Harlem Pride 2016 Celebration Day at Jackie Robinson Park and Closing Party at MIST Harlem

This Saturday June 25th, come out and enjoy Harlem Pride 2016 Celebration Day at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem!  The Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations feature entertainment, a variety of food vendors and More »


5th Anniversary HARLEM ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 this weekend!

This weekend marks the fifth year anniversary of the Harlem Arts Festival, which will return to Marcus Garvey Park Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th with a schedule filled with 43 More »

A Rose in Spanish Harlem

A Rose in Spanish Harlem – Artwork by Lady Pink at Hi-ARTS Gallery Opening Today

Hi-ARTS, Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: A Rose In Spanish Harlem the works of Sandra Fabara AKA Lady Pink. Gallery Opening: June 16th, 2016 6:00-8:00pm Exhibition on More »

Sweet Spot Festival Sugar Hill Greenmarket

Sweet Spot Festival in Harlem at the Sugar Hill Greenmarket and Sugar Hill Museum

Partnering with Grow NYC and the Sugar Hill Museum, the Sweet Spot Festival presents POP + SHOP this coming Saturday, June 18th from 10AM-5PM. This event celebrates the opening day of the More »

Mafrika Music Festival

FREE Mafrika Music Festival this Sunday, June 5th at Marcus Garvey Park

On Sunday June 5th, the Mafrika Music Festival presented by Burkinabé Entertainment celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary showcasing the diversity of New York’s global music scene. Everyone is invited to come and More »

Harlem Shake’s annual competition is now open to women AND men


By now you’ve probably heard about the annual Miss Harlem Shake contest, but this year Harlem Shake restaurant’s search for the new “face” to represent the brand is now open to both men and women! Interested parties can apply now – Sunday, June 12th if you are a Harlem resident 18 and over. Do you have what it takes?

Winners receive great prizes, including:

· Free burgers for a year

· $500 for themselves; $1000 for their charity

· A head-shot photograph on Harlem Shake restaurant’s Wall of Fame and a chance to represent the restaurant at the African American Day Parade.


2016 Harlem EatUp! Festival will also have FREE, Culinary, Arts and Sports Activities

Harlem EatUp! Festival

That’s right, the Second Annual Harlem EatUp! Festival – celebrating the food, culture, music and Spirit of Harlem – will have some FREE things to enjoy in Morningside Park this Saturday, May 21 st and Sunday, May 22nd!

Harlem EatUp! is bringing together dozens of top artists, chefs and athletes,  and offer free, interactive activities for parents, children and festival goers at The Kids’ Zone presented by Aetna and EatUp! Main Stage at The Stroll Presented by Macy’s. Don’t miss out!

1st Annual UPTOWN Short Film Festival May 13-14 at Mist Harlem


This weekend UPTOWN Magazine is set to present the 1st Annual UPTOWN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL at MIST – 46 West 116th Street in Harlem!

Tickets on Sale Now for Friday May 13th and Saturday May 14th – $14 each day.

Sweet Spot Festival 2016 kicks-off in Harlem on May 21st!

sweetspot festival

One of  Harlem’s best Summer outdoor events uptown is always the Sweet Spot Festival, and they are back to kick-off the season on Saturday May 21st from 2pm-9pm at West Harlem Pier!  Celebrating 5 years of bringing in the best DJ’s from around the world, the Sweet Spot Festival and Okayafrica present ELECTRAFRIQUE Harlem with DJ Rich Medina, DJ Underdog, and Native Sun.  See you there!

CELEBRATE SUMMER IN HARLEM WITH THE SWEET SPOT FESTIVAL. FREE Family Event Series. Great Music, Food Vendors, Kids Activities, Awesome Vintage & more!

sweetspot festival


Vendy Plaza food market opens this Sunday at East Harlem’s La Marqueta

Vendy Plaza food market

Vendy Plaza in East Harlem is back!  This Sunday, May 1st, join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the opening of the new season of Vendy Plaza where you can listen to music, dance, drink and most importantly, sample food from many vendors 12 noon – 6 pm.


Located on Park avenue between 115th and 116th street at La Marqueta just near the #6 train 116th street stop, Vendy Plaza is on every Sunday except July 3rd, until October 16th!

Old-school Street Games in East Harlem this Saturday!

Come out with family and friends and enjoy Street Games this Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Park (114th Street & First Avenue) in East Harlem.  This annual Free event brought to you by NYC Parks, The Walt Disney Company and the Streets of New York will offer a chance to show kids how we used to play in the streets back in the day. They can play stickball, take a ride in a box car, hop around on pogo sticks, join a double-dutch game, bounce around on big hippity hop balls, learn how to skateboard, play wheelchair basketball, and more. There will also be food vendors some live music and entertainment on the main stage!

Watch this video and prepare for Street Games!


WBLS is hosting a PRINCE celebration at the plaza of the Harlem State Office Building tonight!


Come one, come all!  It’s going to be a celebration tonight as WBLS Radio hosts an event to remember PRINCE.

Everyone is invited to “party like it’s 1999” at this FREE event which will take place this evening Monday, April 25th from 6pm to 8pm at the plaza of the Harlem State Office Building located at 163 W. 125th Street.


Countdown to the 2nd Annual Harlem EatUp! Festival – May 19th through May 22nd 2016

Second Annual Harlem EatUp! Festival

Last year,  the first Harlem EatUp! Festival was a blast, (see hightlights and video) and next month the Second Annual Harlem EatUp! Festival will once again celebrate the food, culture, music and Spirit of Harlem from May 19th through May 22nd, 2016.

Honorary Chair President Bill Clinton and Harlem EatUp festival co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz recently announced the second annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, which will take place at various Harlem locations including two days at Morningside Park. The festival schedule of events will once again feature incredible food on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd  at THE STROLL featuring THE TASTE | THE MARKET | EATUP! MAIN STAGE in Morningside Park, which was a highlight of last year’s Harlem Eatup event. Get your Harlem EatUp Tickets and come enjoy the festivities!  Harlem restaurants participating in this year’s festival include Sylvia’s, Red Rooster, Melba’s, Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, The Cecil, Vinateria, BLVD Bistro, Blujeen, Row House, and many more.

As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the festival’s net proceeds will be donated to Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels, two non-profit organizations that have a positive and direct impact on the Harlem community.

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