Strictly Roots: Great Laid Back Harlem Restaurant

by HarlemOnaBudget For those who don’t know Strictly Roots, I highly advise visiting. It is a small and simple venue, easily overlooked if you don’t know it’s there. The atmosphere is laid back and beautiful in its neighborhood feel. Nice as a quick/casual lunch or dinner for everybody, the restaurant is also a must see … Continue reading Strictly Roots: Great Laid Back Harlem Restaurant

Harlem Black Arts Exhibit

by HarlemOnaBudget “Weusi Revisited: 2010 showcases  the historically seminal work of the Weusi Collective. Founded in 1965, the Harlem-based Weusi (”way-oo-see,” which means Blackness in Swahili) are considered progenitors of the Black Arts Movement and were among the first artists to make African imagery a central part of their work.” – Dwyer Cultural Center Website (www.dwyercc.org) … Continue reading Harlem Black Arts Exhibit

Harlem Walk it Out

By HarlemOnaBudget Harlem is a vibrant and diverse community but unfortunately we are not as healthy as we could be.  According to the New York City Department of Health, folks who live in Harlem are almost twice as likely to be obese as those who live in the rest of Manhattan and almost half (48%) … Continue reading Harlem Walk it Out

Visit The Studio Museum in Harlem

by HarlemOnaBudget Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by the Studio Museum in Harlem to see their spring 2010 project titled Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection. This collection of eight distinct exhibits features a mix of media materials and artwork given to the museum and explores how art is produced and presented. … Continue reading Visit The Studio Museum in Harlem