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
Posted in Art and Culture, Art in Harlem, Arts & Culture, Bars & Restaurants, Community, Dance, Drink, Education, Event, Harlem, New York City Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, art and cocktails, community, Corner Social, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, HarlemBlogger, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemHouse, HCL, lenox ave, New York Artists, painters, Painting class, ruthy valdez, The Corner Social, Unique events in NYC
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)
Posted in Art and Culture, Dance, Drink, Education, Entertainment, Family, Food, Food and Wine, Harlem, Music, New York City Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, central park, Harlem, Harlem Condo Life, harlem restaurant row, HarlemBlogger, HarlemHouse, HCL, Latin, Longest day of the year, Marcus Garvey Park, morningside park, nyc, RhythmDB, Riverside Park, solstitium, Summer Solstice In Harlem
“I am the hopeful black woman who
was denied her right to vote.
I am the caring white supporter
killed on the front lines of freedom.
I am the unarmed black kid who
maybe needed a hand but was
instead given a bullet.
Selma has awakened
Selma is now.”
(* Common and John Legend Win the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song – Motion Picture.)
Posted in Community, Culture, Education, Family, Harlem, History, New York City, Quote Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, Common, Famous Quotes, Golden Globes, Harlem, HarlemBlogger, HarlemCondoLife.com, HarlemHouse, HCL, John Legend, Quote of the week., Selma
There is money available to send you to a top school and to get the education that you want and deserve.
See the following NYT’s excerpt:
“Arianna Trickey was opening a piece of mail in her bedroom during junior year of high school when a pamphlet fell out of the envelope. The pamphlet seemed to offer the impossible: the prospect of a full scholarship to several of her dream colleges.
She went running out to her father, a house painter, who was sitting on the family’s porch in Grass Valley, a California city in the Sierra Nevada foothills. “You have to see this,” she told him. “This is the scholarship that will get me to the best schools in the country.”
The pamphlet was from a nonprofit organization called QuestBridge, which has quietly become one of the biggest players in elite-college admissions. Almost 300 undergraduates at Stanford this year, or 4 percent of the student body, came through QuestBridge. The share at Amherst is 11 percent, and it’s 9 percent at Pomona. At Yale, the admissions office has changed its application to make it more like QuestBridge’s.
Founded by a married couple in Northern California — she an entrepreneur, he a doctor-turned-medical-investor — QuestBridge has figured out how to convince thousands of high-achieving, low-income students that they really can attend a top college. “It’s like a national admissions office,” said Catharine Bond Hill, the president of Vassar.”
Learn more. Explore the links below.
Posted in Education, HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: ivy league, questbridge, scholarships
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
– Haruki Murakami
Posted in Art and Culture, Books, Education, Poetry, Quote Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, Famous Quotes, HarlemBlogger, HarlemBlogs, HarlemCondoLife.com, Haruki Murakami, Quotes
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Posted in Art and Culture, Education, Harlem, HarlemCondoLife, Poetry, Quote Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, @theharlemmom, art, Butterfly, Famous Quotes, Happiness, Harlem, Harlem Condo Life, HCL, inspiration, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Poetry, Quote of the week.
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 Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
One of Angelou’s most praised books was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
(read more) Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86
*Fellow Harlemite and friend Norman, writes on his Facebook “There are people that you think will live forever and #mayaangelou is one of them.”
*Another Anne B. writes “I loved her books so much. I remember first reading them in the 1970s. She was a favorite of mine and she meant so much to me.”
Posted in Art and Culture, Books, Breaking News, Celebrity, Central Harlem, Community, Culture, East Harlem, Education, Harlem, HarlemCondoLife, History, North Harlem, South Harlem (SOHA), West Harlem Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, Activist, Author, CNN, Dr. Maya Angelou, Famous Quotes, Harlem, HarlemBlogger, HarlemBlogs, HarlemCondoLife.com, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, Medal of Freedom, Poet
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 strong interest in advance level training in visual art, theatre, music and dance. HSA Prep is a highly selective, pre-professional program that offers individual mentoring, life enrichment workshops, study hall access, high school and college application support, and opportunities to engage with professional artists and attend special events as guest artists and audience members throughout the city.100% of the students who graduated the Prep program in 2013 were accepted at colleges and universities including Harvard, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Berklee College of Music, Spelman College and Brown University. HSA Prep vocal student Aaron Ramsey is pictured above.
Posted in Education Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, arvard, Berklee College of Music, Harlem, harlem blog, Harlem Blogger, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem School of the Arts, HarlemBlogger, HarlemCondoLife.com, has, hsa prep, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Spelman College. Brown University, your gateway to harlem
Save The Date! SAVOR THE SEASON~UPTOWN Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem. Here at the 3rd annual Gala you will sample some of the finest dishes from select restaurants in New York City to benefit Harvest Home’s new Educational Center and Market expansion project.
For more information on this Gala visit www.savortheseasonnyc.org
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Posted in Art and Culture, Celebrity, Community, Cooking, Culture, Drink, East Harlem, Education, Entertainment, Event, Events, Food, Harlem, New York City Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, community, east harlem, Gala, Harlem, harlem blog, Harlem Blogger, Harlem Condo Life, HarlemBlogger, HarlemCondoLife.com, HarlemRestaurantRow, HCL, Museum of the City of New York, new york city, Savor The Season Uptown, your gateway to harlem