Month

May 2014

Enjoy OutdoorFest in Harlem (#outdoorfestnyc)

OutdoorFest is a ten day, citywide festival celebrating outdoor enthusiasts in all five boroughs through community led events. OutdoorFest provides a space for the outdoor community to share their passions. Including ten days kayaking on the Hudson, running through natural… Continue Reading →

The Great Maya Angelou Has Passed On

Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann. The 86-year-old was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist.  In 2010, President Barack Obama named her the recipient of the… Continue Reading →

Obscure Harlem Gems at AtlasObscura (#HarlemObscura)

AtlasObscura.com is “an online compendium of the world’s wonders.  In addition to the website we regularly host unique lectures, behind the scenes tours and highly-stylized cocktail galas in unusual places with the hopes of encouraging exploration and discovery amongst our… Continue Reading →

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at Mintons in Harlem – May 27 & 28

Vocalist and chekere player Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, one of the most revered figures of AfroCuban folkoric and traditional music, and the patriarch of the Terry family, will be reunited in concert with his sons, jazz saxophonist YOSVANY TERRY and bassist… Continue Reading →

Happy Memorial Day: African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina

The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. During the war, Union soldiers who were prisoners of war had been held at the Charleston Race… Continue Reading →

Harlem Real Estate Market Update

For HarlemCondoLife by Deondra Carter The Harlem real estate market is off to a strong start. Prices were up by 9.7 percent and an astounding 145 percent in East Harlem compared to last year according to Trulia.com. The huge jump… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

#HarlemHaiku (#3)

HARLEM LIFE Harness and Evolve Forever Art and Culture Change Is Gonna Come -ODX Consulting @ODXConsulting – – – This Haiku is part of the ongoing response to our piece regarding Haiku’s about Harlem.   Click here to view previous responses. We will… Continue Reading →

Sweet Spot Festival Sunday, May 25th at the West Harlem Pier!

Sweet Spot Festival is back!  Sunday, May 25th this holiday weekend there is something for everyone check out the vendors and great music line-up on the photo below.  You can also see more on there website as well as upcoming… Continue Reading →

Featured HarlemHaiku No 2 (#HarlemHaiku)

Below is this week’s featured response to our piece regarding Haiku’s about Harlem. Harlem, riddle me Still roots radiate boldly It cultures my mind -Carlos Sebastian @carlossguzman We will continue to share a new HarlemHaiku each week. If you post a… Continue Reading →

All gospel and spirituals concert in Harlem!

Your spirit will soar! You’ll clap your hands! You’ll shout for joy! The SymphoNYChorus presents the best of gospel and spirituals. LET ME FLY Songs of Struggle and Victory Friday, May 9, 8pm St. Andrew’s Harlem- 127th St. and 5th… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Battle of the Bars is back!

For the second year in a row, top bars from across Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood to compete for Title of “Best Uptown Bartender” Mixologists from 30 of New York City’s best uptown bars from Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood will try to… Continue Reading →

Harlem School of the Arts’ Scholarships

HSA OFFERS TEENS MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH ITS HSA PREP PROGRAM! On May 4 – 9, auditions will be held for HSA Prep, Harlem School of the Arts’ full year merit scholarship program for students ages 12 – 17 who have a… Continue Reading →

Film screenings of the Changing Face of Harlem

IMAGENATION, a local Harlem-based media arts organization, will host a 5 day run of the film, CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM at their location, RAW SPACE, from May 3 – May 7.RAW SPACE 2031 7TH AVE. BTW 121 & 122. Screening… Continue Reading →

Featured Harlem Haiku (#harlemhaiku)

We’ve received several responses to our piece regarding Haiku’s about Harlem.  Starting this week we will share the poems in installments.  If you post one just remember to add #harlemhaiku.  Below is our first installment. Enjoy! Our Harlem Streets Are More… Continue Reading →

Harlem Condo Life (Review) Koko Wings – Manhattan Valley

My husband, daughter and I stopped by recently when we were looking for a place to eat. We saw Koko Wings on 106th off Broadway and looked at the menu. We gave it a shot and enjoyed it. Koko Wings is… Continue Reading →

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