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 More »

Harlem EatUp! Festival

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

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 More »


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 More »

sweetspot festival

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

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!  More »

Vendy Plaza food market

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

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, More »

FLUX Public Art Projects opens MAY 3 with 40+ art installations, performances and Opening Night Celebration


Throughout the month of May, FLUX Public Art Projects will be presenting performances, large-scale installations, and subtle artist interventions around Upper Manhattan, including Marcus Garvey Park, Eugene McCabe Field, Harlem Art Park, along Fifth and Lenox Avenues, and Harlem Grown farm on 127th Street.

Come out from MAY 3-31, as FLUX highlights Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works by 40 groundbreaking artists, 50 percent of whom are women.

The FREE and ticketed programs including tours, brunches, panel discussions, artist talks, artist performances, and performances by the National Jazz Museum of Harlem and the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and Sip + Sketch evenings. See the full schedule of events here.

On opening day, Tuesday May 3rd,  after visiting the installations and performances throughout the parks and on Lenox Avenue (6-8pm), join in on FLUX’s Opening Night Celebration (8-10pm) and explore the flavors of Harlem. Tickets are $25 per person and include live music and a complimentary sponsored beverage at participating restaurants including Barawine, Harlem Shake, Cheri, Settepani, Corner Social, and others. First 300 tickets include a FLUX Tote Bag.

Streetbird NYC in Harlem spotlights Swedish hip-hop artists

Chef Marcus Samulesson’s Streetbird NYC restaurant on 116th and FDB is shining a light on Sweden’s top hip-hop artists, hosting a series of FREE live shows featuring artists Linda Pira, Elliphant, Chapee, and Sabina Ddumba.

Nasta Nivå, presented by Red Bull Sweden, is a project filmed for TV where renowned and established artists are paired with up and coming talent to be mentored and record new music. During three extremely intense days they will live, eat, drink, laugh, get inspired and – hopefully – create some awesome sounding music together. The last day they will record the song in the Red Bull Studios and then head straight for Marcus Samuelsson latest Harlem restaurant Streetbird – in order to perform live on stage together.

Harlem Earth Day Celebration & Triathlon in Morningside Park



Along with the many family-friendly activities and participating vendors, this year’s Harlem Earth Day Celebration in Morningside Park will include a Triathlon next Saturday, April 9th.  Come out to Morningside Park from 12 pm to 4 pm for this FREE event and enjoy the fun. Dj Stormin’ Norman will be playing from 12pm -2pm, and Kwame Binea Shakedown will be performing live from 2:30pm – 4pm!

Art in FLUX Openings Tonight: “Dreamers” at Harlem Properties and “Beauty” at Cheri Harlem


“Dreamers” at Harlem Properties

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 6-9pm
Exhibition: March 16 – May 31, 2016
Location: Harlem Properties, 163 Lenox Avenue (between 118 & 119), NYC
Featured Artists: Gregory Saint Amand, Jordan Baker-Caldwell, Michael Kelly Williams, Ming Smith, Roddy Wildeman, Stan Squirewell, and Stefano Di Cicco

“Dreamers” explores the dichotomy between harmony and cacphony, joy and sadness, love and loss. In curating this particular exhibition Art in FLUX founder, Leanne Stella, has chosen works that demonstrate a creative tension in their themes, narratives, and materials. Featuring paintings, photography and sculpture the exhibition epitomizes Harlem’s creative multi-media art scene.


"Beauty" at Cheri

“Beauty” at Cheri Harlem

Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 6-9pm
Exhibition: February 26 – March 31, 2016
Location: Cheri, 231 Lenox Avenue (between 121 and 122), NYC
Featured Artists: Michael Delaney and Will Roberson

The two artists featured in “Beauty” at Cheri, Micheal Delaney and Will Roberson, create a unique pairing. They work in disparate materials but each with a chic sophistication. Michael’s compositions reference the painters of the Italian Renaissance and honestly present beauty in its most raw form while Will’s creations are a throw back to a much more recent time when street art and high fashion merged in New York City.

Urban Garden Center Spring Workshop schedule

Urban Garden Center

The Urban Garden Center has announced its Spring Workshop schedule, which starts today!  Saturday is the first Spring workshop and all ages are welcome at the Urban Garden Center, under the tracks at 116th street and Park avenue in East Harlem.  See you there!

Urban Garden Center


Women Mini-Fest Films at MIST Harlem March 5 – 11, 2016

Women Mini-Fest at MIST HarlemThe Women Mini-Fest film screenings will take place from Saturday March 5th – 11th, 2016 at the MIST Harlem venue.  Films produced by female filmmakers + comprising a largely female cast will make up ADIFF’s Women Mini-Fest.

Saturday, March 5 @ 7PM – Tickets
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with White Lies lead actress ANTONIA PREBBLE and a complementary glass of wine.

See the full schedule of Women Mini-Fest Films 

46 W 116th St. @ Malcom X Blvd./ Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10026

Shop Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo Saturday, March 5 at MIST Harlem

Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo

Come out to the Shop Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo this Saturday, March 5th (11 am to 4 pm) at MIST Harlem (46 West 116th Street) where you’re invited to “Explore the Village of Harlem! Experience 60+ lifestyle businesses, panel discussions, workshops and family/kids activities – kids yoga, kids races, cooking demo, face painting, arts and crafts, musical storytelling.

Kids Races start at 10 am at Harlem Meer, 110th and Lenox Avenue entrance)

Register for FREE tickets at www.shopharlemliveharlem.eventbrite.com

Harlem Haberdashery presents its Third Annual Masquerade Ball 2016

Harlem Haberdashery’s 2016 Masquerade Ball

Harlem Haberdashery is throwing its Third Annual Masquerade Ball benefiting NYC Health & Hospital/Harlem (aka Harlem Hospital Center) on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8pm – 12am at Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion.  Presented by media partners AVENUE Magazine and Culumus Station’s Radio 103.9fm, this Masquerade Ball will be the place to be with an exciting evening planned for all who join in.

Harlem Haberdashery’s 2016 Masquerade Ball

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