Month

May 2013

UPTOWN COUNTRY FAIR – BLOCK PARTY Saturday, June 1

Come on out this Saturday the first day of June from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm for the Uptown Country Fair!  Just steps below Harlem in the Upper West Side at West 93rd & (Columbus to Amsterdam) a Sundae Sermon… Continue Reading →

Tonight! At The 5 and Diamond, Live Music by Shelly & Lance

. It’s a nice warm night in Harlem.  Stop by The 5 and Diamond on Frederick Douglass Boulevard for great food and Live Music!

The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival Next Sunday, June 9th in Harlem!

You don’t want to miss this!  The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival Sunday, June 9th in Harlem.  This Free Live Music event comes at the perfect time now that the warm summer weather has finally arrived. This year the festival… Continue Reading →

Real Estate Brokerage Douglass Elliman coming moving to 114th Street on Harlem Restaurant Row

In a further sign of a thawing real estate market in general and in South Harlem (SoHa) specifically, real estate brokerage Douglass Elliman is relocating a new office on 114th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (also known as Harlem Restaurant Row and Harlem’s… Continue Reading →

QUOTES: Zora Neale Hurston

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston . “A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.” – Zora Neale Hurston  * Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January… Continue Reading →

(NEW) Restaurant review: Grand opening of Maharaja Palace in Harlem

I had the pleasure of being “customer # 1” at the Grand Opening of Maharaja Palace, which is located in South Harlem (SOHA) between 114th and 115th streets on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, which HarlemCondoLife.com (twitter @HarlemHCL) originally coined  “Harlem’s Gold… Continue Reading →

Jazz for Dad – and Everyone Else! Friday June 14th

NEA Jazzmaster RAMSEY LEWIS will be at City College’s Aaron Davis Hall  Friday, June 14th at 7 pm. (135th Street & Convent Avenue)                                    … Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s upcoming off-Broadway play “Too Late”

Off-Broadway comes to East Harlem.  Nigel Barto Presents “Too Late” at the Poet’s Den Theater for 5 consecutive nights on July 16-20, 2013.  Tickets are available at http://toolate.brownpapertickets.com for $49 general; $69 (Opening Night  & Reception) Short Summary: Set against the backdrop of… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Chaka Khan

This week we feature Chaka Khan in our Sunday Jazz Corner video.  Chaka is the one and only champion of voice.  Though many have tried to come close to her God given talent, she remains untouchable.  Here is a video… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Obama on America

“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of… Continue Reading →

Harlem Arts Festival 24 hour Flash Sale

Join HFA’s flash sale for their second annual Harlem Arts Festival Gala to celebrate and support festival artists and the local community!   Tickets are 50% off for the next 24 hours (ending @ noon on 5/25).    

UPDATE: Harlem Sweet Spot Festival Dance Party May 26, 2-9PM

The Sweet Spot Festival returns to Harlem this summer. From May through September, the festival will host an eclectic range of musicians, DJ’s, themed dance parties, performance & visual artists, kids art and educational activities, fitness workshops and a market place with… Continue Reading →

ART SPLASH 2013 LeRoy Neiman Art Center Harlem June 6th

The Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, is hosting its second annual ART SPLASH fundraiser Thursday, June 6, from 6-9 PM. The event includes a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres from Harlem’s leading restaurants, music, and an… Continue Reading →

Harlem Arts Festival’s Annual Fundraising Gala May 29th

  The Harlem Arts Festival’s second annual fundraising gala will be held at MIST Harlem. Performers that night will include Kris Bowers, who won the 2011 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition and was most recently featured on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the… Continue Reading →

Barawine Restaurant Soon To Open in Harlem

Things seem to be coming along for the opening of Barawine neighborhood restaurant on the bright sunny corner of Lenox Ave Malcolm X Boulevard and 120th Street.  After leaving the opening of Harlem Shake the other day, we walked 4… Continue Reading →

Russell Simmons and Trader Joe’s In Harlem

Grubstreet reports that the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has approached Russell Simmons to launch an initiative to provide healthy food to New Yorkers living in the city’s food deserts.   The concept is to mimic Trader Joe’s business model and manufacture and… Continue Reading →

Mayoral Candidates Address Health Issues in Harlem, Thursday May 30th

Sunday Jazz Corner with Shirley Horn

The best of the best in the business will solute to the legendary Shirley Horn and her true talent. “Here’s To Life” with it’s sparse production and Shirley’s flawless vocals is a great way to start your Sunday. Here’s to… Continue Reading →

Harlemgrown – Leading the greening of Harlem

I was walking through Harlem the other day and came upon a sign for Harlemgrown.org in an empty lot across the street from Red Rooster, Sylvias, Etc. I decided to learn more  about it abd wanted to share it with… Continue Reading →

Destination Harlem TV Releases Second Episode

Destination Harlem TV released it’s second episode today. This second episode of Destination Harlem TV features highlights from the 2nd Annual “Food & Drink Boulevard” sponsored by the Fredrick Douglass Boulevard Alliance, Historian and Tour Guide Lavelle Porter, William Vargas on… Continue Reading →

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