Check out this podcast with cool soothing chillout and world music blended together with atmospheric house. Multi-Rhythmic Mix (Harlem Beauty) never gets off track from it’s relaxing journey.
A must have for your Music Library Collection. On this mix you’ll hear songs from“Samantha James, DJ Lounge Del Mar, Si*Se, Nitin Sawhney, Lisa Shaw, Summer of Space, Kaskade, Blue Six, Late Night Alumni, Jody Wisternoff, Kerri Chandler, Orlando Vaughan, Chuck Love, Noel, Eyereel Allstars and more…
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GOOD MUSIC FOR GOOD PEOPLE Sundae Sermon THIS SUNDAY June 26 with DJ Louie Vega, DJ Kevin Hedge and DJ Stormin’ Norman. If you missed it last year you do not want to miss Louie Vega and Kevin Hedge this year. Looks like it is going to be good weather wise and you know the beats will be on! Here is a glimpse of last years event… Sundae Sermon with Vega & Hedge. Great music, great crowd. Following this event will be an afterparty held at Red Rooster from 8 – 1AM.
So grab a friend or loved one and head over to Morningside Park this Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM on 114th and Morningside drive.
See you all there!
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If you’re not on Flipboard, Taptu or Pulse on your Ipad, get there soon. I am finding a load of information about Harlem on these app tools, such as Gadling, which has a profile of Harlem up on their site. Gadling is an AOL travel blog.
In their profile on Harlem, they list different things to do than The Boston Globe or The Financial Times. They tell their readers to check out places in Harlem, such as the Jazz Museum, Hip Hop Culture Center, Patsy’s in Spanish Harlem, WYZ Bar at the Aloft Hotel and more. Check out the complete story yourself by clicking here!
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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
I wanted to share some good news with you. Remember how I told you about a film titled Changing Face of Harlem and how the filmmaker was trying to raise funds to get into the editing booth to finish the film! Well, Shawn Batey, the documentarian and the brainchild behind this film, reached her goal! That’s awesome news! Below is one of the notes I received from Shawn confirming the goods news. Shawn also sent out a separate note thanking select social networks,such as HCL and WeHarlem.com, and many others for helping to spread the good word about her film. To me, this is what makes blogging rewarding and what social networking is all about, i.e. sharing insightful information that can help make a difference.
A big congrats to Shawn and her film, Changing Face of Harlem. Can’t wait to see the final product!
June 10, 2011
I am happy to announce that we reached our $5,000 goal. THANK YOU so much to everyone who’s been so generous and helped us get there. We had 31 new backers come on board this week…that’s amazing! Thanks to you all we breezed past the goal 4 days ahead of the deadline!! The Kickstarter project for CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM runs until 12 noon on June 14. So please continue to share the campaign with family and friends who may have been waiting until the last minute to pledge. What is wonderful is that 88 backers from all over the world joined together to support this film!
THANK YOU to everyone who donated, tweeted, emailed and posted our campaign to help reach the goal!
Not too long ago, Harlem was profiled in The Financial Times, the UK-based publication. Now The Boston Globe takes its turn and profiles our community in its travel section this past weekend (June 5). Jessica Allen, the reporter, spends two days in Harlem along with her husband and discovers “Harlem makes a visitor feel and taste its forward movement.”
The article highlights various experiences from listening to jazz, to eating at Amy Ruth’s and to drinking at some of our unique establishments, such as 67 Orange and bier international. However, the most notable items in this article are not necessarily about places, but crafted words about Harlem. Allen states “perhaps no other area in New York so eagerly honors its history as Harlem.” She points to our famously named streets, such as Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Furthermore, Allen goes on to say “despite the interest in what came before, these days Harlem seems utterly future-oriented.”
We couldn’t agree more with The Boston Globe! And to Jessica Allen and her husband, come back and see us (Harlem) again now!
Posted in Art and Culture, business, Community, Drink, Entertainment, Food, Harlem, History, Music, Photography, Real Estate, Restaurants Tagged with: 67 Orange, Aloft Hotel, Amy Ruth's, bier international, Central Harlem, Levain Bakery, Photos by The Boston Globe, Red Rooster, The Boston Globe, tourism, travel sections, uptown
I’ve always been fascinated by public transportation. It’s one of the many reasons I love NYC. And I’m constantly amazed at the changes technology is bringing to the everyday necessity of riding the subway. The changes are simultaneously unsettling and yet exciting. And sometimes the inexorable destruction leaves something beautiful albeit temporary in its wake. That’s what came to mind when I came upon the below when leaving the subway stop at 116th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem.
But having said that we are looking forward to the rawness of this space being replaced by something new, nice, clean which Harlemites deserve and should expect.
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
Learn about the essence of Harlem through the eyes of contemporary artists. Starting April 12 and running through mid-September, the Dwyer Cultural Center, located at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem, presents the Spirit of Community, an exhibition featuring commissioned works in photography, mural, sculpture, and video chronicling the sights, sounds, colors, textures, and people of Harlem. In the Spirit of Community, visitors will see how artists lend their imagination and innovation to capture the heartbeat of Harlem’s vibrant and thriving community. On April 12, head on over to the Dwyer at 6:30 PM to see this exhibition. And if you cannot make it then, it runs for five months ending September 15!
Posted in Art and Culture, Community, Harlem, Photography Tagged with: 10027, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue, @HarlemHCL, art and culture, Harlem, HarlemCondoLife.com, new york city, The Dwyer Cultural Center, your gateway to harlem
Saturday and Sunday (October 9th and 10th) were absolutely gorgeous days to be out and about in Harlem. I took advantage of the wonderful weather with an art walk around Harlem…for free! The Harlem Art Walk was a delightful experience filled with a gold mine of art, artists and interesting galleries. (See slide show)
Some of you may or may not know this, most of the galleries for the Harlem Art Walk are in Harlem brownstones where it is turned into make shift galleries-or some are permanent-in the basement of the brownstone or the artist’s workspace on the first floor. Some artists had big spaces to work with and others had small space to work with. The gallery at 64 West 119th showcased wonderful black and white photos from the Drinking Ink Exhibit. At 181 Lenox Avenue right on the corner of 119th Street there was this awesome drawing of faces made with dollar signs, along with other creative art work. I also adored the Alex Adam Gallery at 78 West 120th Street. At this gallery, I was blown away by how the art was presented not to mention the actual brownstone itself. Inside it was gorgeous! I stopped by Casa Frela Gallery, the sponsor of Harlem Art Walk, where it showcased a variety of artists. I could have stayed in Casa Frela for days seeing all the various art.
I started at Billie’s Black where I met and viewed the art work of Harlem Girl, the artist (and no relation to HarlemGal) and I ended my art walk at the H&M Gallery, where they had this interesting painting of President Obama. Overall, I had the best time. I hope you were able to experience the Harlem Art Walk as well. If you were not able to, I recommend you put it on your calendar next year so that you can see and learn what I did, which is there is an abundance of talented and seasoned artists right here in Harlem. No need to go far for art and culture. Harlemites can appreciate art right here in their own community!
Posted in Art and Culture, Free!, Harlem, Photography Tagged with: 10026, 17 East 125th Street, 181 Lenox Avenue, 271 West 119th Street, 47 West 119th Street, 78 West 120th Street, art, artists, Billie's Black, Casa Frela, Central Harlem, H&M Gallery, Harlem Art Walk, Harlem Girl, Hgl5
This past week my fellow blogger, NativeNewYorker, told you about the Harlem Harvest Festival and Fresh Food Summit taking place on October 9. Did you check it out? We did and enjoyed the event very much! The vegetable and pumpkin stands were hit – in my view. And Harlem Park to Park and Harlem 4 Center for Change did an outstanding job putting this event together. A big thank you to them for organizing the Harlem Harvest Festival. We look forward to attending next Fall!
Posted in Art and Culture, Community, Harlem, Photography Tagged with: 116th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem Food Summit, Harlem Harvest Festival, Harlem4 Center for Change, HarlemCondoLife, Hgl5
Over the holiday weekend, I saw some white spurts of air dotting the sky. I couldn’t tell at first what it was. Then I kept watching and saw letters come alive that spelled out Geico, insurance and hot summer. That’s all I caught. I had never seen this happen before in Harlem, especially over the Fourth. I have seen it done at the beach, but not much in the City. Does anyone know if this is common in Harlem? Why would Geico do something like this? And did anyone else see this over the weekend? It looked pretty cool! Hmm, hopefully a Geico rep or someone in general will step forward and tell us what this is about?
Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!