By: Derrel Jazz Johnson Hip-Hop legend, actor and producer Ice Cube was joined by NBA legend and former NBA MVP Allen Iverson in New York City Wednesday to launch the BIG3, a brand-new three-on- three basketball league that launches this summer. Entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, Ice Cube’s business partner in
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)
The 5 and Diamond will be having specials on drinks and tasty dishes for Super Bowl Sunday in Harlem! Specials on mac ‘n cheese, wings (Asian and buffalo), ribs w/ coleslaw, fries and salad. Stop by if you are looking for a more intimate setting than a sports bar to watch the big game.
Amazon Best of the Month, June 2009: Who better to reinvent the vampire genre than Guillermo Del Toro, the genius behind Pan’s Labyrinth, and Chuck Hogan, master of character-driven thrillers like Prince of Thieves? The first of a trilogy, The Strain is everything you want from a horror novel–dark, bloody, and packed full of mayhem and mythology. But, be forewarned, these are not like any vampires you’ve met before–they’re not sexy or star-crossed or “vegetarians”–they are hungry, they are connected, and they are multiplying. The vampire virus marches its way across New York, and all that stands between us and a grotesque end are a couple of scientists, an old man with a decades-old vendetta, and a young boy. This first installment moves fast and sets up the major players, counting down to the beginning of the end. Great summer reading. —Daphne Durham
and Chuck Hogan, master of character-driven thrillers like Prince of Thieves? The first of a trilogy, The Strain is everything you want from a horror novel–dark, bloody, and packed full of mayhem and mythology. But, be forewarned, these are not like any vampires you’ve met before–they’re not sexy or star-crossed or “vegetarians”–they are hungry, they are connected, and they are multiplying. The vampire virus marches its way across New York, and all that stands between us and a grotesque end are a couple of scientists, an old man with a decades-old vendetta, and a young boy. This first installment moves fast and sets up the major players, counting down to the beginning of the end. Great summer reading. —Daphne Durham
Summer Sizzles on Lenox (#SummerSizzles) is rescheduled for Tuesday, July 22 tomorrow night. Buy your advance tickets before midnight tonight, 2-for-1 for discounted price. Tickets are $10 at the door for one.
A. Barawine 200 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: tomato mozzarella bruschetta, mini tuna tartar wakame, cheese and charcuterie sampler; DRINK: Select wines $5
B. Blvd Bistro 239 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: fried Natchez okra, short rib taco, turkey slider;
DRINK $5: select wine, beer and spiked sweet tea
C. Chéri 231 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: mini zucchini stuffed w/ratatouille, goat cheese & vichyssoise;
DRINK $5: Sangria
D. Chez Lucienne 308 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: assorted pass hors d’oeuvres
DRINK $5: well drinks, wine and beers
E. Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Hawaiian chicken skewers, veggie rolls, summer chickpeas and cucumber salad;
DRINK $5: Carver Melon Hendricks cocktail
F. Cove Lounge 325 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: fried truffle mac and cheese ball, island wings, spiced fries;
DRINK $5: select beers, Carver Punch, Hendricks Gin cocktail
G. Harlem Shake 100 W 124th St
EAT $5: Sizzlin’ Sonoran Dog, Classic Harlem Happiness (Harlem Classic burger with cheese), Summer Jam milkshake (Summer peach with peach pieces), Fly Fry combo (Chicken Strips, ½ Fries, Honey Mustard Dip), Sweetie Pie Combo (Sweet Potato Pie, Coffee);
DRINK $5: Cheap White and Cheap Red wine glass, Lil Sumtin’ for Beer Lovers (Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ or Sugar Hill Pint)
I. LaBodega 47 161 Lenox Avenue (bracelet pick up)
EAT $5: chicken tacos, veggie spring rolls, curry chicken bowl, steak bowl;
DRINK $5: Hendricks punch, Rum chocolate-tini punch, National rum day punch
J. Red Rooster Harlem 310 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: ‘Red Deviled’ Eggs;
DRINK $5: Lenox Lightening
K. Settepani 196 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Eggplant rolls with tomatoes and mozzarella, Salmon cured with Hendricks with cucumbers served on endives, Lamb sliders with caramelIzed onions and sesame; Dessert: Carver-licious sorbet with Hendricks Gin;
DRINK $5: Italiano – Hendricks martini with red bell pepper and basil, white sangria
L. Sylvia’s Restaurant 328 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Mac and Cheese Bites, Assorted Wings Sampler, Collard Green Spring Roll
Carver Federal Savings Bank 75 W 125th St (bracelet pick up)
Specials are subject to availability and to change without notice. Visit the participating restaurants for more details and additional specials.
Watch World Cup Soccer at the 5 and Diamond on Harlem restaurant row with $5 Specials ~ Asian Wings / 5 and D Mac & Cheese / Meatballs / Cheese Fries / Margarita’s / Sangria and their International Gamer Drink Special !
The 5 and Diamond are open from 11:30 am until ….
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd. NY, NY 10026
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!
Daniel Asbury Mixon from Harlem, New York City is an American jazz Pianist.
Currently you can hear him at the newly revised and highly sought upon Jazz Supper Club Minton’s in Harlem.
A prolific piano virtuoso who has performed in the U. S. and Internationally, Daniel Asbury Mixon was born on August 19, 1949 in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a musical household he was influenced by his mother and grandparents beginning his early artistic expression at the age of 3. He studied and performed as a tap dancer at the Ruth Williams Dance Studio and even then was known as “The Show Stopper.” Danny attended the High School of Performing Arts with dance as his major.
During an afternoon outing at the Apollo Theatre with his grandfather Danny was inspired by the jazz musicians he heard. It was then that he decided that he would like to be a pianist and he never once looked back.
In May of 2004 Danny was one of the first musicians to be honored by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem in a series entitled “Harlem Speaks,” which resulted in an invitation to the White House for Black Music Month on June 22nd.
Danny’s greatest joy is performing, composing, and arranging for his own group “The Danny Mixon Trio or Quartet,” Danny is currently the Musical Director at Minton’s.
This kind of talent doesn’t grow on trees. Danny Mixon and all of the jazz musicians at Minton’s are what makes Harlem so great. If you have not yet visited Minton’s Supper Club in Harlem, and you are a lover of good food and REAL JAZZ, we highly recommend it. See our previous write up on Minton’s Supper Club, “Harlem’s Opening Night at Minton’s“