Ever want to see if you can paint? This is your chance to try it out in a cool setting with a fantastic instructor at Harlem’s trendy Corner Social. Read below for the exact details of this unique event in Ruthy’s own words. Click here to purchase tickets, space is limited. Tonight: Monday, May 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) at the Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave. New York, NY 10027.
PAINT NITE WITH RUTHY VALDEZ
“Paint with me while sipping on a cocktail. I will walk you through the painting so you can create your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night. You will be amazed at what you will create. We provide all you will need to create: canvas, paints, brushes and smock…..as well as 2 cocktails.
Unleash your inner Picasso. It’s simple and completely stress free. Absolutely, no painting experience is needed. The Event will last approximately two hours, at the end you get to take home your new masterpiece. We will use acrylics in primary colors and provide a 11′ x 14” canvas.
DRINK CREATIVELY! See you Monday!
Ruthy Valdez Website
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The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015. This is also Father’s Day. Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of sunlight.
Summer solstice: from Latin sol “sun” and stitium “standing still”, because seen from the earth it looks like the sun halts in its tracks going northward, and moves back south.
The June solstice dates vary. For example, it’s on June 21 in 2015, but on June 20 in 2016. A June 22 solstice will not occur until 2203. The last time there was a June 22 solstice was in 1971.
*Keep an eye out for a new Podcast “Summer Solstice Compilation Mix” coming soon from HarlemHCL. Embellish your day and celebrate with a custom soundtrack of chillout, soul, house and latin music.
‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’, because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (Ill: Not to scale)
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No need to leave Harlem for NYE 2015, celebrate at your favorite watering hole, restaurant or club in Harlem! Last year almost every spot up and down Frederick Douglass Blvd (Harlem Restaurant Row), Lenox Ave and everything in-between held festive celebrations uptown.
Support your local businesses and neighborhood restaurants and bring in the new year with neighbors and friends. Last year was very successful if it is any indication of how busy this year will be, so make sure to call and make a reservation ahead of time. We have highlighted each venus website below for your convenience. It is not too early to plan New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.
Here are several places we recommend from past New Year’s Eve:
Red Rooster (DJ)
Ginny’s Supper Club (live music)
The Cecil (DJ)
Minton’s Harlem (jazz)
Maison Harlem (DJ)
Silvana (DJ) (live music)
Shrine Bar/Restaurant (DJ) (live music)
Billies Black (DJ) (live music)
Harlem Shake (DJ)
Harlem Food Bar
The 5 and Diamond
Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
Harlem Tavern (DJ) (Sports Bar)
The Park 112 (DJ)
La Bodega 47 Social Club (DJ)
67 Orange Street
Ricardo’s Steak House (Dj)
Bier International (DJ) (live music)
Cove Lounge (DJ)
Corner Social (DJ)
Camaradas El Barrio (DJ) (live music)
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REMINDER THIS FRIDAY
HARLEM SALSA IS AT
MIST HARLEM @ 46 WEST 116 STREET
Between Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave.
Oct. 10, 2014
Harlem Friday After Work Salsa
46 West 116th Street
Harlem, NYC –
6:00 to 11:00 PM
YouTube Promo http://youtu.be/UUinECP2iQM
A long-running classic salsa event catering mainly to a mature crowd.
Admission price: $10
Plenty of classic salsa and cha cha by Salsa Warrior DJ Jose http://www.salsawarriors.com/
Salsa Classes from 6pm – 7pm Jesse Hamilton & Mambo Fanatics Instructors: Jesse Hamilton
email Harlem125Salsa@gmail.com 646 396 1735
FRIEND THEM ON FACE BOOK FOR UPDATES!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/harlem.salsa?ref=tn_tnmn
Note: Oct. 24 Harlem Salsa last time at RiverBank Grill until next Summer
How to get there: Take the #2 or #3 train to the 116th Street Station. Buses: The # 7, 116, 102 to 116 Street and Malcolm X Blvd Parking Two Parking lots in the Area
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Ring The Alarm!!! Your favorite sound is playin!!
Celebrate all things Caribbean at The Sweet Spot Festival
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd
Pack your picnic blanket, cooler & solo cups & join us for Jamaican Indepen-DANCE
Featuring music by resident Herbert Holler & NYC Champion Sound RICE &PEAS: DJ Gravy, Max Glazer, Orijahnal Vibez & Micro Don
The Sweet Spot Pop-Up Market returns with an array of food, vintage and craft vendors.
Performance by Nardo Ranks
Free Dance Hall Moves session by Tanisha Scott
Plus Free kids art workshops by The Laundromat Project
This celebration of life is made possible by LMCC, & Presented by Summer on the Hudson in partnership with NYC Parks and Riverside Park Conservancy #SOH #SweetSpotFestival #WHPP
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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 events sweetspotfestival.com
West Harlem Pier is located at 125th Street and West Side, just opposite of the Fairway. Be sure to stop by and check it out this Sunday from 2-9pm. See you there!
DANCE! MUSIC! SHOP! RELAX!
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We were recently introduced to an extraordinary talent, the globally successful Azania from Sierre Leone, West Africa who now lives right here in our beloved Harlem. If you want to experience a truly gifted vocalist, you can come to see Azania in the flesh at the APOLLO this Saturday, April 5th at 10 pm. She will be performing at the Apollo Music Café a variety of soulful originals (visit her website and iTunes link below) along with music from her new album to be released this year. The Opening Acts: Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew will begin the show.
Tickets are still on sale but going fast. For ticket information and to read more about Azania please see her Press Release below. See you this Saturday night at the show!
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PRESS RELEASE: AZANIA
INTERNATIONAL SOUL SONGSTRESS AZANIA LIGHTS UP THE APOLLO MUSIC CAFE!
New York, NY
Tickets are now on sale for Azania’s highly anticipated concert at the Apollo Music Cafe on Saturday, April 5th at 10:00pm at 253 West 125th St. in New York City. She’s headlining in the Apollo’s Africa Now! festival. Azania’s award-winning and powerful voice has been described as a mixture of Whitney Houston, Adele and Rachelle Ferrell, that moves her audiences to tears and brings them to their feet uplifted by her energy and joyful spirit. Her rich music is a blend of soul, jazz and funk interlaced with beautiful ballads, and her meaningful lyrics carry insightful messages.
Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, Azania has been lighting up stages in Europe, the U.S., Africa and Asia for over 15 years. She has been invited to sing in legendary venues, such as the Blue Note jazz club in New York, as well as in world-renown music festivals such as Montreux Jazz, and has entertained the Presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Malawi.
This concert will feature songs from her highly-acclaimed album, “Rising”, as well as new songs to be released this year on her next album. She will be accompanied by: Shawn Whitley (bass), Justin Mathews (guitar), Lucianna Padmore (drums), Yeissonn Villamar (keyboards), and Gbianka Kotee & Staren Soanes (vocals).
The Apollo Music Cafe is located at: 253 West 125th Street in New York City. Tickets can be purchased online here: www.apollotheater.org/apollo-music-cafe, or for $20 at the door.
For live videos, music, photos, concert dates and more info about Azania, please visit: www.azania.com
AFRICA NOW! FESTIVAL
APOLLO – LONG LIVE THE MUSIC – Azania Info/tickets
AZANIA IN ESSENCE
A sample of Azania on iTunes “Looking Ahead”
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DJ Saturdays at The Cecil in Harlem are making Saturday afternoons extra fun. Who doesn’t want a little beat with their bite! Relax and shake off the week’s worries to the beats of the World, Jazz and Soul music, spun by various DJ’s.
This Saturday March 22 DJ Stormin’ Norman will be spinning from 2- 6pm. Next Saturday March 29 DJ Center will be spinning from 2 – 6pm. Check out the DJ schedule below and enjoy great music and food and people at The Cecil in Harlem!
210 West 118th Street Harlem NY
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Fridays Harlem Nights / Midnight Brunch Starting at 10 pm. Serving til 4 am. DJ Stormin’ Norman (Upstairs) DJ Moma & Maine (Downstairs)
It’s always a good time Friday nights uptown in Harlem!
Website: Red Rooster
Website: Ginny’s Supper Club
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James Melvin “Jimmie” Lunceford (June 6, 1902 – July 12, 1947) was an American Jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era.
Jimmie Lunceford is the odd man out in jazz history. This bandleader made no waves with his musicianship – his preferred instrument was the conductor’s baton – and he possessed neither the elegance of Ellington nor the hipster hauteur of Calloway. But Lunceford knew how to entertain an audience, and he led one of the finest jazz bands of the 1930s. When Lunceford’s ensemble took a booking at the Cotton Club, following in the footsteps of Cab and the Duke, dancers would hardly have missed a beat. “Harlem Shout” demonstrates the core virtues of this orchestra: its swinging riff-based charts, its hot and polished section work, and (another calling card of Lunceford’s bands) high-note trumpet theatrics, provided here by Paul Webster. Like a hearty band of soldiers, this ensemble always maintained discipline under fire, and there was inevitably plenty of hot stuff around when folks like Sy Oliver and Eddie Durham were handing out the parts. Perhaps if Lunceford had lived longer – he died, reportedly of a heart attack (although under suspicious circumstances), at age 45 – he might have been fêted as elder statesman of jazz. But, as it stands, he is little more than a half-remembered name for most younger jazz fans. Tis pity, ’cause this band was sublime. Reviewer Credit: Ted Gioia
Read Wikipedia on Jimmie Lunceford stating rumors about his death (suspicious circumstances) that he was actually poisoned in Seaside, Oregon by a restaurant owner.
Tain’t What You Do – Jimmie Lunceford
Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra 1936 (LIVE)
Harlem Shout – Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
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