Harlem is getting in the Holiday spirit with Harlem Holiday Windows set to kick off this Wednesday, November 30th, a great opportunity to bring the kids up to learn some Harlem history in an engaging and festive way. On Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 114th and the 122nd streets, eight businesses will display windows designed and executed by students from Fashion Institute of Technology’s Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA program from November 30 to January 2nd. The window displays feature holiday-themed scenes from the Harlem Renaissance!
Harlem Holiday Windows will be decorated at the following businesses:
• Vintage Harlem NYC Wine & Spirits, 2235 FDB
• Chocolat, 2223 FDB
• Vinateria, 2211 FDB
• Lido, 2168 FDB
• Harlem Tavern, 2153 FDB
• Silvana, 300 W 116
• Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic, 2119 FDB
• Land Yoga, 2116 FDB
Harlem Holiday Windows free kick off event will start at the Harriet Tubman statue on 122 nd Street at 5:30pm on November 30, and will feature an interactive and intergenerational music performance by special guest Shine and the Moonbeams. The second kick off, also starting on 122 nd Street, will be at 3pm on December 3, ending at the Shop Harlem Live Harlem Holiday Expo at MIST. Produced by Harlem Park to Park, the program will include an art filled afternoon for kids and adults.
In addition to the free kick off tours on November 30 and December 3, a full schedule of paid tours and programming around the Holiday Windows will be offered by ArtCrawl Harlem, Inc., throughout the holiday season, from November 30- December 21. Programming will include weekly tours on Saturdays from 3–5pm (dates include December 3,10, 17). Registration is available on the website. Rates are $10 per person or $150 for groups 15-25.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a full schedule of FREE events and activities starting today, Saturday, October 15th.
Come out and enjoy the festivities!
CCCADI at 120 East 125th Street Between Lexington and Park Avenues
Make history with us as we establish the Center in the international African Diaspora community of El Barrio/East Harlem, the historical home of artistic brilliance and creation.
The weekend is action packed with FREE activities for everyone. Activities such as our inaugural 3-part exhibition titled “Home, Memory, and Future,” Calle Bembé neighborhood party, food vendors, children’s art activities, and Open House New York panels in collaboration with Apollo
Theater and Positive Workforce.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 | 11AM – 7PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 | 11AM – 4PM
Join Silicon Harlem on October 21, 2016 for the 3rd annual Silicon Harlem Tech Conference at MIST – My Image Studios, located at 46 West 116th Street in Harlem. This Next Gen Tech and Media Conference is on all day from 8:30am – 6pm.
Through Thursday, October 13th take advantage of the 50% off discount promo code: broadband – See the full schedule and details of the Silicon Harlem Conference below.
The 2016 HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL is on this Saturday, sponsored by POWER 105.1 FM, Whole Foods Market, NYC Small Business Services, Harlem Community Development Corporation, and hosted by Tren’ness Woods Black from Sylvia’s Restaurant.
It’s a great way to spend the day outdoors with friends and family, so come on out to the street and sidewalk of St. Nicholas Avenue between 116th Street and 117th Street and A. Phillip Randolph Square.
Today is the day, the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage series, streaming only on Netflix and putting the spotlight on Harlem, NYC!
With about 70 million members in over 190 countries, it will be interesting to see how Netflix watchers worldwide will react to this new Harlem superhero.
Watch the Luke Cage video trailers below:
“In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.
“After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city — forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
“Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).”
The Fall season has arrived, and in just a few weeks this FREE Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp Class lead by Harlem HIIT / JTW FIT will be a great opportunity for anyone and everyone to participate and take their first steps to fitness.
Come out on Saturday, October 8th to the Harlem State Office Building Plaza on 125th street at 7th avenue from 10am to 1pm and get your workout on!
Ready for the first Comedy Festival in Harlem? The week long festival celebrating people of color in comedy kicks off this weekend uptown with a stand up showcase, and competition, as well as Improvisation and sketch comedy performers of color in NYC.
There will also be a four documentary film series at Maysle’s Cinema in Harlem, featuring African American contributions to comedy.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – Get tickets.
This Friday, September 16th from 5 PM – 8 PM come out for the first El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival FREE Concert featuring Tito Puente Jr. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.
A FREE concert celebrating the Birthplace of Latin Jazz; Harlem! The 1st Annual Festival brings Hot, live Latin music that will move your hips and feet with hard hittin’ beats!!!
Check out all El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival events here.