We recently had a lovely evening in Harlem at Cheri, the latest in what feels like a steady parade of new French eateries staking a claim to Harlem.
Cheri has a wonderful feel, a cross between a cozy intimate restaurant, someone’s brownstone home and French bistro.
The staff is incredibly friendly, and you can often find Cheri’s owner Alain Eoche’s there, as he lives above the restaurant, which means customers have his undivided attention.
The space is beautiful and offers a variety of special experience as you walk in. Artwork is everywhere, both interesting, visually appealing and intelligent.
The staff is very friendly, attentive, and speak both French and English.
The food is tasty, plentiful and well priced.
The location is second to none and will only get better over time.
We really loved our visit and look forward to our next visit.
231 Lenox Avenue
Harlem Hospitality and Culinary conference comes to Harlem Feb 18th at the Schomburg Center for Research, courtesy of Harlem Park to Park.
We recently stopped by and enjoyed the Wall-Ortiz Gallery which we had not noticed before. The gallery is currently showcasing an exhibit of the youth ministries photography, videos and writings. It is based on their experiences and perceptions of the Harlem community.
“Through Our Eyes: Youth, Community and the City”
Curated by Anthony Artis and Maria Liu Wong
One of the videos showed young and old volunteering and giving back to the community which was well done.
We met Anthony who is very nice and informative. Drop by and check it out.
I always love Martin Luther King’s day.
It gives me what feels like a special opportunity to get re-acquainted with or newly connected to new and valuable people, places and things.
The link below to an amazing interview with and story about Alice Walker is one of these truly special moments that I want to share with you today.
Alice Walker wrote The Colour Purple among a myriad of other great things.
Video: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Full Film | Watch American Masters Online | PBS Video.
Please take a moment to sit back and enjoy.
?Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.”
? from the preface
I was born to grow,
alongside my garden of plants,
So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her words dance, sing, and heal.
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