The Cecil Harlem restaurant has a great Spring line-up of DJs ready to set the mood for the popular Saturday Brunch DJ series at The Cecil. Expect a cool mix of World, Jazz and Soul music, spun by the well established spinners listed below, every Saturday from 2-6pm. Today March 22nd, DJ Stormin’ Norman from Sundae Sermon fame will bring that uplifting groove he does so well, which should go great with The Cecil’s special $5 cocktails and tasty offerings on the menu. Enjoy!
Saturday Brunch DJ series at The Cecil – upcoming DJs
March 22 – DJ Stormin’ Norman
March 29 – DJ Center
April 5 – DJ Sucio
April 12 – DJ Center
April 19 – DJ Bobbito
April 26 – DJ Center
This Saturday, March 22nd at 8PM, the Apollo Theater in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will pay tribute to queen of salsa, Celia Cruz! She will be remembered at the Apollo for her energetic performance style and the Afro-Latina pride that she shared with the Harlem community, which also spread around the world. This special concert will be produced in collaboration with Omer Pardillo, and will feature many Celia Cruz songs performed by Jose “El Canario” Alberto and Orchestra and special guests Lucrecia, Anissa Gathers, Amma Mcken, and Cita Rodriguez. This special event also marks the 50th Anniversary of Cruz’s debut performance at the Apollo Theater back in May of 1964.
Tickets: $55, $45, $35
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone: 212.531.5305
Online at Ticketmaster.com
Camaradas bar and restaurant in East Harlem is inviting the community to come together this Friday, March 21st for their “Healing El Barrio” event to help those affected by the tragic explosion that took place on Park Avenue in Spanish Harlem on Wednesday, March 12th. This event will include a silent auction of works donated by artists Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Marthalicia Matarrita, Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo, and Andrew J. Padilla. Musicians Johnny Mambo & Friends will be dedicating their live performance at Camaradas on this special night to the victims of the #EastHarlemExplosion, and guests are encouraged to donate Cash, cloths, and canned food as well. Camaradas will also accept donations on Sunday, March 30th, during a special edition of El Barrio Pinta.
After re-scheduling due to the recent snow storms, the Harlem Food Truck Rally is now set to take place on Saturday, March 29th on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 117th and 118th streets, from 11am to 5pm. Spread the word and come with a good appetite, because there will be some very tasty food available from some of New York’s best food trucks, along with some fun Arts and Craft activities for the kids.
After a short soft-launch period, La Bodega 47 Social Club at 161 Lenox Avenue on the corner of 118th street is open and ready to shine. Formerly NATIVE Restaurant, this cozy bar and late night eatery is Brian Washington-Palmer‘s new venture, and the joint was jumpin’ last Friday when the space was turned into an indoor-outdoor Birthday party for recent NAACP Image Award Winner Sidra Smith, twin sister of actress Tasha Smith, who celebrated her 43rd birthday with an impressive guest list of friends from the entertainment world such as actor and playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson and actress S. Erpatha Merkerson, as well as TV news personalities Tamron Hall- MSNBC, Jacque Reid- NBC New York Live, and Mara Schiavocampo- ABC News. Harlem based Chef Alexander Smalls of The Cecil & Minton’s, and Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster were also in the house, and we spotted Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé and a few of the ladies from Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat & Heels” enjoying the festivities as well.
Tickets are still available for the Apollo Club Harlem show which will run this February 20th, 21st and 22nd. Host, Director, and Choreographer Maurice Hines will be joined by “Boardwalk Empire” star Margot B., Kevin Mahogany, The Manzari Brothers, The Wondertwins, dance acts, a swingin’ 16-piece big band and a chorus line of Red Hot Steppers as they all bring a 1930s and 40s Jazz vibe to the Apollo theater during this 90-minute nightclub revue. The video below features more about Apollo Club Harlem, as the Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th year.
“Put on your best suit or break out your silk gloves and come experience the pizzazz and allure of the Jazz Age at the world-famous Apollo Theater!”
Single event sales at full price: $150 (nightclub, orchestra seating), $65, $55, $45
In person or by phone at the Apollo Theater Box Office: 212.531.5305
at Ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000