Silicon Harlem 2014

Silicon Harlem Technology Conference set for October 16th – Register Now!

After several successful Silicon Harlem events in 2014, the upcoming Silicon Harlem Technology Conference is set to take place on October 16th, 2014 at My Image Studios Harlem with an impressive list More »

Total Equity Now -TEN

Saturday’s Literacy Across Harlem March – Event Schedule

This Saturday, September 20th from 1PM-4PM, come out and enjoy the good weather during the 3rd Annual Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive and Community Celebration. Join the event organizer Total Equity More »

Meet The Africa Center: FREE One-Day Extravaganza Saturday, September 20th

The long-awaited Africa Center is having an event called “Meet The Africa Center,” a FREE one-day extravaganza from 10:00am-5:30pm this Saturday, September 20th.  “Meet The Africa Center” will welcome and introduce the More »

Harlem Healthy Soul Festival 2014

Apollo Theater presents 2nd annual Harlem Healthy Soul Festival this Saturday

This Saturday September 13th, the Apollo Theater will present the 2nd annual Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, hosted by health expert Dr. Ian Smith, and featuring performances and appearances by Faith Evans, DJ More »

Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week

Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week deals this Summer start on Friday

Great news for those looking for good Summer deals uptown. Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week starts this Friday, August 15th with over 30 businesses participating until August 31st.  Harlem Park to Park More »

Harlem SummerStage Events Schedule

The City Parks Foundation is presenting some great SummerStage events in Harlem throughout the Summer, including FREE nights of theater, dance, circus, and music shows at Marcus Garvey Park until August 23rd.  The full schedule of uptown Summer Stage events are listed below.

Harlem Summerstage events

Sundae Sermon Party is back this Sunday in St. Nicholas Park

Sundae Sermon 2014

DJ Stormin’ Norman, founder of Sundae Sermon, is bringing the party up to St. Nicholas park on 135th street this Sunday.  We know people have been waiting for the return of Sundae Sermon in Harlem, so get your picnic gear ready and come out and get your groove on under the sun!  DJ Stormin’ Norman will be joined by DJs Tony Touch, Qool Marv, and  Cosi.  Bevy Smith from Bravo’s Fashion Queens will be hosting, and there will be a special performance by the cast of “Mighty Real”!  We love Sylvester right?  Kids will also enjoy face painting and yoga on Sunday.

Sundae Sermon 2014

Dance Theatre of Harlem Street Festival this Saturday

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Come out this Saturday, August 9th, for the Dance Theatre of Harlem Street Festival, which will take place on West 152nd Street between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas avenues just outside of DTH headquarters from 12 noon until 7pm.  According to DTH, this Street Festival “entertains, informs and encourages community members to become a part of the Dance Theatre of Harlem family as new students, volunteers and supporters.”

The weather will be perfect on Saturday, making for a great opportunity to check out Dance Theatre of Harlem talent and enjoy Street vendors along 152nd Street who will have a variety of American and ethnic foods, jewelry, books, clothing and more.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Street Festival



Free Performances!

Featuring Dance Theatre of Harlem School Summer Intensive Students and Special Guest Artists

Also: Special Appearance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company!

Dance Theatre of Harlem

SAVOR HARLEM 2014 Event on Lenox Avenue this Sunday, August 10


Lenox Avenue from 122nd to 124th street in Harlem will be the place to be this Sunday for the 2nd SAVOR HARLEM, a FREE Harlem Week event presented by the Harlem Haberdashery clothing store and the Harlem Shake restaurant.

Expect a lively affair featuring clothing, cuisine, and classic cars.  Harlem Haberdashery will offer 10% discounts on clothing, and open up their backyard area with a DJ to enjoy as well. Event sponsors will provide special discounts and complimentary soft drinks from Harlem Shake, while adults will be able to get their drink on with Sugar Hill Beer and cocktails available during the day. I hear there will be some BBQ on hand too!  It’s all going down from 11 am – 8:00 pm.  Let’s do this.


WABC 7 TV features Women in the running to be Miss Harlem Shake

Did you catch WABC 7 TV New York reporter Lauren Glassberg’s piece on the Miss Harlem Shake competition the other day? Eyewitness News went uptown to cover the latest on the ten Miss Harlem Shake finalists which include a Ph.D. candidate, a media specialist,  a tax accountant and other women ready to represent Harlem.

“This is really not a beauty contest per say, because we don’t want to objectify women, it’s a personality contest and so the woman we envision as our representative for next year will be beautiful and strong, inside and out,” said Jelena Pasic, the owner of Harlem Shake.

Watch the WABC 7 Online video below.

Remember, voting ends August 31st so get your vote in!

Miss Harlem Shake Contest top 10 finalists voting

In-store customer voting open July 21st -August 31

100 W. 124th Street at Lenox Avenue

New York, NY 10027

Sweet Spot Festival Jamaican Indepen-DANCE Cooler Fete this Saturday!


The Sweet Spot Festival is back in Harlem this weekend with a Jamaican themed dance party at the West Harlem Piers. DJ Herbert Holler & The Rice and Peas Massive will be joined by DJ Gravy, Max Glazer and Micro Don spinning Dancehall reggae tunes and riddim vibes, and Dancehall artist Nardo Ranks will perform live as well.

Sweet Spot Festival Jamaican Indepen-DANCE Cooler Fete will also feature the Sweet Spot PoP-Up Market with food vendors, arts & crafts, and Vintage Bazaar. For kids, The Laundromat Project offers a free silkscreening workshop promoting “Harlem on My Mind, Too,” an oral history project created to document and celebrate Harlemites’ stories, history, and culture.

Come on out Saturday,  August 2nd to this FREE Sweet Spot Festival event from 2:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at West Harlem Pier Park – 125th Street.  Always a great crowd and lots of fun!


SummerStage presents Urban Theatre Movement’s “Handball” in Marcus Garvey Park tonight

handballThe first of 21 SummerStage Theater events taking place in Marcus Garvey Park this summer starts tonight with the FREE presentation of “Handball”, a story about gentrification within New York City and how people work to find their own way in the new landscape.

Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, August 2; Tuesday, August 5 – Saturday, August 9


Urban Theatre Movement’s Handball
By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed by Brenda Banda
Marcus Garvey Park, MN
8:00 PM

Urban Theatre Movement’s Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

DATE: Tuesday, July 29 2014-Satuday, August 2; Tuesday, August 5 – Saturday, August 9

TIME: 8:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.

PLACE: SummerStage at Marcus Garvey Park
Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mt Morris Park W

Celebrating its 40th year, HARLEM WEEK kicks off this Sunday, July 27th


Celebrating its 40th year, HARLEM WEEK kicks off this Sunday, July 27th with “A Great Day in Harlem” at Grant’s Tomb on 122nd street and Riverside Drive.  This FREE event features live music, including a Gospel Extravaganza with Bishop Hezekiah Walker, as well as arts & crafts, food vendors, a Fashion Fusion show, and it all ends with “A Concert Under The Stars” Sunday night featuring a Motown musical concert and “The Sound of Philadelphia” which will pay tribute to the legendary record labels and artists.

Harlem Week is essentially a month-long festival at this point, with a line-up of events like “Summer in the City” on August 16, and “Harlem Day” on August 17 at 135th Street from St. Nicholas Avenue to 5th Avenue where you’ll find four stages of entertainment, vendors and exhibitors, the Upper Manhattan Auto Show, and more.  There’s also Senior Citizens Day, children’s festival, and the Tri-State Jr. Tennis Classic to enjoy, while Rucker Park will be hosting the Golden Hoops showcase, the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & NYC Walk will salute the 50TH Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill, and ImagineNation will present an Outdoor Film Festival at 7 p.m. on the Great Lawn in St. Nicholas Park to wrap up Harlem Week on August 23rd. See the full HARLEM WEEK 2014 calendar of events.