Nina Simone tribute this Wednesday, April 23rd at Minton’s Harlem

April 21st marked the 11-year anniversary of the death of Nina Simone, “The High Priestess Of Soul,” who past away at the age of 70. This Wednesday, April 23rd, Revive-Music Musical Directions More »

Happy Easter – I’m Walkin’ ( Divine Gospel Remix ) Frankie Knuckles ft. Adeva

Happy Easter from HarlemTrends. A joyous mix for this joyous day, by the legendary Frankie Knuckles (RIP). Happy holiday! More »


Harlem Earth Day 2014 Events

Harlem Park to Park has announced its third Harlem Earth Day series events schedule in celebration of Global Earth Day. The popular “Farm to Table” and”Earth Friendly” dining and shopping deals in More »

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‎Silicon Harlem‬ ‪‎Mobile Week‬ Conference and networking party at MIST

MIST Harlem – My Image Studios is hosting the Silicon Harlem‬ ‪‎Mobile Week‬ conference and networking party, along with a Hackerthon this Thursday, April 17th from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM.  Special More »

Harlem Food Truck Rally

Harlem Food Truck Rally is on for SATURDAY, APRIL 5th

After several postponements due to bad weather, the Harlem Food Truck Rally is officially on this SATURDAY, APRIL 5th from 11AM-6PM. Some of NYC’s favorite food trucks will converge at Frederick Douglass More »

Farrah Burns performs live at The Park 112 Restaurant on April 1st

Farrah Burns

Along with great food, wine and drinks at The Park 112 on FDB in Harlem, this restaurant and bar is now also presenting live entertainment.  This Tuesday, April 1st, Farrah Burns is set to share her unique genre-bending sound with the crowd. More details on the flyer below, and check this Farrah Burns video as well.

“Farrah Burns, Harlem based New York Hip Hop Narrator is giving a true meaning to the New Harlem Renaissance. She resurrects the art of storytelling, with an organic backdrop infused with jazz, afro-beat, funk, rock and Hip Hop.”

Farrah Burns

Harlem Helps: A Benefit for The East Harlem Collapse at Ginny’s Supper Club / Red Rooster

Harlem Helps

Chef Marcus Samuelsson from the Red Rooster has announced “Harlem Helps“, a fundraiser set to take place at Ginny’s Supper Club next Wednesday, April 2nd to support those affected by the recent explosion in East Harlem.  Samuelsson Tweeted: “We need 2 come together 2 help our Harlem neighbors. Please come support @redcrossny to benefit East Harlem victims.”

Harlem Helps: A Benefit for The East Harlem Collapse will be hosted by Marcus Samuelsson and special guest performers, and the evening will include a cocktail party with live entertainment to celebrate the Harlem Community. Ticket proceeds will go directly to the victims of the collapse via American Red Cross in Greater NY: East Harlem Collapse Relief.  Obviously, this is an upscale event, as the price of entry is $350 for Ginny’s Supper Club VIP Cocktail Hour at 7 pm and $175 for general admission at 8pm.  If that sounds to steep, you can always donate directly to the Red Cross as well.

In light of the tragic East Harlem explosion at 116th St. / Park Ave on the morning of March 12, 2014, we at Red Rooster Harlem are responding with assistance for our neighbors. To that end, on the evening of April 2, we are hosting a fundraiser to aid these families and individuals in their hour of need.

Harlem Helps

Host Committee:

David Lauren
Lise Evans
Bevy Smith
Tre’ness Woods-Black
Sidra Smith
Troy White
Karl Franz

Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY, 10027

The Corner Social Restaurant celebrates with a 2nd Year Anniversary Party today!

On this lovely Spring day, The Corner Social restaurant and bar will celebrate its 2nd Year Anniversary with a Party from 3pm – 6pm, with DJ Poison Ivy set to get the crowd jumpin’ as they enjoy complimentary cocktails… while supplies last.  Congratulations to the The Corner Social staff, and owner Anahi Angelone.

The Corner Social
321 Lenox Avenue (126th street)
New York, New York 10027


Saturday Brunch DJ series at The Cecil Harlem Restaurant

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

Celia Cruz Tribute at the Apollo Theater

Celia Cruz

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

Healing El Barrio Event at Camaradas in East Harlem

camaradas harlem

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.

The Harlem Food Truck Rally is set for March 29


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.

La Bodega 47 Social Club Opens with a Bang in Harlem


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.