading edge companies, and emerging technologies that impact communities.  Our overarching goal is to galvanize people to embrace technology and innovation as a means to economic prosperity.

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives – Screenings this week at Maysles Cinema

Stretch and Bobbito Radio That Changed Lives

Reminder!  All week from Monday, October 5th – Sunday, October 11th, the film Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives is screening at 7:30pm in Harlem at Maysles Cinema – 343 Lenox Ave (127th and 128th streets). Check it!


Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

Bobbito Garcia, 2015, 95 min

During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million. The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.

Maysles Cinema screenings:

October 5th: Q&A with Stretch, Bobbito and Kool Keith

October 7th: Q&A with Lord Sear

October 8th: Q&A with editors Emir Lewis and Mariah Rehmet

October 9th: Q&A with producer Omar Acosta

October 10th: Q&A with interviewees Zuhirah Khaldum-Diarra and Tyesh Harris

October 11th: Q&A with Stretch and Bobbito

Stretch and Bobbito

2015 Harlem Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 10 – Harlem Vendors

2015 Harlem Harvest Festival

One of the best Fall season events in Harlem is the annual Harlem Harvest Festival on St. Nicholas Avenue between 116th Street and 117th Street.

The 2015 edition is this Saturday, October 10th, and organizer Harlem Park to Park have joined Whole Foods in announcing that they are welcoming local Harlem businesses to apply as vendor partners during the Harlem Harvest Festival for the Whole Foods store that is slated to open on Lenox avenue and 125th street.



WHEN/WHERE: Harlem Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 10, 2015 / 12 – 3 pm

[St. Nicholas Avenue between 116th Street and 117th Street]

Harlem Park to Park and Whole Foods Market have launched a new annual community outreach program designed to provide local Harlem vendors with the opportunity to present their products for an opportunity to be sold at any of WFM’s New York City locations. This vendor consideration process will kick off at the Harlem Harvest Festival and is designed to provide local Harlem vendors with a platform for professional guidance and invaluable insights into their business.

Breakin’ Convention Hip Hop Dance at the Apollo Friday October 16 – Sunday 18

Breakin' Convention Harlem 2015

The Breakin’ Convention returns to the Apollo Theater in Harlem Friday 16th – Sunday, 18th of October!  The Breakin’ Convention is an international festival of Hip Hop dance, featuring performances by hip hop stars from around the globe and the local community.  See the full schedule of events here.

Location and time:

Apollo Mainstage, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 7.30pm
Sun 3pm – Family Matinee

$28.50, $38.50, $43.50, $48.50
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000

Mi Gente Spanish Harlem in the 80’s by photographer Joseph Rodriguez

Mi Gente Spanish Harlem in the 80's

This Thursday, September 24th from 6–9pm,  Hi-ARTS is presenting “Mi Gente Spanish Harlem in the 80’s” featuring the work of documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez. This Opening Reception of Mi Gente Spanish Harlem in the 80’s is a Free Event!

Hi-ARTS is proud to present the work of the highly acclaimed documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez. Photographed entirely in NYC’s famed El Barrio, Spanish Harlem from 1985-1990 this marks the first time he has exhibited these works in his beloved community. With this deeply moving series of photographs he forces us to remember a time before today’s newfound gentrification, a time before cafes and artistic bohemia, a time where poverty, high crime, drugs and a fledgling AIDS crisis held a community hostage. Rodriguez who beautifully captures the humanity, joy and love of his subjects by embedding himself intimately within many families’ lives and the community affords us an honest testimony of what it was like for those who lived through such perilous times. Curated by Carlos Mare.

Hi-ARTS  –  304 East 100th Street and 2nd Avenue

Mi Gente Spanish Harlem in the 80's

46th Annual AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE in Harlem this Sunday


This Sunday, September 20th at 1 PM the 46th Annual African-American Day Parade will begin on 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, and proceed North on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to 136th Street where it will then turn East on 136th Street to Malcolm X Boulevard.


“Honoring the African-American Business Community”

Reviewing Stand is on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. between 125th Street and 126th Street and is designated for seniors in the community and special guests. This is also where parade hosts will announce all of the participants of the parades, including the grand marshals, marshals, and honorary guests.


This Saturday The Apollo Theater presents the 3rd Annual – Harlem Healthy Soul Festival


This Saturday, September 19 from 12PM – 7PM The Apollo Theater presents The Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. This all-day event is Free and Open to the Public!

Performances and appearances by:

Dr. Jeff Gardere, Erica Campbell, Dr. John Palmer and DJ Big Tigger.

This daylong, community event — now in its third year — offers families the opportunity to learn about resources that foster active and healthy lifestyles. It’s a block party, inside the Apollo and all along the adjacent 126th Street, filled with live entertainment, presentations by celebrities, doctors and health experts, as well as fun and informative exhibits from
a variety of health-related service providers.

Harlem Healthy Soul Festival Outdoor activities to include:

– Health Screenings
– Food Demonstration
– Fitness Exercises and Demonstrations
– Farmer’s Market
– Health Food Vendors
– Double Dutch/ Step Dance Demonstrations
– Zumba and Line Dancing Classes
– Face Painting
– Instrument Making
– Live Music/ DJs