Tag: spanish harlem

El Museo del Barrio is having a Block Party in East Harlem today!

This month’s Target Free Third Saturdays event at El Museo del Barrio is set to bring the Block Party to La Calle on 104th Street and 5th avenue today, Saturday July 21st.  This FREE Super Sábado block party will welcome

Hip Hop – True School NYC Summer Park Jams 2012

We native New Yorkers are well aware that Hip Hop culture started in the parks of NYC back in the late 1970’s, when DJs, MCs, Graffiti artists, and B-Boys / B-Girls would unite to express themselves outdoors during the summer

East Harlem Community Resource Guide

New York City officials have posted the latest “East Harlem Community Resource Guide,” which has loads of useful information for families living in the community. The guide provides many free and low cost resources for families in and near East

Artist Chris “Daze” Ellis’ works on display in April at CAMARADAS in El Barrio

Throughout the month of April, the popular hotspot Camaradas in East Harlem’s El Barrio is hosting Emperial Gallery’s presentation of artist Chris Daze Ellis, New Prints and Editions exhibition, which is curated by Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo. Known under his graffiti

Fania Records El Barrio: The Ultimate Collection Of Latin Boogaloo, Disco, Funk & Soul

Here’s a collection of music that brings back great memories for me,  the awesome sounds and styles in Spanish Harlem’s El Barrio back in the day.  Fania Records had the Salsa scene locked down and were considered to be the

El Barrio in Spanish Harlem is a great tourism destination

I just checked-out the Visit El Barrio campaign website which was set up to promote Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio, as a tourism destination. The promotional video below features host Victor Cruz as he enthusiastically describes various spots

Passages: Piri Thomas, Author, ‘Down These Mean Streets’

Piri Thomas, the writer and poet whose 1967 memoir, “Down These Mean Streets,” recounted his troubled youth in Spanish Harlem and became a “classic portrait of ghetto life”, died at 83. The memoir was a  best seller and staple on

East Harlem Taste Trolley 2011 Launches

East Harlem Presents is set to launch its 2011 East Harlem Taste Trolley this week, taking participants on a “delicious tour” of the best Restaurants and Cafes in East Harlem.  Unfortunately, the this months September 29th edition is already sold

El Museo Del Barrio’s Wepa Wednesdays Party

Get ready to get down to some latin sounds at El Museo Del Barrio’s Wepa Wednesdays party, a FREE event held every Wednesday from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Presented by Joann Jimenez, ¡WEPA! at El Museo Del Barrio features resident DJ Antonio Ocasio

Discover East Harlem on the El Barrio Today Walking Tour

El Museo del Barrio New York is having one of its FREE El Barrio Today walking tours this Saturday July 30th, a great way to discover East Harlem by foot. Highlights include the Graffiti Wall of Fame (one of my